Congress Pulse

Julian Pecquet


A combination photo shows US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (L) and Republican US presidential candidate Donald Trump (R) in Los Angeles, California, on May 5, 2016, and in Eugene, Oregon, on May 6, 2016, respectively. (photo by REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (L) and Jim Urquhart)

US elections 2016: Debating the value of presidential debates

Sunday, Sep. 25, 2016 | Reeves Barbour, Contributor

Here's what happened on the campaign trail the week of Sept. 19.

US aid to Israel takes a partisan turn

Tuesday, Sep. 20, 2016 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

Senate Republicans push for $1.5 billion boost days after signing off on a record $38 billion package.

Iran looms large over Senate fight to block arms sales for Saudi war in Yemen

Monday, Sep. 19, 2016 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

Resolution sponsors insist: It’s a civil war, not a proxy war.

US election 2016: So Hillary Clinton has a cough. Who cares?

Sunday, Sep. 18, 2016 | Reeves Barbour, Contributor

Here's what happened on the campaign trail the week of Sept. 12.

Middle East Lobbying: Jordan

Friday, Sep. 16, 2016 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent, Congress / Mideast

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan tops the list of Arab recipients of US aid this year, cementing its status as a key ally in the fight against the Islamic State and a bulwark against the instability ravaging the region.

Middle East Lobbying: Palestine

Thursday, Sep. 15, 2016 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent, Congress / Mideast

The Palestinians have been ramping up their lobbying efforts as the battle for public opinion over stalled peace talks with Israel heats up.

Middle East Lobbying: Israel

Wednesday, Sep. 14, 2016 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent, Congress / Mideast

The partisan divide in Congress over Israel has gradually extended to other aspects of the US-Israel relationship, raising questions about its long-term future as left-leaning American Jews grow increasingly estranged from Israel's right-wing political environment.

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