Rand Paul wants Congress to formally declare war against the Islamic State

November 24, 2014 10:24 PM

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Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Monday proposed a resolution that would have Congress officially declare war against the Islamic State, and also cites key portions of U.S. history showing that the Founding Fathers wanted Congress to be the body that declares war.

Congress agreed to let the Obama administration take some initial steps to fight the Islamic State, but most Republicans and Democrats agree that a formal authorization from Congress is needed for the longer term.

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