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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 2:27 PM

Second court invalidates Obama appointments to labor board A national labor board which has long been accused of making union-friendly decisions was dealt another blow Thursday, after a second federal appeals court found President Obama exceeded his power when he bypassed the Senate to appoint its members.

The ruling by the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia once again threatened to upend the National Labor Relations Board's decisions. And it has the potential to stall the board entirely, as well as challenge other federal agencies that have similar appointees.

For now, the Obama administration has tried to disregard the court decisions -- it has already appealed a similar ruling, from a Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., to the Supreme Court.

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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 12:36 PM

Tony Blair insisted to the British public that he would only support a war if a second Security Council resolution authorising the action was passed, but the resolution never came. Bush and Blair realised they would never get one, and so they prepared to go it alone with a cobbled together coalition. Troops had already been committed on the ground. There was no going back.

This was why Bush and Blair were not prepared to allow the weapons inspectors, who were in Iraq, any more time. Inspectors had found no evidence of WMD in the lead-up to the war and never did, but were ordered to go home.

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May-17-13 12:29 PM

Charge em all with war crimes except Gen. Powell...he had enough of a conscience NOT to partake in the largest mass killings since Adolph Hitler.

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May-17-13 12:21 PM

Yes we all fell for 9/11 hook line and sinker,just like Pearl Harbor in "41...buildings that size don't just implode within an hour with some inside help....don't you all think it is more than a coincidence that 9/11 happened in the first year of the BUSH/CHENEY reign of terror...C'MON

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May-17-13 12:14 PM

And yes again willgarr...there is a theory that old Bush was behind the JFK coup d'etat....Vietnam would have never happened without LBJ in power,and the military industrial complex would have suffered a great financial setback.

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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 12:06 PM

Right on willgarr...lets prosecute BUSH/CHENEY/RUMSFELD/RICE/WOLFOWITZ/ROVE etc for lying to US,the American people about WMDs in Iraq,and leading US into a very,very costly war and leading US down this slippery slope that Obama is now pursuing with the drone strikes on more innocent civilians.

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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 9:53 AM

Come oN now folks.

Obama Has two standard answers.

I was not MADE aware of this problem!


Its Bushes Fault!

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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 8:54 AM

The Dems have been in total control for over 6 years, yet its the Republicans destroying our country! Have another toke and crawl back in your cave RR !

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May-17-13 8:50 AM

It is really funny how you peace loving libs can find ways to excuse the acts of war and violence when its your super star SYMS doing the killing!

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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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