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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...