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The Huffington Post, May 26, 2016
...And suddenly I think of the courage of Barbara Lee, U.S. congresswoman from Oakland, Calif., who 15 years ago stood alone — in the wake of the 9/11 attack — and voted no on the Authorization for the Use of Military Force, which gave the president carte blanche to wage war on terrorism. The final, combined vote of both houses of Congress was 518-1. And the AUMF is still in effect a decade and a half later. The war on terror was never meant to be “won,” just continued, apparently forever. READ MORE
Los Angeles Times, May 23, 2016
This year, the committee is being chosen much differently, a reflection of the philosophical divide between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. Although Clinton is expected to secure the nomination, Sanders will still have a sizable voice when the party works out the platform. He chose five of the committee’s members, one fewer than Clinton. Four more were chosen by the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida. READ MORE
Washington Examiner, May 18, 2016
"Their proposal shows how unwilling they are to take this crisis seriously," said Rep. Barbara Lee, R-Calif. The Centers for Disease Control has issued increasingly dire warnings about Zika, which is expected to be transmitted in the United States in a matter of weeks. Zika is carried by mosquitos and has been linked severe birth defects and neurological problems. READ MORE

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