House Votes Against Libya Mission; Keeps Funding Intact

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US Capitol

The House voted this afternoon 295-123 against a measure that would have authorized the President’s military intervention in Libya. As Politico reports:

The House delivered a stinging rejection of President Barack Obama’s military intervention in Libya on Friday, voting in bipartisan fashion against authorizing the mission for another year.

This rebuke is no surprise. Not only had the White House failed to adequately consult Congress, but the President also undertook a doubtful and uncertain strategy committing the U.S. military to a mission not in America’s vital national interests. (more…)