National Security

Sunday Show Roundup

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Benjamin Netanyahu / AP

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claimed Hamas has continued to fire rockets at Israel, despite their recent request for a ceasefire.

“Hamas doesn’t even accept its own ceasefire. It’s continued to fire at us as we speak. Israel has accepted five ceasefires since this conflict began. Five. We accepted them and we implemented them,” Netanyahu said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

White House Wants Repeal of Iraq War Authorization

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A member loyal to the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) waves an ISIL flag in Raqqa June 29, 2014

The Obama administration is calling on Congress to fully repeal the war authorization in Iraq to ensure that no U.S. troops return to the country, which is under siege by the extremist Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS).

White House national security adviser Susan Rice petitioned Speaker of the House John Boehner (R., Ohio) in a letter Friday to completely repeal the war authorization, officially known as the Authorization for Use of Military Force in Iraq, or AUMF.

Senate Moves to Stop $2.8 Billion Cash Infusion to Iran

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Hassan Rouhani / AP

Senators are moving to block the White House from giving Iran another $2.8 billion in cash assets until the administration can assure lawmakers that Tehran will not use the money to fund terrorism, according to a copy of new legislation obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.