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House GOP Breaking From Hawk Stereotype

Tom Williams/Roll Call
Speaker John Boehner takes questions last week from reporters. Boehner pushed a resolution Friday that demanded more explanation from the White House on its military involvement in Libya and justification within 14 days for continued U.S. airstrikes there.

According to a senior GOP aide, the most likely option is to use the Defense appropriations measure to force the administrationís hand on Libya. In fact, it appears Boehner may have had that solution in mind when he drafted the resolution: The House is expected to take up the spending measure in two weeks, the same amount of time Obama has to provide a justification for the war.

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