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The case for taking Trump to the Supreme Court over his Yemen war veto

Ro Khanna with Bernie Sanders
Rep. Ro Khanna and Sen. Bernie Sanders at a press conference following a vote on ending U.S. military involvement in the war in Yemen

The U.S. still backs Saudi Arabia's fight in Yemen, even though Congress voted to end that support. Now, progressive Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) is pushing Democratic leaders to turn to the Supreme Court to help enforce Congress' will.

Why it matters: Congress' resolution seeking to end U.S. involvement in Yemen passed with support from diverse ideological factions — from moderates to Bernie Sanders to Rand Paul, only to meet a veto from President Trump.

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Iran's foreign minister aims to stir Washington divisions on U.S. trip

Mohammad Javad Zarif at lectern during press conference
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. Photo: Fatih Aktas/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has stepped up his public diplomacy to criticize President Trump's foreign policy and amplify ruptures — real or purported — within the administration.

The big picture: In a string of televised interviews on Sunday, Zarif warned that Washington risks stumbling into a war with Tehran and defended Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, falsely claiming it “has never killed Americans.” Almost a year after the U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, this effort may signal that the administration's "maximum pressure" campaign is straining Iran's "maximum patience."