Iran nuclear deal: Why Congress finds itself on sidelines on foreign policy

September 11, 2015 12:13 PM

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Iran nuclear deal: Why Congress finds itself on sidelines on foreign policy

When it comes to foreign policy, Congress sits in the audience and cheers or boos. But it seldom has any profound effect on the outcome of the action.

The almost-certain implementation of President Obama’s Iran deal despite heated opposition from most congressional Republicans and some Democrats is yet more evidence that, when it comes to major decisions of US foreign policy, it is the White House that runs the game.

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