Karoun Demirjian, Washington Post

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Past articles by Karoun:

Senate passes resolution to limit Trump against Iran in bipartisan vote

The president is expected to veto the measure, which aims to keep him from launching strikes against Iran without first seeking Congress’s permission. → Read More

With some GOP support, Senate primed to pass measure restricting Trump on Iran

The resolution seeks to invoke Congress’s war powers to prevent the president from future military provocation against Tehran without first securing Congress’s approval. → Read More

House to vote on measures seeking to restrain Trump on Iran

The bills would keep the administration from using federal funds for strikes and repeal a 2002 authorization that has been used to justify the killing of a top Iranian general. But both face difficult odds in the Senate. → Read More

Trump officials frustrate senators with Iran briefing, as House readies votes to restrain further hostilities

Senators said administration officials still aren’t substantively engaging Congress on the strike that killed an Iranian general, as the House prepares two bills to restrain President Trump’s actions against Tehran. → Read More

Senate resolution to limit Trump’s military authority on Iran has enough GOP votes to pass, key Democrats say

Democrats will be joined by at least four Republican senators when the resolution comes to a vote as soon as next week. → Read More

House measure demanding Trump pull back on Iran could have some GOP support

Democrats hope to rally backing for a similar Senate resolution that could come to a vote early next week. → Read More

National security officials to deliver Iran briefings for Congress as conflict appears to de-escalate

Democrats are contemplating legislation that seeks to constrain President Trump’s ability to further target Iran militarily. → Read More

GOP support for constraining Trump on Iran fades in wake of Soleimani killing

Democrats’ efforts to check the president’s war powers are shaping up to be mostly partisan. → Read More

Senate confirms top North Korea envoy as Pompeo’s No. 2 at State Dept.

Stephen Biegun was confirmed amid speculation that Mike Pompeo intends to run for a Senate seat in Kansas. → Read More

Ousted Ukraine envoy Marie Yovanovitch expected to testify in impeachment inquiry today

House Democrats want to speak with her as part of their ongoing probe of President Trump. → Read More

State Dept. intensifies email probe of Hillary Clinton’s former aides

As many as 130 officials have been questioned in recent weeks by State Department investigators. → Read More

Democrats prepare to move quickly to build case for Trump’s impeachment

Democrats are working against an unofficial deadline of the end of the year to complete impeachment proceedings that currently focus on Trump’s request for ‘a favor’ during a July telephone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. → Read More

Senate confirms No. 2 military officer following bruising nomination process

Gen. John E. Hyten, head of U.S. Strategic Command, denied allegations of sexual assault from a former aide. → Read More

Intelligence chief Maguire will testify to Congress about whistleblower complaint

His appearance marks the first congressional testimony about an explosive matter that has touched off an impeachment inquiry. → Read More

Trump ordered hold on military aid days before calling Ukrainian president, officials say

The timing of President Trump’s directive raises further questions about his July call with Ukraine’s new leader and apparent desire to see Joe Biden’s son investigated. → Read More

Trump’s freeze on Ukraine aid draws new scrutiny amid push for Biden investigation

Democrats question whether Trump withheld military aid to pressure Ukraine’s new leader to investigate the former vice president’s son. → Read More

Republicans echo Trump in suggesting whistleblower complaint is politically motivated

GOP lawmakers who repeatedly demanded documents and witnesses from Democratic administrations back the Trump administration’s decision not to share complaint with Congress. → Read More

House GOP leader says whistleblower could have gone to Congress. A Democrat says that’s false.

Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said the whistleblower could have gone to Congress with his complaint about Trump. Rep. Eric Swalwell says the Republican is spreading misinformation. → Read More

Senate panel headed for clash over several diplomatic and development nominees

Concerns about background checks and disclosure forms, as well as long-simmering disputes about the candidates’ political positions, are expected to inspire fireworks at the Thursday hearing. → Read More

Acting spy chief headed for clash with Capitol Hill after failing to turn over whistleblower complaint

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam B. Schiff said he expected acting director of national intelligence Joseph Maguire “to come in voluntarily” under a subpoena for his testimony. → Read More