Members of Congress who are demanding Hillary Rodham Clinton’s emails are largely exempt from such scrutiny themselves. Continue reading
Secretary of State John Kerry, Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey went before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to request authorization for war powers against the Islamic State forces. Gwen Ifill reports on Congress’ questioning of the Obama administration’s military priorities. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday that U.S. lawmakers won’t be able to change the terms of any nuclear agreement with Iran because it won’t be legally binding, a statement likely to inspire greater congressional opposition.
A letter sent to Iran’s leaders by Senate Republicans, signed by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and 46 others, has widened the rift between the GOP and White House over the nuclear talks. Vice President Joe Biden denounced the letter, and Iran’s foreign minister charged that it was part of a campaign to undermine negotiations. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue reading
What prompted 47 Republican senators to send a letter to the leaders of Iran voicing concern about a potential nuclear deal made without congressional approval? Judy Woodruff gets two views on the GOP showdown with the White House from Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., and Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Ct. Continue reading
In our news wrap Monday, 47 Republican senators issued an open letter to Iran’s leaders saying they would consider any agreement not approved by Congress as an executive agreement between Obama and Ayatollah Khamenei that could be revoked or modified. Also, the U.S. government issued new sanctions on seven officials from Venezuela, accusing them of corruption and human rights violations. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — House Speaker John Boehner and a group of top Democrats and Republicans stepped up the pressure on President Barack Obama to provide lethal, defensive weapons to Ukraine in its fight against Russian-backed separatists.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wove religious, historical and popular culture anecdotes throughout his address to Congress today. Here are 11 of those references that kept our ears perked.
President Barack Obama says Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu didn’t offer any “viable alternatives” to the nuclear negotiations with Iran during his speech to Congress. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is seizing the bully pulpit of Congress to warn against trusting Iran to curb its nuclear ambitions, even as President Barack Obama’s negotiators continue talking with the Iranians Tuesday in hopes of closing a deal this month.