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  • Boosted by nuke deal, Iran ups funding to Hezbollah, Hamas - assumption sanctions will be lifted,

    09/22/2015 6:14:17 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 11 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | September 21, 2015 | Avi Issacharoff
    Boosted by nuke deal, Iran ups funding to Hezbollah, Hamas Operating on assumption sanctions will be lifted, Tehran increases support to proxies, Avi Issacharoff September 21, 2015 On Sunday, the director of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Yukiya Amano, arrived in Iran for talks on the nuclear agreement, as part of what appears to be an attempt by the UN nuclear watchdog to evaluate whether Iran ran a military nuclear program in the past. Get The Times of Israel's Daily Edition by email and never miss our top stories Free Sign up! Amano is expected to meet with various Iranian...
  • Hillary Advisor Recommends She Cut a Deal on the Email Scandal

    09/21/2015 11:47:53 AM PDT · by wildbill · 32 replies
    Edward Klein Blog ^ | 9/21/2015 | Ed Klein
    With the FBI, Congress and the courts all closing in on Hillary Clinton for mishandling classified material on her private email server, one of her longtime advisers has recommended that she hire an outside legal counsel and consider cutting a deal to avoid criminal charges. According to this adviser, who spoke to ED KLEIN CONFIDENTIAL, time is of the essence. Contrary to published reports that the FBI investigation could drag on for months, he believes it could wrap up as soon as the end of this year...“From what I know of the case,” the adviser said, “Hillary is extremely vulnerable,...
  • U.S. and China Seek Arms Deal for Cyberspace (what's in the deal?)

    09/19/2015 12:25:50 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 6 replies
    The NY Times ^ | 09/19/2015 | NY Times
  • Why Trump is Outrageous (Art of the Deal)

    09/13/2015 11:58:34 AM PDT · by DouglasKC · 33 replies ^ | 9/13/15 | Self
    Many of the detractors of Donald Trump will look at a comment he makes and say such things as "Trump isn't serious". Or "How Trump is immature". Or otherwise hint that because Donald Trump makes outrageous statements that he's an idiot, buffoon or both. What they fail to realize is that this is a deliberate strategy by Trump to get free coverage. And it works. "The Art of the Deal" was written by Trump in the late 1980's. What's interesting is the insights it gives us in the current Presidential campaign. This is from "The Art of the Deal" under...
  • Obama Democrats pave way for Iran nuclear deal (a welcome foreign policy victory)

    09/10/2015 9:15:25 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 9/10/15 | Michael Mathes
    Washington (AFP) - President Barack Obama's Democrats staved off a united Republican effort to sink the Iran nuclear deal Thursday, handing him a welcome foreign policy victory. As expected, US senators fell two votes shy of the 60 needed to advance a resolution disapproving of the international accord, meaning the legislation aimed at sabotaging the deal is essentially dead. "The Senate has spoken with a clarion voice and declared that the historic agreement to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon will stand," Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid said after Democrats cleared the way for the accord.
  • Obama’s deal with terrorist Iran is a TREATY

    09/10/2015 4:21:58 PM PDT · by JOHN W K · 30 replies
    9/10/15 | johnwk
    . If Obama’s deal with the terrorist government of Iran is a treaty, then, by our Constitution, it needs a two thirds approval vote in the Senate to be finalized. In discussing this issue, it is important to note a fundamental rule of constitutional construction: 16 Am Jur 2d Constitutional law Meaning of Language Ordinary meaning, generally ”Words or terms used in a constitution, being dependent on ratification by the people voting upon it, must be understood in the sense most obvious to the common understanding at the time of its adoption…”__ (my emphasis) So, in determining if Obama’s deal...
  • Alternative to the Iran 'Deal' [Vanity]

    09/10/2015 12:01:34 PM PDT · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 5 replies ^ | September 10, 2015 | Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
    Here's my alternative to making a deal with those who VOW TO KILL YOU: HOW ABOUT NOT GIVING THEM OVER 100 BILLION DOLLARS?
  • Republicans Thwart Boehner Plan To Move Forward On Obama’s Nuclear Arms Deal With Iran

