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  • Is Turkey Going Rogue?

    08/26/2015 5:43:25 PM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    Atlantic Community ^ | 8/26/15 | Jon Abbink
    Turkey's geo-political maneuvers may urge reconsideration of its NATO membership. While the threat from Daesh grows, Ankara is more focused on the continuing fight with the Kurds. The Erdoğan government is undermining the core values of what NATO stands for, and its anti-Kurdish policy spells problems for its role in the region. NATO has to make a statement and also work behind the scenes to engage Erdoğan to prioritize the war against Daesh. Under the pretext of an anti-Daesh (ISIS) campaign, Turkey's government since late July 2015 is harshly repressing the Kurds, playing the ‘anti-terrorism' card towards NATO. But the...
  • Meet the Americans Flocking to Iraq and Syria to Fight the Islamic State

    08/26/2015 5:36:32 PM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 8/26/15 | Adam Rawnsley
    When a U.S. citizen going by the name Abu Abdullah al-Amriki blew himself up in a suicide attack in Baiji, Iraq, this month, he was the most recent example of a troubling trend: the roughly 200 Americans who have traveled or attempted to travel to Iraq and Syria to fight for the Islamic State.Not all of the foreigners have left for the region looking to fight for the Islamic State, however. Instead, growing numbers of Americans are heading there to fight against the extremists. The American fighters mostly military veterans, with a strangely disproportionate share of Texans are...
  • Barack Obama calls opponents of Iran deal 'the crazies'

    08/25/2015 11:15:54 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 53 replies
    Soros' Politico ^ | 8/24/15 | Edward-Isaac Dovere
    LAS VEGAS There are the people on his side on the Iran deal, President Barack Obama said Monday evening. Then there are the crazies. Back from a notably uneventful and restful two-week vacation in Marthas Vineyard, Obama was immediately on the road for a short trip here, first to speak at a green energy conference hosted by retiring Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, then to raise money for his preferred successor, former Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto. Ruddy from the sun, Obama described himself as refreshed, renewed, recharged a little feisty. And he delivered, recounting the ride...
  • #DumpSchumer and anti-Semitism (unites far left, neo-nazis)

    08/25/2015 8:59:54 AM PDT · by SJackson · 14 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 8-17-15 | BENJAMIN KERSTEIN
    If a senior US senator can so quickly become the target of a widespread campaign of anti-Semitism from both the Right and the Left, we should all increase our vigilance. The social media site Twitter offers an extraordinary form of communication. But perhaps because of its scope and anonymity, it is also a hotbed of racism, bigotry and anti-Semitism. This has never been clearer than in the wake of Senator Chuck Schumers announcement that he will oppose President Barack Obamas nuclear deal with Iran. In doing so, Schumer became guilty of heresy in the eyes of many on the progressive...
  • Our World: Senator Gillibrands Iran Gamble

    08/22/2015 6:12:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 22, 2015 | Caroline Glick
    While New York Senator Chuck Schumer came under withering, anti-Semitic attack as soon as he informed President Barack Obama that he would vote to reject the presidents nuclear deal with Iran, his New York colleague, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, has been largely immune from criticism of any kind. Gillibrand announced her support for Obamas deal on August 6, the same day Schumer announced his opposition. Her decision has been a critical asset for the administrations campaign to secure the support of other Democratic lawmakers torn between their duty to their constituents and their loyalty to Obama. Gillibrand is a young senator...
  • Former Sen. Dick Lugar Becomes First Republican To Support Obama Nuke Deal

    08/21/2015 10:12:15 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 48 replies
    Breibart ^ | 8/21/2015 | Thomas Rose
    Former Indiana Senator Richard G. Lugar became the first high profile Republican this week to endorse President Obamas hugely controversial nuclear deal with Irans revolutionary Islamic government. If Congress is unable to override an expected presidential veto, in addition to $150 billion in immediate sanctions relief, the deal will guarantee the same radical Iranian regime that openly calls for the annihilation of an entire nation state both the legal right and practical ability to develop an industrial scale nuclear weapons infrastructure along with the intercontinental ballistic missile systems necessary to deliver nuclear payloads anywhere on earth. Speaking on MSNBC, the...
  • Obama scapegoats Jews to sell deal

