With all the acrimony over President Barack Obama's cabinet nominees and the continuing investigations into the September 11 attacks in Benghazi, prospects for bipartisan cooperation on U.S. foreign policy may look bleak. But the results of a new survey reveal that the U.S. Congress is more unified on foreign policy issues than first meets the eye.
JOSHUA W. BUSBY is an assistant professor at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas–Austin. JONATHAN MONTEN is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Oklahoma. JORDAN TAMA is an assistant professor at the School of International Service at American University. WILLIAM INBODEN is an assistant professor at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs.
Obama speaks to a joint session of Congress. (Jim Young / Courtesy Reuters)
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