    09/10/2015 3:55:20 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9-9-2015 | Matthew Boyle
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — A full-scale revolt against House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH)—including a looming resolution that could come up for a vote at any time that would remove him from the speakership—has thrown into disarray the House GOP leadership’s previously carefully laid plans to push President Obama’s nuclear arms deal with Iran through Congress without a fight.Amid a rebellion in the House GOP conference meeting on Wednesday morning, leadership canceled a previously scheduled rule vote that would have set up the House putting through a resolution of disapproval of the president’s Iran deal under the terms of legislation previously...
  • Live stream of Trump / Cruz / Palin Stop Iran Capitol Rally - 38 speakers scheduled starting at 1pm

    09/09/2015 5:27:42 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 390 replies
    Tea Party Patriots ^ | Today at 1pm EDT
    Rally organizer Jenny Beth Martin said yesterday over 70 people requested to speak at today's rally on the West Lawn of the Capitol. 38 speakers are currently listed including: Presidential candidates Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Jim Gilmore Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Glenn Beck Several Congressmen and national security experts. Live stream available at link below the list of speakers.
  • Donald Trump: Amateur hour with the Iran nuclear deal

    09/09/2015 5:11:23 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 26 replies
    Donald Trump ^ | 09/08/15 | Amerature Hour
    Politics as usual has failed, that's why I need to step in. It is hard to believe a president of the United States would actually put his name on an agreement with the terrorist state Iran that is so bad, so poorly constructed and so terribly negotiated that it increases uncertainty and reduces security for America and our allies, including Israel. It was amateur hour for those charged with striking this deal with Iran, demonstrating to the world, yet again, the total incompetence of our president and politicians.
  • How the GOP Pretends Not to Authorize Obama’s Agenda

    09/08/2015 5:51:55 PM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 22 replies
    National Review ^ | September 8, 2015 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    In my weekend column I offered a concrete plan to undermine President Obama’s atrocious Iran deal. It is an easy one, because all that the Republican-controlled Congress has to do, if it really wants to derail this thing, is follow the law that they wrote and Obama signed, the Corker law — the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015, sometimes also known as “Corker-Cardin,” after Senate sponsors Bob Corker (R., Tenn.) and Ben Cardin (D., Md.). Sadly, in another iteration of the anger that is the wind beneath Donald Trump’s wings, many readers insist that GOP leadership has no...
  • Colin Powell, Wasserman Schultz support Iran nuclear deal

    09/08/2015 8:47:19 AM PDT · by boycott · 28 replies
    President Obama’s Iran nuclear deal on Sunday got some largely unexpected support -- from former Secretary of State Colin Powell and Florida Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz. The deal, which is expected to receive a vote this week in the Republican-led Congress, has essentially no other GOP support. Still, Obama late last week secured enough support from Senate Democrats to ultimately complete the deal, despite the Republican opposition. Powell, who served in the Republican administration of President George W. Bush, said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that the international agreement is "a pretty good deal" that would reduce the threat...
  • Obama’s Iran Deal Is Still Far from Settled

    09/06/2015 4:32:08 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | 9/5/2015 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    The review process under the Corker law never began — by the law’s own terms. To undermine President Obama’s atrocious Iran deal despite the Republican-controlled Congress’s irresponsible Corker legislation, it will be necessary to follow, of all things, the Corker legislation. On Wednesday, Barbara Mikulski became the 34th Senate Democrat to announce support for the deal, which lends aid and comfort to a regime that continues to call for “Death to America.” Under the Corker Roadmap to Catastrophe, Mikulski’s assent ostensibly puts President Obama over the top. After all, the legislation sponsored by Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman Bob Corker...
  • Anatomy of the Iran Nuclear Deal and Why Americans Hate Establishment Politicians

    09/02/2015 2:12:44 PM PDT · by alexmark1917 · 10 replies
    The online article below appeared on NPR News today. The duplicity of our elected officials is breathtaking. Listen to the NPR story or read the article. The NPR piece describes quite well the mechanics or process concocted by both political parties whereby the Iran nuclear deal was deliberately transformed by congress from a treaty, which it really is, into an executive agreement. This sleight of hand was orchestrated so that congressmen, including all members of the Republican Party, could say in public to their constituents that they are vehemently opposed to the deal while simultaneously making sure the deal...
  • Endgame: Mikulski becomes 34th Senate Democrat to back Iran deal, ensuring GOP can’t stop it

