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This is What Victory Looks Like

By Kate Gould on 09/30/2013 @ 03:10 PM

Tags: Iran, Middle East

On Friday, the unthinkable happened: the President of the United States picked up the phone and called Iran’s President. The leaders made history simply by talking, and they made progress toward resolving decades of hostility by discussing the need for U.S.-Iran cooperation on a host of global issues.

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Historic Week for Peaceful Prevention

By Madeline Rose on 09/30/2013 @ 12:00 PM

Tags: peaceful prevention, foreign policy

Last week, historic advances took place in the U.S. and international community’s commitments to preventing armed conflict, mass atrocities and crimes against humanity.

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Budget Crunch Time

By Tila Neguse on 09/25/2013 @ 12:20 PM

Tags: Budget, Domestic, Poverty, budget news

Friday, September 20, the House passed a bill that would fund the government at 2013 post-sequestration levels and strip funding from the Affordable Care Act. The Senate sent it back without language to defund the ACA, and the House responded by passing the same bill with a one-year delay instead.

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A Historic Day for the U.S. and Iran

By Maiya Zwerling and Kate Gould on 09/24/2013 @ 01:00 PM

Tags: Middle East, Iran

On September 24th, President Obama and President Rouhani seized the opportunity to change the course of U.S.-Iran relations at the United Nations General Assembly. We at FCNL reflect on this transition.

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House Passes Harsh Food Stamp Bill

By Tila Neguse on 09/20/2013 @ 03:00 PM

Tags: Budget, Domestic, Poverty, budget news

On Thursday, September 19, 2013 the House of Representatives passed H.R. 3102, the Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act. This bill includes many changes from work requirements to asset restrictions that will deny assistance to low-income people around the country.

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Choices: 3 Meals A Day

By Jim Cason on 09/16/2013 @ 07:15 PM

Tags: budget

Update: Your representatives passed legislation this week that would cut 4 million people off of food stamps.

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Syria: War Postponed, Door Opens for Negotiations

By Jim Cason on 09/10/2013 @ 07:00 AM

Tags: war is not the answer, syria, middle east

A Senate vote on U.S. military action in Syria is postponed as way opens for negotiations to remove all chemical weapons from Syria.

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10 Syria Questions for Kerry and Hagel

By Michael Shank on 09/05/2013 @ 10:51 AM

Tags: Syria, Middle East, Foreign Policy

Here are 10 questions that members of Congress should ask the Pentagon and State Department as they consider a potential U.S. military intervention in Syria.

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Congress Not (Yet) Convinced About U.S. Military Action in Syria

By Jim Cason on 09/04/2013 @ 07:00 AM

Tags: war is not the answer, syria, middle east

Although one Senate committee has approved a resolution authorizing military action in Syria, the president does not (yet) have the votes to win approval for military strikes.

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Syria: To Use or Not to Use Military Force ...

By Joe Volk on 09/01/2013 @ 06:40 AM

Tags: syria, middle east

Diplomacy, not military action, is the best way to secure the Syrian people from future chemical weapons attacks.

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