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President Donald Trump holds up a memorandum that reinstates sanctions on Iran after he announced his decision to withdraw the United States from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal in the Diplomatic Room at the White House May 8, 2018 in Washington, DC.

27 Republicans just joined Democrats to block Trump from going to war with Iran without congressional approval

"This is the only way to stop Trump from starting another costly war. Constitutional rights aren't optional and endless war isn't inevitable."
Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont during the second night of the first Democratic presidential debate on June 27, 2019 in Miami, Florida.

Joe Biden’s inconsistent view of the Iraq War was on full display at the Democratic debate

"I made sure, [President Obama] turned to me and said 'Joe, get our combat troops out of Iraq,'" Biden said on Thursday.

Trump might use a law signed days after 9/11 to justify war with Iran

Lawmakers are pushing back against the Trump administration's case for using the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force to attack Iran.
A US Marine fires an M777-A2 Howitzer in Syria, June 1, 2017.

Trump will keep the US military in Syria without new congressional authorization — and it could set a dangerous precedent

"There appears to be a clear abdication of responsibility on behalf of Congress," according to one professor.

Congress may repeal the post-9/11 act the US military used to justify the fight against ISIS

California Rep. Barbara Lee introduced a bill to repeal the 2001 AUMF. She was the only member of Congress to vote against it in 2001.

Congress needs to focus on a new authorization for use of military force

The entire country would be better off if Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill actually followed the concepts codified in the Constitution.

Two senators are urging Congress to vote for an official authorization to fight against ISIS

The proposed bill would be the first military authorization since 2001.

Rand Paul: Trump’s strikes on Syria were ‘an inappropriate way to start a war’

"Involving ourselves in civil wars throughout the world is really not the job of America’s foreign policy," Paul said Saturday on CNN.