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Congress Pulse

Julian Pecquet


A policeman waits outside the nuclear talks in Vienna, June 28, 2015. (photo by REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader)

Critics make last-ditch effort to hamper Iranian deal

Monday, Jun. 29, 2015 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

US skeptics are putting maximum pressure on negotiators ahead of June 30 deadline.

State, Congress face off over Palestinian aid

Thursday, Jun. 25, 2015 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

Key lawmakers want to block Palestinian Authority funds over cooperation with International Criminal Court probe.

Emails to Hillary contradict French tale on Libya war

Tuesday, Jun. 23, 2015 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

Ex-CIA source says French intel service “created” Libyan rebel group in fight against Moammar Gadhafi.

Congress sharpens its knives ahead of Iran deal

Sunday, Jun. 21, 2015 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

A look at the Middle East issues Congress will be addressing the week of June 22.

Is State Department skirting US law on sanctions?

Wednesday, Jun. 17, 2015 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

The US government watchdog says the State Department is three years late on its reporting to Congress.

US suspends aid to Yemen for one year

Tuesday, Jun. 16, 2015 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

USAID has put $12 million in development aid on ice while Congress punts on future funding.

Senate to wrap up defense bill

Sunday, Jun. 14, 2015 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

A look at the Middle East issues Congress will be addressing the week of June 15.

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