The Libya back-and-forth is the latest skirmish in a decades-long struggle between Congress and the president.
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On Wednesday, a bipartisan group of 10 House members filed a lawsuit against the president challenging U.S. participation in the Libya military mission. At issue are the requirements of the War Powers Act of 1973.
Our national government is now, in many critical respects, a unilateral executive government with occasional oversight by Congress and the judiciary.
Virtually every American colonial charter and Revolutionary era state constitution had provisions based upon the American perception of Magna Carta.
With the exception of a few college history majors and home schooled kids, almost no one knows the story of the tyrannical King John, the rebellious barons led by Archbishop Langton, and the confrontation at Runnymede in A.D. 1215.