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  • Democratic senators to Kerry: respond to Iranian missile test

    October 22, 2015 | 11:18 am

    This post originally appeared at Jewish Insider.

    A group of U.S. Senators sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday in which they expressed ‘profound’ concern about the Iranian ballistic missile test last Sunday. 

    The group includes Senators Chuck Schumer...

  • Democratic Senator Cantwell to support Iran nuclear deal

    September 8, 2015 | 3:19 pm

    Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) said on Tuesday she would back the Iran nuclear deal.

    "I am going to support it and I will have a statement out shortly," the Washington state lawmaker told Reuters.

    Earlier on Tuesday, Democratic Senators Richard Blumenthal, Gary Peters and Ron Wyden also announced they would support the agreement, securing for President Barack Obama the 41 Senate votes needed to block a final vote on a measure of disapproval. (Reporting by Patricia Zengerle; Writing by Peter Cooney; Editing by Sandra Maler)

  • Obama musters more Senate votes for Iran nuclear deal

    September 8, 2015 | 12:07 pm

    President Barack Obama on Tuesday secured 42 votes in the U.S. Senate for the international nuclear deal with Iran, more than enough to keep Congress from passing a resolution disapproving of the pact.

    Democratic Senators Richard Blumenthal, Gary Peters, Ron Wyden and Maria...

  • Giffords meets with Newtown officials to talk gun control

    January 7, 2013 | 9:23 am

    Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords traveled to Newtown, Conn., to discuss gun control with local and state officials.

    Giffords and her husband, retired astronaut Mark Kelly, spoke with the officials last Friday about such issues as gun control legislation and identifying and treating...