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Key Hawkish Lobbying Group Doesn't Want the Corker Bill Strengthened

AIPAC, by far the most powerful lobbying group in Washington when it comes to Israel issues, is opposed to amending a bill the Senate Foreign Relations Committee recently passed that gives Congress limited power to review an Iran deal,...Show More Summary

The Proposed Iran Nuclear Weapons Law: Fair to Congress and the President

The bill (S 615), unanimously passed by the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations on April 14th, gives Congress an appropriate role in reviewing any agreement that President Obama may reach with Iran regarding its nuclear weapons program, without tying the President's hands in advance. Show More Summary

Will the GOP take a win on Iran?

The Iran Nuclear Review Amendment Act (the Corker-Menendez bill) passed the Senate Foreign Relations Committee 19-0. Amendments and debate on the bill will get underway next week. According to a fact sheet provided by the bill’s floor managers, the bill would require the president to submit to Congress any final Iran deal along with all […]

Bob Corker Says He's Looking For A 'Path Forward' On Obama's War Authorization Request

4 days agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) told reporters on Tuesday he is committed to starting talks with his colleagues to see if there is a path forward on President Barack Obama’s request forShow More Summary

Bipartisanship breaks out on Capitol Hill — at least for now

The same day as the Medicare vote, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee unanimously approved legislation empowering Congress to review and possibly reject an emerging Iran nuclear pact. Lawmakers seem to be close to a compromise on...Show More Summary

Obama NLRB Declares War on Right To Work

By Don Loos, The National Right to Work Committee The Obama National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has been hitting at the edge of Right To Work for six years; now it has signaled a frontal assault on Right To Work freedom.

8 lesser known stories the Pulitzer committee should know about

Related: Roy S. Harris makes his Pulitzer predictions National journalism awards have already sniffed out some exceptional journalism that no doubt will be top Pulitzer contenders: The Arizona Republic’s exceptional work investigating...Show More Summary

The market isn't going to see oil from Iran anytime soon (USO, OIL)

This week, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted unanimously that Congress should have the power to approve any final decision on sanctions against Iran. In a note to clients, RBC Capital Markets wrote that this means it's going...Show More Summary

Senate Dems Wimp Out Again

The bill approved unanimously by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee yesterday may be “watered down,” but it still puts limits on President Obama’s ability to reach an agreement with Iran. And Iran didn’t waste any time griping about it. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday dismissed pressure from the U.S. Congress over a preliminary deal […]

Congress' Iran Bill Battle Isn't Over Yet

WASHINGTON -- The negotiated efforts by members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to unanimously pass a bill to provide congressional oversight of the Iran nuclear deal was hailed on Tuesday as a rare display of bipartisan pragmatism. Show More Summary

Obama got Senate to reject ‘two of Netanyahu’s demands’ on Iran, but the ‘NYT’ won’t mention that

The American public is overwhelmingly behind the Iran deal. So who is against it and demanding that Congress has oversight? Only the rightwing Israel lobby. Though yesterday Obama got the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to reject "two of Netanyahu's demands"

Obama Backs Senate Iran Legislation, No DEA Agents Fired for Drug Cartel Prostitution Parties, Dark Matter Mapped: A.M. Links

last weekNews : Reason

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted unanimously in favor of legislation that sets forth how Congress can approve or reject a deal struck between international negotiatiors and Iran. President Obama says he’s willing to signShow More Summary

Obama Relents on Iran Bill

“The White House relented on Tuesday and said President Obama would sign a compromise bill giving Congress a voice on the proposed nuclear accord with Iran as the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, in rare unanimous agreement, moved the legislation to [...]

Obama drops veto threat as Senate moves to assert a voice on Iran deal

Obama drops veto threat as Senate moves to assert a voice on Iran deal WASHINGTON — The Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday unanimously approved a compromise bill allowing Congress to vote on a deal to stem Iran’s nuclear program. President Barack Obama, who had threatened to veto the original bill, embraced the compromise, an [...]Show More Summary

Senators Force Iran Deal Review

It’s only because the president is Barack HUSSEIN Obama. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted 19-0 to approve the bill, which would give Congress at least 30 days to review the deal, assuming it is completed. Congress could then choose to put forth a resolution disapproving the deal, but Senate approval would require 60 votes. [...]

Senate Foreign Relations panel okays watered-down Iran nuclear review bill in 19-0 vote

Sen. Bob Corker answers reporters' questions Tuesday. The unanimous vote of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Tuesday in support of an amended bill authorizing a congressional review of any agreement with Iran over its nuclear program doesn't mean conflict between the White House and foes of such an agreement has ended. Show More Summary

After Last-Minute Changes, Iran Bill Sweeps Key Vote With White House Support

WASHINGTON -- After several months of wrangling between the White House and Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), a controversial bill to increase Congress’ involvement in the Iran nuclear talks passed the committee Tuesday on a unanimous vote of 19-0. Show More Summary

How the White House lost control on Iran

It’s not often that a White House gets clobbered on a major foreign policy initiative, unanimously, in Congress. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s 19-0 vote on the Corker-Cardin measure after virulent administration opposition up until this morning was the end result of a series of events that have rendered a thumbs-down verdict on the president’s credibility in […]

Senate Panel Backs Iran Deal

WASHINGTON -- A bill to provide congressional oversight for a nuclear deal with Iran passed unanimously on Tuesday through the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and seems destined to become law after the White House expressed support...Show More Summary

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