Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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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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GOP’s Condemnation Of Trump Pure Hypocrisy

Here’s the thing about principle. Unless applied equally it is not really principle at all.

July 27, 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
People gather outside the Cuban embassy after the Cuban flag was raised in a ceremony in Washington

Cuban Flag Raised Over Washington Embassy As Ties Restored

The Cuban flag was raised over Havana’s embassy in Washington on Monday for the first time in 54 years, as the U.S. and Cuba formally restored relations.

July 20, 2015
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Service Record: Trump, McCain, And Republican Contempt For Veterans

Nobody should be shocked to hear a right-wing chicken-hawk disparaging a worthy veteran at this late date. In the Republican Party, it is standard operating procedure — and for any Republican to pretend otherwise now is risibly hypocritical.

July 20, 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
Cuba's Foreign Minister Parrilla attends a EU-CELAC foreign ministers' meeting at the European Commission in Brussels

Kerry To Host Cuba Foreign Minister In Washington On Monday

Secretary of State John Kerry will meet Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez in Washington on Monday, U.S. officials said, to mark the historic restoration of diplomatic ties between former Cold War foes severed more than five decades ago.

July 18, 2015
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Iran Nuclear Talks Enter ‘Final Phase’

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was cautiously upbeat about the progress of negotiations with Iran.

July 12, 2015
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Pro-Israel Groups Divided Over Iran Going Into 2016

The Israel lobby — one of the most powerful in Washington — is divided over how to deal with Iran and leaders say the 2016 elections will focus more on national security than the previous few have.

July 8, 2015
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Kerry Tempers Optimism For Deal With Iran

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry tempered expectations that a nuclear deal with Iran is imminent as foreign ministers from world powers rejoined a ninth straight day of negotiations.

July 5, 2015
William Morgan's widow seeks to retrieve her husband's remains from Cuba.

U.S. And Cuba Agree To Open Embassies, Restore Diplomatic Relations

After 50 years of diplomatic standoff, the U.S. and Cuba plan to announce Wednesday that they will establish formal diplomatic relations and open embassies in each other’s capitals.

June 30, 2015
William Morgan's widow seeks to retrieve her husband's remains from Cuba.

U.S. Removes Cuba From Terror Blacklist

“While the United States has significant concerns and disagreements with a wide range of Cuba’s policies and actions, these fall outside the criteria relevant to the rescission of a state sponsor of terrorism designation.”

May 29, 2015
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Kerry Heads To Sri Lanka On Historic Visit To Mend Ties

Top U.S. diplomat John Kerry left early Friday on a landmark trip to Sri Lanka, the first such visit in a decade to the Indian Ocean island as it returns to the diplomatic fold.

May 1, 2015
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Making A Fetish Of John McCain

Why does the elite Washington media continue to pay deference to, and take seriously, the opinions of John McCain? He’s no “maverick,” he’s a feckless partisan.

May 1, 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
A protester holds up an American and a Cuban flag in Miami, Florida on December 20, 2014 (AFP Photo/Joe Raedle)

Cuba Removed From List Of State Sponsors Of Terror

After 33 years of designating Cuba a state sponsor of terrorism, the United States is removing its Caribbean neighbor from a list of terrorist nations in another sign of warming relations between the two countries.

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
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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
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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Marathon Talks Produce Broad Outline Of A Nuclear Deal With Iran, Officials Say

After days of negotiating, a momentous preliminary deal was struck during the Iran nuclear which includes removes some sanctions while enforcing strict oversight of the overall program.

April 2, 2015
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Iran Talks Grind Into Overtime As Top Diplomats Leave

As members of the United Nations Security Council leave Lausanne and the chance of a nuclear deal with Iran, the Obama administration frets over what to do before Congress reconvenes.

April 1, 2015
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Negotiations On Iran’s Nuclear Program Seem Headed Toward Overtime

“Foreign ministers from Iran, the United States, France, Germany, Britain, Russia, and China have struggled with a series of tough issues this week, notably what restrictions will remain on Iran’s research and development, and how quickly United Nations sanctions will be lifted.”

March 31, 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

Iran Shifts On Key Issue In Nuclear Talks As Deadline Looms

Iran is backing off an earlier apparent agreement to allow enriched uranium to be shipped out of the country as a way to assure the material can’t be used as nuclear bomb fuel.

March 30, 2015
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Iran Nuclear Talks Expected To Last Right Up To Deadline

Negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program are coming down to the wire.

March 30, 2015
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What Would The 2016 Republican Hopefuls Do With An Iran Deal?

All of the prospective Republican candidates for 2016 agree they would undermine President Obama’s nuclear deal between Iran and the U.S.

March 27, 2015
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