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Tag Archives: Diplomacy & Conflict

Republican-controlled U.S. Senate votes to rebuke Donald Trump over Yemen war

Excerpt: On March 13th, 2019, the U.S. Senate behaved like the legislative body it's supposed to be instead of a bureau of the Trump White House.
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BREAKTHROUGH: U.S. House votes to stop abetting Saudi Arabia’s Yemen war

Excerpt: The success of House Joint Resolution 37 is a rare use of the War Powers Act approved by Congress in 1973 and passed into law over Nixon's veto.
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Obama administration strikes back at Putin regime for interfering in 2016 U.S. elections

Excerpt: It’s a start: President Obama struck back at Russia on Thursday for its efforts to influence the 2016 election, ejecting 35 suspected Russian intelligence operatives from the United States and imposing sanctions on Russia’s two leading intelligence services. The administration also penalized four top officers of one of those services, the powerful military intelligence unit […]
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Mitch “Filibuster” McConnell furious after Senate Democrats thwart vote on Iran

Excerpt: The shoe is on the other foot now, and it hurts: Republican efforts to stop the nuclear deal with Iran ended in failure Thursday, thwarted by unflinching Democratic support for President Obama’s landmark accord and familiar GOP infighting. With no clear strategy remaining to prevent the internationally backed deal, Republican leaders in Congress were left […]
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JCPOA with Iran will increase global security: An open letter to uncommitted Democrats

Excerpt: Text of NPI's open letter to Democratic members of Congress from the Pacific Northwest who have not yet committed to support to Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with Iran.
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Patty Murray announces support for Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with Iran

Excerpt: Washington’s senior U.S. senator and the fourth-ranking Democrat in the United States Senate, Patty Murray, has just released a lengthy statement pledging to support President Barack Obama by voting against a resolution of disapproval concerning the  Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with Iran. The first paragraphs of the statement are as follows: There are no […]
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G-7 democracies suspend participation in G-8 summit in Sochi to protest invasion of Ukraine

Excerpt: If Vladimir Putin and his entourage were betting that the G-8 summit could still go forward without the participation of the United States, Canada, France, and the United Kingdom in the wake of their invasion of Ukraine, they were mistaken. The White House has announced that the other three G-7 countries (Germany, Italy, and Japan) […]
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Ukraine asks NATO, UN for help as Russians move in; new government mobilizes military

Excerpt: The news out of Ukraine just keeps getting worse. In the wake of the Russian parliament’s vote to endorse (or rubber stamp) Vladimir Putin’s already scripted invasion of its neighbor, the new Ukranian government is appealing to the international community for help and mobilizing its military, fearing that Putin has designs on more than just […]
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