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Iran Tensions Prompt Lawmakers to Revisit Trump's War Powers

  • Senators call for a vote to restrict leeway for U.S. attacks
  • Dispute invokes Constitutional authority, al-Qaeda rationale
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Trump Makes U-Turn on Iran Attack, Administration Official Says
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Rising tensions between the U.S. and Iran are giving new urgency to a long-unresolved fight over whether Donald Trump and other presidents have abused their power in taking the country into war.

Hours after Iran shot down a U.S. drone near the entrance to the Persian Gulf, Democratic Senators Tim Kaine and Tom Udall took the Senate floor Thursday to urge a vote blocking funds for military action against Iran without explicit authorization from Congress.