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  • Moniz, Kerry awaiting final verdict by Obama (on whether he'll accept Iran terms)

    06/29/2015 8:21:39 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 5 replies
    MNA ^ | 4 hours ago
    VIENNA, Jun. 29 (MNA) – US Secretaries of Energy and State have wrapped up their gist of nuclear negotiations along with difference points with Iran, awaiting a final verdict by president Obama. Mehr News International correspondent in Vienna reported that John Kerry had been residing in Vienna thanks to a fractured femoral bone. But Mr. Kerry would not be off the working desk; rather, he and Mr. Ernest Moniz await a final decision by president Obama. During Vienna 8 (8th round of talks held in Austrian capital) held in last November, Barack Obama issued a last-minute directive mandating extension of...
  • Benjamin Netanyahu updates us on how the Iran deal has now gotten even worse

    06/29/2015 9:07:41 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/29/15 | Dan Calabrese
    No small achievement. In case you’ve stopped paying attention, as it’s hard to follow complete absurdity over the long haul, tomorrow is the deadline for a nuclear deal with Iran - and we’re nowhere close to getting one. So, no deal, right? After all, a deadline is a deadline, right? Of course not, sillies. This deadline is as meaningless as any of Obama’s other red lines. The deadline will be extended, a deal will be reached, it will be horrible, and it will help the Iranians along in the process of developing nuclear weapons. We’ve already conceded the point on...
  • John Kerry: U.S., China Agree to Bilateral Civil Space Cooperation Dialogue

    06/29/2015 9:24:42 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    Space News ^ | June 26, 2015 | Marcia S. Smith
    During recent meetings with Chinese officials, Secretary of State John Kerry agreed to establish a "U.S.-China Civil Space Cooperation Dialogue." A State Department spokesman says the first meeting will be held before the end of October, but could not provide any other details. The lengthy list of "outcomes" from the seventh round of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) held in Washington, DC June 22-24, 2015, includes a section on cooperation in science, technology and agriculture. Under that heading, the two countries agreed as follows: "101. Space: The United States and China decided to establish regular bilateral government-to-government consultations...
  • Ex-CIA Head Hayden 'Stunned' by Kerry's Caves on Iran Nukes

    06/25/2015 5:23:32 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 18 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Working title for John Kerry's memoirs: The Art of the Disastrous Deal . . . On today's Morning Joe, former CIA Director Michael Hayden said he was "stunned" to hear Kerry recently say that the Iranians' work toward weaponizing a nuclear device is not as important as some are suggesting and that they don't have to come clean before an agreement. Hayden later said that the US must walk away from the deal unless Iran agrees to "anytime, anywhere" inspections, something that for now the ayatollah's agents are refusing. The alarm Hayden sounded today is in line with the letter...
  • Kerry to Rejoin Iran Nuke Talks in Vienna (Injury is no obstacle to surrender!)

    06/24/2015 3:04:11 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 9 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jun 24, 2015, 5:04 PM ET | MATTHEW LEE
    Secretary of State John Kerry is rejoining the Iran nuclear talks in Vienna as negotiators race to meet a June 30 deadline to complete an agreement. The State Department said in a one-sentence statement on Wednesday that Kerry would leave for the Austrian capital on Friday. It will be his first overseas trip since breaking his leg in a bicycle accident earlier this month after a meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Geneva.
  • For Kerry, Iran deal would be a legacy hit after many misses

    06/24/2015 8:59:32 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | 6-24-15 | Arshad Mohammed and Warren Strobe
    If U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry pulls off a nuclear deal with Iran, it will be a singular achievement in a long career in which the grand prize has eluded him. His 2004 presidential election loss, lack of legislative monuments despite 28 years in the Senate, and failure, like many before, to bring peace to Israelis and Palestinians have contributed to a view that he struggles to seal major successes. (Snip) Some who watched Kerry up close describe a senator eager to take on complex, sometimes arcane issues and doggedly pursue them even when it became clear to others...
  • Scoop: 25 questions the Koch brothers want every 2016 candidate to answer

