“I sensed a greater openness than the total lack of openness they had before,” Rep. Brad Sherman says.
“They’ve got to do a much better job,” Sen. Bob Casey says of the administration’s Syria strategy. Reviews of the president’s Iran comments had more of a partisan split.
The vote should take place after the interim deal on Iran’s nuclear program runs out, he says.
Still not available to the public.
“We’re going to wait and see how this plays out,” Reid says. Many Democrats aren’t saying how they’d vote.
Sen. Mark Kirk calls on the White House to make the document public. Updated with comments from a senior administration official.
A key Democratic senator holds out on supporting a push for sanctions on Iran.
“Based on the current counts that I’ve seen, it’s well above 67,” Senate aide tells BuzzFeed.
More than three-quarters of likely voters polled favor negotiating with Iran plus adding sanctions.
Dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s.
Some hawks are pushing hard for new sanctions, but right now, it looks like the Senate will give the administration some time on the Iran deal.
“I was very disappointed,” Sen. Bob Corker said. Sen Mark Kirk. said today is the day he witnessed “the future of nuclear war in the Middle East.”
“The Iranian regime hasn’t paused its nuclear program, why should we pause our sanctions efforts…?
The White House has pressured Congress to delay heavier sanctions while nuclear talks take place.
A total of 28 members of Congress have signed on to co-sponsor the bill, including 13 in the past week alone.
One source says the administration is asking Congress to hold off on a new sanctions bill during Iran’s charm offensive.
“The Senate should not aid and abet a European appeasement policy,” Kirk says.
Regime is using “ever more complex and villainous ways to crack down on the free flow of information inside the country,” administration official says.
A version of the Iran sanctions legislation from the administration would give the regime more time. Fewer business would face sanctions.
The United States Ambassador to the United Nations sat down with BuzzFeed Shift to talk about everything from the progress of women around the world to hijabs at the Olympics to the crisis in Syria. Russia and China will protect President Assad “at the expense of the blood of the people of Syria,” she says.