    09/02/2015 8:57:13 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 64 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 2, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Thus ends a breathtaking performance of Republican failure theater. Once upon a time, knowing that your party controlled both chambers of Congress would have given you great comfort that a terrible treaty negotiated with a terrorist power could never become law in the United States. I think this makes it official: I’m on the Trump bandwagon. Hail Caesar. What’d the GOP get out of all this? What did their huge advantage in the House and their eight-seat majority in the Senate ultimately amount to in terms of concessions? It’s one thing to lose a momentous fight on foreign policy, ceding...
  • Pro-Iran Deal Resolution Shot Down in Democratic Natl. Committee

    08/30/2015 3:30:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    inn ^ | 8/30/15 | Yaakov Levi
    While President Barack H. Obama tries to sell his Iran deal to the American people, he is having some trouble selling it to members of his own party. In what political pundits termed an “embarrassment” for the president, a resolution supporting the deal was suppressed over the weekend at the summer meeting of the Democratic National Committee (DNC). The resolution was halted by none other than the chairperson of the DNC, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, normally a strong supporter of Obama's policies. The intent of the resolution had been to express official DNC support for the Iran deal. A party spokesperson...

    08/25/2015 5:29:12 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 34 replies ^ | August 25, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Senator Markey has announced his support for the Iran deal that will let the terrorist regime inspect its own Parchin nuclear weapons research site, conduct uranium enrichment, build advanced centrifuges, buy ballistic missiles, fund terrorism and have a near zero breakout time to a nuclear bomb. There was no surprise there.
  • Obama to Address North American Jews on Iran Deal

    08/21/2015 12:37:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    inn ^ | 8/21/2012 | Ben Ariel
    As intense discussions regarding the Iran nuclear agreement continue, President Barack Obama will address the North American Jewish community next Friday, August 28, at 2:10 p.m. Eastern Time. Obama will participate in a live webcast to deliver remarks to and take questions from participants across the United States and Canada in an event co-sponsored by the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations and The Jewish Federations of North America, according to a statement released on Thursday. Previously, the two groups have hosted webcasts and forums on the Iran nuclear agreement with Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, U.S. Secretary...
  • From Bennet to Wyden: the Democrats Who'll Decide Deal's Fate

    08/11/2015 10:15:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    inn ^ | 8/11/15 | Gil Ronen
    The Hill reports that support for the Iran nuclear agreement is building among Democrats, with 18 Democratic senators now publicly supporting the deal. Congress has until September 17 to vote on the deal, which places temporary limits on Tehran’s nuclear program in exchange for the lifting of sanctions. A formal resolution of disapproval is expected to come up for a vote as well. Since Obama is expected to veto any legislation that kills the deal, two-thirds of lawmakers are needed to block the agreement. Assuming all Senate Republicans oppose the deal, 13 Democrats will also be required to override the...
  • John Kerry Warns "Dollar Will Cease To Be The Reserve Currency Of The World" If Iran Deal Rejected

    08/11/2015 11:29:32 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 63 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 8-11-2015 | Durden
    Video of Lurch speaking at the Zerohedge Link
  • 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 Schumer’s way.Much of it is just the plain old progressive vitriol of the, 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...
  • Iran Deal: White House Tweets to Vicious Jew-Hating ‘Hate Site’

    08/04/2015 9:35:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Pamela Gelles ^ | 8/4/15 | Pamela Geller
    What next? Will Obama be exchanging #ILYs with Sheik Qaradawi? The White House is ….. under siege.  Obama tweeting at Mondoweiss is a new low even for him and he’s the lowest. Obama’s tweet norms the unacceptable.This cabal, this tacit understanding of hate towards Jews, is nothing new except Obama has made it US policy. - See more at: What next? Will Obama be exchanging #ILYs with Sheik Qaradawi? The White House is ….. under siege.  Obama tweeting at Mondoweiss is a new low even for him and he’s the lowest. Obama’s tweet norms the unacceptable.This cabal, this...
  • 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
    Iran’s 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, Iran’s ambassador and permanent envoy to the IAEA, stated over the weekend that no country is permitted to know the details of...
  • Leaked Copy Of Obama’s Iran Deal Goes Public… Paragraph 36 Will Blow Your Mind

