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Did Pro-Diplomacy Backlash Stop Steny Hoyer From Nixing Obama's Deal to Prevent War With Iran?

A <i>New York Times</i> editorial on December 9 warned that while "either side could undermine the November interim agreement, and with it the best chance in 30 years for a genuine thaw in Iranian-American relations, the more serious threat seems to be on the American side."<p>The <i>Times</i>' concern was that some …

South Asia

Hoyer: W.H. aide 'irresponsible'

Democrat House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer criticized a White House official for saying lawmakers who are still pursuing Iran sanctions are pushing for war.<p>“There have been some that have suggested in the White House that those folks were more interested in war than they were in the resolution by …

Hoyer backs off Iran sanctions

House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer withdrew his support at the last minute for a resolution calling for additional sanctions on Iran, according to a source familiar with the discussions.<p>Hoyer (D-Md.) and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), along with Reps. Ed Royce (R-Calif.) and Elliot Engel …

Hoyer: No need for troops in Iraq

House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer doesn’t see a need to send troops to Iraq in the wake of Al Qaeda-linked fighters occupying Fallujah.<p>“I don’t think there is a sense that redeployment of troops in Iraq at this time is in the best interest of the United States or frankly, in the best interest of …

Hoyer Delays Cantor Resolution on Iran

A bi­par­tis­an group of power­ful House mem­bers agreed Wed­nes­day to a res­ol­u­tion de­fin­ing con­gres­sion­al ex­pect­a­tions for a fi­nal …

Human Rights