The next big fight: How much direction should Congress give to Obama in the war against the Islamic State?

By Pete Kasperowicz Congress appears to be headed toward a fight over exactly how it should authorize the Obama administration to fight the Islamic State, as a key Republican indicated he wants to hold out the option of ground troops, a provision many Democrats would likely oppose.
When Congress to campaign in the mid-term elections, it did so under a loose consensus that Obama has the right, in the short term, to increase airstrikes against the Islamic State under his own authority. But many Republicans and Democrats said a longer-term authority is needed to keep up a campaign that is expected to last several …read more

Source: The Blaze

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