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Lawmakers Demand U.S. Do More Than Just Criticize Saudi Bombing Campaign

Congressional critics of the Saudi-led military campaign against Yemeni rebels are demanding the White House pull its support for Riyadh following an alleged weekend airstrike that killed at least 140 funeral mourners in Sanaa.

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Paul Ryan Says He Will No Longer Defend Donald Trump

Ryan's move allows other Republicans wary of Trump to follow suit.

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Overruled: Congress Soundly Rejects Obama’s Veto of 9/11 Bill

The bill would allow U.S. families of 9/11 victims to sue the saudi government, but opponents say it would also open up washington to lawsuits


Congressmen Point to Protesting Ethiopian Olympic Runner as Victim in Fight for Freedom

U.S. congressmen are introducing legislation to protect Ethiopian civilians like the Olympic marathoner who raised his hands in an X as he crossed the finish-line in Rio.

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Senators to Introduce Measure Opposing $1B Arms Sale to Saudis

A bipartisan push against a $1.15 billion arms deal to Saudi Arabia is gaining steam in protest of Riyadh’s bombing campaign in Yemen — but remains split on whether to oppose the sale or block it outright.

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With Yemeni Casualties Rising, GOP Senator Looks to Block Big Arms Sale to Saudi Arabia

Citing concerns over Saudi Arabia’s human rights record, Republican Senator Rand Paul says he’s looking for ways of stopping a $1.15 billion weapons deal with Riyadh that would include the sale of 130 Abrams battle tanks, 20 armored vehicles, and other military equipment.


Tim Kaine Thinks ISIS Fight Needs Congressional Approval

Will Commander in Chief Hillary Clinton listen to him?


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Senate Pulls Puerto Rico Back From the Brink of Fiscal Ruin

The Senate gives Puerto Rico a reprieve two days before a debt deadline.

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CIA Chief: We Won’t Torture, Even If Ordered To

John Brennan says he'll never go along with waterboarding.

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