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Senate Readies War Powers Bill to Limit Trump’s Iran Options

Senate Readies War Powers Bill to Limit Trump’s Iran Options

The Senate is moving closer to a rebuke of Donald Trump over Iran, as Democratic Senator Tim Kaine said he has enough Republican votes to pass a resolution limiting the president’s ability to carry
House Democrats Press White House for Drone-Strike Justification

House Democrats Press White House for Drone-Strike Justification

House Democrats demanded the White House provide a legal justification for the drone strike that killed Iranian General Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad as administration officials continue to provide
Trump Mocks Democrats for Criticism of Soleimani Strike Notice

Trump Mocks Democrats for Criticism of Soleimani Strike Notice

President Donald Trump mocked Democrats for their criticism that he should have notified Congress before killing a top Iranian general, a strike that’s raised tensions in the Middle East.
House Votes to Curb Trump Power to Strike Iran Without Congress

House Votes to Curb Trump Power to Strike Iran Without Congress

The U.S. House of Representatives voted Thursday to limit President Donald Trump’s authority to strike Iran, a mostly symbolic move Democrats say defends Congress’s constitutional powers but
Trump’s Soleimani Strike Pays Off for Now After Iran Backs Away

Trump’s Soleimani Strike Pays Off for Now After Iran Backs Away

Donald Trump took the biggest risk of his presidency by killing a top Iranian general, and for the moment the bet is paying off. The question now is: for how long?
House Democrats Head for Symbolic Showdown to Curb Trump on Iran

House Democrats Head for Symbolic Showdown to Curb Trump on Iran

The House will vote Thursday on a resolution to limit President Donald Trump’s options for military action against Iran, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said, adding that Democrats weren’t satisfied by the
New U.S. Sanctions Most Likely to Hit Metals Sector: Iran Update

New U.S. Sanctions Most Likely to Hit Metals Sector: Iran Update

Iran on Wednesday fired missiles at airbases jointly used by the U.S. and Iraq in retaliation for the killing of General Qassem Soleimani, roiling financial markets and disrupting air traffic but
Iran Signals More Escalation With Warning on Gulf Violations

Iran Signals More Escalation With Warning on Gulf Violations

Iran is responsible for security in the Persian Gulf and is acting more vigorously to protect it, Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said, suggesting that a showdown between his country and Western powers
Trump Pledge to Avoid War Tested by Iran Days After 2020 Launch

Trump Pledge to Avoid War Tested by Iran Days After 2020 Launch

Two days after launching his 2020 re-election bid, President Donald Trump had to confront whether to risk breaking his pledge to avoid entangling the U.S. in new Middle East conflicts.
Trump’s Iran Indecision Sets Congress, and GOP, on Edge

Trump’s Iran Indecision Sets Congress, and GOP, on Edge

President Donald Trump’s last-minute decision to cancel a planned military strike on Iran has exposed a deep-running rift in the Republican Party between foreign policy hawks and those hewing to the
Senate Votes to Block Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia, Rebuking Trump

Senate Votes to Block Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia, Rebuking Trump

Senators voted to block arms sales to Saudi Arabia in a rebuke of President Donald Trump’s decision to use an emergency declaration to move forward on the deal despite congressional objections.
Iran Tensions Prompt Lawmakers to Revisit Trump's War Powers

Iran Tensions Prompt Lawmakers to Revisit Trump's War Powers

Rising tensions between the U.S. and Iran are giving new urgency to a long-unresolved fight over whether Donald Trump and other presidents have abused their power in taking the country into war.
Senate to Vote on Blocking Saudi Arms Sale in Rebuke to Trump

Senate to Vote on Blocking Saudi Arms Sale in Rebuke to Trump

The Senate will vote Thursday on resolutions to halt arms sales to Saudi Arabia and other Middle Eastern countries under an agreement between Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Bob Menendez, the top
2020 Candidate Pete Buttigieg Lays Out Foreign-Policy Vision

2020 Candidate Pete Buttigieg Lays Out Foreign-Policy Vision

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg wants to repeal the 2001 authorization for use of force in Iraq and Afghanistan, calling it a "blank check" that has led to an "endless war."
Senate to Vote on Disapproval of Saudi Arms Sale, McConnell Says

Senate to Vote on Disapproval of Saudi Arms Sale, McConnell Says

The GOP-led Senate will vote on measures that could stop the Trump administration from pushing through arms sales to Saudi Arabia over congressional objections, according to Majority Leader Mitch
Trump Revokes Security Clearance for Critic and Obama Official John Brennan

Trump Revokes Security Clearance for Critic and Obama Official John Brennan

President Donald Trump has revoked former CIA Director John Brennan’s security clearance, accusing him of “erratic conduct and behavior,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said.
Manchin Says He’s Undecided on Kavanaugh After Two-Hour Meeting

Manchin Says He’s Undecided on Kavanaugh After Two-Hour Meeting

Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia became the first Democrat in the chamber to meet with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, and after the two-hour private session Monday the senator said he
Ryan Says Trump Just ‘Trolling’ With Threat to Pull Clearances

Ryan Says Trump Just ‘Trolling’ With Threat to Pull Clearances

Washington (AP) -- Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan is dismissing President Donald Trump's threat to revoke the security clearances of six former top national security and intelligence officials who
Trump Weighs Revoking Security Clearances for Several Ex-Obama Officials

Trump Weighs Revoking Security Clearances for Several Ex-Obama Officials

President Donald Trump is considering revoking the security clearances of former FBI Director James Comey, ex-CIA Director John Brennan and other Obama-era national security officials who have
Rand Paul Says He Wants Trump to Revoke Brennan’s Security Clearance

Rand Paul Says He Wants Trump to Revoke Brennan’s Security Clearance

Senator Rand Paul said he’s meeting with President Donald Trump Monday and plans to ask him to block access to sensitive information by a former top U.S. intelligence official who’s been fiercely