    07/29/2015 1:03:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Consdervative Tribune ^ | 7/29/15 | Staff
    Last Tuesday, a 159-page PDF of President Barack Obama’s Iran nuclear deal was leaked online. Paragraph 36 was the most shocking of the agreement — a part the president would probably prefer hadn’t become public, as it demonstrated just how much of a joke the pact actually was. According to the deal’s 36th paragraph, any party — Iran or any future U.S. president — can essentially end the Iran nuclear deal with 35 days notice. Iran can claim that any one of the P5+1 nations is “not meeting its commitments” under the deal. That will then set off a 35-day
  • Iran Deal Fails 4 of Schumer’s 5 Demands

    07/27/2015 5:22:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 7/27/15 | Joel B. Pollack
    New York Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY), the third-highest ranking member of the Senate Democratic caucus, is emerging as the key figure in the congressional battle over the Iran deal. Schumer, who has maintained a tight silence since the nuclear deal was announced two weeks ago, was the most frequent target of last week’s rally against the deal in Times Square. Activists say a “no” vote from Schumer will not be enough; they want him to rally others to override President Barack Obama’s anticipated veto. Supporters of the deal are also lobbying him, hard. Yet the deal, by Schumer’s own standards,
  • Caroline Glick- Stop Iran Rally, Times Square

    07/25/2015 6:55:03 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 16 replies
    You Tube ^ | 7-23-2015 | You Tube
    http://JewTube.Info Caroline Glick- Stop Iran Rally, Times Square [31]
  • The List: Obama's Bad Iran Deal

    07/22/2015 8:41:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies ^ | 7/22/15 | Nachum
     Obama's Bad Iran Deal   7/21/2015 Live Blog: Over 10,000 at #StopIranRally in Times SquareIran buys 100 Russian refueling aircraft for its air force to reach any point in the MideastSurprise! The States Can Reject the Iran DealObama aides deny GOP accusations of secret U.N. side deals with IranSenators demand Obama turn over missing key documents from Iran dealKirby won't comment on reported 'side deals' between Iran and IAEAIAEA Tells Congressmen of Two Secret Side Deals to Iran Agreement That Won’t Be Shared with CongressObama Made Side-Deal on Iran’s Military Site, Hid Details From CongressIran Foreign Minister Angrily Responds to Ashton Carter,...
  • Stop Iran Rally - White House, Lafayette Park (Cruz to speak!)

    07/22/2015 1:25:26 AM PDT · by Hetty_Fauxvert · 13 replies
    Stop Iran Rally ^ | 7-22-2015 | Concerned Women for America
    LOCATION: Lafayette Park, 16th St. and Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20006 DATE: Thursday, July 23, 2015 TIME: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. ET EVENT: Protesting a Bad Deal with Iran, American Hostages Left Behind SPEAKERS: Penny Nance, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), Sarah Stern, and Tiffany Barrans and Sarah Stern, Founder & President of EMET, all speaking in front of the White House against the bad deal with Iran!
  • TEHRAN: 'We will trample upon America!

    07/20/2015 9:18:08 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 84 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | Jul 20, 2015 | Adam Kredo
    A senior Iranian cleric delivered Friday prayers in Tehran while standing behind a podium that declared, “We Will Trample Upon America,” according to photos released by Iran’s state-controlled media. Iranian cleric Ayatollah Mohammad Ali Movahedi Kermani, who was handpicked by the Islamic Republic’s supreme leader to deliver the prayers, delivered a message of hostility toward the United States in the first official remarks since a final nuclear deal was signed between Iran and world powers in Vienna last week. Michael Rubin, a former Pentagon adviser and expert on rogue regimes, said that the official remarks by Iranian officials and clerics...
  • White House Seeks to Soothe Jewish Community Concern Over Nuclear Deal

    07/20/2015 6:02:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 47 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 7/20/15 | Adam Kredo
    Vice President Joe Biden and a team of senior White House officials on Monday attempted to placate the American Jewish community’s concerns about the recent Iranian nuclear deal during an hour-long conference call with leaders and rabbis, according to an audio recording obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. Biden spent nearly an hour trying to convince top Jewish leaders to support the nuclear accord and promised them that if Iran ever violates the deal, the United States is still prepared to carry out a military strike against the Islamic Republic’s nuclear sites. However, Biden also conceded that the United States...
  • PM: Why would US compensate Israel for a good Iran deal?

