June 15, 2011 |
Antiwar Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) filed suit in federal court Wednesday seeking to halt the U.S. military action in Libya, saying it is unconstitutional. Kucinich and Republican Rep. Walter Jones of North Carolina, another longtime war critic, led a bipartisan group of lawmakers in the latest challenge to the White House's authority to conduct the campaign without seeking congressional approval under the War Powers Act. Photos: U.S., allies strike targets in Libya "With regard to the war in Libya, we believe that the law was violated," Kucinich said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 9, 1986
After the forced resignation of President Nixon, communist expansion exploded worldwide. Now we have the specter of the same individuals in the media, Congress and leftist organizations responsible for that catastrophic event, attempting to involve President Reagan in a similar scenario that would inevitably result in another wave of communist conquests. President Reagan, as does President Nixon, understands well the Soviet goal of world domination, and their methods of achieving that end. Simultaneous with the present inquisition a thorough investigation should be made of the motives of those members of Congress who have shown such sympathy and support for the Sandinista government of Nicaragua and comparable antipathy for the Freedom Fighters.
August 7, 1987 |
The heads of more than 40 Muslim nations have consulted with Saudi Arabia and expressed approval of its conduct last week when Iranian extremists apparently sparked a riot in the holy city of Mecca that left more than 400 dead and 600 injured, the Saudi ambassador to the United States said Thursday. At the same time, Secretary of State George P.
June 24, 2011 |
The House of Representatives refused to either endorse or curtail U.S. involvement in Libya, delivering a mixed message Friday that highlighted deep divisions surrounding the issue. By an overwhelming margin, lawmakers refused to sanction U.S. participation in a NATO campaign of airstrikes in the North African country, a vote that amounted to a rare, bipartisan rebuke of a president's foreign policy during an active military conflict. Minutes later, however, a Republican-led effort to try to curb financial support for U.S. involvement also failed.
June 19, 2011 |
President Obama and House Speaker John A. Boehner played five hours of golf together Saturday, emerging with no deals on any of their current conflicts but showing signs that relations between them are cordial. In a bipartisan pairing, Obama and Boehner teamed up and beat Vice President Joe Biden and Ohio Republican Gov. John Kasich in a game that went down to the wire on the 18th hole, according to White House officials, who provided no further details about the level of play.
November 10, 1987 |
The Administration, arguing today that a federal judge should not force President Reagan to abide by the War Powers Act, said that there is no daily combat in the Persian Gulf to warrant it and that the judiciary has no business in the political question. Responding to a lawsuit filed by 110 congressional Democrats, Justice Department attorney Robert J. Cynkar told U.S. District Judge George H. Revercomb, "There are some questions the court can never consider."
October 20, 1987 |
The Senate broke a filibuster today against a watered-down version of the War Powers Act that would give lawmakers a vote on Reagan Administration policy in the Persian Gulf. The 67-28 tally, more than enough to pass the bill in a direct vote, put the Senate into no more than 30 hours of debate on a proposal by Senate Majority Leader Robert C. Byrd (D-W.Va.) and Sen. John W. Warner (R-Va.).
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 25, 1986
Anyone with common sense and some knowledge of Latin America has to applaud your editorial (Sept. 12), "No Confidence in Contras." Unfortunately, those who most need to read it--President Reagan and his advisers--will certainly ignore it. Not long ago I visited Washington and, as a retired Foreign Service officer, discussed Central American affairs with a number of knowledgeable officials. It was soon made clear to me that the Reagan Administration's watchword on the Sandinistas is "whatever it takes" to get rid of them.