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The War Powers Act revisited?

Following the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff, members of Congress are calling for more oversight in the war against ISIS—and that means discussion of a new War Powers Resolution. Under the War Powers Act of 1973, a Watergate-era reform meant to boost congressional power, a president has 60 days from the onset of hostilities to seek congressional approval for the continuation of the engagement. read more >