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U.S. Senate rebukes Trump, votes to limit Iran warmaking ability

15 days ago   |   By Reuters

The U.S. Senate backed legislation on Thursday to limit President Donald Trump's ability to wage war against Iran, rebuking him weeks after a strike against an Iranian military commander and Tehran's retaliation raised fears of broader regional conflict.
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US Senate strikes symbolic blow against Trump by limiting war powers toward Iran with new resolution

US Senate strikes symbolic blow against Trump by limiting war powers toward Iran with new resolution

15 days ago   |   By RT

The US Senate has passed a resolution limiting President Donald Trump's war powers in the case of Iran. The measure would only allow the president authority to strike in the case of self-defense or an imminent attack.
Eight Republicans joined Democrats in voting for the measure, which was passed 55-45. The resolution fell short of the two-thirds majority needed to override a presidential veto, meaning this resolution is more symbolic than anything.
The president made his feelings on the War Powers Resolution clear on Wednesday when he tweeted that Iran would “have a field day” if his hands...
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Senate Approves Legislation To Limit President's War Powers Against Iran

Senate Approves Legislation To Limit President's War Powers Against Iran

15 days ago   |   By NPR

Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., led the effort to pass a bipartisan war powers resolution to end the president's ability to launch further strikes against Iran. The Trump administration has vowed to veto it.
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Senate acts to restrain Trump's military powers against Iran

15 days ago   |   By Fortune

The Senate approved a bipartisan measure Thursday limiting President Donald Trump's authority to launch military operations against Iran.
The measure, authored by Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., says Trump must win approval from Congress before engaging in further military action against Iran. Eight Republicans joined with Democrats to pass the resolution by a 55-45 vote.
Kaine and other supporters said the resolution was not about Trump or even the presidency, but instead was an important reassertion of congressional power to declare war.
While Trump and other presidents “must always have the...
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U.S. Senate rebukes Trump, votes to limit warmaking ability in Iran

15 days ago   |   By Reuters

The U.S. Senate backed legislation on Thursday to limit President Donald Trump's ability to wage war against Iran, rebuking him after a strike against an Iranian military commander and Tehran's retaliation last month raised fears of broader regional conflict.
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In Bipartisan Bid to Restrain Trump, Senate Passes Iran War Powers Resolution

15 days ago   |   By NY Times

Some Republicans crossed party lines to join Democrats in voting to curtail President Trump's ability to wage war with Iran, weeks after a drone strike killed a top Iranian general.
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