Darrell Issa Retiring -- GOP Mass Exodus Continues

Politics | Jack Crowe
WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 09: Rep. Darryll Issa (R-CA) is joined by more than a dozen Republican members of Congress as he speaks during a news conference about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program at the U.S. Capitol November 9, 2017 in Washington, DC. The conservative and moderate House GOP members voiced their support for legislation that would create a permanent solutions for DACA 'Dreamers.' (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

The retirements are an issue

Another Prominent Republican Announces He's Retiring From Congress

Politics | Jack Crowe
Chairman of the House Foreign Relations Committee Ed Royce (R-CA) arrives for a closed classified briefing for members of the House of Representatives on North Korea and Afghanistan on Capitol Hill in Washington

He joins 29 fellow House Republicans

Trump Reinstates Ban On Elephant And Lion Trophy Imports From Africa

World | Tim Pearce
Elephants Bathing In The River.

‘This is the wrong move at the wrong time’

House Foreign Affairs Chair Comes Out Against Trump Admin Decision On Big Game Hunting Trophy Imports

Politics | Kerry Picket
Elephants in Zambia (You Tube - Lion Mountain TV)

‘I am not convinced that elephant populations in the area warrant over concentration measures’

Top Republicans Applaud Decertification Of Iran Deal

Defense | Juliegrace Brufke
Thornberry addresses a news conference following a House Republican caucus meeting at the U.S. Capitol in Washington

It supports terrorist groups

Trump's "Tight Slap" To Pakistan Cheers India

Opinion | David Cohen
U.S. President Donald Trump announces his strategy for the war in Afghanistan during an address from Fort Myer, Virginia, U.S., August 21, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

No previous commander-in-chief had delivered this message forcefully as Trump did.

House Passes Russia Sanctions Bill Limiting Trump's Power

Politics | Juliegrace Brufke
A general view of the city of Washington is seen from the rebuilt cast-iron dome. The corroded exterior balustrade was taken apart and shipped to a Utah workshop for repair, and the scrap pieces were melted down to be reused in the new structure. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

‘It poses a threat to our NATO allies’

Republican Lawmaker Proposes Russian Sanctions

National Security | Kerry Picket
Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany July 7, 2017 Sputnik/Mikhail Klimentyev/Kremlin via REUTERS

‘Putin has blatantly disregarded Russia’s obligations under the landmark INF Treaty’

GOP Rep: Pass Sanctions Bill To Choke Off North Korea's Currency

National Security | Kerry Picket
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reacts during a ballistic rocket test-fire through a precision control guidance system in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) May 30, 2017. KCNA/via REUTERS

‘I’ve been pushing it’

Top Republican Calls On State Department To Reject Weapons Sale To Turkish Security Detail

Politics | Juliegrace Brufke
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks about the chemical weapons attack in Syria during a meeting with Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray at the State Department in Washington

‘Many Committee Members remain deeply concerned’

Lawmakers Call On State Dept To Scrap $1.2 Million Gun Sale To Turkey Over Embassy Beatdown

Politics | Chuck Ross

Agency had approved sale of 1,600 semiautomatic handguns

Congress Wants To Know What's Next For Syria After Trump's Strike

National Security | Russ Read
A man walks at a site hit by airstrikes in the rebel-controlled town of Ariha in Idlib province, Syria February 25, 2017. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah

‘A pinpoint missile strike is not a strategy’

House Leader Wants To Impose More Sanctions On Russia And Iran

Politics | Kerry Picket

‘This time I think we will get a presidential signature on it’

Trump Transition Team Members Rub Shoulders With Congress

Opinion | Anna Massoglia
U.S. Representative Devin Nunes (R-CA) talks to reporters at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, October 15, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Many on the team are not accustomed with Washington.

Top GOP Lawmakers Push Back Against Obama's Efforts To Fortify Iran Deal

Politics | Juliegrace Brufke
REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

‘We respectfully request that your administration take no further actions’

Congress Wants To Hit Assad With War Crimes Tribunal, Send Clear Message To Obama

Politics | Jonah Bennett
Syrian Volunteers

‘There is the potential to move forward in a way that would push back…the Assad regime’

Bipartisanship Lives! Elites United To Save Ex-Im Bank

Opinion | David Williams

After successfully letting Ex-Im’s charter expire in June, Congress has decided to return it to the status quo.

Rules Committee Takes On Iran Nuclear Agreement

Politics | Juliegrace Brufke

Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee Ed Royce introduced the disapproval resolution, which the House is expected to pass overwhelmingly in the House.

Royce: The Iranian Nuclear Deal 'Is A Farce'

Politics | Steve Guest

‘The ability to really assess whether Iran was going to keep this deal was dependent whether or not they would come clean with this past bomb work’

War Is A Four-Letter Word, Spelled I-R-A-N

Opinion | Ken Blackwell

As long as President Obama continues to say it’s either my supine policy toward Iran or war, we will be headed into harm’s way.