Friday, July 3, 2015
Kerry Iran Negotiations

Iran Nuclear Negotiators Extend Talks 1 Week As Deadline Passes

The latest deadline in the talks over Iran’s nuclear program passed Tuesday with no deal, but there was an agreement to set a new deadline.

June 30, 2015
Jason Rezaian

Spy Trial In Iran Of Washington Post Reporter Adjourns

Rezaian, who holds dual U.S. and Iranian citizenship and is the newspaper’s bureau chief in Tehran, was arrested in July along with his wife.

May 26, 2015
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the Supreme Leader of Iran

Iran’s Supreme Leader Bars Inspections Of Military Sites

Iran’s supreme leader on Wednesday banned a key component of a pending nuclear deal with the West: inspections of military sites by the international nuclear watchdog.

May 20, 2015
Tom Cotton, Iran, Nuclear Deal, Congress, Bipartisan, Israel, Politics, Top News, Deadline

Senate OKs Bill To Let Congress Review Iran Nuclear Deal on 98-1 Vote

a White House spokesperson called the bill “the kind of reasonable and acceptable compromise that the president would be willing to sign.”

May 7, 2015
The detained Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian, seen here in 2013, was jailed in Tehran on July 22 last year

Washington Post Journalist Faces Spy Trial In Iran

Jason Rezaian has been in jail for nine months in Tehran in what has become a politically sensitive case that has parallelled with high-level nuclear talks between Iran and global powers, including the United States.

April 21, 2015
Confirmation hearing for Loretta Lynch

Obama To Senate: Approve Loretta Lynch Nomination Now

President Barack Obama on Friday called on Republicans to schedule a vote on his nominee to replace outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder, calling Loretta Lynch’s monthslong wait a case of Senate “dysfunction” gone too far.

April 17, 2015

Late Night Roundup: The *Real* Iranian Agent!

That’s not a red balloon with a frowny face drawn on — it’s former Vice President Dick Cheney — and Jon Stewart has got some questions for him about Iran.

April 17, 2015

Late Night Roundup: War vs. Peace On Capitol Hill

Negotiating a peace deal is a tough job with Congress — making war is easy.

April 15, 2015
Robert Menendez, Indictment, Corruption, New Jersey, Senate, Salomon Melgen, Ophthalmology, Politics, Bribery

Menendez Joins Debate On Iran, Cuba From Newly Weakened Position

Menendez has been one of Congress’ most influential hawks on Iran and Cuba, bucking the Obama administration on both as he rose to the top of the committee.

April 15, 2015
Chamberlain and Hitler

When The Hitler Card Won’t Do, Play The Chamberlain Card

The Republican right accuses every American president who negotiates an arms pact with our putative enemies of weakening national security. And they are always wrong.

April 15, 2015
AFP Photo/Maxim Shipenkov

Putin Lifts Russia’s Ban On Delivery Of S-300 Missile System To Iran

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday cleared the way for delivery of sophisticated air defense systems to Iran with a decree that U.S. officials warned could disrupt the emerging deal to prevent Tehran from developing nuclear weapons.

April 14, 2015
Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif in Geneva on January 14 for a bilateral meeting to provide guidance to their negotiating teams before their next round of discussions, which begin on January 15. U.S. Mission/Eric Bridiers via Flickr

Don’t Interfere With Iran Talks, Kerry Urges Congress

Secretary of State John Kerry will this week defend an emerging deal intended to curb Iran’s nuclear ambitions, urging skeptical U.S. lawmakers not to put up obstacles that could scupper the tough negotiations.

April 13, 2015
Confederate John Deere

This Week In Crazy: Bring On The Second Civil War!

This week, “conservative” nut-jobs are trying to incite a second civil war — or warn us that we’re headed for one. Are they the same thing?

April 10, 2015

Iran’s Khamenei Says No Guarantee Of Final Nuclear Deal

Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said that last week’s hard-won framework accord was no guarantee of a final nuclear deal and that much work remained.

April 9, 2015

White House Trolls Bibi With Tweet On Iran Deal

The White House’s tweet is an obvious takeoff on Netanyahu’s infamous 2012 address to the United Nations.

April 8, 2015

Late Night Roundup: The GOP Alternative On Iran

The Daily Show looked at Republican opposition to the Iran deal, and what the GOP would want to do instead — with an incredible performance by correspondent Hasan Minhaj.

April 8, 2015
Scott Walker, Iran, Wisconsin, Obama, Deal, Foreign Policy, Politics

Obama Says Scott Walker Would Be Foolish To Revoke Iran Deal

Obama defends framework deal with Iran and rebukes Scott Walker’s criticisms saying he hopes the governor will “bone up on foreign policy.”

April 8, 2015
Rand Paul

Can America Stand Rand? Cranking Up His ‘Libertarian’ Campaign

Rand Paul’s flat tax, a “new idea” from 1983, would worsen inequality, raising the burden on the poor and middle class while benefiting the very rich.

April 7, 2015
Ahmed Asiri

Saudi Brigadier General Discusses Arab Coalition’s Fight In Yemen

Brig. Gen. Ahmed Asiri, who presides over the nightly news conferences, has said that the coalition’s priority is the security of the Yemeni people and neighboring countries, including Saudi Arabia, which shares a long border with Yemen.

April 7, 2015
Iran Negotiations John Kerry

How To Read The Iran Debate

In the Iran Debate, a working knowledge of the intricate, technical details is helpful, but there are more ambiguities than either side will readily admit.

April 6, 2015

Congress Needs More Details On Iran Nuclear Deal, Top GOP Senator Says

With the details of a nuclear agreement with Iran still being debated, a prominent Senate Republican said Sunday that Congress should insist on learning more before deciding whether to support a final deal.

April 5, 2015

Top Reads For News Junkies: ‘The Twilight War’

In David Crist’s 2013 book ‘The Twilight War: The Secret History of America’s Thirty-Year Conflict With Iran,’ he examined the possibility of a nuclear program deal.

April 5, 2015
Iran Nuclear Issue

Analysis: Proposed Accord Far Tougher On Iran Than Expected, Nuclear Experts Say

It appeared that the tentative accord would achieve the U.S. goal of ensuring the international community would have a year’s warning if Tehran decided to produce enough uranium fuel for a single bomb.

April 3, 2015
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday renewed his harsh criticism of the preliminary nuclear pact with Iran, declaring it a danger to his country's existence.

Iran Nuclear Deal Threatens Israel’s ‘Survival,’ Netanyahu Says

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday renewed his harsh criticism of the preliminary nuclear pact with Iran, declaring it a danger to his country’s existence.

April 3, 2015
Kerry Iran Negotiations

Breakthrough: Iran’s Nuclear Concessions Vindicate Obama’s Diplomatic Strategy

The Iran talks also represent a chance to promote peaceful change in that unfortunate country, whose people desperately desire progress toward normal relationships with Western countries.

April 2, 2015
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