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Potential for Democratic Filibuster on Iran Deal Angers Key Republican

Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said it would be a travesty if Democrats filibustered any resolution disapproving of the accord.

Google covertly lobbied against net neutrality in India

last weekHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The company emailed members of the Government Relations committee of the Indian ISP association, asking them to support Facebook's Internet.org program, which delivers "a poor Internet for poor people." Read the rest

Senator Corker and the Nuclear Agreement

Paul R. Pillar Iran Nuclear Proliferation, Middle East Senator Bob Corker, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has long given us hope for reasonableness even when he and we have been surrounded by partisan rabidity and a lack of reason. Show More Summary

Bob Corker Declares Opposition to Iran Nuclear Deal

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker (R., Tenn.) has come out against the Iran nuclear deal, saying that the pact will not prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon.

Here it is. Your Moment of Zen

Bob Menendez is done. The once powerful chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee is now a back bencher, under indictment, and may or may not serve out the rest of his term which ends after the 2018 election. What are the desired...Show More Summary

Kerry: That ‘Ridiculous’ Bush Position that Iran Has No Right to Enrich Uranium … Is Now My Position

As I recounted in a column late yesterday, in 2009, the ineffable John Kerry, then the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and a staunch Obama ally, told the Financial Times that it was “ridiculous” to claim Iran did not...Show More Summary

Hiroshima, Nagasaki Survivors Still Treated for Radiation Related Illnesses

Decades after the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, out of the nearly 200,000 survivors still alive, thousands continue to be treated for radiation relation sickness, many of whom die of cancer, the International Committee of the Red Cross said Thursday on the 70th anniversary of the day the US dropped atomic bombs on the two Japanese cities.

Republican Party Rejects Lawless Resolution Demanding Congress Defy SCOTUS Gay Marriage Ruling

3 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The Republican National Committee has voted down a set of resolutions relating to LGBT rights, one of which called on Congress to defy the Supreme Court’s Obergefell v. Hodges and strip federal courts of jurisdiction on marriage issues. Show More Summary

More Trouble for Democrat Congressman Chaka Fattah

“The House Ethics Committee is opening an investigation into whether Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-Pa.) violated House rules related to the alleged bribery and money laundering charges for which he was indicted.” – TheHill.com................................................... To learn about the depth of the corruption centered on Fattah, read the Philadelphia Inquirer story

RNC to Vote on Lawless Resolution Asking Congress to Defy SCOTUS Gay Marriage Ruling

4 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The Republican National Committee is expected to vote on a set of resolutions relating to LGBT rights next week, one of which calls on Congress to defy the Supreme Court’s Obergefell v. Hodges and strip federal courts of jurisdiction on marriag… The post RNC to Vote on Lawless Resolution Asking Congress to Defy SCOTUS Gay Marriage Ruling appeared first on Towleroad.

“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

last monthNews : 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

last monthNews : 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

last monthNews : Huffington Post

  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

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