State Dept. Backtracks After Kerry Suggests New Iran Sanctions Needed

Kerry told group of Jewish lawmakers administration is open to new sanctions bill
Hassan Rouhani

Lawmakers came out swinging on Thursday afternoon after the State Department issued a blanket denial regarding statements that Secretary of State John Kerry made to members of Congress earlier that morning about the potential need for new sanctions on Iran.

Rogers: Pentagon Needs Flexibility on Sequestration

Congressman Mike Rogers (R., Mich) said the Pentagon needs flexibility on the implementation of sequester cuts Sunday on ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos.” Rogers argued the Pentagon could find alternative ways to achieve the desired cost reductions without the blunt, broad-based cuts currently in the sequester: GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: But one thing that is certain to …