Iran is on the pathway to fully restarting its contested nuclear weapons program due to insufficient international inspections of its military sites and caveats in the landmark nuclear deal that permit it to reengage in nuclear enrichment work within the next several years, according to experts who testified Wednesday before Congress.
Various media outlets said after Donald Trump’s address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday night that the speech showed a new side of the president.
Democratic congressional leadership apparently had no prior knowledge of Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s (D., Hawaii) trip earlier this month to Syria, where she met with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
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.
Concerns amongst lawmakers and officials escalated in light of robust evidence Bashar al Assad’s forces carried out a chemical attack on civilians earlier this week.
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 …