Senate Foreign Relations Chairman kept in the dark on Cuba negotiations

Megan R. Wilson The Hill 1/4/2015

Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), the outgoing head of the Senate’s foreign relations committee, on Sunday blasted the Obama administration’s decision to normalize relations with Cuba and said it would be “difficult” to confirm an ambassador…

…Menendez says he knew nothing about the talks, which reportedly took place for a […]

Sen. Corker: White House Meeting About Obama’s Foreign Policy ‘One Of The Most Bizarre I’ve Attended’

CBS News Washington, DC 5/23/2014

White House officials have been holding private meetings this week aimed at soothing lawmakers’ concerns over the U.S. posture in Syria, the future of the American military presence in Afghanistan and defense spending. The meetings come as a frustrated White House seeks to push back at criticism of President Barack […]

Dems Kill Key Pro-Israel bill to Appease White House on Iran

“How many more times is this president going to force Senate Democrats to walk the plank for his failed policies?”

 

Pull pro-Israel bill over Iran oversight language

Adam Kredo The Washington Free Beacon 5/20/2014

The fallout from a rushed, late night decision by a leading Democrat to scuttle key pro-Israel legislation in […]

Ted Cruz’s 10 Questions on Benghazi

Pete Kasperowicz The Blaze 5/12/2014

Senate Democrats on Monday blocked a request from Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) to approve a resolution supporting the creation of a select committee to investigate Benghazi.

Cruz took to the Senate floor just days after the House approved its own select committee, and said the Senate needs to support a […]

New House and Senate measures limit scope of Syria strike in effort to win votes

Susan Ferrechio The Washington Examiner 9/3/2013  

Lawmakers in the House and Senate hope that a more narrowly drawn war resolution, one that imposes limits on any U.S. military action against Syria, will help win over dozens of Republicans and Democrats now inclined to oppose the measure.

Reps. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., and Chris Van Hollen, […]

‘It’s Explicit’: Rand Paul Battles John Kerry Over the Constitution, Syria in Tense Senate Showdown

Becket Adams The Blaze 9/3/2013

…“If we do not say that the Constitution applies, if we do not say explicitly that we will abide by this vote,” the senator lectured, “you’re making a joke of us. You’re making us into theater. And so we play Constitutional theater for the president.”

Secretary Kerry became visibly agitated.

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