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Bergdahl prisoner exchange sparks bipartisan backlash in Congress
Bergdahl prisoner exchange sparks bipartisan backlash in Congress

The White House on Wednesday battled a bipartisan storm of criticism over President Obama's decision to order the exchange of Taliban leaders for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. Senior lawmakers from both parties are questioning the administration's justification for acting without first consulting members of Congress and whether the deal put the nation's security at further risk. House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) said in a statement Tuesday that members of Congress had not been briefed on the possibility of such an exchange with the Taliban since January 2012, and that there was "every expectation that the administration would re-engage" if diplomatic...

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