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Menendez is second Democrat to oppose Iran nuclear deal in the Senate

Jerusalem Post -- Senator Bob Menendez, Democrat of New Jersey, will oppose the Iran nuclear deal when it comes up for a vote in Congress next month. The senior lawmaker is the second Senate Democrat to announce disapproval of US President Barack Oba ...

McConnell says Obama has 'a great likelihood of success' in pushing through Iran deal

[caption id="attachment_2361" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]GEORGETOWN, Ky. (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell grudgingly acknowledges President Barack Obama has "a great likelihood of success" in his showdown with ...

Chuck Schumer to Oppose Iran Nuclear Deal

WASHINGTON (AP) -- New York Sen. Chuck Schumer, the No. 3 Senate Democrat and next-in-line party leader, said late Thursday that he is breaking with President Barack Obama and will oppose the Iran nuclear deal. "After deep study, careful thought and ...

GOP Fails to Block Funding for Planned Parenthood

[caption id="attachment_1657" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate blocked a Republican drive Monday to terminate federal funds for Planned Parenthood, setting the stage for the GOP to try again this fal ...

N.J. lawmakers propose legislation inspired by Cecil the lion

WASHINGTON (UPI) -- A New Jersey lawmaker said he plans to introduce legislation that would curb the sport killing of potentially threatened or endangered animals after a Minnesota dentist killed a popular lion during African hunting expedition. U.S. ...

Congressional Black Caucus to push Silicon Valley diversity

The most powerful African American politicians in the US will next week demand that Silicon Valley companies hire more black people after official figures revealed that many of the world’s most prominent tech companies’ workforces are just 2% black. ...

Rep. Mark Meadows seeks ouster of John Boehner as speaker

[caption id="attachment_28503" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]WASHINGTON (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., submitted a resolution Tuesday calling for the ouster of Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, as speaker of the house, sayi ...

GOP House chairman calls on Obama to remove IRS commissioner

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican chairman of a powerful House committee called for the removal of the IRS commissioner Monday, saying he has obstructed congressional investigations into the treatment of conservative groups. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Uta ...

No Quit in Cruz as Senior Senate Republicans Line Up to Criticize Him

[caption id="attachment_37911" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senior Senate Republicans lined up Sunday to rebuke Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz for harshly criticizing Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, an ext ...

In Senate speech, Cruz accuses McConnell of telling 'flat-out lie'

[caption id="attachment_37911" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]WASHINGTON (AP) — In a stunning attack on a leader of his own party, Republican Sen. Ted Cruz accused Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of lying to him and said ...


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