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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
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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
U.S. Senator Reed speaks to reporters as he arrives for a cloture vote on the nomination of Lynch to be Attorney General in Washington

U.S. Democratic Senators Reed And Whitehouse Back Iran Deal

The two Rhode Island senators said in a statement the U.S. Congress would be making a strategic mistake if it derailed the agreement.

August 18, 2015
U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) speaks at Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey

Democratic Senator Menendez Announces Opposition To Iran Deal

With his announcement, Menendez became the second high-profile Senate Democrat to announce opposition to the Iran deal.

August 18, 2015
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei departs after casting his ballot in the parliamentary election in Tehran

Iran Still Closed To U.S. Influence After Nuclear Deal: Khamenei

Iran will remain closed to U.S. influence and continue to oppose U.S. policies in the Middle East after its nuclear deal with big powers.

August 17, 2015
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Oops: Israeli Newspaper Misidentifies Al Franken As ‘Gay Jewish U.S. Senator’

The Israeli newspaper “Haaretz” had an embarrassing gaffe Thursday, in its effort to track the latest congressional vote count on the Iran nuclear deal.

August 13, 2015
A staff member removes the Iranian flag from the stage after a group picture with foreign ministers and representatives during the Iran nuclear talks at the Vienna International Center in Vienna

Creators Of Iran Situation Should Stay Out Of It Now

In a speech on the Iran deal President Obama chastised Dick Cheney and his ilk. He didn’t mention the former vice president by name, but few in the audience would have missed the reference.

August 8, 2015
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White House Shrugs Off Schumer’s Decision To Oppose Iran Deal

President Obama’s hopes of preserving the Iran nuclear deal were dealt a blow on Thursday when Sen. Charles Schumer came out against it.

August 7, 2015
Obama delivers remarks on a nuclear deal with Iran at American University in Washington

Why Israel’s Security Experts Support The Iran Deal — And Why Iran’s Hardliners Don’t

On the Iran deal, mainstream opinion in Israel’s military and intelligence circles is more closely aligned with Barack Obama than Bibi Netanyahu — as two former chiefs of the Jewish state’s spy services have publicly declared.

August 6, 2015
Obama pauses during remarks on a nuclear deal with Iran at American University in Washington

The 45th President Will Owe Obama Big Time

Obama has already done many favors for the president who will be inaugurated in January 2017. The Democrats know it and the Republicans won’t admit it.

August 6, 2015
Obama delivers remarks on a nuclear deal with Iran at American University in Washington

Obama Defends Iran Nuclear Deal As U.S. Diplomacy Over War

Obama: “Let’s not mince words. The choice we face is ultimately between diplomacy or some form of war. Maybe not tomorrow, maybe not three months from now, but soon.”

August 5, 2015
Obama pauses during remarks on a nuclear deal with Iran at American University in Washington

Obama Warns Of Dangers To Israel If Iran Deal Blocked

President Barack Obama told U.S. Jewish leaders it was likely rockets would fall on Tel Aviv if a nuclear deal with Iran was blocked and military action ensued, one of them said on Wednesday.

August 5, 2015
An image of Iranian leaders is projected on a giant screen in front of demonstrators  during a rally apposing the nuclear deal with Iran in Times Square in the Manhattan borough of New York

Lawmakers Will Vote On Iran Deal Disapproval Resolution

Republican lawmakers will try to pass a disapproval resolution against the nuclear agreement between world powers and Iran — but even if they do pass it, Republicans would not likely be able to muster enough votes to override a veto by President Obama.

August 4, 2015
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry testifies before a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on the Iran nuclear agreement in Washington

Kerry Warns U.S. Congress Scrapping Iran Deal Would Mean Path To Nuclear Weapon

“If we walk away, we walk away alone. Our partners are not going to be with us.”

July 28, 2015
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Kerry: Pollard Release Not Related To Iran Deal

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said the upcoming release of Jonathan Pollard, a former U.S. Navy intelligence officer convicted of spying for Israel, was not tied to the nuclear agreement with Iran.

July 28, 2015
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Mike Huckabee Throws The ‘Oven’ At Obama

Mike Huckabee is making some big headlines — by totally embracing Godwin’s Law.

July 27, 2015
U.S. President Obama arrives aboard Air Force One at Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa

Obama Says Yet To Hear Good Argument Against Iran Nuclear Deal

Obama said the majority of the world’s nuclear scientists and non-proliferation experts backed the July 14 accord.

July 27, 2015
US Secretary of State Kerry checks opening remarks before appearing at Senate Foreign Relations Committee in Washington

John Kerry: Bittersweet At Best, What Might Have Been

President Obama will be remembered for these foreign policy breakthroughs, but the craftsman whose name is on the woodwork is John Kerry.

July 24, 2015
US Secretary of State Kerry makes statement to media before closed door briefing with House members on Iran nuclear deal in Washington

Kerry Mounts Furious Defense Of Iran Nuclear Deal

Testifying before Congress, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry mounted a furious counterattack against critics of the Iran nuclear deal.

July 23, 2015
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Late Night Roundup: The ’90s Rapper Of Presidential Candidates

Larry Wilmore and Mike Yard took another look at Donald Trump’s potential appeal to minority voters — as a 1990s rapper getting into fights with everyone.

July 23, 2015
Iranians hold pictures of Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif as they celebrate in the street following a nuclear deal with major powers, in Tehran

U.S. ‘Disturbed’ By Iranian Leader’s Criticism After Deal

The United States said on Tuesday it was very disturbed by anti-U.S. hostility voiced by Iran’s top leader after a nuclear deal.

July 21, 2015
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