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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 01.28.2015 | 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 01.15.2015 | 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 01.12.2015 | 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.

'President' McCain and His 'Shadow Cabinet'

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 01.25.2015 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

John McCain would much rather have been elected president back in 2008, but for a man who was soundly defeated by Obama, being a Shadow President against that very same man is the perhaps the second-best thing that he could have hoped for.

The Two Senate Republicans Who Won on Tuesday Night

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 01.06.2015 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

You can call it a "wave," a "thumpin'," or a "shellacking," but whatever term that the pundits and politicians use, it's quite clear that the Republican Party made a loud statement on Election Night.

What a Republican Senate Would Mean for World Politics

Kevin A. Lees | Posted 01.04.2015 | Politics
Kevin A. Lees

Republican control in both houses of Congress might not actually be the worst thing for the Obama administration. It might actually be to Obama's advantage on two key issues -- trade and immigration.

3 Countries That Will Be Watching the Midterms on Tueday

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 01.02.2015 | World
Daniel R. DePetris

By virtue of America's superpower status in international affairs, millions of people around the world will be tracking the polls and watching the results. And three countries in particular, all of whom reside in the Middle East, will be glued to the television as the votes are counted.

My 3 Favorite Republican Senators

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 11.23.2014 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

The pack is out of session for the next seven weeks campaigning for another term. So perhaps this is a good time to get a little reflective and sentimental before campaign season really heats up in October.

Why Obama Should Ask Congress for an ISIS AUMF

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

If the Obama administration finds it necessary to expand U.S. military activity against the IS into Syria, President Obama will quickly face a wave of pressure on Capitol Hill on the need to submit a new Authorization for the Use of Military Force for congressional debate and approval.

Tennessee GOP Senator Bob Corker Won't Rule Out Presidential Bid

AP | ERIK SCHELZIG | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics

LAWRENCEBURG, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker said Wednesday he isn't ruling out joining the field of Republicans running for president in 20...

Let's Sue the GOP

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 10.04.2014 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Senate Republicans last week prevented repair of a law that 99.99 percent of Americans hate and condemn and would vote 50 times to repeal, given the chance. The GOP blocked a bill that would have ended tax breaks bestowed on corporations for offshoring factories and jobs.

Zach Carter

Warren's Mortgage Reforms Divide Progressives

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is dividing Wall Street critics in Congress by leading talks regarding a controversial Fannie Mae and Fr...

Marina Fang

Here Are The (Mostly) Old White Men Who Will Be Running The Senate If The GOP Takes Over

HuffingtonPost.com | Marina Fang | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Huffington Post recently asked Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) how he thought the current minority leader, Mitch McCo...

Senators Propose Gas Tax Increase Of 12 Cents Per Gallon

AP | By JOAN LOWY | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two senators unveiled a bipartisan plan Wednesday to raise federal gasoline and diesel taxes for the first time in more than two d...

GOP Senator Apologizes For Midget Comment

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 06.06.2014 | Politics

Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) apologized Thursday for describing some of his fellow senators and their referencing of Congressional Budget Office (CBO) sc...

Michael McAuliff

Will Congress Act To End Endless War?

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Congress granted President George W. Bush authority to go to war against the perpetrators of 9/11 and their supporters shortly afte...

Lawmakers Say Latest Russia Sanctions Are Too Mild

Reuters | Patricia Zengerle | Posted 06.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, April 28 (Reuters) - Senior U.S. Republican lawmakers said on Monday the latest sanctions imposed on Russian individuals and companies a...