Congress evading war powers even with US mission in Syria

In this Oct. 20, 2015, photo, Senate Armed Service Committee Chairman Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., talks to reporters near the subway on Capitol Hill in Washington. In the fight against the Islamic State group, members of Congress talk tough on extremism, but most want nothing to do with voting to legally authorize the military campaign, preferring to let the president take ownership of the mission. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)WASHINGTON (AP) — In the battle against the Islamic State group, members of Congress talk tough against extremism, but many want to run for cover when it comes to voting on new war powers to fight the militants, preferring to let the president own the battle.

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