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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
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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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Iran Nuclear Deal Could Drive Down U.S. Gas Prices

The average summer price of a gallon of gas could be at its lowest in five years.

July 20, 2015
The United Nations Security Council votes to approve a resolution at the U.N. headquarters in New York

U.N. Security Council Endorses Iran Nuclear Deal

The United Nations Security Council on Monday endorsed a deal to curb Iran’s nuclear program in return for sanctions relief, but it will be able to re-impose U.N. penalties during the next decade if Tehran breaches the historic agreement.

July 20, 2015
U.S. Defense Secretary Carter pauses on tarmac as he boards his plane en route to Tel Aviv in Andrews Air Force Base

U.S. Aims To Shift Israel Focus To Security Ties After Iran Deal

Ash Carter: “I’m not going to change anybody’s mind in Israel. That’s not the purpose of my trip.”

July 19, 2015
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference about the recent nuclear deal reached with Iran, in Washington

Obama Sends Iran Deal To Wary Congress, Israel Urges Rejection

Obama has promised to exercise his veto if Congress rejects the deal, which curbs Iran’s nuclear program while allowing an easing of economic sanctions.

July 19, 2015
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Obama’s Best Iran Role Model Is The First President Bush

As he seeks support for the new international deal to limit Iran’s nuclear program, Obama is seeking comparisons with Reagan and Nixon.

July 16, 2015
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Obama: Reaganite On Iran

There are parallels between the two-step approaches that both Reagan and Obama took to a problematic foe.

July 16, 2015
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Obama Launches Campaign To Sell Iran Deal

It took years for President Barack Obama to negotiate a historic nuclear deal with Iran. Now it’s time for him to sell the plan to foreign leaders, U.S. lawmaker,s and the American public.

July 15, 2015
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Obama Trolls Netanyahu During Press Conference On Iran Deal

President Obama also made some subtle (or not so subtle) references to Benjamin Netanyahu — to turn the Israeli Prime Minister’s own words against him.

July 15, 2015
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How Republicans Responded To The Iran Nuclear Deal

Republicans lined up to express their exasperation and disappointment.

July 14, 2015
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Iran Deal: Why Would We Heed The Same Voices That Are Always Wrong?

Many on the American right have often preferred war, including the utterly insane risk of nuclear war, to dealing with our enemies.

July 14, 2015
U.S. Democratic Presidential candidate and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during the National Council of La Raza annual conference in Kansas City, Missouri July 13, 2015. REUTERS/Dave Kaup

Hillary Clinton Calls Iran Nuclear Deal An ‘Important Moment’

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Tuesday called the new deal with Iran an “important moment” and said based on what she knows now it is a step toward curbing Iran’s nuclear ambitions.

July 14, 2015
U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) speaks at his weekly press briefing on Capitol Hill in Washington July 9, 2015. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

Boehner Says Iran Deal ‘Likely To Fuel’ Nuclear Arms Race

“Instead of stopping the spread of nuclear weapons in the Middle East, this deal is likely to fuel a nuclear arms race around the world.”

July 14, 2015
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Republican Presidential Hopeful Rubio Blasts Iran Deal

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio said on Tuesday he expected Congress to vote against the Iran nuclear deal, saying the agreement undermines U.S. security.

July 14, 2015
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Republican Presidential Candidate Huckabee Says Iran Deal Threatens U.S., Israel

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee said on Tuesday the nuclear deal reached with Iran will empower Tehran to carry out threats against the United States and Israel.

July 14, 2015
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif reacts during a plenary session at the United Nations building in Vienna, Austria July 14, 2015.  REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

Iran Clinches Nuclear Deal With Powers, Historic Breakthrough With U.S.

Iran and six major world powers reached a nuclear deal on Tuesday, capping more than a decade of negotiations with an agreement that could transform the Middle East.

July 14, 2015
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Iran Nuclear Agreement Delayed Again

Last-minute snags have delayed the conclusion of nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers for at least one more day, diplomats here reported Monday.

July 13, 2015
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