Congress Pulse

Julian Pecquet


A Syrian Army defector known by the protective alias Caesar (disguised in a hooded blue jacket), listens to his interpreter as he prepares to speak to the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., July 31, 2014.  (photo by REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst)

Army defector’s photos encourage greater US role in Syria

Thursday, Jul. 31, 2014 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

‘Caesar’ tells Congress 150,000 prisoners face awful fate in Assad’s jails.

A skeptical Congress to weigh Iran nuclear talks' extension

Friday, Jul. 25, 2014 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

The Obama administration is trying to sell Congress on a four-month extension of nuclear talks with Iran, but it looks like Republicans aren't buying.

House votes to tie Obama's hands in Iraq

Friday, Jul. 25, 2014 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

Lawmakers voted 370-40 to demand a say before more US troops are sent to Iraq.

Congress split on keeping Iraq together

Wednesday, Jul. 23, 2014 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

Kurdish independence is gaining support on Capitol Hill but the administration still supports Baghdad.

Congress may take up bill to withdraw US advisers from Iraq

Friday, Jul. 18, 2014 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

A look at the Middle East issues Congress will be addressing the week of July 21.

 

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