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Congress Must Rein in President's War Powers

By Elizabeth Beavers and Ruth Flower on 10/04/2013 @ 01:00 PM

While diplomatic developments are underway regarding the use of chemical weapons in Syria, now is the perfect time to re-examine the democratic method in war-making. For too long, the president's powers have expanded and now is the time for Congress to take active steps to rein those powers in.

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Today's the Day

By Ruth Flower on 09/30/2013 @ 03:30 PM

Tags: budget, budget news

Congressional gridlock has now shut down large parts of the federal government. Congress should do its job: fund the government and pass a budget that meets the needs of all of us.

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This is What Victory Looks Like

By Kate Gould on 09/30/2013 @ 03:10 PM

Tags: Iran, Middle East

On Friday, the unthinkable happened: the President of the United States picked up the phone and called Iran’s President. The leaders made history simply by talking, and they made progress toward resolving decades of hostility by discussing the need for U.S.-Iran cooperation on a host of global issues.

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Historic Week for Peaceful Prevention

By Madeline Rose on 09/30/2013 @ 12:00 PM

Tags: peaceful prevention, foreign policy

Last week, historic advances took place in the U.S. and international community’s commitments to preventing armed conflict, mass atrocities and crimes against humanity.

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Budget Crunch Time

By Tila Neguse on 09/25/2013 @ 12:20 PM

Tags: Budget, Domestic, Poverty, budget news

Friday, September 20, the House passed a bill that would fund the government at 2013 post-sequestration levels and strip funding from the Affordable Care Act. The Senate sent it back without language to defund the ACA, and the House responded by passing the same bill with a one-year delay instead.

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A Historic Day for the U.S. and Iran

By Maiya Zwerling and Kate Gould on 09/24/2013 @ 01:00 PM

Tags: Middle East, Iran

On September 24th, President Obama and President Rouhani seized the opportunity to change the course of U.S.-Iran relations at the United Nations General Assembly. We at FCNL reflect on this transition.

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House Passes Harsh Food Stamp Bill

By Tila Neguse on 09/20/2013 @ 03:00 PM

Tags: Budget, Domestic, Poverty, budget news

On Thursday, September 19, 2013 the House of Representatives passed H.R. 3102, the Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act. This bill includes many changes from work requirements to asset restrictions that will deny assistance to low-income people around the country.

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Choices: 3 Meals A Day

By Jim Cason on 09/16/2013 @ 07:15 PM

Tags: budget

Update: Your representatives passed legislation this week that would cut 4 million people off of food stamps.

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Syria: War Postponed, Door Opens for Negotiations

By Jim Cason on 09/10/2013 @ 07:00 AM

Tags: war is not the answer, syria, middle east

A Senate vote on U.S. military action in Syria is postponed as way opens for negotiations to remove all chemical weapons from Syria.

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10 Syria Questions for Kerry and Hagel

By Michael Shank on 09/05/2013 @ 10:51 AM

Tags: Syria, Middle East, Foreign Policy

Here are 10 questions that members of Congress should ask the Pentagon and State Department as they consider a potential U.S. military intervention in Syria.

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