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Janie Velencia

Americans Want Congress To Have A Say On Iran Deal | Janie Velencia | Posted 04.15.2015 | Politics

A significant majority of Americans want Congress to be involved in the proposed nuclear agreement with Iran, according to a new Suffolk University/US...

Sam Stein

Senate Panel Backs Iran Deal | Sam Stein | Posted 04.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bill to provide congressional oversight for a nuclear deal with Iran passed unanimously on Tuesday through the Senate Foreign Relation...

Laura Barron-Lopez

Congress Unconvinced By Obama Administration 'Hard Sell' On Iran Deal | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 04.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Members of Congress said they remained unconvinced after Secretary of State John Kerry and other administration officials on Monday brie...

Jennifer Bendery

Mitch McConnell Delays Vote On Iran Bill After Democrats Rebel | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Feeling the heat from a Democratic rebellion, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is reversing course on a plan to move forwa...

Boehner Invites Netanyahu To Address Congress On Iran

AP | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner is inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (neh-ten-YAH'-hoo) to address a joint session of ...

The Senate's Gift to ISIS: Sanctions on Iran

Trita Parsi | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics
Trita Parsi

Rather than worrying about the ISIS challenge softening the US's position on the nuclear portfolio, the real worry should be that Senators Kirk and Menendez will blow up diplomacy with Iran, and in doing so, eliminate the chance of preventing an Iranian nuclear bomb, restart the march towards war with Iran, and on top of that, enable ISIS to benefit from the reignited US-Iran rivalry.

Ali Watkins

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

Ali Watkins

With New Report, Congress Gains Ammo To Fight Iran Deal | Ali Watkins | Posted 11.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A new report blasting Iran for its involvement in the Syrian civil war is drawing attention in the nation's capital just as U.S. officia...

Secret Iran Talks Leave Lawmakers Feeling Left In The Dark

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 12.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers are raising questions about the secret U.S. diplomacy with Iran that led to last month's nuclear breakthrough, demanding...

Congress Weighs Harsh Actions After Big Deal

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 11.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers are making contingency plans for what happens if — or when — the nuclear accord with Iran falls apart. Congress is ...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Senators Express Skepticism On Iran Deal | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 11.24.2013 | Politics

There is "bipartisan skepticism" about the nuclear deal that has been reached with Iran, Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) said during an appearance on "Fox N...

Congressional Hardliners vs. Obama on Iran

Stephen Zunes | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Stephen Zunes

Rather than respond positively to Rouhani's election, the U.S. House of Representatives -- just two days before his inauguration in August -- voted by an overwhelming 400-20 margin to impose punitive new sanctions on Iran.

Obama, Congress At Odds Over Iran Sanctions

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER and MATTHEW LEE | Posted 12.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is weighing whether to offer Iran the chance to recoup billions of dollars in frozen o...

Obama, Congress At Odds

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 07.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress is considering a new series of hard-hitting Iran sanctions on everything from mining and construction to the Islamic republic's...

Congress Approves New Iran Sanctions

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 10.01.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- Congress voted Wednesday to slap sanctions on Iran's energy, shipping and financial industries, convinced that increasing the economic p...

Congress Pushes for War With Iran

Stephen Zunes | Posted 08.15.2012 | Politics
Stephen Zunes

President Obama's "red line" on Iran -- the point at which his administration would consider taking military action against the country -- has been the reactionary regime's actual procurement of nuclear weapons.

Congress Sends Obama New Sanctions Against Iran

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Congress on Thursday overwhelmingly passed tough new sanctions against Iran, sending a message to the Tehran government that notion...

Lucia Graves

Lawmakers Seek To Remove Iranian Organization From Government's Terrorist List | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Bob Filner (D-Calif.) introduced a resolution Thursday calling for the Obama administration to remove the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran...

Lieberman Asks Petraeus: Do You Want Authority To Send Troops To Iran?

TPM Muckraker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) doesn't think Gen. Petraeus has enough war on his hands. The senator (changing the subject from Iraq with "I want to go to I...