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 ...

Ukraine's pleas for lethal aid from U.S. go unmet

Sep 19, 2014

Ukraine's pleas for lethal aid from U.S. go unmet

President Barack Obama welcomed the new leader of embattled Ukraine to the White House Thursday, but he stopped short of fulfilling his visitor’s urgent request for lethal aid to fight Russian-backed separatists. Earlier, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko renewed his call for American weaponry during ...

Republican lawmaker Grimm charged with tax fraud

Apr 28, 2014

Republican lawmaker Grimm charged with tax fraud

U.S. congressman Michael Grimm was taken into custody Monday and charged with fraud and obstruction of justice, accused by federal prosecutors of making $1 million “disappear” from the books of a business he owned. The former FBI agent and a second-term Republican from Staten ...

Apr 11, 2014

Congress top obstacle to TPP deal

by Eric Johnston

Failure by Japanese and U.S. negotiators to reach a Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement is making headlines across Japan and raising concerns about the implications for U.S. President Barack Obama’s trip here later this month. But as two U.S. congressional representatives and a Washington-based group opposed ...

Oct 11, 2013

Congress eyes bill on abductions

A U.S. congressional panel calls for Washington to reach legal agreements with Japan and other countries to help resolve hundreds of cases of children abducted by estranged parents.

Apr 26, 2013

Congress given 90 days to OK Japan TPP entry

The United States government on Wednesday notified Congress of its intent to include Japan in the Trans-Pacific Partnership talks, the office of the U.S. Trade Representative said, meaning Japan could enter as early as July. “Today’s notification triggers a 90-day consultation period with Congress ...