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Obama's Syria conundrum Should the Congress get to weigh in on airstrikes?

Aug 28, 2014    

Washington President Barack Obama faces a familiar question as he contemplates airstrikes in Syria Should Congress have a say in his decision?Obama was barreling toward strikes last summer when he abruptly announced that he first wanted approval from congressional lawmakers. But Congress balked at Obama's request for a vote and the operation was eventually scrapped.This time around, the White House is suggesting it may not be necessary to get a sign-off from Congress for airstrikes. While cautioning that Obama has made no final decisions, officials say there is a difference between last year's...

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