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Why President Obama Should Seek Formal Congressional Support If He Ramps Up Force Against the Islamic State After Paris

The President's Article II authority is enhanced by the Paris attacks, but if he is going to ramp up the use of force against the Islamic State, he should get Congress and the nation formally on board. 

Paris attacks

Terrorist Attacks in Paris Tonight

Anyone reading this site probably already knows about the horror unfolding tonight in Paris.  But just in case not:  Dozens are dead at multiple locations, and there appears to be a Beslan/Mumbai-style hostage crisis underway at this time at a Paris theater. There are reports of at least one suicide bomber.  The government has declared a state of national emergency, and the borders have been closed.  In the days ahead we likely will learn the identity of the perpetrators and, perhaps, their organizational ties.

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