    08/14/2015 8:20:45 AM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies
    Jewish Star ^ | 8-12-15 | JEFF DUNETZ
    President Obamas July 31 phone call organized by the anti-Israel group J Street and other progressive Jewish groups could be summed up in one sentence: Please help because, those rich people are helping those warmongering Jews to fight this wonderful Iran deal because they dont like me and they want war just like they did in Iraq. In the 20 minute call Obama said that opponents of the Iran deal come from the same array of forces that got us into the Iraq war and that a bunch of billionaires who happily finance super PACs are putting the squeeze on...
  • Trump, Obama and evidence-free politics

    08/13/2015 3:31:40 PM PDT · by Aspenhuskerette · 6 replies
    The Aspen Times (CO) ^ | August 13, 2015 | Melanie Sturm
    Last week during the most-watched primary debate in history, a U.S. senator fired a cogently argued objection at his partys leader, drawing a contemptuous and insulting personal attack. No, it wasnt Sen. Rand Paul, who chastised Donald Trump for being on every side of every issue, criticism for which Trump poked Paul for having a bad night. It was Sen. Chuck Schumer who, after taking a month to Think Again about the Iranian nuclear agreement, announced his carefully considered rationale for opposing President Barack Obamas controversial foreign-policy objective an accord that reverses Americas long-standing policy to prevent an Iranian...
  • The ugliest American

    08/12/2015 3:48:26 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 23 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 08-12-15 | DrJohn
    NY Sen. Chuck Schumer (D) announced that he will oppose Barack Obama's capitulation to Iran. I will vote to disapprove the agreement, not because I believe war is a viable or desirable option, nor to challenge the path of diplomacy. It is because I believe Iran will not change, and under this agreement it will be able to achieve its dual goals of eliminating sanctions while ultimately retaining its nuclear and non-nuclear power, Schumer wrote in a lengthy statement issued Thursday night detailing his decision. Better to keep U.S. sanctions in place, strengthen them, enforce secondary sanctions on other...
  • Accusing Schumer of Politics, Mika Calls Opposition to Iran Deal 'Ludicrous, Crazy, Calamitous'

    08/11/2015 5:55:02 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 20 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Well, she did stop short of saying Chuck Schumer was worried about losing donations from co-religionist contributors . . . But on today's Morning Joe, Mika Brzezinksi repeatedly accused Schumer of acting out of politics in his opposition to the Iran deal. Battling with Bill Kristol, an unusually animated Brzezinski broke out the over-the-top adjectives, branding opposition to the deal "ludicrous," "crazy" and "calamitous." What explains Mika's exceptionally emotional outburst on this subject? View the video here.
  • White House, Allies Accuse Jewish Lawmakers of Dual Loyalty to Israel

    08/11/2015 3:34:41 AM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 8/11/15 | Adam Kredo
    Obama administration allies lobbying in favor of a recently signed nuclear deal with Iran are smearing Jewish lawmakers and opponents of the accord with allegations of dual loyalty to Israel, rhetoric many view as anti-Semitic, according to allegations leveled by these individuals and groups.Organizations close to the White House, including the pro-Tehran lobbying shop National Iranian American Council (NIAC), the liberal fringe group J Street, and the anti-war organization MoveOn, have come out to question the motivation of Jewish individuals who oppose the nuclear deal, which will provide Iran with billions of dollars in sanctions relief and lift longstanding restrictions...
  • Video: Veteran Wounded By Iranian IED Rips Nuclear Deal in Tough New Ad

    08/10/2015 5:10:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 10, 2015 | Guy Benson
    The Obama administration estimates that Iranian-supplied bombs killed "hundreds" of American troops in Iraq during the war, and the president himself has explicitly acknowledged that the deal's generous sanctions relief provisions will allow the regime to enhance its world-leading financing of international terrorism. An organization called Veterans Against the Deal has something to say about that: Sgt. Bartlett calls on Senators to reject the Iran deal "I was blown up by an Iranian bomb…that's who we're making a deal with. Every politician who's involved in this will be held accountable…A vote for this deal means more money for Iranian terrorism. What do...
  • Getting uglier and uglier on Iran: Leading Jewish magazine accuses White House of Jew-baiting

