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Iran leader says GOP senators' letter implies U.S. 'not trustworthy'

Iran's foreign minister on Tuesday said that a letter from 47 Republican senators warning that any agreement on the Islamic Republic's nuclear program must receive congressional approval suggests that the U.S. is "not trustworthy." | 03/10/15 14:55:51 By - By RAMIN MOSTAGHIM AND ALEXANDRA ZAVIS

GOP senators warn Iran in a letter that Congress must approve any deal

Some Republican senators on Monday escalated their campaign to thwart the White House's effort to reach a nuclear agreement with Iran, releasing a letter to the Islamic Republic's leaders indicating that any agreement must receive congressional approval. | 03/09/15 22:15:51 By - By MICHAEL A. MEMOLI

Rep. Grayson, estranged wife return to court in divorce case amid bigamy dispute

With a $30 million fortune at stake, U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson and his estranged wife, Lolita, sat on opposite sides of a tiny Orlando courtroom Monday. | 03/09/15 19:35:52 By - By RENE STUTZMAN

GOP letter to Iran aims to subvert nuclear talks, White House says

The Obama administration on Monday accused Senate Republicans of trying to undermine nuclear talks with Iran by writing an open letter to that country’s leadership asserting that any deal without congressional approval “is a mere executive agreement” that won’t last. | 03/09/15 18:55:31 By - By William Douglas

Republicans send letter warning Iran on nuclear deal

Republican critics of President Barack Obama's efforts to reach a nuclear agreement with Iran are warning the Islamic nation's leaders that Congress stands ready to reject any deal, an unusual step that Democrats and the White House labeled an attempt to undermine the president's ability to conduct foreign policy. | 03/09/15 17:15:52 By - By MICHAEL A. MEMOLI

GOP senators press case for role in Iran nuke deal - with Tehran

Senate Republicans Monday took their fight for congressional approval of any nuclear deal with Iran to an unlikely source – the Tehran government. | 03/09/15 12:53:22 By - By William Douglas

N.J. Sen. Menendez likely to face criminal corruption charges, reports say

New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez, the senior Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and formerly his party’s top fundraiser, is expected to face criminal corruption charges, multiple news agencies reported Friday. | 03/07/15 08:45:38 By - By Michael Doyle and William Douglas

Lawmakers, Obama, civil rights leaders to honor Selma’s ‘Bloody Sunday’ this weekend

Nearly one-fifth of Congress will be in Selma, Ala., this weekend with President Barack Obama and his family to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the “Bloody Sunday” march – a watershed moment that led to the passage of the Voting Rights Act. | 03/05/15 17:51:47 By - By Renee Schoof and William Douglas

Senate fails to overturn Obama’s Keystone pipeline veto

Senate Republicans Wednesday failed to override President Barack Obama’s veto of a Keystone XL pipeline bill, unable to garner the 67 votes required to overturn the president’s action. | 03/04/15 17:56:15 By - By William Douglas

Rubio, Lee offer details on tax plan that would cut corporate, individual rates

Sens. Marco Rubio of Florida and Mike Lee of Utah offered details of a tax overhaul that would reduce the number of tax brackets for individuals and drop corporate tax rates, all in an attempt to boost economic growth. | 03/04/15 13:33:30 By - By Chris Adams

Carson forms presidential exploratory committee; calls homosexuality a choice

Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson this week inched closer to running for president and jumped into the debate over homosexuality. | 03/04/15 13:31:21 By - By William Douglas

Boehner ends GOP bid to hold up Homeland Security funding

WASHINGTON - Congress ended the crisis over funding for the Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday after House Speaker John A. Boehner abandoned the GOP's strategy of trying to tack on restrictions to President Barack Obama's immigration plan. | 03/04/15 00:04:08 By - By LISA MASCARO

Most Texas Republicans in House opposed DHS funding bill

Texas Republicans overwhelmingly voted “no” Tuesday on funding the Department of Homeland Security without immigration conditions, except for four members, including Fort Worth’s Rep. Kay Granger. | 03/03/15 18:42:05 By - By Maria Recio

North Carolina lawmakers object as House GOP caves on Homeland Security funding

Four North Carolina Republican House members were among a group of conservatives who bucked their party’s leadership by refusing to fund the Department of Homeland Security unless restrictions were placed on President Barack Obama’s immigration orders. | 03/04/15 13:49:09 By - By Renee Schoof

Netanyahu on Iran: You can get a better deal

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu implored Congress on Tuesday to reject a nuclear deal currently being negotiated with Iran, calling it a threat to the survival of Israel and its people. | 03/03/15 17:32:15 By - By William Douglas and Lesley Clark

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