President Barack Obama was in damage control mode in Riyadh this week, while headlines in the United States warned of potential economic retaliation should Congress pass a bill that would allow Saudi government officials to be held responsible in U.S. courts for any role they played in the attacks of 9/11.
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The Brookings Institution hosted a debate on how Congress should vote on the Iran nuclear deal. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) and Brookings senior fellow Leon Wieseltier (arguing no) faced off against Brookings senior fellows Suzanne Maloney and Bruce Riedel (arguing yes). Major Garrett of CBS News moderate d the debate, while Bruce Jones of Brookings provided opening remarks.