    08/10/2015 3:42:08 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | August 10, 2015 | ED MORRISEY
    Tablet Magazine is not exactly a bastion of conservative thought among Jewish American publications. In fact, the editors didn’t appear impressed with Senator Chuck Schumer’s decision to oppose the deal with Iran that Barack Obama and John Kerry insist that Congress refrain from rejecting, calling it “calculations” geared toward Schumer’s “self-interest.” But they have been even less impressed with the rhetoric coming from the White House and the Left in demanding support for the deal, calling it “Jew-baiting” and worse. The editors blasted Obama for using the kind of rhetoric they would expect from white supremacists, not a President with...
  • Ugliness: Iran deal supporters call Schumer a greedy, disloyal Jew

    08/10/2015 12:08:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 8/9/15 | William A. Jacobson
    Schumer feels the wrath. Ever since the White House leaked Thursday night that Sen. Chuck Schumer would be coming out against the Iran deal, the progressive movement has foamed at the mouth with vitriol directed Schumers way.Much of it is just the plain old progressive vitriol of the MoveOn.org, Daily Kos and netroots types. Schumer is a warmonger, wants war, loves war, and so on.Obama set up that argument when he claimed that Republicans were making common cause with hardline Iranians even though Obama clinched the deal with hardline Iranians who are laughing all the way to the...
  • If Jews Are Emotional About the Iran Deal, Then What Does That Make the Obama Admin?

    08/10/2015 12:20:38 PM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 18 replies
    Benweingarten.com ^ | 2015-08-10 | Benjamin Weingarten
    So just to be clear, Secretary of State Kerry and the Obama administration have cut a deal in which Iran will be subjected to no inspections, no disclosures, no verification and no sanctions, that will equip the worlds leading state sponsor of terror with billions of dollars, and requires that the U.S. help protect its nuclear infrastructure, among many other travesties, but Secretary of State Kerry believes that critical Israelis in particular and Jews in general are responding emotionally, as opposed to rationally with fear and loathing? Contrast the reaction of Jews, Christians and others who comprise the majority of...
  • Obama on nuke deal: I stand by my comparison of Republicans to Iranian hardliners

    08/10/2015 9:16:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/10/2015 | AllahPundit
    As a young Barack Obama once said at the 2004 Democratic convention: There are no “blue states” and “red states,” there are only blue states and states that make “common cause” with anti-American fanatics.The White House should pick a smear and settle on it. Are critics of his terrible nuclear deal warmongering nutcases like the worst elements in Iran or are they treacherous Jews secretly loyal to Israel? “What I said is absolutely true factually. The truth of the matter is, inside of Iran, the people most opposed to the deal are the Revolutionary Guard, the Quds force, hard-liners...
  • Advocacy Group Withholds Donations to Schumer over Iran Deal

    08/09/2015 9:36:48 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 37 replies
    Israel National News (INN) ^ | Sunday, August 9, 2015 | Cynthia Blank
    A "progressive" advocacy group in the US has pledged to withhold millions of dollars in campaign contributions to Sen. Chuck Schumer as well as other Democrats should they vote in Congress against the nuclear deal with Iran. Close to 18,000 people have signed a petition on MoveOn's website, called "No money for war hawks," the group told the Huffington Post on Friday. MoveOn, which touts itself as a "community of more than 8 million Americans...lead[ing] campaigns for progressive change," has committed in this latest petition to withhold $8.3 million that it would have otherwise donated to the Democratic Party. The...
  • Democrat Rep. Steny Hoyer: Obama Wrong That It's Iran Deal or War

    08/06/2015 12:53:36 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 19 replies
    Newsmax ^ | August 6, 2015
    Representative Steny Hoyer of Maryland, the second-ranking Democrat in the House, said the tone was counterproductive. Not Comfortable Characterizing people who may be in opposition to the agreement as wanting to go to war as an alternative, Im not comfortable with that, and I wish the White House wouldnt do that, Hoyer, who is leading a visit of 22 Democratic House members to Israel this week, said in an interview in Jerusalem on Thursday. I dont think the alternatives are going to war, and Ive indicated that to the White House. White House press secretary Josh Earnest dismissed complaints about...
  • Fury of left falls on Schumer

