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26. 'Sign of the apocalypse': Kucinich's Libya bill gets GOP support
Source: The Hill


By Russell Berman - 06/04/11 06:30 AM ET


One Democrat called it the "sign of the apocalypse."


An anti-war resolution authored by Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio), who spent years trying to impeach the last Republican president for prosecuting an illegal war, won more support from Republicans than Democrats on the House floor.


That was the case Friday as the House debated how to respond, belatedly, to President Obamas military intervention in Libya. Kucinichs resolution, which would mandate an immediate withdrawal of U.S. forces absent congressional authorization, failed by a wide margin, 265-148, but it garnered votes from more than one-third of the Republican conference. Eighty-seven Republicans voted for the measure compared to 61 Democrats.


Minutes earlier, a strong majority of the House, including all but 10 Republicans, endorsed a milder rebuke of the president in the form of a non-binding resolution offered by Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio). The Speakers bill chastised Obama for having failed to provide a compelling rationale for the Libya mission, and it demanded that the president report back to Congress within 14 days with information on the operations costs, goals, timeline and other matters.

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  - SecularLibya and RRowleyTucson  tabatha   Jun-07-11 01:21 PM   #105 
  - Would be ironic  Yosarian71   Jun-07-11 03:01 PM   #107 
  - PRESS STATEMENT: Miss Iman al-Obeidi  tabatha   Jun-07-11 05:15 PM   #108 
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  - Time for media to give her some space  Yosarian71   Jun-07-11 06:42 PM   #110 
     - Agreed.  tabatha   Jun-07-11 07:24 PM   #112 
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  - Anxious in Benghazi: Watching Out for Gaddafi's Saboteurs  pinboy3niner   Jun-07-11 08:14 PM   #113 
  - NATO unleashes blistering airstrikes in Libya  joshcryer   Jun-07-11 09:05 PM   #114 
  - Libyan labour minister defects in Geneva  tabatha   Jun-07-11 11:02 PM   #115 
  - K/R ---  defendandprotect   Jun-08-11 12:49 AM   #117 
  - Dr Abdurrahman Sewehli  tabatha   Jun-08-11 02:15 AM   #118 
  - heh, Heinz's updates, quite an optimistic fellow:  joshcryer   Jun-08-11 02:32 AM   #119 
  - Clinton and NATO to Plan Post-Qaddafi Libya  pinboy3niner   Jun-08-11 03:46 AM   #120 
  - Nearly Six in 10 Support Involvement in Libya  pinboy3niner   Jun-08-11 05:30 AM   #121 
  - BREAKING, CNN: Yemeni rebels take over city of Taiz; big setback for gov't.  pinboy3niner   Jun-08-11 05:51 AM   #122 
  - Yemen: Political talks open as Saleh recovers in Riyadh  pinboy3niner   Jun-08-11 06:44 AM   #125 
  - Guardian: Libya rebels frustrated by Nato's safety-first strategy  al bupp   Jun-08-11 05:54 AM   #123 
  - SA talking to government, rebels about (photojournalist) Hammerl's remains  pinboy3niner   Jun-08-11 06:20 AM   #124 
  - Sweden extends Libya forces mandate  pinboy3niner   Jun-08-11 07:09 AM   #126 
  - Report from Tripoli on intensified NATO airstrikes  pinboy3niner   Jun-08-11 08:07 AM   #127 
  - NATO: No Troops on Ground in Post-Conflict Libya  pinboy3niner   Jun-08-11 08:22 AM   #128 
  - Thousands of Gaddafi troops attack Misrata--Reuters  pinboy3niner   Jun-08-11 08:37 AM   #129 
  - ChangeInLibya Misrata Tweet  al bupp   Jun-08-11 11:05 AM   #134 
  - "NATO jets everywhere" vs. "no sign of Nato bombing" (Post #136)  pinboy3niner   Jun-08-11 11:24 AM   #137 
  - UPDATE on Misrata: Rebels repel attack by Gaddafi forces--The Guardian  pinboy3niner   Jun-08-11 11:15 AM   #136 
  - Gaddafi forces mount offensive on Misrata but are beaten back  Iterate   Jun-08-11 12:26 PM   #140 
  - Probably not thousands  Yosarian71   Jun-08-11 11:47 AM   #139 
  - Alleged Libyan rape victim 'recovering from trauma'  pinboy3niner   Jun-08-11 09:27 AM   #130 
  - Spain recognises Libyan rebel council - minister  pinboy3niner   Jun-08-11 09:39 AM   #131 
  - Libyan FM in China / Support for rebels in Tripoli  pinboy3niner   Jun-08-11 10:27 AM   #132 
  - Rebels seek to break out of Misrata  muriel_volestrangler   Jun-08-11 10:28 AM   #133 
  - Tripolitanian Re-tweet: Clashes in Janzur & AlHadba  al bupp   Jun-08-11 11:10 AM   #135 
  - The Story of Zawiya  al bupp   Jun-08-11 11:40 AM   #138 
  - RRowleyTucson updates  tabatha   Jun-08-11 01:02 PM   #141 
  - Wikileaks cable 2009: Regime-Orchestrated attacks against Berbers in Yefren  Iterate   Jun-08-11 03:04 PM   #142 
  - Further accumulated updates  tabatha   Jun-08-11 04:48 PM   #143 
  - Sabha/Sebha reported to be liberated  Iterate   Jun-08-11 05:47 PM   #144 
  - DAY 112: CURRENT TIME IN LIBYA = 3:30 AM THURSDAY, JUNE 9  pinboy3niner   Jun-08-11 08:30 PM   #145 
  - #Misrata #Libya update - 8 June 2011  tabatha   Jun-08-11 08:32 PM   #146 
  - Libyan rebel group sells first oil to U.S.  pinboy3niner   Jun-08-11 08:53 PM   #147 
  - John Kerry may scrap Libya resolution  pinboy3niner   Jun-08-11 09:31 PM   #148 
  - Aaaaaaand, the AU flips...again.  Cerridwen   Jun-08-11 09:37 PM   #149 
  - Nice! This would actually be a first, for the AU to officially tell Gaddafi to step down.  joshcryer   Jun-08-11 10:39 PM   #153 
     - True. Please don't hate me for this one...  Cerridwen   Jun-08-11 10:46 PM   #154 
     - I think the US sided with the Egyptians  tabatha   Jun-08-11 10:49 PM   #155 
  - Obama Hints U.S. Might Tap Petroleum Reserves To Combat Libya Oil Disruption  pinboy3niner   Jun-08-11 10:15 PM   #151 
  - Women in the Crossfire (Rape as a military weapon)  pinboy3niner   Jun-08-11 10:29 PM   #152 
  - Gates Calls Others to Join Libya Fight  tabatha   Jun-09-11 12:06 AM   #156 
  - Week 16 part 2 here:  joshcryer   Jun-09-11 12:25 AM   #157 
 

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