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June 20, 2014

Congress Won’t Block Obama on Iraq

(Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Duckworth, a veteran who lost both legs during her military service, said Obama needs flexibility to deal with the situation in Iraq. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

It’s now clear Congress will not block President Barack Obama from using force in Iraq if he chooses, despite opposition primarily from the president’s own party.

A key takeaway from a series of late-night votes on the Defense appropriations bill is that a sizable antiwar group of House Democrats oppose Obama’s plan to engage militarily, and don’t support his plans to continue a global war on terror beyond the end of this year.

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By Emma Dumain and Steven Dennis Posted at 4:02 p.m.

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