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Obama Administration Defends Legality of Libya Conflict

Posted June 15th, 2011 at 5:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The Obama administration is defending the legality of its actions in the Libya conflict, saying President Barack Obama did not exceed his powers in ordering the action. In a report delivered to Congress Wednesday, the White House said U.S. military action in Libya does not require congressional authorization because American forces are now playing a […]

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Obama Administration Defends Legality of Libya Conflict

Posted June 15th, 2011 at 4:55 pm (UTC-5)
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The Obama administration is defending the legality of its actions in the Libya conflict, saying President Barack Obama did not exceed his powers in ordering the action. In a report delivered to Congress Wednesday, the White House said U.S. military action in Libya does not require congressional authorization because American forces are now playing a […]

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US Lawmakers: Military Action in Libya Is ‘Illegal’

Posted June 15th, 2011 at 1:40 pm (UTC-5)
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A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers has filed a legal challenge to President Barack Obama’s decision to take military action in Libya without formally seeking authorization from Congress. Ten members of the House of Representatives filed a lawsuit Wednesday. They included Ohio Democrat Dennis Kucinich and Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul of Texas. Kucinich said […]

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Gadhafi Forces Shell Libya Rebel Positions in Western Mountains

Posted June 15th, 2011 at 1:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi bombarded rebel positions in the Western Mountains region Wednesday, after rebels made advances toward the capital, Tripoli. Rebels say Libyan forces fired Grad rockets at towns in the region, but they have not confirmed casualties from these attacks. Rebels have made advances from the port city of Misrata […]

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Gadhafi Forces Shell Libya Rebel Positions in Western Mountains

Posted June 15th, 2011 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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Forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi bombarded rebel positions in the Western Mountains region Wednesday, after rebels made advances toward the capital, Tripoli. Rebels say Libyan forces fired Grad rockets at towns in the region, but they have not confirmed casualties from these attacks. Rebels have made advances from the port city of Misrata […]

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NATO, British Leaders Discuss Libya Operations

Posted June 15th, 2011 at 7:20 am (UTC-5)
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The chief of NATO will discuss the alliance’s operation in Libya with British leaders Wednesday, after NATO hit several targets in resumed airstrikes on the Libyan capital hours earlier. NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen is meeting with British Prime Minister David Cameron and Foreign Secretary William Hague in London. Earlier this week, the head […]

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Libyan Olympic Committee Receives Tickets to 2012 Games

Posted June 15th, 2011 at 1:50 am (UTC-5)
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Organizers of the 2012 Olympic Games in London have given hundreds of tickets to the Libyan National Olympic Committee, despite Britain’s involvement in a NATO military operation against Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi. Olympic officials say they are required to give tickets to every member state recognized by the International Olympic Committee, and that the Libyan […]

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White House Vows Full Explanation for US Involvement in Libya

Posted June 15th, 2011 at 12:40 am (UTC-5)
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In Washington, the Obama administration is vowing to soon give a full explanation and justification for the continued U.S. military involvement in the Libyan conflict. White House officials said late Tuesday they are preparing to “address a whole host of issues” about the U.S. role in NATO’s mission to support Libyan rebels as they attempt […]

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Top US Lawmaker Warns Obama on Libya Conflict

Posted June 14th, 2011 at 8:40 pm (UTC-5)
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A top U.S. lawmaker has warned President Barack Obama he will violate a law unless U.S. operations in Libya end by this Sunday, or he asks for and receives congressional authorization to continue the mission. The speaker of the House of Representatives, Republican John Boehner, issued the warning in a letter to Mr. Obama Tuesday. […]

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NATO Resumes Airstrikes on Libyan Capital

Posted June 14th, 2011 at 8:05 pm (UTC-5)
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NATO has resumed airstrikes on the Libyan capital after a brief layoff, hitting several targets late Tuesday. Witnesses say they heard loud explosions in the center of Tripoli and saw plumes of smoke. Libyan state media say the bombings hit civilian sites, and there were reports of casualties. The Libyan capital and its surrounding areas […]

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