    08/07/2015 6:26:49 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8-7-15 | Julian Hattem
    Liberals are livid at Sen. Charles Schumers (D-N.Y.) decision to oppose the White Houses nuclear deal with Iran, and have threatened to launch a full-scale war as retribution. Activists and former top officials within the Obama administration are openly contemplating whether Schumers stance disqualifies him from serving as the next Senate Democratic leader which he is primed to do and seeking to temporarily cut off money to Democrats in the upper chamber. Its unclear whether Schumers announcement will have a devastating effect on the White Houses efforts to prevent Democrats from killing the deal when it comes up...
  • Liberals, Livid, Say Chuck Schumer 'Unfit' to Lead Senate Dems

    08/07/2015 6:45:20 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 13 replies
    newsmax ^ | 8/7/15 | l gutentag
    After stating that he plans to vote against the Iran nuclear deal, Sen. Chuck Schumer is receiving criticism from liberals who claim he is "unfit" to be the next Democratic leader, The Hill reports. Schumer is the first Democratic senator to go on record saying he opposes the Iran nuclear deal, but The Hill notes that, with roughly half of Senate Democrats still publicly undecided, his decision to oppose the deal could sway some colleagues who are still on the fence. "After deep study, careful thought and considerable soul-searching, I have decided I must oppose the agreement and will vote...
  • Don't Be Fooled By Schumer's Opposition To The Iran Deal

    08/07/2015 7:32:47 PM PDT · by OddLane · 5 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 7,2015 | David Harsanyi
    Obama foot soldiers Tommy Vietor, Dan Pfeiffer and Jon Favreau may have made common cause with Holocaust-denying radical Twelvers hoping to obtain nuclear weapons to threaten millions of Jews, but that doesnt mean you should be fooled by their frustration. And you definitely shouldnt be fooled by the theater surrounding Chuck Schumers opposition to the presidents Iran deal. Schumer offered a detailed, 1600-word justification for his opposition to the deal and, in the most obsequious and gentle way imaginable, pointed out an abundance of falsehoods Obamas been peddling regarding the deal.
  • Another Jewish Democrat ditches Iran deal [Brad Sherman, D-CA]

    08/08/2015 5:04:24 PM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/8/15 | Daniel Chaitin
    Following in the footsteps of New York Sen. Chuck Schumer and Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., another Democratic Jewish member of Congress has announced he will oppose the Iran nuclear agreement. "I will vote against the Iran deal," declared California Rep. Brad Sherman in a press release on Friday. "This Agreement is the Good, the Bad and the Ugly. It contains the good and the bad in the first year, and gets ugly in the years thereafter." The news of Sherman's opposition is another blow to the Obama administration. During the August recess, the administration has been working to create a...
  • Schumer: Why Im opposing the Iran nuclear deal

    08/07/2015 10:57:25 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 35 replies
    NY POST ^ | August 7, 2015 | By Charles Schumer
    Why Im opposing the Iran nuclear deal By Charles Schumer Ive spent the last three weeks carefully studying the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. Ive decided I must oppose the agreement and will vote yes on a motion of disapproval. I examined this deal in three parts: nuclear restrictions on Iran in the first 10 years, nuclear restrictions after 10 years and non-nuclear components and consequences. In each case, Ive asked: Are we better off with the agreement or without it? In the first 10 years, there are serious weaknesses. First, inspections are not anywhere, anytime; the 24-day delay before...
  • Schumer: Why Im Opposing the Iran Nuclear Deal

    08/07/2015 10:09:32 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 7, 2015 | Charles Schumer
    Ive spent the last three weeks carefully studying the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. Ive decided I must oppose the agreement and will vote yes on a motion of disapproval. I examined this deal in three parts: nuclear restrictions on Iran in the first 10 years, nuclear restrictions after 10 years and non-nuclear components and consequences. In each case, Ive asked: Are we better off with the agreement or without it? In the first 10 years, there are serious weaknesses. First, inspections are not anywhere, anytime;
  • More bad news for Obama from Iran about the secret deals

