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Politics Nov 08Congress dodging war powers despite U.S. mission in Syria
In the fight against the Islamic State group, members of Congress talk tough against extremism, but many want to run for cover when it comes to voting on new war powers to fight the militants, preferring to let the president…
World Nov 04U.S. diplomats: Russian strikes have not halted Islamic State
Two top U.S. diplomats said Wednesday that 85 to 90 percent of Russian air strikes in Syria have killed moderate opposition forces and civilians and that Moscow's intervention has done little to stop Islamic State militants.
World Oct 06Airstrike on Kunduz hospital a mistake, U.S. commander says
WASHINGTON — The deadly American attack on a hospital in northern Afghanistan occurred despite "rigorous" U.S. military procedures designed to avoid such mistakes, the top commander of U.S. and allied forces in Afghanistan said Tuesday.
Politics Sep 22Petraeus apologizes for giving classified info to mistress
WASHINGTON -- Retired Army Gen. David Petraeus apologized to Congress on Tuesday for sharing classified information with his biographer and mistress, Paula Broadwell. It was his first public testimony before lawmakers since resigning as CIA director.
Politics Sep 19Iran nuclear deal is done, but debate in Congress isn’t over
It's a done deal, yet opponents of the Iran nuclear agreement won't go quietly.
Politics Sep 15Senate to hold new vote on Iran nuclear deal, Dems to block
WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans will try a second time on Tuesday to move ahead on a resolution rejecting the Iran nuclear deal, and the outcome is expected to be the same: Democrats are poised to block the measure and preserve…
Politics Sep 11House goes on record against Iran nuclear deal
The Republican-led House cast largely symbolic votes on Friday against the Iran nuclear deal, one day after the Senate ensured that the administration can implement the accord without congressional interference.
Politics Aug 16A Congressional veto would not necessarily kill the Iran deal
The September vote on the Iran nuclear deal is billed as a titanic standoff between President Barack Obama and Congress. Yet even if lawmakers reject the agreement, it's not game-over for the White House.
Politics Aug 11Lone Democratic senator to oppose Iran nuclear deal says sanctions will be effective
The lone Democratic senator to publicly oppose President Barack Obama's nuclear agreement with Iran said Tuesday that even if the U.S. backs away and other countries lift their sanctions, Iran still will feel meaningful pressure from the U.S. penalties.
Politics Aug 01Obama reaches out to Democrats undecided on Iran deal
Determined to secure support for the Iran nuclear deal, President Barack Obama is making inroads with a tough constituency - his fellow Democrats in Congress…