Erin McPike

Can Cardin Solve the ISIS AUMF Riddle?

Maryland Democratic Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin's negotiating talents are being put to the test as he tries to cut a deal that would authorize President Barack Obama to use military force in the campaign against the Islamic State terror group, also known as ISIS.  

“I’m a pretty good negotiator,” he said in a June interview in his Senate office. “In a former life I’m a former speaker of a state legislature, which was a lot of negotiations, and as a lawyer I’ve negotiated a lot of deals.”  

Can Cardin Solve the ISIS AUMF Riddle?

Maryland Democratic Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin’s negotiating talents are being put to the test as he tries to cut a deal that would authorize President Barack Obama to use military force in the campaign against the Islamic State terror group, also known as ISIS.

“I’m a pretty good negotiator,” he said in a June interview in his Senate office. “In a former life I’m a former speaker of a state legislature, which was a lot of negotiations, and as a lawyer I’ve negotiated a lot of deals.”