    08/04/2015 12:13:04 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 10 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | August 4, 2015 | Dan Miller
    An Iranian official recentlystated that no International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) personnel will be permitted to enter military or missile sites. Anotherstated that "no country is permitted to know the details of future inspections conducted by the IAEA." Their statements areprobably consistent. There may well be other secret deals we don't know about and perhaps never will. Meanwhile, Iran is preparingto test long range ballistic missiles "to prove that the missile ban was invalid." It's not MY fault. I. No IAEA inspections of the sites that matter mostIn an interview on Al Jazeera TVlast weekAli Akbar Velayati, Security Adviser to...
  • Kerry Receives Backing from Gulf States on Iran Deal Gulf Arab states welcome Iran deal, but say

    08/03/2015 5:40:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    inn ^ | 8/3/15 | Elad Benari
    The United States on Monday received a vote of confidence on the deal with Iran, as Gulf Arab states welcomed the deal negotiated with world powers, The Associated Press (AP) reported. At the same time, they said they would like further assurances that the U.S. would help them counter increasing Iranian assertiveness in the region. Speaking for the six-member Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Qatar's Foreign Minister said that the bloc had been impressed by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's presentation of the agreement and explanations of how it will be verified and enforced. "Consequently, the GCC countries have welcomed...
  • Iran: U.S. Banned from Knowing Details of Iran Nuclear Inspection Agreement

    08/03/2015 5:11:58 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 42 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | Adam Kredo
    Irans ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said the nuclear inspection organization is barred from revealing to the United States any details of deals it has inked with Tehran to inspect its contested nuclear program going forward, according to regional reports. Recent disclosures by Iran indicate that the recently inked nuclear accord includes a series of side deals on critical inspections regimes that are neither public nor subject to review by the United States. Reza Najafi, Irans ambassador and permanent envoy to the IAEA, stated over the weekend that no country is permitted to know the details of...
  • Why Empower Iran

    08/03/2015 5:00:02 PM PDT · by Truth29 · 10 replies
    Middle East Forum ^ | August 3, 2015 | Alexander H. Joffe
    Unless the US Congress votes in opposition, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) deal with Iran with go through. What really happened and why did it happen the way it did? What happened is gradually becoming clear. It is revealed daily just how horrendous the deal really is. On every point enrichment, centrifuges, stocks of fissile material, inspections, sanctions on the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps members and businesses, "snapback," etc. the Obama administration caved completely. Concessions on ballistic missiles and arms sales were thrown in at the last minute; the administration lied about it all, while Iran...
  • The Iran Nuke Documents Obama Doesnt Want You to See

    08/03/2015 3:55:21 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 11 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | Jul 30, 2015 | Tim Mak
    Scattered around the U.S. Capitol complex are a series of Sensitive Compartmentalized Information Facilities, or SCIFs, which are typically used to hold Top Secret information. But today in these deeply secure settings are a series of unclassified documentsitems dealing with the Iran nuclear deal that are not secret, but that the Obama administration is nevertheless blocking the public from reading. The Obama administration delivered 18 documents to Congress on July 19, in accordance with legislation requiring a congressional review of the nuclear deal. Only one of these documents is classified, while the remaining 17 are unclassified. Yet many of these...
  • Schumer: Congress Must Have a Say on the Iran Deal

    04/08/2015 7:38:57 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 4/8/2015 | Guy Benson
    Many Congressional Democrats, long over their deep concerns about George W. Bush's 'imperial' presidency, have taken to cheering on President Obama has he usurps and arrogates power in the name of "progress." This phenomenon was on full display as Democrats actively urged Obama to pull the trigger on his unilateral immigration fiat, which he'd repeatedly dismissed as illegal in the recent past (at least one federal court has since agreed). They similarly defended the president's various power grabs on Obamacare, including delaying and altering entire provisions of the law for political reasons, as well as appropriating billions in payments to...
  • Top Democrat (Schumer) sets off intraparty fury after saying Obamacare passage was a mistake

