Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Iraqi Politician Ahmed Chalabi Who Pushed Bush To Invade Iraq Dies

Once viewed in Washington as its preferred future Iraqi leader, he lost favor among his American benefactors amid accusations that he had passed information to arch-foe Iran.

November 3, 2015
Tabiat Bridge

In A Tehran Without Nightlife, A Bridge Becomes A Gathering Place

In a city ruled by the automobile, where crossing the street entails risking your life and a real downtown doesn’t exist, there could hardly be a more unusual weekend destination than the newly built Tabiat Bridge – perched over a busy expressway.

October 25, 2015

Former Canada Envoy To Iran Who Hid Americans In Hostage Crisis Dies

Taylor endangered his own life to help the Americans.

October 15, 2015
A new Iranian precision-guided ballistic missile is launched as it is tested at an undisclosed location

Iran Tests New Precision-Guided Ballistic Missile

Iran tested a new precision-guided ballistic missile on Sunday in defiance of a United Nations ban, signaling an apparent advance in Iranian attempts to improve the accuracy of its missile arsenal.

October 11, 2015
Palestinian flag

6 Things That Happened At The U.N. This Week That Weren’t About Syria

Cuba, Palestine, Iran, Ukraine, Yemen.

October 2, 2015

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
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks live on television after casting his ballot in the Iranian presidential election in Tehran

Iran Denounces Saudi Arabia Over Haj And Demands Apology

Iran demanded an apology from Saudi Arabia on Sunday over the deaths of 769 people at the haj pilgrimage and accused it of trying to evade blame, while Riyadh in turn accused Tehran of playing politics with the disaster.

September 27, 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
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Amano meets Iran's President Rouhani in Tehran

U.N. Nuclear Watchdog Says Its Chief Visited Military Site In Iran

The U.N. nuclear watchdog, which is investigating whether Iran carried out work related to developing a nuclear bomb, said on Sunday its chief had visited a sensitive military site during a trip to the country

September 20, 2015
Iranians celebrate on the streets following a nuclear deal with major powers, in Tehran

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

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
McConnell returns to his office after delivering remarks on the Senate floor at the U.S. Capitol in Washington

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

Endorse This: ‘Dick Cheney Is A War Criminal’

It’s getting so that Dick Cheney can’t give a speech without somebody jumping up and calling him a warmonger.

September 8, 2015
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton addresses a panel on healthcare in San Juan

Iran Debate: Clinton Steps Up To Oppose The Demagogues

Clinton has found a balance and a voice that are more vital than ever in a contest against irresponsible politicians, whose demagogy points us again toward war.

September 8, 2015
Republican U.S. presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham participates in the Voters First Presidential Forum in Manchester

War, Mushroom Clouds, And No Dancing: GOPers React To Iran Deal

Republican presidential candidates have been making their displeasure with the Iran deal known — and some of them are being very dramatic about it.

September 2, 2015

U.S. Senator Coons Says He Will Support Iran Nuclear Deal: Washington Post

The White House can now count on 33 senators in favor of the Iran nuclear deal — just one vote away from the goal needed to uphold a presidential veto.

September 1, 2015
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during a Reuters Newsmaker event on the nuclear agreement with Iran, in New York

Iran Nuclear Deal Now Backed By 31 Senators

U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) said on Sunday he would support the nuclear deal with Iran, moving President Barack Obama a step closer to having sufficient backing to ensure the deal stands.

August 30, 2015
Obama pauses during remarks on a nuclear deal with Iran at American University in Washington

Obama Reassures Jewish Groups On U.S.-Israel Relationship

President Obama on the Iran debate: “Everybody keep in mind that we’re all pro-Israel… We have to make sure that we don’t impugn people’s motives even as we have what is a very serious debate.”

August 28, 2015
Iranians celebrate on the streets following a nuclear deal with major powers, in Tehran

White House Says Confident Iran Deal Will Survive In Congress

“We’ve got some momentum built up on our side,” said White House spokesman Josh Earnest at a briefing, referring to the 30 Senators who have publicly announced support for the deal.

August 28, 2015

Democratic Senator Carper Pledges Support For Iran Nuclear Deal

Carper: “This is a good deal for America and our allies, including Israel, one of our closest allies. And, oh yes. It beats the likely alternative – war with Iran – hands down.”

August 28, 2015
Britain's Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond shakes hands with Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif before a meeting at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tehran

UK Says Iran Sanctions Could Be Lifted Next Spring

While the Republicans (and some Democrats) squabble, the Conservative Party government of the U.K. is actually working constructively on the Iran deal.

August 24, 2015
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a rally held in Ladd-Peebles stadium in Mobile

5 Reasons Republicans Cannot Be Trusted With Power

What is being exposed is a Republican Party intent on proving itself incapable of and unqualified for power, as evidenced by both its acceptance of Trump and its wider embrace of destructive delusions. Here’s how Republicans have proven that they are unfit to lead.

August 24, 2015
U.S. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) talks to reporters during a new conference following party policy lunch meeting at the U.S. Capitol in Washington

U.S. Democratic Senate Leader Reid Backs Iran Nuclear Deal

“I strongly support the historic agreement with Iran and will do everything in my power to ensure that it stands,” Reid said.

August 23, 2015
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