Issue Spotlight: President Obama Oval Office Address on Security & Terrorism

On Sunday night, President Obama addressed the nation. In the speech, he discussed the tragedy of San Bernardino, which he called “an act of terrorism designed to kill innocent people.” He discussed the military strategy against ISIS: Air strikes in Iraq and Syria and “hunt[ing] down terrorist plotters in any country where it is necessary.” […]

Should Congress authorize the use of force against ISIS?

  February 2015: President Obama requested authorization from Congress (Read the President’s letter to Congress.) By April, House GOP leaders said that there was “no path to 218 votes” on the President’s plan. In May, then-Speaker John Boehner criticized the President’s approach: “The president’s request for an authorization of the use of military force calls […]