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Iranian Foreign Minister: Iran, U.S., Saudi Have 'Common Interest' In Fighting ISIS

The WorldPost | Peter Mellgard | Posted 04.29.2015 | World

NEW YORK -- Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Wednesday that the Iranian government is ready and willing to work with international pa...

Laura Barron-Lopez

GOP Leader Says He's Looking For A 'Path Forward' On Obama's Request To Authorize War Against ISIS

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 04.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) told reporters on Tuesday he is committed to starting talks with his co...

GOP's Confirmation of Lynch Won't Change Anything With Obama

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 04.19.2015 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The issue is not really the trumped up issue that McConnell and GOP leaders claimed was the reason for the unconscionable foot-drag on Loretta Lynch's confirmation and that's that they wanted a vote on an anti-human trafficking law. The issue is their die-hard, take no prisoners, assault on Obama.

Jessica Schulberg

How A Man Who Got His Start In Construction Became The Most Powerful Foreign Policy Voice In Congress

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 04.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Last week witnessed one of the most piqued foreign policy showdowns between the executive and legislative branch during the Obama presid...

What Did Democrats Win in the Cardin Compromise on the Corker Bill?

Robert Naiman | Posted 04.15.2015 | Politics
Robert Naiman

This isn't a small change; it's absolutely crucial. The original language in the Corker bill represented an existential threat to the negotiations.

Jessica Schulberg

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

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 04.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After several months of wrangling between the White House and Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), a contro...

Ryan Grim

Nancy Pelosi Strategizing With White House Against Iran Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 04.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The United States Senate has spent the better part of the past two years working to inject itself into nuclear negotiations between Iran...

Sam Stein

Iran Deal Reached In Senate; White House Hints Its Support

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 04.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A tentative deal has been reached by senators on a bill to apply congressional oversight to a nuclear deal with Iran. And early signals ...

Jessica Schulberg

Bob Corker Says Iran Bill Can Withstand Obama Veto

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 04.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) said Monday he's confident his bill to restrict President Barack Obama'...

Jessica Schulberg

Barbara Boxer Tells Bob Corker It's 'Reckless' And 'Irresponsible' To Vote Now On Iran Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 04.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) on Wednesday evening asked Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) to postpone markup of hi...

Hillary Clinton, Elizabeth Warren, and Bernie Sanders Back Iran Framework Deal

Robert Naiman | Posted 04.06.2015 | Politics
Robert Naiman

As it was before, so it is now: the question of whether Congress will blow up diplomacy with Iran and put us on a path to another war is ultimately a question about Senate Democrats.

President Explains The 'Obama Doctrine,' Defends Iran Deal

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 04.06.2015 | Politics

President Barack Obama opened up about his so-called "Obama doctrine," the overarching principle that guides his foreign policy in places like the Mid...

Laura Barron-Lopez

GOP Steadfast On Passing Iran Bill Despite Obama's Plea To Stand Down

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 04.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Appearing in the Rose Garden on Thursday to announce the framework of a historic deal on Iran's nuclear program, President Barack Obama ...

Jessica Schulberg

Limited Progress On Iran Talks Unlikely To Impress Even Senate Democrats

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 04.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In an anti-climactic response to a March 31 deadline for reaching a political framework on the Iran nuclear deal, negotiators from Iran,...

Ali Watkins

With Speech To Congress, Afghan President Takes On Massive Expectations

HuffingtonPost.com | Ali Watkins | Posted 03.26.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Wednesday morning, Ashraf Ghani came to Capitol Hill with a mission: After a decade of tumult between Washington and Kabul, he needed...

Congress Lays Tripwires for Iran Nuclear Accord

Ryan Costello | Posted 03.20.2015 | Politics
Ryan Costello

Legislators supportive of a negotiated solution to the Iran nuclear crisis should recognize the Corker bill for what it is: a dangerously written measure that injects new demands into the negotiations and risks laying the foundation to kill a historic agreement. There are three major tripwires that the bill would impose on a deal.

Senators Agree To Delay Committee Vote On Iran Bill

Reuters | Posted 03.20.2015 | Politics

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON, March 19 (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Democrats and Republicans agreed on Thursday to delay until April 14 the Senate F...

Opposing Two States, Netanyahu Unmasks GOP-Likud Agenda of Fake Diplomacy

Robert Naiman | Posted 03.16.2015 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Perhaps it's natural for Netanyahu and the Cotton 47 to think: Netanyahu has gotten away with fake diplomacy with the Palestinians, why can't the U.S. do fake diplomacy with Iran?

Sam Stein

White House Issues Saturday Night Iran Deal Warning To The Senate

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 03.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In an effort to reassert control over the domestic political debate surrounding sensitive negotiations on Iran’s nuclear program, the ...

Obama's U.N. End Run Around Congress on Iran

Jeffrey Laurenti | Posted 03.14.2015 | Politics
Jeffrey Laurenti

The 47 Senate Republicans who warned Iranians against any nuclear agreement with Barack Obama that a Republican successor could revoke "with the stroke of a pen" billed their audacious letter to the clerical regime in Tehran as a civics lesson in the American constitutional system.

Criticism, Some From The Right, Builds On GOP Letter To Iran

AP | Posted 03.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Criticism of 47 Republican senators' letter to Iranian leaders escalated Friday, and one of the lawmakers expressed misgivings abo...

State Department Pushes Back Against GOP Criticism Of Iran Deal

Reuters | Posted 03.13.2015 | Politics

(Reuters) - The U.S. State Department fought back on Friday against the latest Republican criticism of the Iran nuclear talks, saying any moves to lif...

Jennifer Bendery

John Kerry: If Congress Can't Pass A Bipartisan AUMF, They 'Absolutely' Shouldn't Pass One

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State John Kerry told lawmakers Wednesday that if they can't pass President Barack Obama's war authorization request with a...

Jessica Schulberg

Republicans Blame Obama For Tom Cotton Letter

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 03.11.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans, under fire for a letter signed by 47 senators to the leadership of Iran, said Tuesday that complaints about violating forei...

Jessica Schulberg

Tom Cotton Doesn't Give A Sh** About Iran Talks Protocol. But A Lot Of Others Do.

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 03.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An open letter from Senate Republicans to Iranian leadership, released Monday, ended up sparking scorn about its ultimate value and flak...