Congress Pulse

Julian Pecquet

Tillerson faces tough questions on Iran, Russia

Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017 | Laura Rozen, Back Channel

Portraying himself as a clear-eyed realist, Rex Tillerson showed keen insight into Russia but faced tough questions from senators, both Republican and Democrat, on whether he would stand up for American values.

Political Islamists brace for Trump era

Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017 | Julian Pecquet, Washington Editor

The president-elect and his advisers take a dim view of the Muslim Brotherhood and its cousins, but could shutting them out end up hurting America the most?

Obama administration allows Americans to train Iranians

Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016 | Julian Pecquet, Washington Editor

New regulations unveiled Dec. 22 allow drug, medical device and agricultural experts to travel to Iran.

Iran hawks lay out their wish list for Trump era

Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016 | Julian Pecquet, Washington Editor

Outright repeal is out, sanctions and military pushback are in.

Democratic lawmakers slam Trump over Bahrain reception

Monday, Dec. 5, 2016 | Julian Pecquet, Washington Editor

Manama critics on Capitol Hill assail decision to host independence celebration at president-elect's Washington hotel.

Congress authorizes Trump to arm Syrian rebels with anti-aircraft missiles

Friday, Dec. 2, 2016 | Julian Pecquet, Washington Editor

The House passed a defense bill that conditionally allows the provision of MANPADs to anti-Syrian regime forces.

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