The division of war powers between Congress and the president

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People marching in an anti-war protest amid increased tensions between the U.S. and Iran at Times Square in New York, U.S., January 4, 2020. Credit: REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she wants to limit President Trump’s ability to attack Iran. She says the House will vote later this week on a resolution under the War Powers Act. That resolution would bar Trump from taking further action against Iran after 30 days, unless Congress authorizes further military use.

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Guest:
Jessica Levinson - Professor, LMU's Loyola Law School in Los Angeles - @LevinsonJessica

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Alexandra Sif Tryggvadottir, Rosalie Atkinson, Brian Hardzinski, Caleigh Wells