Kucinich, Squeezed Out By Redistricting, Loses Primary to Kaptur in Ohio

By: Wednesday March 7, 2012 6:15 am

Dennis Kucinich, the eight-term Congressman from Cleveland, lost his bid for re-election last night in a primary to fellow Rep. Marcy Kaptur. Ohio lost two seats after the 2010 reapportionment, and eliminated a seat in the Cleveland region, giving Kucinich few options. He decided to try to defeat Kaptur largely on her turf, and came [...]

Obama Asserts Sweeping Executive Powers in Libya War Powers Justification

By: Thursday June 16, 2011 7:36 am

  The timeline goes like this. The House passed a resolution forcing the President to write a term paper justifying the military operation in Libya. The Administration didn’t seem too keen about actually getting that done. John Boehner said, weeks after asserting that the Administration had passed the war powers test, that they would be [...]

Boehner Term Paper Resolution on Libya Passes, Kucinich War Powers Resolution Fails

By: Friday June 3, 2011 10:55 am

I said earlier today that the John Boehner gambit, where he offered a competing resolution to Dennis Kucinich’s war powers resolution on Libya, would likely succeed. It did. Boehner’s resolution, which asserts that the President failed to meet its Constitutional responsibilities under the War Powers Act and “provide… a compelling rationale based upon United States [...]

Boehner Resolution Forces President to Write Term Paper About Libya

By: Friday June 3, 2011 6:45 am

John Boehner was in a tough spot. On the one hand, Dennis Kucinich offered a privileged resolution on Libya that could only be delayed and not quashed, and as the vote-counting proceeded, looked like it could pass. At the same time, Boehner appears to be enamored of war as a general rule. At the same [...]

Boehner, GOP Crafts Legislation to Allow Continuation of US Mission in Libya

By: Thursday June 2, 2011 11:00 am

John Boehner’s pathetic performance abdicating the Constitutional responsibility over war powers to the executive continues. The House leadership, prior to a closed caucus meeting, will devise a bill to continue US involvement in Libya, as a counterpoint to Dennis Kucinich’s War Powers resolution to end involvement. This comes just as over 60 House Republicans issued [...]

House GOP Pulls Libya War Powers Resolution, Fearing It Would Pass

By: Wednesday June 1, 2011 11:01 am

The House Republican leadership, after agreeing to allow a vote on a privileged War Powers resolution from Dennis Kucinich which would end US involvement in the war in Libya, has now yanked that vote from the calendar….In a statement, Kucinich said he was “disappointed that the President and leadership feel the need to buy even more time to shore up support for the War in Libya.

Tomorrow: House Concurrent Resolution 51 Vote to End US War in Libya

By: Tuesday May 31, 2011 11:56 am

Dennis Kucinich’s War Powers Act vote to end US involvement in the war in Libya, known as House Concurrent Resolution 51, will get a vote in the House tomorrow. In a letter to supporters, Kucinich laid out his reasons for calling up the vote: This vote shouldn’t be necessary, of course. The United States Constitution [...]

Members of Congress Blasting Libya Action, Kucinich Proposes Withholding Funding

By: Tuesday March 22, 2011 12:00 pm

In Libya, Moammar Gadhafi’s troops remain in an offensive posture, striking in several cities other than Benghazi. The no-fly zone will not be able to simply deliver Libya to the rebels, as Gadhafi’s troops still have capabilities on the ground (and never used their air force much to begin with, truth be told). The Western [...]

Congress News: NPR Defunding Passes House, Afghan Withdrawal Gets 93 Votes, Second Stopgap Passes

By: Thursday March 17, 2011 1:36 pm

A couple updates on various legislation in Congress. The House of Representatives passed their bill defunding NPR today by a 228-192 vote. One Republican, Justin Amash (R-MI), voted present, and seven Republicans voted no (Duffy, Gibson, Hanna, LaTourette, Reichert, Tiberi, Woodall). Not one Democrat voted for the bill. The full roll call is here. The [...]

Kucinich Resolution on Afghan Withdrawal Gets Vote Today

By: Thursday March 17, 2011 12:14 pm

A little over a year ago, Dennis Kucinich offered a resolution to speed withdrawal from Afghanistan. It was rejected 356-65, with just five Republicans joining sixty Democrats. He’s trying again today, in a new House of Representatives under Republican control. Measuring the two money-saving programs being voted on today on the floor of the House [...]

House Looks Like They’ll Pass Patriot Act Extension Today

By: Tuesday February 8, 2011 11:41 am

If you blink today, you may miss the House of Representatives passing an extension until the end of the year of several provisions of the Patriot Act that expire in Feburary. They will try to pass it under the suspension of the rules, meaning that they will need a 2/3 vote, but also that nobody [...]

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