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Rand Paul on Iran: ‘I’m Really Proud of President Trump for Showing Restraint’

Monday on Fox News Channel’s “The Story,” Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) applauded President Donald Trump’s decision not to launch a retaliatory strike against Iran in the wake of incidents in the Middle East that include alleged interference in international shipping lanes in the Persian Gulf and the downing of a U.S. unmanned aircraft. Paul described Trump as a “statesman” given he showed restraint under those conditions. “You know, I’m really proud of President Trump for showing restraint,” he said. “It really takes a statesman to show restraint amidst a chorus…

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Trump: I Don’t Need Congressional Approval Before Striking Iran

During a portion of an interview with Hill.TV released on Monday, President Trump said he doesn’t need approval from Congress before launching strikes against Iran. Trump said, “I like the idea of keeping Congress abreast, but I wouldn’t have to do that.” Trump also responded to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) assertion that he needs Congressional approval by stating, “I disagree. … I do like keeping them abreast, but I don’t have to do it legally.” Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/breitbart/~3/gMp3auLjYTI/

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Watch–Tom Cotton: If U.S. Can’t Deport Illegal Aliens Who Have Been Ordered Deported, Who Can We Deport?

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) questioned who federal immigration officials are allowed to deport if not illegal aliens who have already been ordered deported by an immigration judge. Last week, President Trump backed down on a plan to deport about 2,000 illegal alien families that have been ordered deported by immigration judges, saying he would use the effort as a bargaining tool in talks with Democrats to pass legislation that reforms the country’s asylum laws. During an interview with Fox News Sunday‘s Chris Wallace, Cotton asked if the U.S. cannot deport…

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