Wednesday, October 10

Romney Retains Law Firm: Dewey, Blastem, and Howe

Mitt Romney raises more concerns than hackles from Ron Paul during a debate last night.

From CNN Would the U.S. president need Congress' permission before launching an attack on Iran's nuclear facilities?

Responding first, Romney said as president, "you sit down with your attorneys" to determine whether such authorization is needed, but he said, "Obviously, the president of the United States has to do what's in the best interest of the United States to protect us against a potential threat."

Romney's answer drew an incredulous retort from Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, who said the president would "absolutely" need Congress' OK before striking Iran.

"This idea of going and talking to attorneys totally baffles me. Why don't we just open up the Constitution and read it?" Paul said. "You're not allowed to go to war without a declaration of war."

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