White House: The law means whatever we want it to mean

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December 6, 2016
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"The Obama administration has determined it can target the extremist group al-Shabab in Somalia under the war powers legislation that Congress approved to target al-Qaida after the 9/11 attacks. It's part of a report shedding new light on the president's evolving interpretation of the law to justify responses to new threats overseas -- and to support the expanded war powers he's handing off to his successor." (12/05/16)

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