    07/19/2015 9:47:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies ^ | 7/19/15 | HERB KEINON
    US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter arrived in Israel on Sunday night as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu indicated an unwillingness to speak about any “compensation” the US could provide to make Israel feel more secure after last week’s signing of the Iranian nuclear deal. Netanyahu, in an interview Sunday on ABC, said there was much talk about compensating Israel. The question that needed to be asked, the premier said, was, “If this deal is supposed to make Israel and our Arab neighbors safer, why should we be compensated with anything?” Furthermore, he said, “how can you compensate a country, my country,...
  • Congressional Republicans have already capitulated on Obama’s disastrous Iran deal

    07/17/2015 2:57:35 PM PDT · by george76 · 85 replies
    AEIdeas ^ | July 15, 2015 | Marc A. Thiessen
    the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act that Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) negotiated with Obama guarantees that the Republican Congress will give its stamp of approval to Obama’s nuclear agreement with Iran. Worse, it gives Democrats political cover by allowing them to vote against the Iran agreement without actually killing it – so they can say they opposed this disastrous deal without actually delivering an embarrassing defeat to their president. Instead of requiring that Congress vote to affirmatively approve the Obama-Iran agreement before it can take effect, Congressional Republicans agreed to move forward with a “resolution of disapproval” – which allows...
  • What's Really Going On: Ted Cruz: Obama Using UN to 'Circumvent' Congress on Iran Deal

    07/17/2015 9:47:00 AM PDT · by MN_Mike · 15 replies
    Newsmax ^ | July 16, 2015 | Cathy Burke
    Notice that only Ted Cruz is raising the issue of the UN circumventing the US Congress as a concern. Where is Boehner and McConnell on this? Why are they letting Obama use the UN to usurp the US Congress?
  • [VIDEO] Trump RESPONDS to Iran deal, asks where are the four American prisoners?

    07/14/2015 11:15:40 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 39 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 7-14-2015 | The Right Scoop
    Trump gave a great statement today to MSNBC about the Iran deal, saying Obama negotiated from desperation, that we shouldn’t be giving Iran any money, and that we should have at least gotten back our four Americans being held in prison in Iran. Trump says the deal is terrible, because without immediate inspections, we’ve got nothing and the Iranians know it.
  • This Weekend's Greece Negotiations Explained In 60 Seconds (By Darth Vader)

    07/13/2015 4:30:33 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 4 replies ^ | 7-13-15 | Zero Hedge
    "Sources" say this is how it all went down...
  • European Leaders Reach Agreement to Resolve Greek Debt Crisis

    07/13/2015 5:09:22 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 11 replies
    New York Times ^ | 7-13-15 | JAMES KANTER and ANDREW HIGGINS
    BRUSSELS — Greece and its European creditors announced an agreement here on Monday that aims to resolve the country’s debt crisis and keep it in the eurozone, but that will require further budgetary belt-tightening that Primes Minister Alexis Tsipras could have trouble selling back in Athens. The agreement does not guarantee that Greece will receive its third bailout in five years. But it does allow the start of detailed negotiations on a new assistance package for Greece. One open question is whether the deal gives enough confidence to the European Central Bank to let it continue channeling sorely needed emergency...
  • Greece debt crisis: Eurozone summit strikes deal (Nullify Greek Vote)

    07/13/2015 4:51:34 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 8 replies
    BBC ^ | 07/13/15
    Eurozone leaders have agreed to offer Greece a third bailout, after marathon talks in Brussels. Amid one of the worst crises in the EU's history, the head of the European Commission said the risk of Greece leaving the eurozone had been averted. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said that after a "tough battle", Greece had secured a "growth package" and debt restructuring. Greece will now have to pass reforms demanded by the eurozone by Wednesday. These include measures to streamline pensions, raise tax revenue and liberalise the labour market. An EU statement spoke of up to €86bn (£61bn) of financing...
  • John Kerry 'hopeful' an Iran deal is near (deal to be announced tomorrow - AP)