    06/18/2015 6:38:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Washington Post's PowerPost ^ | June 18, 2015 | James Hohmann
    Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce, the funding arm of the political network backed by the billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch, wants a lot more hard information from the crowded field of presidential contenders before deciding what to do with its considerable resources. The group is pressing every 2016 candidate to detail on the record their plans for economic growth, deficit reduction, entitlement reform, criminal justice and even foreign policy. The tax-exempt entity, a key node in a constellation of conservative entities that aims to spend $889 million before the next White House election, distributed a detailed survey Thursday to...
  • Tensions build as Supreme Court readies blockbuster rulings

    06/21/2015 10:44:20 AM PDT · by Johnny Navarone · 114 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | 06/21/2015 | Lawrence Hurley
    <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tensions are building inside and outside the white marble facade of the U.S. Supreme Court building as the nine justices prepare to issue major rulings on gay marriage and President Barack Obama's healthcare law by the end of the month.</p>
  • Sexual harassment complaints at State Department soar under Clinton, Kerry (nearly tripled)

    06/19/2015 5:02:15 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 18 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Thursday, June 18, 2015 | Guy Taylor and John Solomon
    In a disclosure that could have political implications for election campaigns, the State Department’s chief watchdog reported Thursday that worker harassment complaints have nearly tripled inside the department during the tenures of Hillary Rodham Clinton and John F. Kerry — but the department still doesn’t have mandatory training for all employees. “A significant increase in reported harassment inquiries in the Department of State over the past few fiscal years supports the need for mandatory harassment training,” the department’s inspector general warned in an oversight report that reviewed the agency’s Office of Civil Rights. The report states that formal harassment claims...
  • John Kerry 'absolutely certain' Syria using chemical weapons on civilians

    06/17/2015 2:07:11 AM PDT · by SaveFerris · 26 replies
    UPI.Com ^ | June 16, 2015 at 4:16 PM | By Danielle Haynes
    WASHINGTON, June 16 (UPI) -- Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday he's "absolutely certain" that Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime has used chemical weapons against civilians. Since the beginning of Syria's civil war in 2011, there have been a number of accusations that Assad has employed the use of gas chemicals against rebels and civilians. Most recently, Human Rights Watch said it found evidence the government used chemical weapons in the Idlib governate in attacks spanning two weeks in March. "I am absolutely certain -- we are certain -- that the preponderance of those attacks have been carried out...
  • After Hacking U.S. Personnel Files: Chinese Will Dine With Kerry at Mt. Vernon

    06/16/2015 12:20:29 PM PDT · by george76 · 34 replies
    CNS News ^ | June 16, 2015 | Brittany M. Hughes
    Secretary of State John Kerry said he will meet with Chinese leaders next week for the annual U.S.-China Economic and Security Dialogue and then hold “a dinner at Mount Vernon” for them. Kerry will be hosting the Chinese at Mount Vernon, the Virginia estate of George Washington, less than three weeks after the Office of Personnel Management announced that the personnel files of some four million current and former federal employees had been hacked, reportedly by the Chinese. The secretary of State mentioned his upcoming meetings and dinner with the Chinese at Mount Vernon specifically in response to a question...
  • Kerry leaves hospital, plans for a ‘last slog’ in Iran talks

    06/13/2015 10:55:48 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 33 replies
    Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday left the hospital where he has been recovering from a broken leg after a bicycling accident, and said he expects to join the Iran nuclear talks for their “last slog” at the end of June. Kerry, who is 71, emerged from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston shortly before 5 p.m., walking gingerly on two crutches. He wore what appeared to be white running shoes instead of his normal wingtips, and he looked pale after spending almost two weeks in the hospital. But he seemed in good humor as he joked that he was...
  • Revealed: The Rubio “luxury speedboat”

    06/09/2015 2:45:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/09/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Earlier today, the New York Times clucked its tongue over Marco Rubio’s “penchant for luxury,” embodied primarily in the purchase of an $80,000 “speedboat.” One man’s luxury is another man’s … fishing boat. The Rubio team sent Dylan Byers a link to the model of the boat Rubio bought, which ain’t exactly a yacht: But while Rubio did indeed spend $80,000 on a boat, the vessel in question is not the glamorous “luxury speedboat” the Times article portrayed. It is, in fact, an offshore fishing boat.On Tuesday, Rubio spokesperson Alex Conant sent POLITICO a link to a website showing...
  • Kerry curbs Obama's urgent bid for Iran deal