    11/26/2014 4:14:13 PM PST · by shove_it · 46 replies
    Fusion ^ | 26 Nov 2014 | BRETT LOGIURATO
    Sen. Chuck Schumers (D-New York) comments on Wednesday about Democrats misguided focus on health care in President Barack Obamas first term prompted backlash from top Democrats and left-leaning groups, who accused him of being politically craven. At a speech before the National Press Club in Washington on Tuesday, Schumer said Democrats made a mistake by entering into a fight over health care after they passed the 2009 economic stimulus. His reasoning: Democrats were targeting the uninsured, a population that he said makes up only about 5 percent of registered voters. Only about one-third of the uninsured, he said, are registered...
  • Chuck Schumer, Hypocrite

    11/27/2014 1:50:23 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 12 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Mickey Kaus
    In a satisfying moment of intramural recrimination this week, Sen. Charles Schumer of New York pointedly second-guessed President Obamas decision to push sweeping health care legislation in 2010, when Americans were more concerned with the state of the economy and their economic futures. (SNIP) Even if you dont think (as I do) that the gang bill would actually hurt the economic fortunes of many middle class Americans by importing competing, cheaper workers to bid down their salaries, it was hardly the sort of economic fix Schumer says the middle class was demanding. Even more than Obamacare, it failed to give...
  • Obama, congressional Dems show cracks in unity (Exempt Schumer scared to death)

    12/07/2014 6:26:28 AM PST · by Libloather · 29 replies
    Fredericksburg ^ | 12/07/14
    WASHINGTONIt used to be that Democrats would mutter under their breath about President Barack Obama and the White House. Now, with the midterm elections behind them, some leading members of the presidents own party are airing their frustrations with little restraint and charting their own course. In speeches, negotiations and congressional hearings, several high-profile Democrats are disregarding the White House in ways large and small. The White House has responded with an extraordinary veto threat while Obama has made a round of calls to liberal Democrats urging them to stand up against their own leadership.
  • Pelosi: Schumers ObamaCare remarks beyond comprehension

    12/08/2014 11:36:11 AM PST · by PROCON · 56 replies
    thehill ^ | Dec. 8, 2014 | Peter Sullivan
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) says fellow Democratic Sen. Charles Schumers (N.Y.) recent comments on ObamaCare are "beyond comprehension." Schumer caused a stir last month when he said Democrats blew the opportunity the American people gave them in 2008 by focusing on healthcare out of the gate instead of on measures to boost the middle class. In an interview with The Washington Post published Monday, Pelosi noted that Schumer wrote the 1994 assault weapons ban that was blamed for Democratic losses that year. She hit Senate Democrats for distancing themselves from President Obama in the midterm elections, and the...
  • Chuck Schumer Defies White House On Iran

    04/06/2015 5:22:30 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 52 replies
    Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer, one of Capitol Hills most influential voices in the Iran nuclear debate, is strongly endorsing passage of a law opposed by President Barack Obama that would give Congress an avenue to reject the White House-brokered framework unveiled last week.
  • White House: Iran sales pitch 'has only just begun'

    04/07/2015 2:34:07 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 7, 2015 | Jordan Fabian
    The White House on Tuesday expressed confidence it could win over enough Democrats in Congress to stymie an effort to allow lawmakers to approve any nuclear deal with Iran. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), who will likely become the next Senate Democratic leader, dealt a blow to the White House on Monday when he reiterated support for congressional review of an Iran deal. The White House believes Congress should not have the final say on an agreement to curb Irans nuclear program. Officials are making a full-court press to convince Democrats to give negotiators at least until the June 30...
  • How Obama is using Schumer to nuke the US-Israel alliance

    07/24/2015 5:31:10 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 12 replies
    NY Post ^ | 23 July 2015 | Seth Mandel
    Sen. Chuck Schumer is famous for his ability to locate the nearest TV camera and plant himself squarely in front of the lens. And yet, as about 8,000 rallied in Manhattan Wednesday night on an issue near and dear to Schumers heart Israels security the senator was a no-show. The rally was in opposition to the Iranian nuclear deal. Schumer was absent because he hasnt yet decided whether to do the right thing and oppose President Obamas disastrous deal, or do the opposite of the right thing and shepherd it through Congress. Israels supporters in the United States...
  • Chuck Schumer a tool to drive a wedge in the US-Israel relationship

    07/24/2015 9:39:17 AM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 7/24/15 | Carl in Jerusalem
    Seth Mandel explains how President Hussein Obama is using (a willing) Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) to drive a wedge in the US-Israel relationship. [N]othing Obama has done to damage Israels standing in Congress could compare to getting Chuck Schumer the supposed shomer (guardian, in Hebrew) of Israel to ensure the survival of a nuclear deal that rearranges Americas Mideast alliances by elevating Tehran at the expense of the Israelis, the Saudis, the Jordanians and the Egyptians, among others. And thats why crowds in Times Square Wednesday night chanted Where is Chuck Schumer? As Schumer continues to avoid...
  • Kerry profoundly disagrees with Schumer, Engel on Iran (White House is getting desperate!)