    07/12/2015 7:09:08 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 52 replies
    Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday said he is "hopeful" about the U.S. and the other world powers being able to reach a deal with Iran to curb its nuclear program. This followed a marathon series of meetings in Vienna on Saturday, including two sessions with the 6 allies and Iran -- one going to midnight. There were also separate sessions on Saturday between Kerry, European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif.
  • Iran deal ‘done,’ Israeli report says, after major US concessions

    07/11/2015 7:46:10 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 32 replies
    A deal has been reached between the world powers and Iran over the latter’s nuclear program after a series of major American concessions, Ehud Yaari, the Middle East affairs commentator for Israel’s Channel 2 television, said Friday night. “It is done. It is done,” he said, and will be signed “early next week.” The aim of the agreement is to put a negotiated end to a 13-year standoff with Iran over its suspect nuclear program and to block its pathway to developing a nuclear bomb in exchange for lifting biting global sanctions. Israel’s leadership has relentlessly opposed the emerging agreement,...
  • Iran deal ‘done,’ Israeli report says, after major US concessions

    07/10/2015 1:35:56 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 72 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | July 10, 2015, 2:59 pm EDT
    Channel 2 analyst Ehud Yaari says agreement will be signed early next week after US drops demand for snap inspections; Obama faces challenge of securing Congress’ approval A deal has been reached between the world powers and Iran over the latter’s nuclear program after a series of major American concessions, Ehud Yaari, the Middle East affairs commentator for Israel’s Channel 2 television, said Friday night. “It is done. It is done,” he said, and will be signed “early next week.” The aim of the agreement is to put a negotiated end to a 13-year standoff with Iran over its suspect...

    06/28/2015 7:12:04 AM PDT · by Patriot777 · 9 replies
    The Examiner - Serving Eastern Jackson County, Missouri ^ | June 21, 2015 12:01 a.m. | George W. Hoeltje
    The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a really bad trade deal for America – perhaps the worst yet. In fact, it is so bad, the treaty is being negotiated in secret. Clearly, Americans would be outraged if its contents were fully disclosed because TPP implementation essentially destroys what’s left of the middle class. Further, the TPP would have severe negative impact on many of the earth’s poorest people. Whenever a politician says: “We must first pass the bill to find out what is in it”, a big “red flag” ought to go up. Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said this while “ObamaDoesn’tCare”...
  • Democrats reject Obama on trade

    06/12/2015 1:09:53 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/12/15 | Deirdre Walsh and Eric Bradner
    Sensing his free trade agenda was hours from a stunning defeat, President Barack Obama visited Capitol Hill in person on Friday morning to make a personal plea for his own party's support. Democrats ignored him. And now, the prospects for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the biggest free trade deal in history, to be finalized and adopted are grim, unless Republicans can find a way within days to revive the bills and rescue Obama's biggest second-term legislative priority. The House overwhelmingly rejected the first in a series of trade bills Friday, with Democrats voting against a program that aids displaced workers —...
  • Why America Hates the GOP-Obamatrade Deal

    06/12/2015 10:05:57 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 17 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 6-12-2015 | Michelle Malkin
    Why America Hates the GOP-Obamatrade Deal by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2015 Constitutional conservatives don’t like it. Trade unions abhor it. Obama critics hate it. Environmentalists despise it. Outside the Beltway bubble, a broad coalition of voters from the left, right and center opposes the mega-trade deal getting rammed through Congress this week by the Republican establishment on behalf of the White House. Here’s why. The Obama administration, House GOP leader John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have sold out American sovereignty. Their so-called Trans-Pacific Partnership Commission will have sweeping authority over trade, immigration, environmental, labor and...
  • Rush Limbaugh purposefully covering for Republican TPP sell outs?

