Over the next three months, the fate of the Iran nuclear agreement and U.S. relations with Iran fall to President Trump and congressional leaders. There is no one as important as Sen. Ben Cardin in determining the fate of this relationship.
An Iran sanctions bill co-sponsored by Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin is currently making its way through the Senate. A vote in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee could come within days. If approved in its current form, the bill could undermine the nuclear agreement between Iran and six world powers.
State Del. Kathy Szeliga and Rep. Chris Van Hollen, appearing Sunday at a Rockville synagogue, both pledged to support Israel if elected to Maryland's open Senate seat. But the candidates differed sharply on whether the Iran nuclear deal was the best way.
One year after Congress failed to derail the controversial Iran nuclear agreement, Republican candidates in Maryland and elsewhere are still hammering on it — suggesting Democrats who supported it are something other than pro-Israel.
Maryland Rep. John Delaney on Thursday became the latest Democrat to call for tougher U.S. sanctions on Iran in response to Tehran's recent ballistic missile tests -- and the second-term lawmaker wants to press the issue through legislation.
President Obama's Press Secretary Josh Earnest recently said that the administration was unsure about Russia's motivations for its military build-up in Syria. While Middle East policy has not been a bright spot for the Obama administration — except for the nuclear agreement with Iran — the lack of understanding of Vladimir Putin's purpose is quite surprising. In my own view, Mr. Putin's motives are quite clear: He wants to keep his ally, Bashar Assad, in power.
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Steny Hoyer said Wednesday he will support the pending nuclear agreement with Iran despite "serious concerns," and he called for a congressional oversight commission to monitor the deal's implementation.
Rep. John Sarbanes said Monday he will support the pending nuclear agreement with Iran, arguing that the plan will be "effective in pulling Iran back from the threshold of becoming a nuclear weapon state."
Sen. Ben Cardin, the top-ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said Friday he will oppose the pending nuclear agreement with Iran, joining a minority of Democrats in a position that has already been defeated.
Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski of Maryland announced her support Wednesday for the pending nuclear agreement with Iran, becoming the last vote President Barack Obama needed to ensure he can sustain a veto if Congress rejects the controversial pact later this month.
President Barack Obama's controversial nuclear deal with Iran was poised for approval after two Democratic senators added their support Tuesday and a key Maryland lawmaker confidently predicted there would be enough votes to put down GOP opposition.
I am sad to say that as a member and leader of this community for more than 30 years, The Associated and the Baltimore Jewish Council do not speak for me, or a majority of American Jews, when it comes to accepting the Iran nuclear agreement.
Baltimore Rep. Elijah E. Cummings said Tuesday he will support the controversial nuclear agreement with Iran brokered by the Obama administration and other world leaders, arguing that a rejection of the deal would "likely cause more harm to the United States, American interests, and our allies."
In the same breath as they're slamming McDonald's, the Iranians are telling us exactly what they want from the West: ultra-high-tech manufacturing. That's precisely why it should be used as the ultimate enticement in developing closer relations with new frontier markets like Iran, not to be given away without something substantial in return.
Unfortunately, political bickering and misinformation from critics has muddled the debate over the Iran nuclear deal. The fundamental choice is whether to support this agreement — which will verifiably block all of Iran's potential pathways to nuclear weapons for the next generation, or more — or follow the advice of pressure groups like the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) and other skeptics, who claim that the agreement falls short of expectations and should
WASHINGTON -- A liberal Jewish group that is backing the pending nuclear agreement with Iran announced its support for Rep. Chris Van Hollen's campaign for Senate on Wednesday, months after announcing it will also support his opponent, Rep. Donna F. Edwards.
President Barack Obama defended his controversial nuclear agreement with Iran Wednesday in the strongest terms yet, warning that critics of the deal — such as groups running television ads in Maryland, to sway key Sen. Ben Cardin — are setting the nation up for another war in the Middle East.
Sen. Ben Cardin has emerged as a central figure in the debate over the pending nuclear deal with Iran, joining a small group of lawmakers who may decide the future of one of President Barack Obama's most significant foreign policies.
Rep. Chris Van Hollen said Thursday he will support President Barack Obama's controversial nuclear agreement with Iran, a decision that could have implications for the Democrat's campaign for Senate in Maryland.