Yglesias Award Nominee

"The Constitution clearly states that it is Congress that has the power to declare war, not the president. The War Powers Act also clearly states that U.S. forces are to engage in hostilities only if the circumstances are 'pursuant to (1) a declaration of war, (2) specific statutory authorization or (3) a national emergency created by attack upon the United States, its territories or possessions, or its armed forces.' … I will hold accountable and oppose any actions from any president, Republican or Democrat, if he declares war without congressional consent,"- Rand Paul, taking Romney to task for saying that the president has the power to make war.