    06/09/2015 8:52:30 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 10 replies
    lowell sun ^ | june 7 | peter lucas
    It's too bad John Kerry broke his right leg instead of his left arm. Had he shown up in Geneva for the final round of talks on the Iranian nuclear pact with his left arm in a cast (yes, he's a lefty, naturally), he could have excused himself from signing the thing. The deadline for final terms is June 30. Mohammad Javad Zarif, Secretary of State Kerry's Iranian counterpart, would no doubt have suspected a conspiracy, but everything to the Iranians is a conspiracy. Iranian media said Kerry's bike crash was a cover-up for an assassination attempt.
  • On World Oceans Day, Naked Celebs Pose With Fish (did these gropers consent to being manhandled?)

    06/08/2015 5:04:53 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 58 replies
    ABC News via Good Morning America ^ | Jun 8, 2015, 2:57 PM ET | JOANNA PRISCOJOANNA PRISCO
    ...As part of an annual photo project coordinated by Fishlove -- a U.K. nonprofit group devoted to protecting the Earth's marine ecosystems and promoting sustainable fishing practices -- stars ranging from Dame Judi Dench to Sir Richard Branson to Helena Bonham Carter were photographed in the buff alongside various sea creatures... ...Today, the images have taken on special significance across the Internet due to World Oceans Day, an international effort to raise awareness regarding sea life.
  • Kerry Assassination Attempt or Bike Accident

    06/04/2015 6:54:13 PM PDT · by Ayawisgi · 75 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 6/3/15 | JPost Staff
    Iranian media erupted on Wednesday with an unsubstantiated rumor that US Secretary of State John Kerry was not injured earlier this week in a simple fall from his bicycle in Switzerland, but rather he was the target of an assassination attempt while meeting with Islamic State terrorists. The Iranian media has been known to report "conspiracy theories" in the past, such as a September report that Israel was spearheading a dangerous global plot to spread the Krav Maga martial art worldwide and a December report that Israel was building settlements in Iraq. The latest Iranian report, first published by the...
  • Surprise: Iran’s supply of enriched uranium has grown 20% despite Obama's claim it was “frozen”

    06/02/2015 1:16:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/02/2015 | AllahPundit
    “Western officials and experts cannot quite figure out why,” notes the Times, despite the fact that UN inspectors have had “almost daily access” to Iranian nuclear facilities. These are the same inspectors we’ll be relying on to detect whether Iran’s cheating once the final deal is in effect. If they can’t tell why a stash of nuclear fuel right under their noses is growing, what don’t they know about projects that Iran has worked harder to conceal?As a preface to the news, here’s a suddenly memorable quote from this year’s State of the Union: “Our diplomacy is at work...
  • U.S. demands Netanyahu publicly condemn Ya'alon's attack on Kerry

    01/14/2014 4:03:39 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 90 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 14 Jan 14 | Barak Ravid
    Defense minister called U.S. Secretary of State 'obsessive and messianic,' Netanyahu distanced self but stopped short of condemnation. Senior American officials said Tuesday that the United States was not satisfied with the Israeli government's response to remarks by Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon, in which he called U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry "obsessive and messianic." "We expect the Prime Minister [Benjamin Netanyahu] to put this right by publicly expressing his disagreement with the statements against Secretary Kerry, the negotiations with the Palestinians and Kerry's commitment to Israel's security," said a senior U.S. official. Ya'alon's statements have sparked serious tension between...
  • US deal will trade off ‘Jewish’ Israel for 1967 lines — report

    12/29/2013 2:56:47 PM PST · by Former Fetus · 55 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 12/29/2013 | Elhanan Miller
    US Secretary of State John Kerry will offer Israeli and Palestinian negotiators a political trade-off: Israeli recognition of the 1967 lines as a basis for the future Palestinian state, in return for Palestinian recognition of Israel as the state of the Jewish people, Palestinian sources told the Saudi daily Al-Watan on Sunday. According to the sources, the mutual recognition will constitute the core of a framework agreement to be signed by the end of January, and negotiated in greater detail during the following months. “The coming weeks will be difficult for the Palestinian and Israeli sides, since they will need...
  • Bush administration faces wide choices, none guaranteed to offset nuclear threat

