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6 Countries Trump Has Already Insulted And Provoked

Here’s a list of six countries and major international institutions that Trump and his team have threatened—injecting anything but stability into international affairs. Certainly this behavior is silly, unnecessary, and stupid. The question is, will these provocations and others to likely follow lead to serious new international conflict.

February 5, 2017
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Iran Vows ‘Firm Response’ Unless Obama Stops Sanctions Renewal

“America’s president is obliged to exercise his authority by preventing its approval and particularly its implementation … and if this gross violation is carried out we will firmly respond,” Iranian President Rouhani said

December 4, 2016
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Iran Warns Of Retaliation If U.S. Breaches Nuclear Deal

Donald Trump threatened to “rip up” the Iran deal throughout his campaign, and the House recently passed legislation to re-authorize sanctions. Iran argues that sanctions violate the nuclear pact, and the White House agrees.

November 23, 2016
Former Republican presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) talks to reporters as he arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., July 6, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria/File Photo

Republicans’ Congress Lull Could Impede A Clinton Presidency

Republicans in Congress are planning a light legislative agenda as they return from their long summer break on Tuesday, a strategy some say is designed in part to bog down Hillary Clinton if she becomes president. It is not uncommon for the Congress to take it slow in an election year and legislative delays could work in Republicans’ favor if their nominee Donald Trump takes the White House in November.

September 6, 2016
An Iranian woman walks past an anti-U.S. mural painted on the wall of the former U.S. Embassy in Tehran in a file photo. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi/TIMA

One Year On, How’s The Iran Nuke Deal Doing?

A year later, the Islamic Republic is again a player on the international circuit. Tehran has hosted a steady stream of heads of state or foreign ministers, many from the West, interested in upgrading relations.

July 10, 2016
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Iranian Reformists Win Majority In Parliament and Religious Body

Reformists and moderate conservatives have won a majority of seats in the Iranian parliament following the first elections since the nuclear deal.

March 1, 2016

Endorse This: The Actual Reagan Record On Iran

Rachel Maddow gave a nice little history lesson in how Saint Ronald actually dealt with Iran in the mid-1980s — and it wasn’t pretty.

January 19, 2016
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Iran Boosts Oil Output, Foreign Firms Keen To Seal Deals

Deputy Oil Minister Rokneddin Javadi said Iran could increase output by 500,000 barrels a day.

January 18, 2016

Saudi Arabia Alarmed, In Private, At Iran’s Sanctions Relief

Saudi Arabia fears the end of sanctions on Iran could boost what they see as subversive activities, also enrich a major competitor.

January 18, 2016

Israel Licks Wounds As Iran Sanctions End, Looks To Future U.S. Aid

Netanyahu calls on world powers to impose “harsh, aggressive sanctions” for any nuclear violations by Iran.

January 17, 2016

Iran Moves From Pariah State To Regional Power

The swift release of U.S. Navy sailors after they drifted into Iranian waters marked the new era in relations following decades of hostility with the West.

January 17, 2016

U.S. Prisoners Leave Iran As Obama Hails Win For Diplomacy

President Obama: “These things are a reminder of what we can achieve when we lead with strength and with wisdom.”

January 17, 2016

Iran Fills Heavy Water Nuclear Reactor Core With Cement: Fars

Move could signal imminent implementation of the nuclear deal, clearing the way for Tehran to receive relief from economic sanctions.

January 11, 2016
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5 Best Things That Happened In 2015

Amidst the domestic sturm und dang of overly hyped fears and hysterical pandering to our worst instincts, continued progress around the world made us safer, healthier and potentially even smarter. So as a public service and a tribute to the truth, let’s dwell on the positive developments of the past year for a moment.

January 4, 2016

Late Night Roundup: The First African President — Donald Trump

Trevor Noah realized that Donald Trump’s campaign style is in fact very presidential — he’s just like some of the more notorious presidents from back in Trevor’s home continent of Africa.

October 2, 2015

Lawmakers Push Measures To Influence Iran Nuclear Deal

The White House has said President Obama would oppose any legislation undermining the international nuclear agreement reached in July.

October 1, 2015

Late Night Roundup: Donald Trump Isn’t Talking About Something!

Stephen Colbert sat down with Donald Trump — one gonzo comedian to another.

September 23, 2015

Iran Nuclear Official Says Uranium Exploration Results Promising

Recent “discoveries” had made Iran confident of its reserves and a new mine would become operational soon.

September 13, 2015

Endorse This: Siri, Did The Iran Deal Win?

White House press secretary Josh Earnest got some unexpected backup at Thursday’s news conference — from Siri.

September 11, 2015

U.S. House Votes Against Iran Deal In Two Symbolic Votes

The U.S. House of Representatives defeated a resolution backing the nuclear agreement with Iran on Friday, in a symbolic vote engineered by congressional Republicans who object to the deal.

September 11, 2015

Late Night Roundup: Joe Biden Goes Heart-To-Heart With Stephen Colbert

In a truly remarkable interview, Vice President Biden sat down with Stephen Colbert to talk about his life, his family, and the recent loss of his son Beau.

September 11, 2015

This Week In Crazy: Come Hell And High Water

Ah, America, where you can simultaneously hold the Constitution up as a holy totem and conveniently forget anything in it you don’t like.

September 11, 2015

Throwing Stones At A Sitting President: A Topsy-Turvy Day On The Hill

John McCain, who lost against Obama in 2008, slipped in Senatespeak and called Obama “Obama.” That’s President Obama to you, sir.

September 11, 2015

Senate Democrats Block Move To Derail Iran Nuclear Deal

A Republican-backed measure to derail the Iran nuclear agreement was blocked in the U.S. Senate on Thursday, in a major foreign policy victory for President Obama.

September 10, 2015

‘The End Of The World As We Know It’ — The Tea Party Rallies Against Iran Nuclear Deal

“Never ever, ever, ever in my life have I seen a transaction so incompetently negotiated as our deal with Iran. And I mean never,” Trump said.

September 9, 2015