    08/07/2015 3:40:10 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 27 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | August 7, 2015, 1:00 pm
    HANOI, Vietnam US Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday he profoundly disagrees with the reasoning behind decisions by two prominent Democratic lawmakers to vote against the nuclear deal he negotiated with Iran. Speaking in the Vietnamese capital, Kerry said the facts do not bear out the arguments made by the Senates No. 3 Democrat Chuck Schumer, and the ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Eliot Engel. He said he respects the right of lawmakers to make their own decisions about the merits of the deal, but said rejection does not offer any alternative than a drumbeat...
  • Senate support grows for Iran deal

    08/05/2015 7:06:57 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 46 replies
    Politico ^ | Aug 5 2015 | BURGESS EVERETT
    President Barack Obamas Iran deal looks increasingly likely to survive a challenge from congressional Republicans after several swing Democrats said they would back the deal just as the Senate sped toward recess on Wednesday. Minutes after Senate leaders locked in an agreement to begin debating the nuclear deal on Sept. 8, Independent Maine Sen. Angus King came to the floor to announce his support for the agreement. Kings decision will make it hard for GOP opponents to block the lifting of legislative sanctions when the Senate votes no later than Sept. 17. Story Continued Below This is the most difficult...
  • Chuck Schumer, Eliot Engel Join Opposition Against Iran Deal (includes full statement)

    08/07/2015 3:33:21 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 13 replies
    JP Updates ^ | 08/06/2015 10:48 PM | Jacob Kornbluh
    Senator Chuck Schumer has announced that he will vote against the Iran nuclear deal in a lengthy statement Thursday night. Advocates on both sides have strong cases for their point of view that cannot simply be dismissed. This has made evaluating the agreement a difficult and deliberate endeavor, and after deep study, careful thought and considerable soul-searching, I have decided I must oppose the agreement and will vote yes on a motion of disapproval, Schumer declared in a lengthy statement. Those who argue for the agreement say it is better to have an imperfect deal than to have nothing; that...
  • Highest-ranking Jewish House Democrat on Iran Deal: No Deal

    08/05/2015 12:17:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/05/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    John Kerry’s “don’t screw the Ayatollah” sales pitch has worked about as well as one might imagine today. One of the key figures for Kerry and Barack Obama to win on Congressional approval for the deal seems to care less about Ali Khameini’s trust in American good faith than in protecting American interests. Former DCCC chair Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY) told Newsday that he will oppose the deal, despite a great deal of thought on how he might be able to support it: The highest-ranking Jewish Democrat in the House announced his opposition to the nuclear accord with Iran...
  • Chuck Schumer Opposes Iran Nuclear Deal, Shaking Democratic Firewall

    08/06/2015 9:43:35 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 11 replies
    New York Times ^ | Agust 6, 2015 | By JENNIFER STEINHAUER and JONATHAN WEISMAN
    WASHINGTON Senator Chuck Schumer, the most influential Jewish voice in Congress, said Thursday night that he would oppose President Obamas deal to limit Irans nuclear program. Advocates on both sides have strong cases for their point of view that cannot simply be dismissed, Mr. Schumer, Democrat of New York, said in a lengthy statement. This has made evaluating the agreement a difficult and deliberate endeavor, and after deep study, careful thought and considerable soul-searching, I have decided I must oppose the agreement and will vote yes on a motion of disapproval. Mr. Schumer had spent the last several weeks...
  • Chuck Schumer to vote against Iran nuclear deal