    12/25/2002 7:11:30 PM PST · by FourPeas · 26 replies · 302+ views
    AP ^ | 12/25/02 1:28 AM | BARRY SCHWEID
    Bush administration faces wide choices, none guaranteed to offset nuclear threat By BARRY SCHWEIDThe Associated Press12/25/02 1:28 AM WASHINGTON (AP) -- North Korea's decision to abandon its policy of nuclear restraint leaves the Bush administration with a range of options, none of which is guaranteed to stem the threat from Pyongyang. Distracted by its fixation on Iraq and that country's suspected caches of biological and chemical weapons, the administration is trying to regroup and sort out its choices on the escalating North Korea crisis. They range from a U.S. military attack to full-fledged unconditional negotiations. Top administration officials are signaling...
  • NK Fires Missile (short-range; now a second short-range missile)

    07/04/2006 1:02:47 PM PDT · by Lunatic Fringe · 1,227 replies · 41,782+ views
    July 4, 2006
    TOKYO (AP) Japanese broadcaster NHK says North Korea has test-launched a missile.
  • Weekend Talk Show *Preview* for 7/8 and 7/9/2006 (not the live thread)

    07/07/2006 7:36:53 PM PDT · by Phsstpok · 27 replies · 920+ views
    Network and Cable News Networks | 7/7/06 | Network and Cable News
    Weekend Talk Show *Preview* for 7/8 and 7/9/06 (not the live thread)The main message is the Sunday Shows and message 1 will be the Saturday Shows,  then I'll post the ping list.  I've changed the format as a test this week and put the links to articles and background on the guests in with their listing in the shows.  It struck me that it might have been getting less helpful to have to jump back and forth.  Let me know which format works better.ABC This Week (George Stephanopoulos) Meme: Bush is all wrong about (Korea/Iraq/Immigration) and even Republicans think soNo...
  • DUBAI DUETS

    03/05/2006 9:25:47 PM PST · by txroadkill · 19 replies · 1,173+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 3/6/06 | Washington Prowler
    DUBAI DUETS Late Friday, Department of Justice lawyers in the Office of Legal Counsel were attempting to determine if former President Bill Clinton had registered as an "Agent of a Foreign Principal." Federal statute requires that anyone -- even a former President -- doing political or public affairs work on behalf of a foreign country, agency or official must register with the Department, and essentially update his status every six months. It was not clear the Clinton had done so. If his status is less clear, here is what we do know: If Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton did not know...
  • Obama Team Sheds Light on New Administration (DOS, DOD, Treasury)

    11/12/2008 10:52:31 PM PST · by STARWISE · 25 replies · 2,041+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11-12-08 | Laura Meckler, Jonathan Weisman
    *snip* The Obama transition team released the names of 13 people on Wednesday who will direct a top-to-bottom review of federal agencies and another six who will lead teams that will review Treasury, State and Defense department policy, budget and personnel issues. *snip* It includes four former lobbyists, three top campaign fund-raisers and two former employees of troubled mortgage giant Fannie Mae, with some overlap among them. Four people in the group have ties to the consultant McKinsey & Co. and two have experience leading high-tech start-ups. Mr. Obama's transition advisers include Tom Donilon, a top lobbyist for Fannie Mae,...
  • American Officials Deny Obama Admin is 'Punishing' Israel

    02/15/2015 3:23:47 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/2/15 | Elad Benari
    Senior officials in both the State Department and White House denied on Sunday evening reports in the Israeli media that the Obama administration is “punishing” Israel for Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress and has stopped sharing information with Israel about the nuclear talks with Iran. The report on Channel 2 News stated that Undersecretary of State Wendy Sherman, who is in charge of the nuclear talks with Iran, has announced that she is no longer briefing Israel about the talks, because the Israeli government is using the information in a manipulative and political way. Susan Rice, Obama's national...
  • U.S. Cuts Israel from Iran Nuclear Talks

    02/16/2015 5:44:52 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 24 replies
    Yitzhak Benhorin ^ | 2/16/15 | Ap via Ynet News
    White House denies Channel 2 report claiming US has stopped updating Israel about developments in nuclear negotiations with Iran in response to Netanyahu's planned Congress speech, after Boehner admits he failed to tell administration he had invited PM. According to the report by Israel's Channel 2, US Undersecretary of State, Wendy Sherman, who is involved in the talks has announced she will no longer be updating Israelis about the talks. Susan Rice, US President Obama's National Security Advisor, has also reportedly announced she is cutting ties with her Israeli counterpart, Yossi Cohen, who serves as Netanyahu's National Security Adviso
  • US officials deny report of freezing Israel out of Iran nuclear talks

