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    Take Two: Turkey's Roadmap for Libya

    Last March, Turkish President Abdullah Gül and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdo?an accused Western leaders of intervening in Libya in order to take control of Libya’s vast oil and gold resources. Today, however, Turkey—NATO’s once ardent opposition to military engagement—is one of the United States’ most active partners in seeking … More

    Top 10 Reads: June 27, 2011

    Catching you up on clips, commentary and news of the day. Sign up for the daily email update from Scribe. Transparency Win? Secret $2.4 Trillion Debt-Hike Talks May End The Justice Department Misleads the Ninth Circuit Operation Fast and Furious: How the Obama Administration Conned the Washington Post Obama’s Medicare … More

    House Votes Against Libya Mission; Keeps Funding Intact

    The House voted this afternoon 295-123 against a measure that would have authorized the President’s military intervention in Libya. As Politico reports: The House delivered a stinging rejection of President Barack Obama’s military intervention in Libya on Friday, voting in bipartisan fashion against authorizing the mission for another year. This rebuke … More

    Morning Bell: President Obama Abuses Nation's Oil Reserves

    When it comes to making bad energy policy decisions, President Obama is a pro. Yesterday was no exception when the Obama Administration announced it would release 30 million barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR). This is part of an agreement with the International Energy Agency (IEA) to … More

    Resisting Temptation Over Libya

    It’s tempting to cut off funds immediately for President Obama’s ill-conceived Libya offensive.  But it’s not the right course.  For the sake of our allies, Congress needs to be patient in using the power of the purse to correct Obama’s misadventure. Even if the ongoing air attacks chased Muammar Qadhafi … More

    What Should Congress Do About Libya?

    The President’s actions in Libya have put the U.S., the Congress, and NATO in a bind. The Obama Administration’s failure to include Congress in its Libya deliberations prior to launching the operation and its subsequent refusal to address congressional concerns are inexcusable and have justifiably angered Congress. As frustrating as … More

    Morning Bell: A Showdown over the War in Libya

    For the past three months, the United States has been engaged in a war in Libya, and during that time Congress has remained largely in the dark and on the sidelines about central questions in the conflict, all while U.S. forces remain committed without congressional authorization. Yesterday, Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) … More

    Will Congress Stand Together on Libya?

    After backpedaling on debating S. Res. 194, a resolution on the use of U.S. military force and operations in Libya, Senator John Kerry (D–MA), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has finally decided to hold a meeting this Thursday to mark up the resolution. The House of Representatives took … More

    House Warns President on Libya

    After two and half months of watching President Barack Obama’s uncertain effort in Libya, the House has had enough. According to US News, “the House voted 268-145 to pass a resolution introduced by House Speaker John Boehner, which demands President Obama to give more detail on U.S. policy goals in … More

    On Libya, Boehner Barks Back

    White House press secretary Jay Carney declared that on Libya the White House has “consulted Congress every step of the way.” Well, Congress begs to differ. Congress has been mulling all week over how to give Obama an earful. Unfortunately, some of these proposals would not pass constitutional muster and … More