White House: Internal legal opinions over war powers decision varied
June 20th, 2011
07:23 PM ET
3 years ago

White House: Internal legal opinions over war powers decision varied

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Lawyers within the Obama administration disagreed with the president's decision that U.S. participation in the NATO-led Libyan military mission doesn't come under the War Powers Resolution, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Monday.

President Barack Obama is in a stand-off with House Speaker John Boehner over the issue, and Congress might vote on measures to restrict funding for the mission this week to protest what Boehner says is Obama's violation of the war powers law.

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  1. Republicans - The "Not Intended To Be Factually Accurate" Party

    What is wrong with this country?

    We relitegate the same stuff [Roe-vs-Wade, Balanced Budget Ammendment, or the WarPowersAct] It`s no wonder we can`t achieve anything. And yet, we continue to pay members of Congress large sums of money decade after decade.

    June 20, 2011 08:59 pm at 8:59 pm |