    02/15/2015 11:16:28 AM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    JPOST.COM ^ | 2/15/15 | staff
    Washington's policy of briefing Israel on progress in negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program has not changed, senior US officials told The Jerusalem Post on Sunday, despite reports to the contrary in Israeli media. Channel 2 reported earlier in the day the US would halt its briefings to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in light of his planned speech to Congress. Netanyahu is expected to criticize the state of the global diplomatic effort, which is geared towards crafting a comprehensive nuclear agreement. "Conversations continue with Israel on the Iran nuclear negotiations," one senior State Department official said. "Under Secretary [of...
  • Report: US to halt updates to Israel on Iran nuclear talks in response to Netanyahu speech plans

    02/15/2015 11:06:01 AM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies
    JPOST.COM ^ | 2/15/15 | staff
    Washington's policy of briefing Israel on progress in negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program has not changed, senior US officials told The Jerusalem Post on Sunday, despite reports to the contrary in Israeli media. Channel 2 reported earlier in the day the US would halt its briefings to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in light of his planned speech to Congress. Netanyahu is expected to criticize the state of the global diplomatic effort, which is geared towards crafting a comprehensive nuclear agreement. "Conversations continue with Israel on the Iran nuclear negotiations," one senior State Department official said. "Under Secretary [of...
  • Boehner Slams White House 'Animosity' toward Netanyahu

    02/15/2015 11:33:30 AM PST · by Dave346 · 26 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/15/2015, 6:49 PM
    House Speaker John Boehner on Sunday accused the White House of "animosity" towards Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, whose planned speech before the US Congress has stirred up a political furor in both countries. Boehner defended his decision to invite Netanyahu to give an address on Iran's nuclear program before Congress next month, flouting diplomatic convention which says that such an invitation should have come from US President Barack Obama. Boehner said he felt it was important to do an end-run around White House "interference," amid a raging debate over whether to soften sanctions on Tehran. "I wanted to make...
  • EU officials confirm Israel not fully briefed on Iran talks

    02/18/2015 5:23:17 AM PST · by Dave346 · 11 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | February 18, 2015, 3:08 pm | Avi Lewis
    US State Department reported to say Israelis would ‘twist details’ to undermine negotiations European officials have confirmed that the US State Department cautioned them against providing Israel with sensitive information on the current round of negotiations with Iran over its alleged nuclear weapons program, The New York Times reported Tuesday. The account came amid vehement denials by the White House and State Department that they had stopped updating Jerusalem on the progress in the talks, even though Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hinted Monday that Israel was indeed being kept in the dark. The report quoted an unnamed European official involved...
  • Wendy Sherman to Israel: Don't Make Iran Talks Harder

    02/22/2014 9:23:32 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 30 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23/2/14 | Elad Benari
    Wendy Sherman, undersecretary of state for political affairs and the head of the American negotiation team to the nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers (P5+1), said Saturday that the goal is to reach a permanent agreement with Iran by July 20. Sherman was speaking to reporters in Jerusalem, where she arrived in order to brief the Israelis on the latest round of talks between Iran and the P5+1 in Vienna. In what appeared to be a warning to Israel, she said the United States hopes no one will interfere with the talks. "We don't enter these talks with...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz: Congress Must Stop Obama's Bad Iran Deal (demands vote on amendment)

    05/07/2015 6:19:06 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 15 replies
    Youtube ^ | 5/6/15 | Sen. Ted Cruz
    Cruz demands vote on amendment from Senate floor. Wants a requirement for a majority vote in Congress to approve any Iran deal, rather than a "resolution of disapproval" which can be vetoed by the President that Democrats put into bill.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Political Insiders Give NH Debate Nod to Romney, Bachmann

