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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...

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...

Key Senate Democrat Says Dems Oppose 'Blank Check' For Islamic State Fight

Reuters | Posted 03.11.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, March 11 (Reuters) - The top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said on Wednesday congressional Democrats do not want to...

Friday Talking Points -- Obamacare Fails to Kill Jobs, Once Again

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.09.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli Jr. is this week's Most Impressive Democrat of the Week award-winner, for doing a much better job arguing the case for President Obama's interpretation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act before the Supreme Court than he did the last time around.

Menendez: 'I Am Not Going Anywhere'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 03.06.2015 | Politics

Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) defended himself Friday against allegations of corruption, insisting that he has no plans to leave office. Addressin...

DOJ To Charge Bob Menendez With Corruption: Report

Reuters | Posted 03.06.2015 | Politics

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON, March 6 (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department is preparing criminal corruption charges against New Jersey Democr...

Jennifer Bendery

Peace Gets A Chance: Democratic Hawks Back Off Iran Sanctions Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.27.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hawkish Senate Democrats are backing off an aggressive push for Iran sanctions legislation, saying they'll give President Barack Obama b...

Dem To Hold Off On New Iran Bill -- For Now

Reuters | Posted 01.27.2015 | Politics

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON, Jan 27 (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Robert Menendez, co-sponsor of legislation that would tighten sanctio...

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...

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...

The End of the Cold War

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.16.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

President Barack Obama just spoke on the telephone with the leader of Cuba to finalize the two countries' new relations -- an event that hadn't happened in over half a century. The Cold War is now almost completely a matter of interest only to historians, to put things into context.

Bob Menendez, Marco Rubio Torch Obama Administration Over Cuba Announcement

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics

Two longtime critics of Cuba made blistering statements Wednesday morning following the Obama administration's announcement that the U.S. would normal...

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Two Leading Iraqi Kurdish Groups Fighting The Islamic State To Be Taken Off U.S. Terror List

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 12.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two of the leading political parties representing the Middle East's stateless Kurdish population will soon be removed from a U.S. list o...

Jennifer Bendery

Senators To John Kerry: We're Moving Forward On War Authorization Without You

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State John Kerry came to the Senate on Tuesday to urge lawmakers to pass a new Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUM...

Senators Warn Of Tough Sanctions If Iran Deal Unacceptable

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic and Republican senators largely responsible for tough sanctions on Iran are warning of more penalties if any deal w...

Senator Says It's Time To Arm Ukraine

The Huffington Post | Matt Sledge | Posted 08.31.2014 | Politics

Senate Foreign Relations Chair Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) said it's time for President Barack Obama's administration to arm Ukraine in the face of a Rus...

Democratic Senator: No Arms To Iraq Unless Congress Gets Info

AP | Posted 09.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — An influential Democratic senator threatened Thursday to block U.S. arms sales to Iraq if Congress doesn't get an assessment of Ir...

Senators Graham And Menendez's Iranian Black Comedy

Matthew Hoh | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics
Matthew Hoh

The repetition of Washington's call to arms manifests as a form of black comedy: it is funny until you realize its horror.

Bob Menendez Seeks Probe Of Alleged Cuban Plot To Smear Him

Washington Post | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics

Sen. Robert Menendez is asking the Justice Department to pursue evidence obtained by U.S. investigators that the Cuban government concocted an elabora...

Elise Foley

Democrat Unveils Plan For Border Crisis

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) unveiled a 20-point plan on Thursday for beginning to deal with the crisis of unaccompanied minors crossing t...

Senate Logjam Complicates U.S. Efforts In Iraq

AP | By BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 08.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate logjam over confirming ambassadors risks hampering U.S. efforts to contain an expanding Islamist urgency in Iraq, with se...

Immigration On The Concert Stage, Silver Screen & In The Legislature: Calle 13 @ Coachella, The Undocumented, How Democracy Works Now + Mercedes Sosa's Final Recording Session

Michael Vazquez | Posted 07.28.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Vazquez

Herewith, a legend's final studio recording, a great day at Coachella, notes on heroic forensics and a decade and a half of failed immigration legisla...

Senator Hits Chamber Of Commerce For Cuba Trip

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman has told the U.S. Chamber of Commerce that he believes its trip to Cuba is a bad i...

Congress, White House Spar Over Possible Sanctions Against Venezuela

Reuters | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON, May 8 (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers pushed on Thursday for sanctions on Venezuelans linked to human righ...

Lawmakers Bash Obama Administration's 'Delusional' Syria Policy

Reuters | Posted 05.26.2014 | Politics

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON, March 26 (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers lashed out at the Obama administration's handling of Syria's civi...