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U.S. Congress Tells Pakistan It'll Have To Pay For F-16 Fighters Itself

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 05.03.2016 | World

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has told Pakistan it will have to finance the purchase of American F-16 fighter jets itself after members of ...

Republicans Are Even Blocking Their Own Nominees Now

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.09.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The level of obstruction in the Senate hit a new level of absurdity on Wednesday, as a Democratic effort to confirm a federal judge with...

Senate GOP Tries To Like Ted Cruz The Way You Have To Hug Your Sweaty Cousin

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.08.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wanna make Republican senators squirm? Just ask why their caucus isn't rallying behind fellow Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas) to defeat Donald Tru...

Obama Loves America So Much He Wants To Save It From Becoming Fascist

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim | Posted 01.13.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama put the American people on notice Tuesday night that a dark future awaited U.S. democracy if they didn't begin to...

Senators Demand To See Documents Behind State Department Trafficking Report

The Huffington Post | Ali Watkins | Posted 08.06.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Lawmakers threatened Thursday to subpoena all State Department documentation pertaining to its 2015 human trafficking report, which gove...

Was Kasich Trumped? Was Kerry Corker-ed?

Mark Green | Posted 07.27.2015 | Media
Mark Green

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Shrum and Christie discuss whether John Kasich got overshadowed this week and if the GOP has "crazies" in the base (McCain's word) or simply has "a crazy base." Also: Senate Republicans go off on Kerry over Iran -- was he "fleeced" or do they believe in "unicorns?"

Dayana Morales Gomez

Here's What Southern Congress Members Think About The Confederate Flag On State License Plates

HuffingtonPost.com | Dayana Morales Gomez | Posted 06.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the wake of the Charleston shooting, the country has been reexamining why it still pays tribute to America's history of slavery. Conf...

Jessica Schulberg

Senator Pushes For Ban On Ground Troops In War Against ISIS Before 2016

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 06.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the debate in Congress over whether to authorize the ongoing war against the Islamic State drags on, one lawmaker is pushing for a mo...

Senator Is Shocked At How Little Data The NSA Collects

National Journal | Posted 05.13.2015 | Politics

As the deadline to reauthorize the bulk-data-collection program rapidly approaches, Republican Sen. Bob Corker says that an administration-led classif...

Laura Barron-Lopez

GOP Senator Blames Own Party For Being ‘Incredibly Irresponsible' On Highway Funding

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 05.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) railed against his own party Wednesday for failing to extend funding for the nation’s roads, bridges, and tr...

Jessica Schulberg

AUMF Should Include Authority To Strike Assad, Says Senate Foreign Relations Chairman

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 05.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On the heels of a skillfully crafted, bipartisan negotiation that facilitated the passage of an Iran nuclear oversight bill out of the S...

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 06.19.2015 | 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 06.15.2015 | 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 06.06.2015 | 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,...