President Barack Obama’s decision to ask for congressional approval about actions against Syria will add another obstacle to Washington gridlock in September.
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In this commentary, Robert F. Turner from the University of Virginia School of Law says President Obama clearly has the constitutional power to launch missile strikes at Syria without congressional approval. But in historical terms, consensus and policy issues are important considerations.
Reports continue to indicate that President Obama will ask the United States military to launch a limited strike on Syria. But is such an action legal or constitutional within the War Powers Resolution approved by Congress in 1973?
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Facebook billionaire Mark Zuckerberg is leading a drive to give almost everyone in the world access to the Internet. But such a lofty goal comes with questions abroad and in the United States that could impair the initiative.