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“Death to America!” and the Iran Deal

“Is it the policy of the Ayatollah, if you can answer for him, that Iran wants to destroy the United States?” the Texas Republican Ted Poe, of the House Foreign Relations Committee, asked Secretary of State John Kerry, on Tuesday.

US Senate Committee Passes Bill to Expand Magnitsky Act Globally

US Senator Ben Cardin announced that US Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) will send the Global Magnitsky Act, which expands Russia-specific human rights and corruption sanctions to other countries.

Kerry refuses to commit to following U.S. law on sanctions

(Paul Mirengoff) John Kerry testified today before the House Foreign Relations Committee about the Iran deal. I watched only a small portion of it. The debate, though very important, is becoming stale. For me, the most interesting moment occurred when Rep. Show More Summary

U.S. House Benghazi panel says State Deptartment to hand over documents Tuesday

4 days agoNews : The Newsroom

The U.S. House of Representatives committee investigating the 2012 attacks on an American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, said the State Department has pledged to hand over 5,000 new pages of documents related to the incident on Tuesday. Show More Summary

Boston’s Bid for Summer Olympics Is Terminated

5 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

The U.S. Olympic Committee killed the city’s bid hours after Mayor Martin J. Walsh said he would not sign a document making city taxpayers liable for cost overruns related to the 2024 Summer Olympics.

Does Trump Trump? Angelo Codevilla on Our Present Moment

(Steven Hayward) Angelo Codevilla is a former staff member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, professor emeritus of international relations at Boston University, and the author of more than a dozen fine books on politics, arms control,...Show More Summary

Speaking of the Iran deal (6)

(Scott Johnson) I’m posting a video of Tom Cotton commenting on the side deals to the Iran agreement and a video of Senator Melendez at work in yesterday’s Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the deal following the footnotes...Show More Summary

Senate committee vote signals a slight GOP thaw in Cuba policy

Most congressional Republicans have been deeply critical of President Obama's recent efforts to normalize U.S. relations with Cuba, but one GOP-controlled panel voted Thursday to ease significant restrictions on American links with the island nation. Show More Summary

Senate's Iran Hearing Reveals How Bad Senators Are At Hearings

  WASHINGTON -- Sen. James Risch (R-Idaho) drew a plum assignment in Thursday morning's Senate hearing on the recently completed Iran nuclear deal. After the chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), delivered his remarks and the ranking member, Sen. Show More Summary

John Kerry gave a revealing answer on whether the US will help protect Iran's nuclear program from an Israeli cyber-attack

Secretary of State John Kerry, Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, and Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew appeared before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Thursday to answer senators' questions on the historic nuclear agreement reached with Iran last week. Show More Summary

Marco Rubio and John Kerry State Differences on Iran Nuclear Deal

At a hearing about the Iran nuclear deal at the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Marco Rubio argued that the Obama administration had capitulated to the Iranians and the agreement would make the world more dangerous.

John Kerry Tells Congress Not to Go Chasing Unicorns

Secretary of State John Kerry went to talk to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee about the Iran Deal on Thursday. He had one major point to prove — the nuclear agreement may not be perfect, the United States may have a number of other problems with Iran, and it may not... More »

US Senate Committee Passes Amendment to Allow Travel, Commerce With Cuba

Allowing US citizens to travel to Cuba and engage in commerce with the island nation is a step forward in normalizing relations between the Washington and Havana, US Senator Patrick Leahy said in a press release on Thursday.

The Latest: Treasury Sec'y Lew warns of risks of nixing deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest in a hearing the Senate Foreign Relations Committee is conducting on the agreement the United States and five other world powers struck this month with Iran to rein in its nuclear weapons program in exchange...Show More Summary

Kerry, Moniz Face Off With Skeptical Lawmakers Over Iran Deal

last weekNews : The Two-Way

Secretary of State John Kerry and Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz defended the deal before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Bill to exempt Indian tribes from NLRA moves to House

Reuters A U.S. House of Representatives committee on Wednesday approved a bill that would exempt businesses owned by Indian tribes from the purview of the National Labor Relations Act, over objections from Democrats who say the measure is motivated by anti-union sentiment.

Senators, administration officials face off over Iran nuclear deal

The debate over the proposed nuclear agreement with Iran will have its first prominent face-off today as Obama administration officials confront mostly skeptical members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Has America gone nuts? Could Republican frontrunner Donald Trump really become president?

last weekNews : The Raw Story

For two serene months after Donald Trump announced in March that he was forming a presidential exploratory committee, he failed to register in national political polls. People basically thought he was kidding. Related: Donald Trump attack on John McCain war record is ‘new low in US...

US Congress Needs to Comb Through Iran Deal - Senate Committee Chairman

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will conduct a review of the agreement once President Barack Obama provides the agreement to the Committee in full.

Pro-Normalization PAC Raising Funds to Back Obama’s Cuba Initiative

A new political action committee backing normalizing U.S. relations with Cuba raised more than $178,000 in the past two months, a sign of public support for closer ties between the two countries, the group’s director said.

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