    05/12/2015 5:48:18 PM PDT · by vikingrinn · 29 replies ^ | 05/12/2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    "The Soft Tsunami of Liberalism Has Torn Down the Mystique of American Sports" "An Analysis of Deflategate Scuttlebutt"
  • Iran warns Congress it can’t stop a nuclear deal

    04/30/2015 2:11:55 AM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    Washington Post via MSN ^ | 4/30/15 | Carol Morello
    **SNIP** “I believe the United States will risk isolating itself in the world if there is an agreement and it decides to break it,” said Zarif, who earlier this month returned to a hero’s welcome in Tehran after reaching a temporary framework agreement in Switzerland with the United “Whether you have a Democratic or Republican president, the United States is bound by international law, whether some senators like it or not,” he added. “And international law requires the United States live up to the terms of an agreement it enters into.” Zarif noted that most international agreements are simple executive...
  • Obama and Congress reach deal over Iran nuclear talks

    04/14/2015 2:50:54 PM PDT · by keat · 93 replies
    BBC News ^ | 04/14/15 | staff
    The US Congress will have a say on a nuclear deal with Iran, under a new agreement reached with the White House. President Barack Obama withdrew his opposition to a bipartisan bill that was unanimously passed through the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. The bill means the administration must immediately send text of a final deal to Congress. An outline agreement on the future shape of Iran's nuclear programme was reached after marathon talks in April. The US, Iran, and four other nations have set a deadline of 30 June to finalise a deal which would ease western sanctions in exchange...
  • Steinitz: Iran deal won’t provide insurance for even a year unless loopholes closed

    04/07/2015 10:29:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies ^ | 4/7/15 | TOVAH LAZAROFF
    The framework deal with Iran doesn’t even provide safety for a year, Strategic Affairs Minister Yuval Steinitz said on Tuesday. He was reacting to a media blitz by US President Barack Obama assuring the public that the agreement would curb Tehran’s nuclear program for over a decade. Obama “says we have insurance here for 10 years, but I say we don’t have insurance here for even one or two years unless the loopholes are closed, and only then could it become a more reasonable agreement,” Steinitz said, adding that “I wouldn’t trust this [deal] if it was home insurance, and...
  • Iran nuke deal: “Everything Netanyahu warned about has turned out to be true”

    04/07/2015 6:30:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 4/7/15 | William A. Jacobson
    There is no Iran nuke “deal,” but whatever there is to the framework, even Obama now admits it paves Iran’s path to the bomb, albeit on a delayed fuse, as AP reports, Obama says Iran could cut nuke time to near zero in 13 years: Defending an emerging nuclear deal, President Barack Obama said Iran would be kept a year away from obtaining a nuclear weapon for more than a decade, but conceded Tuesday that the buffer period could shrink to almost nothing after 13 or more years. Obama, whose top priority at the moment is to sell the framework...
  • 'I don't read Farsi': State Department spokeswoman brushes off claims - Iran is misrepresenting

    04/04/2015 5:32:27 AM PDT · by Libloather · 38 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/03/15 | Francesca Chambers
    'I don't read Farsi': State Department spokeswoman brushes off claims that Iran is misrepresenting terms of nuclear deal Within hours of a formal announcement that the United States, Iran and a group of five other world powers had brokered a deal keep Iran obtaining an atomic bomb in exchange for the relief of certain sanctions, cracks began to appear in the tediously negotiated preliminary agreement. The United States insisted in public statements and a fact sheet on the deal that sanctions on the country would be 'suspended' or 'phased' out over time after a final deal is inked while leaving...
  • Top Dems voice 'great skepticism' over Iran nuclear deal (trust Hussein?)

    04/03/2015 8:31:03 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/02/15 | Mike Lillis
    Several top Democrats are voicing grave reservations over the Obama administration's emerging deal governing the future of Iran's nuclear program. Reps. Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.) and Ted Deutch (D-Fla.) said they welcome a discussion on the framework agreement unveiled Thursday, but harbor deep doubts that the Iranians can be trusted to make good on their commitments. "I greet any deal with Iran with great skepticism given its deceptive history and ongoing destabilizing and dangerous activities," Deutch, the ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs subpanel on the Middle East, said in a statement. "I remain deeply concerned as to how a...