Abe invited to address U.S. Congress April 29

Mar 27, 2015

Abe invited to address U.S. Congress April 29

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will address a joint meeting of the U.S. Congress on April 29, House Speaker John Boehner’s press office said Thursday. “Prime Minister Abe will become the first Japanese leader to address a joint meeting of the United States Congress, and ...

Feb 6, 2015

Pope Francis to give landmark speech before Congress in September

Pope Francis will address a joint meeting of Congress on Sept. 24, House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday, a first for the leader of the world’s Roman Catholics. While it was known that Francis had been invited to address American lawmakers, Boehner’s announcement was ...

Obama, executive in charge

Dec 23, 2014

Obama, executive in charge

by Noah Feldman

U.S. executive power waxed under the presidency of George W. Bush then waned during the first five years of the Obama administration. Now the subject is back, on issues such as the war against Islamic State, immigration reform and diplomatic relations with Cuba.

Nov 25, 2014

U.S. Congress skeptical of Iran nuclear talks extension

U.S. House and Senate members reacted coolly Monday to an extension of international negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program, with skeptical lawmakers demanding Congress “tighten the economic vice on Tehran” through new sanctions. No sooner had the extension been announced in Vienna and U.S. Secretary ...