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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...

Jessica Schulberg

Barbara Boxer Offers New Iran Bill As Democrats Flee GOP Proposal

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 03.04.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the midst of an increasingly partisan battle over Iran sanctions on Capitol Hill, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) offered her own legis...

Jennifer Bendery

GOP Pushes Ahead With Bill Requiring Congressional Approval Of Potential U.S.-Iran Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Tuesday that the Senate will vote next week on a controversial bill that would requi...

Top Republican Defends U.S. Ban On Paying Ransom To Terrorist Groups

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 02.23.2015 | Politics

The Republican chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee came to the defense of President Barack Obama on Sunday and argued that the United S...

The Multi-Ring Republican Nomination Circus

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.30.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The sheer size of the Republican field, even at this early date, is downright astonishing. By some calculations, there are over two dozen valid possibilities for the Republican nomination.

Ali Watkins

Lawmakers Continue Pushing For Iran Legislation, Despite Obama's Veto Threat

HuffingtonPost.com | Ali Watkins | Posted 01.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Less than twelve hours after President Barack Obama directly warned lawmakers against nudging their way into talks over Iran’s nuclea...

Despite White House Warnings, Congress Will Push Ahead With Iran Sanctions

Reuters | Posted 03.16.2015 | Politics

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Republican and Democratic U.S. lawmakers will press ahead with a plan for more san...

Jennifer Bendery

ISIS War Authorization Language Could Come In 'A Few Weeks,' Says Bob Corker

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) said Tuesday that he expects the White House to send war authorization language to Congress in the coming week...

Will the Charlie Hebdo Terrorist Attack Kill Intelligence Reform in the United States?

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 03.14.2015 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

Just as the gruesome beheadings in Syria rallied a once war-weary public to support the deployment of US troops in both Iraq and Syria, the brutal assault at Charlie Hebdo could have the effect of convincing more Americans that US intelligence should keep the power they have in order to detect a similar act of violence.

Here's Why Obama And Congress Just Can't Get Along

AP | NANCY BENAC | Posted 01.11.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — He hardly ever calls. When he does, it's all business. And that's President Barack Obama's vibe with top Democrats on Capitol Hil...

Jennifer Bendery

Bob Corker Ready To Give Another Push To ISIS War Authorization

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's been five months since the U.S. began bombing Iraq and Syria in the war against the Islamic State, or ISIS. It's also been five ...

Ali Watkins

Congress Must Have Voice In Iran Talks, New Foreign Relations Chairman Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Ali Watkins | Posted 01.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the newly minted Senate Foreign Relations Committee chair, Bob Corker, settles in, dealing with congressional tensions over Iran is h...

Ali Watkins

Republicans Return To Washington With Iran Talks In Their Crosshairs

HuffingtonPost.com | Ali Watkins | Posted 01.06.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans are returning to Washington this week with control over both houses of Congress, and they have their sights set on one key O...

4 Truths About Water and Sanitation

Lisa Schechtman | Posted 02.04.2015 | Politics
Lisa Schechtman

Right now, one-third of the world's population lives without a decent toilet. One in ten people doesn't have access to safe drinking water. Without these, even basic handwashing can be beyond reach.