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Lame-Duck Congress Returns, With Politics Of ISIS Looming

The early morning sun rises behind the US Capitol building, November 5, 2014 in Washington, DC. Yesterday Republicans won the majority of the US Senate for the first time in 8 years after Americans went to the polls and voted in the mid-term elections.   (Photo by Mark Wilson/AFP/Getty Images)
The early morning sun rises behind the US Capitol building, November 5, 2014 in Washington, DC. Yesterday Republicans won the majority of the US Senate for the first time in 8 years after Americans went to the polls and voted in the mid-term elections. (Photo by Mark Wilson/AFP/Getty Images)

Lawmakers return to Congress returns this week, ready to weigh into a debate that Sen. Rand Paul is igniting today with an opinion piece in The Daily Beast, in which he argues that President Barack Obama “is subverting the Constitution” with what the Kentucky Republican calls “America’s latest undeclared war in the Middle East.”

Last week, President Obama said he will ask Congress for new authorization to fight the Islamic extremist group known as ISIS. NPR’s Charlie Mahtesian joins Here & Now‘s Sacha Pfeiffer to discuss what’s next for Congress.

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