Congress, White House showdown on War Powers Act

ABC says Boehner has "thrown down the gauntlet" to the White House on our Libyan involvement and that's a pretty accurate assessment of what the House will vote on today. The Hill: Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is introducing his own resolution to rebuke President Obama's handling of the Libya intervention in a bid to stave off House passage of a bill mandating a U.S. withdrawal. Boehner's proposal, which he pitched to a restive House GOP conference Thursday, would forbid the deployment of U.S. ground troops and demand that Obama provide information on 21 separate items related to the mission within 14 days, including the mission's goals and objectives, its costs and the president's justification for not seeking congressional authorization. The resolution also says the president "has failed to provide Congress with a compelling rationale based upon United States national security interests for current United States military activities regarding Libya." The last-minute move sets up a...(Read Full Post)