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Congress is rethinking the authority it gave the president to wage a war on terror after the 2001 attacks in light of how President Barack Obama has targeted suspected terrorists with lethal drone strikes. Has Obama misused his authority that much?

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May-18-13 10:53 AM

LOL Missy!

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May-17-13 11:37 PM

What President? We have a President????

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May-17-13 1:52 PM

Term limits, ha, you have got to be kidding. You want change, you have to follow the money... Campaign finance reform- real reform. Get rid of the Supremes biggest folly- corporations are people too. If you don't do this first , you are just bumpin yer gums.

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May-17-13 12:59 PM

Need to enact term limits, throw the current batch of politicians out, get rid of the lobbyists, and then we might have a chance.

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May-17-13 12:57 PM

Kennedy was assassinated because he was pro-nuclear and was that way because the Navy is pro-nuclear and we cherish our nuclear powered carriers and assorted other ships. Colonel L. Fletcher Prouty was sent to the south pole to shut down that nuclear plant at the time Kennedy was assassinated or that would not have happened. The original "X" man would have not allowed it. Read about Colonel L. Fletcher Prouty if you want insight and enlightenment on the energy wars.

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May-17-13 12:49 PM

And by the way whatever happened to North Korea.. nothing for nothing.

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May-17-13 12:46 PM

Williston Basin over the last seven years. If any of us would even try to organize against those who control the energy we would be called terrorists and killed. The only people on the planet who can see these problems are the poorest African Nations and they want nothing to do with this baloney. And we are taught to think they are uneducated and need help.. what a crock of poo!!

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May-17-13 12:43 PM

Justaman.. thanks.

Doesn't everyone on the planet know why we have been fighting these wars yet. It's about controlling the energy and energy sources, nothing more and nothing less. I cannot understand how people can not know this. The only reason we got involved in WWII is because Russia was about to take control of all the oil fields in Europe and Asia. We went to the middle east and africa because hitler and the italians were set to control that oil.The world claimed no knowledge of what was happening to the Jewish folks in Germany until we liberated them. The USA pounds the crap out of most of the countries who want nuclear energy to replace oil and gas and coal, the USA is pounding the crap out of it's own citizens to keep the nuclear boogyman alive and well. And the worst part is somebody has to be in control of the worlds energy sources so it just as well be us, even that has shifted to china instead of the USA or even Russia. China invested billions of dollars in the...

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May-17-13 12:10 PM

I don't think you understood what I meant DustOff3 by the negativity.

"stopping the blame game and the political crap" like EarlyBird said should pertain to the media as well.

Also, we do not hold feet to the fire in the press. This is reserved for the courts and not the court of public opinion. I don't give a****how many newspapers sell, I want the truth. Same for Congress, I don't give a****if this costs you votes. Do your job! Represent this country collectively or go home.

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May-17-13 11:46 AM

Congress is so full of themselves and the Party of No (Republicans) will try and do anything it can to make sure that NONE of the programs that the POTUS supports that will benefit the American people never see the light of day!! The POTUS has not overstepped his authority to protect this country from terrorists who live abroad, but has no control over the out of date, old fashioned thinking Congress!!

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May-17-13 11:22 AM

Like everything you said EarlyBird on your 9:08 am post.

When you say local level, does that include the continual negativity from newspapers and other forms of media?

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May-17-13 9:08 AM

We need to stop the blame game and political crap and take our country back from the politicians. It's our fault we have become sissies and complacent allowing the people we elect to destroy our American dreams and future. Voting and/or creating organizations like unions have no credibility anymore in this country. We are allowing the destruction by not ousting the villains who are in office from the local level on through to all levels of the federal government. We need to completely remove the concept of career politicians and the ability for people to achieve such personal power and corruption.

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May-17-13 8:32 AM

Of course he hasn't misused his authority but in the eyes of every republican, everything Obama does is wrong. It's absolutely ridiculous. People have to regain their composure and focus on real threats and productive problem solving again.

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May-17-13 8:21 AM

I have a poll question to is "will the MDN ever grow up to be a real newspaper and shed its' partisan behavior?"

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May-17-13 8:18 AM

It is never too late to repeal a very bad policy. This is a law that never should have been enacted. At this point it matters little if the repeal is because Congress doesn't like the present president!

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May-17-13 8:04 AM

The lack of same sentiment polling questions from the Minot Daily News towards the dysfunctionality of Congress is appalling.

I am part of the 90% who feel Congress is not representing the best interests of Americans.

Why don't we hear anything about this?

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May-17-13 7:09 AM

The POTUS had a good start with killing the Somolia pirates and I thank him for that order. But I have a tough time coming up with any more wise choices. I think he has undone more than he has done when it comes to American freedom and liberty worldwide. He has spent to much time trying to add controlling measures to us USA citizens and probably wisely stayed out and away from what he knows very little about which is world affairs. He is probably not a bad guy he is just lacking real experience with Military action and presence.

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May-17-13 5:57 AM

oh, i'm sure the best prez ever can take it. and there is the chance that someone else (bush again?) is to blame and He knows nothing about no drone strikes if it goes bad.

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