U.S. Congress

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) talks to reporters  at the U.S. Capitol on Aug. 4.

The United States Needs to Get Serious

Washington isn’t behaving like a competent great power due to partisan gridlock, recycling of discredited ideas, and a lack of focus on real threats.

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks in the South Court Auditorium.

‘Now You’re in a Situation’: Democrats Pressure Biden on Taiwan

Moderates want to give U.S. President Joe Biden more war powers to stave off a Chinese invasion. Progressives don’t agree.

A ground crew guids a U.S. Air Force MQ-1B Predator unmanned aerial vehicle at an air base in the Persian Gulf region on Jan. 7, 2016.

Only Congress Can End Washington’s Endless Wars

The war on terror is a constitutional aberration. The U.S. legislature must reclaim its war powers from an overempowered executive branch.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken and President Joe Biden participate in a virtual diplomatic meeting.

Blinken Defends Afghanistan Withdrawal in First of Congressional Hearing Marathons

Republican lawmakers grilled Biden’s top diplomat over the end to the United States’ Afghan war.

Then-Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman testifies before the Senate.

Biden Administration Calls on Senate to Confirm State Department Nominees

Sen. Ted Cruz wages an unprecedented partisan fight with the U.S. president over a Russian pipeline project, hobbling the administration’s foreign policy.

A street artist paints a mural about corruption and COVID-19 in the Honduran capital, Tegucigalpa, on July 7, 2020.

Why Is America Cooperating With Militaries Running Criminal Rackets?

U.S. international security cooperation urgently needs an overhaul by Congress.

Sen. Marco Rubio

Congress Fears U.S. Intelligence Leaks in Saudi Case

The ongoing detention of the children of a key U.S. counterterrorism partner is just the latest irritant in U.S.-Saudi relations.

A U.S. Cobra helicopter participates in a military exercise.

U.S. Lawmakers Hold Up Major Proposed Arms Sale to Nigeria

Senators quietly press U.S. President Joe Biden to reassess U.S.-Nigeria relations amid human rights concerns.

Sens. Bernie Sanders, Mike Lee, and Chris Murphy speak on war powers legislation on Capitol Hill.

Lawmakers Gear Up to Wrest Back War Powers From the White House

They say the effort seeks to reverse decades of encroachment by the executive branch.

Sen. James Risch talks to Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Robert Menendez

Congress Aims to Nix the Forever War

It’s still unclear if the Senate bill can garner enough Republican votes to pass.

Lloyd Austin testifies to become next U.S. defense secretary.

Congress Draws Battle Lines for Pentagon Budget Fight

Biden’s move to slash dozens of older planes and drones is being met with resistance on Capitol Hill.

A television screen in the control room of ITV broadcasts a live address by then-U.S. President George W. Bush announcing the capture of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein in London on Dec. 14, 2003.

Repeal the President’s Iraq War Powers

It’s been 18 years since the invasion, after all.

Antony Blinken speaks at his Senate confirmation hearing.

Democrats Push Biden to Ramp Up Spending on Diplomacy and Aid

A $12 billion funding boost aims to reverse some of the Trump damage.

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken with President Joe Biden

Officials Blame Election Drama for Biden’s Slow Staffing

Lawmakers want Biden to speed up filling senior diplomatic posts.

U.S. soldiers stand outside the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad.

New Bill Takes Aim at State Department’s ‘Bunker Mentality’

Benghazi cloistered U.S. diplomats. Lawmakers want to change that.

President Joe Biden walks toward reporters at the White House.

Biden’s Syria Strikes Fuel New Debate on War Powers

Democrats in Congress signaled they were uneasy with the move and are demanding answers from the White House.

Gas pipes at a German port

Russian Pipeline Project Tests Biden’s Relations With Russia, Germany—and Congress

Torn between mending ties with Germany or Republicans in Congress, the Biden administration takes a softer line on Nord Stream 2 than some lawmakers expected.

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