Kerry, Biden to brief Senate Democratic leaders as more Iran sanctions mulled
November 13th, 2013
10:17 AM ET
5 months ago

Kerry, Biden to brief Senate Democratic leaders as more Iran sanctions mulled

Washington (CNN) – Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State John Kerry will be among those briefing Senate Democratic leaders Wednesday on talks about Iran's program, which have picked up significantly in recent months after years of bitter stalemate.

Chief negotiator Wendy Sherman and David Cohen, under secretary for terrorism and financial Intelligence at the Treasury Department, will join Biden and Kerry, according to sources familiar with the planned meeting.

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Filed under: Iran • Joe Biden • John Kerry
December 29th, 2012
05:37 PM ET
10 months ago

Senate leaders to try to work out fiscal cliff deal over weekend

Washington (CNN) - The Senate's top Democrat and Republican are working this weekend to forge a compromise to prevent the country from going over the fiscal cliff, the combination of sweeping spending cuts and widespread tax increases that will otherwise take effect in days.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, on late Friday afternoon called the next 24 hours "very important" in the grueling effort to avert a crisis that has been two years in the making. House Speaker John Boehner has called on the Senate to go first, and then his chamber - which reconvenes Sunday - will act.

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Filed under: Harry Reid • Mitch McConnell • Senate