| Dec 9, 2013
| 6:12 PM
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration will launch a lobbying push Tuesday to stop Congress from approving harsh new penalties for Iran, a move the White House warns could sink international negotiations aimed at curbing Tehran's nuclear program.
| Dec 5, 2013
| 4:10 PM
World leaders and human rights activists from around the globe mourned the death of South African freedom fighter Nelson Mandela on Thursday, praising the long-ailing 95-year-old as an inspiration to the abused and downtrodden worldwide.
"We've lost our...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 2:06 PM
WASHINGTON -- Key lawmakers said Sunday they expect to press forward with an Iran sanctions package that can be imposed quickly if the interim accord to freeze Tehran's nuclear program fails to lead to a long-term deal.
Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.),...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 3:57 PM
WASHINGTON — As they prepare for battle over the new deal to limit Iran's nuclear program, the accord's supporters and foes are calibrating strategies based on their reading of Americans' conflicted views about the Islamic Republic.
| Nov 24, 2013
| 8:31 PM
WASHINGTON — Obama administration officials began efforts Sunday to sell the interim agreement with Iran as key members of Congress signaled skepticism but a willingness to allow the deal to proceed.
Amid Israeli denunciations of what Prime...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 9:18 AM
WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John F. Kerry opened the administration’s efforts to sell its interim agreement with Iran as key members of Congress signaled skepticism but a willingness to allow the deal to proceed.
| Nov 23, 2013
| 8:56 PM
WASHINGTON -- President Obama hailed the deal to curtail Iran's nuclear program as “a first step" that "achieves a great deal" in the effort to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.
Months of diplomacy have "opened up a new path toward a...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 2:05 PM
WASHINGTON – A day before the United States and allies are to reopen talks on Iran’s disputed nuclear program, President Obama asked Senate leaders Tuesday to hold off on imposing new sanctions on the Islamic Republic to give the...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 11:18 AM
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration’s dispute with Israel over Iran intensified Wednesday, even as Secretary of State John F. Kerry prepared to visit Capitol Hill to ask lawmakers to hold off on new sanctions that could disrupt pending...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 6:45 PM
WASHINGTON — Key senators remained undecided Wednesday on whether to impose more economic sanctions on Iran after Secretary of State John F. Kerry and other administration officials urged them to delay further penalties while negotiations continue...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 2:14 PM
WASHINGTON — Speaking today on behalf of his "fellow broken people," Sen. Mark Kirk, who suffered a stroke in 2012, urged the Senate to ratify a United Nations treaty on the rights of the disabled.
Kirk, who is retired from the Navy Reserve,...
| Nov 8, 2013
Re "The answer on Iran? Yes.," Opinion, Nov. 6
Doyle McManus is right that we should be willing to take "yes" for an answer when it comes to negotiating with Iran.
Members of Congress such as Sens. Mark Steven Kirk (R-Ill.) and Robert Menendez (D-N.J....