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Nikki Haley was Trump's Iran whisperer

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At a mid-day meeting in the Oval Office in late July, U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley came to President Donald Trump with an offer. Trump had grudgingly declared Tehran in compliance with the 2015 Iran nuclear deal earlier in the month, at the urging of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Defense James Mattis. Trump hated the deal. But the two men pushed him to certify it, arguing in part that he lacked a strong case for declaring Iran in violation. A refusal to do so would have looked rash, they said, convincing Trump sign off for another 90 days. Haley, in that July meeting...
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Trump's frustration with Congress reaches a breaking point

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President Donald Trump's frustration with the failure of the Republican-led Congress to deliver wins has reached a breaking point. In the span of a few weeks, the president has threatened to torch the Iran deal, scrap protections for Dreamers, and to touch off an Obamacare death spiral. He has said it's up to Congress to come up with fixes for all three, even as a major overhaul of the tax code remains a top priority for his White House and Republican leadership. It's a high-stakes gamble. Trump risks owning the fallout from his threats, versus being able to blame President Barack Obama...
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What Happens When Trump Sends Key Policy Issues To Congress

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For the Iran nuclear deal, health care and immigration, President Trump has declared he's keeping campaign promises. But he's also creating more challenges for GOP lawmakers.
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Does Congress Know What Trump Wants on Iran?

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As President Trump feuds with key senators and lobs the Iran nuclear policy ball over to Capitol Hill, I am reminded of a key moment in Congress's role in the making of the deal he has called “an embarrassment to the United States.” This story may tell us something important about how Congress will handle this delicate issue in the months ahead. During five years as the United States' ambassador to Israel, I hosted hundreds of congressional delegations. Making the pilgrimage to Israel is a political right of passage for ambitions new members, and it's a vital way for veteran lawmakers to...
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President Trump Put the Fate of the Iran Nuclear Deal in Congress' Hands

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Caught between the simplicity of a campaign promise and the nuance of governing reality, President Trump sought out a third path Friday as he opted not to re-certify the government of Iran's compliance with the 2015 nuclear accord.
Faced with the choice of unilaterally reimposing sanctions on Iran and risk restarting its unclear program or of allowing a deal he's long derided as too weak to remain in place, Trump's non-action kicks the can to Congress to decide the agreement's fate. It comes as the Trump Administration is looking to take a tougher line against Iran's fomenting of...
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