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Lawmakers back measures to protect Israel by punishing Iran
Aiming to prove their commitment to Israel, senior U.S. lawmakers are backing bipartisan legislation that would slap Iran with new sanctions while maintaining rigorous enforcement of the landmark nuclear deal
What you need to know about tensions in the South China Sea
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is to arrive in Beijing on Saturday, the last stop on his trip to Asia that has included meetings in Tokyo and Seoul. The secretary of state's visits with Chinese officials, including Chinese President Xi Jinping, may have any number of issues on the table,
GOP Sen. Paul calls colleague McCain 'a little bit unhinged'
Sen. Rand Paul has called fellow Republican Sen. John McCain "a little bit unhinged" in reaction to McCain's statement the previous day in which he said "the senator from Kentucky is now working for Vladimir Putin."
Democrats and some Republicans want to stop Trump from lifting Russia sanctions
Democrats and a handful of Republicans are rallying around a bill designed to prevent President Donald Trump from lifting sanctions on Russia without congressional approval. The measure, introduced by House Democrats Wednesday and supported by at least three Republicans, would give Congress 120
Supporters Tweet #LetLizSpeak After Elizabeth Warren Silenced on Senate Floor
Democrats rushed to Twitter on Wednesday in defense of Sen. Elizabeth Warren after Republicans rebuked her on the Senate floor Tuesday night for quoting 30-year-old criticisms of Jeff Sessions ahead of his confirmation vote to become U.S. attorney general. The Massachusetts senator had referenced
Trump's Treasury Secretary Pick Steven Mnuchin Says Tax Laws Have to Be 'Simpler and More Effective'
Steven Mnuchin, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for Treasury secretary, faced tough questioning at his confirmation hearing today, as members of the Senate Finance Committee grilled him on his role in IndyMac, the failed bank that was seized by the U.S. government, and his stance on sanctions.
Amb. John Herbst on Tillerson's remarks on Russia
ABC News' Amna Nawaz and Will Reeve discuss Tillerson's remarks on Russia with Amb.
Klein: Hearing Was More About Trump than Sessions
I think I know the answer to this but as attorney general just what would like her verbal commitment here to continue to do what you as always done. And that's put to safety and security of the American people first and you'll continue to work with us. In a cooperative fashion to make sure that all
President Obama Tells Democrats in Congress to Stand Their Ground in Fight Over Obamacare
President Obama told Democratic lawmakers Wednesday that he envied the position they were in to battle Republicans on the frontlines in the halls of Congress. “I envy you so much," he said, according to lawmakers in the room during their closed-door meeting. "Because I would love to be on the field
9 Questions Democrats Want Answered About Donald Trump's Transition Team
Since returning to work after President-elect Donald Trump ’s victory, congressional Democrats have taken or requested at least nine separate actions seeking to address their concerns about the Trump transition. It is traditional for members of the opposing party to request inquiries and