    08/06/2015 10:10:19 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 10 replies
    CNN ^ | August 7, 2015 | By Kevin Liptak, Jim Acosta and Deirdre Walsh
    <p>Washington (CNN)New York Sen. Chuck Schumer, an influential Jewish Democrat who's poised to assume leadership of his party in the Senate, will oppose President Barack Obama's nuclear deal with Iran, he announced on Thursday evening.</p> <p>"After deep study, careful thought and considerable soul-searching, I have decided I must oppose the agreement and will vote yes on a motion of disapproval," Schumer wrote in a 1,600-word post on the website Medium.</p>
  • Chuck Schumer loses it in meeting with Jewish leaders ( New York )

    08/04/2015 8:22:07 AM PDT · by george76 · 52 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 4, 2015 | Geoff Earle
    Charles Schumer was ready to discuss everything from gun control to drones during a press conference in his Midtown office Monday except his position on the Iran nuclear deal. This is such an important decision that I will not let pressure, politics or party influence [me], Schumer said, holding fast to his weeks-long insistence that hes still in the decision-making stage. ... exploded during a meeting last week with about 60 Jewish leaders.
  • Growing signs Schumer will oppose Iran deal

    08/03/2015 7:20:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | 08/03/2015 | By MANU RAJU and BURGESS EVERETT
    Chuck Schumer is getting an earful from opponents of the Iran nuclear deal. More than 10,000 phone calls have flooded his office line the past two weeks, organized by a group looking to kill the deal. Another group has dropped seven figures on TV in New York City to pressure Schumer and other lawmakers to vote against the plan. The powerful American Israel Public Affairs Committee has put its muscle behind an effort to lobby the New Yorker against it. And Dov Hikind, a state assemblyman from Brooklyn, was arrested for disorderly conduct while protesting the deal outside Schumers office....
  • Amy Schumer, Chuck Schumer team up for gun control

    08/03/2015 8:17:29 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 55 replies
    Newsday ^ | 8/3/15
    Stand-up comedian and actress Amy Schumer is teaming up with New York Sen. Chuck Schumer to call for tighter gun control. She will join the senator on Monday as he unveils a three-part plan that would make it harder for violent criminals and mentally ill to obtain guns. They cited the recent shooting in a Louisiana movie theater that killed two women and injured nine others during a screening of the movie "Trainwreck" starring Amy Schumer. Amy Schumer is the senator's cousin.
  • Lieberman: I Can't Believe That Schumer Will Support Iran Nuke Deal

    07/27/2015 4:29:31 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 37 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 27, 2015 | Trent Baker
    On Sunday, New York Citys AM 970 host John Catsimatidis had former Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) on his The Cats Roundtable program to talk about the Iran nuclear deal. Lieberman started off by ripping the White House for its proposed Iran nuke deal by saying, First, its a deal with somebody we cant trust. Why? Because they have said for years and continue to say even after the agreement was signed, Death to America.'
  • WHILE ELDERLY JEWISH PROTESTERS ARE ARRESTED OUTSIDE HIS OFFICE, SCHUMER HANGS OUT W/JON STEWART

    07/25/2015 7:20:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 07/25/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    How in touch is Senator Schumer with his constituents? Two days ago a number of Jewish protesters, most of them elderly, were arrested while protesting the nuclear deal with Iran and calling on Schumer to do the right thing. And Schumer ignored them. Instead his Twitter account showed him smirking side by side with champion smirker and opponent of Israel, Jon Stewart. .@ComedyCentral will miss Jon; thanks for letting me crash tonight. @TheDailyShow #DailyShow pic.twitter.com/FmNWJo54vc Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) July 24, 2015 The contrast is unfortunately quite striking. While his constituents were going to jail to protest...
  • WILL SCHUMER FOLLOW OBAMA ON IRAN DEAL?

    07/22/2015 4:28:21 AM PDT · by SJackson · 23 replies
    Frontpagemagazine.com ^ | July 22, 2015 | Ari Lieberman
    How the senator from New York could change the game in Congress if he has the guts. In April 2010, following a series of deliberate slights and insults by the Obama administration directed at Israel and its prime minister, including a threat by the State Department that the depth of the US-Israel alliance would depend on the progress of peace talks, Senator Chuck Schumer, the Senates ranking Democrat and Obama ally placed a call to the White House. The senator had had just about enough. He informed White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel in no uncertain terms that the...