    06/14/2011 9:34:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    National Journal ^ | 06/14/2011 | James Barnes
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney was the winner of the first major presidential debate tonight according to a survey of Republican and Democratic political operatives, campaign consultants, and party strategists, in a special National Journal Political Insiders Poll conducted tonight. Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann also had a good evening. Asked who was the “biggest winner” in the debate, a slim majority of Republican Insiders picked Romney. Roughly one-third of the Democratic Insiders concurred. Republican Insiders thought that Romney was a winner tonight in large part because none of his rivals were able to land any blows that damaged the party’s...
  • White House: John Kerry Bicycle Accident Will Alter Nuclear Talks With Iran (no replacement named)

    06/01/2015 2:25:18 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 61 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1 Jun 2015 | by Charlie Spiering
    Secretary of State John Kerry’s severe bicycle accident might have foreign policy implications. He recently broke his leg while cycling in Switzerland. When asked by reporters about the accident, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest admitted that nuclear talks with Iran would be affected by the accident, but reassured them that Kerry would still play a prominent role in the process. “The fact is, we do continue to believe that we have the time and resources necessary to pursue and hopefully complete the Iran negotiations,” he said. “And I’m confident that those negotiations will be affected by the secretary’s injury,...
  • No broken leg? The real reason Kerry needed to fly to Geneva for emergency surgery!

    06/01/2015 5:01:58 PM PDT · by dead · 42 replies
  • Kerry: ISIS 'is no more a state than I am a helicopter'

    06/02/2015 10:30:14 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 53 replies
    CNN ^ | 06/02/15 | Jeremy Diamond,
    Speaking via telephone to the summit he was scheduled to attend before his bike accident scrubbed those plans, Kerry forcefully pushed back against any notion that ISIS is a state, despite the group's broad territorial gains. Kerry spoke about the need to "maintain momentum in the battle of ideas," according to excerpts from the call provided by the State Department. "One way is to expose at every opportunity the false nature of Daesh's claim to be the Islamic State. In reality, Daesh is no more a state than I am a helicopter," Kerry said, using another name for ISIS widely...
  • White House: Iran nuclear talks can continue despite Kerry's injury

    06/01/2015 10:51:04 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 28 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 06/01/2015 20:34
    WASHINGTON - The White House is confident it can still pursue Iran nuclear talks despite US Secretary of State John Kerry's injury over the weekend, a spokesman said on Monday. Kerry left Europe for the United States earlier on Monday after breaking his leg in a cycling accident on Sunday. "We do continue to believe that we have the time and resources necessary to pursue, and hopefully complete, the Iran negotiations," White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters in a briefing. He added that Kerry would continue to play a critical role in the talks, although it was unclear exactly...
  • Kerry breaks leg in bike crash; ends overseas trip early

    05/31/2015 6:56:57 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 133 replies
    AP Hosted ^ | May 31, 2015 | BRADLEY KLAPPER
    GENEVA (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry broke his leg in a bicycle crash Sunday, apparently after hitting a curb, and scrapped the rest of a four-nation trip that included an international conference on combating the Islamic State group. Kerry was in stable condition and in good spirits as he prepared to return to Boston for further treatment with the doctor who previously operated on his hip, U.S. State Department spokesman John Kirby said. He said X-rays at a Swiss hospital confirmed that Kerry fractured his right femur. "The secretary is stable and never lost consciousness, his injury...
  • John Kerry Suffers Broken Leg in Bike Accident in France

    05/31/2015 6:14:56 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 82 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 31, 2015 | Shawna Thomas, Nancy Ing and Matthew Grimson
    Secretary of State John Kerry suffered a broken leg in a bike accident in France early Sunday, and will return to the U.S. for treatment, the State Department said. The cycling accident occurred near Scionzier, France, about 25 miles from Geneva, where Kerry had been holding nuclear talks with Iran's foreign minister, Javad Zarif. Kerry was flown by helicopter to a hospital in Geneva in a stable condition, and is said to be in good spirits. State Department spokesman John Kirby said Kerry had suffered a broken femur, but is expected to make a full recovery.
  • John Kerry Has Bicycle Accident In France

    05/31/2015 3:03:07 AM PDT · by mkmensinger · 86 replies
    LBC ^ | 5=31=15 | LBC
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  • When Your Name Becomes a Verb, Time to Move On

    05/29/2015 6:23:54 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 5-29-2015 | MOTUS
    There seems to be some controversy over whether Marie Harf is being promoted or unceremoniously “kicked up stairs.” Butt let’s be honest; not only is Spokes-mouth Barbie not the sharpest knife in the drawer, she makes the butter knife look like a lethal weapon: Harf is a dim bulb and the complete authorized version of the doctrine according to Barry shines none too brightly to begin with. Reduced to talking points and subject to questions, the doctrine is quickly reduced to parody. Thus Marie Harf. – PowerlineThus the “promotion” to  Senior Advisor for Strategic Communications to Secretary of State John...
  • How Smart Should the President Be? A historical analysis suggests a link between IQ and performance

    05/26/2015 7:03:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    Scientific American ^ | May 26, 2015 | David Z. Hambrick
    Do the smartest presidents make the best presidents? This question invariably emerges as a topic of spirited debate when the U.S. presidential election approaches. In 2004, former New York Times Executive Editor Howell Raines asked, “Does anyone in America doubt that Kerry has a higher IQ than Bush?” Citing Bush’s and Kerry’s scores on the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery—an IQ-like test that the military uses to determine whether a recruit is qualified for enlistment—the conservative pundit Steve Sailer countered that there was no doubt that, in fact, Bush had the higher IQ. And the chatter about IQ has begun...
  • Kissinger Slammed Kerry For Negotiating With Sandinistas In 1985 [VIDEO]

    03/12/2015 9:42:14 AM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3/12/2015 | Kerry Pickett
    Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger hammered John Kerry in 1985 for interfering in diplomatic negotiations with Nicaragua’s Marxist government as a Massachusetts senator. Thirty years later, Kerry is skewering Senate Republicans for their open letter to the Iranian leadership warning that any nuclear deal with the United States without the advice and consent of the U.S. Congress would not last beyond President Obama’s term. Kerry and then-Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin visited Nicaragua in 1985 to cut a deal with the Sandinista government, which was close to the former Soviet Union. President Ronald Reagan, however, was already set on overthrowing...
  • Kerry: Ben Franklin Could Not Be Confirmed to Office If He Lived Today

    05/25/2015 12:28:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 25, 2015 | 11:03 AM EDT | (CNSNews.com Staff)
    At a reception at the State Department that marked the U.S. taking over the chairmanship of the Arctic Council, Secretary of State John Kerry said that if Benjamin Franklin lived today and was nominated for office he would never be confirmed. […] “(T)here is, of course, a second connection between Franklin and this reception,” Kerry said. “And that is that he liked to have a really good time, folks. And he didn’t spare the booze, and while he was in Paris he led a life that clearly meant that had he lived today and been nominated, he would never have...
  • The Difference Between Tom Cotton and John Kerry

    03/26/2015 1:16:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 26, 2015 | D.W. Wilber
    Just recently Secretary of State John Kerry ridiculed Tom Cotton, the Freshman Republican Senator from Arkansas, regarding the letter to the Islamic Republic of Iran that Cotton championed, and which was signed by forty-five other Republican senators. Secretary Kerry expressed disdain for the fact that Senator Cotton was “someone who had spent only sixty days in the Senate”. It seems that Kerry, who himself served in the United States Senate since 1984 until he took over from Hillary Clinton as secretary of state following Barack Obama’s re-election in 2012, feels that Senator Cotton’s brief tenure in the Senate just doesn’t...
  • Kerry: Internet 'Needs Rules to Be Able to Flourish and Work Properly'

    05/18/2015 12:26:09 PM PDT · by Mariner · 70 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 5/18/2015 | By DANIEL HALPER
    n a speech today in South Korea, Secretary of State John Kerry said that the Internet "needs rules to be able to flourish and work properly." This, according to Kerry, is necessary even for "a technology founded on freedom." Speaking on behalf of the Obama administration, Kerry said that Internet policy is "a key component of our foreign policy." Kerry made his remarks in the context of talking about how international law is applicable to the Internet. "As I’ve mentioned, the basic rules of international law apply in cyberspace. Acts of aggression are not permissible. And countries that are hurt...
  • Kerry: Internet 'Needs Rules to Be Able to Flourish and Work Properly' (Calls for UN regulation)

    05/18/2015 11:53:07 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 32 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | May 18, 2015 | Daniel Halper
    Complete Headline: Kerry: Internet 'Needs Rules to Be Able to Flourish and Work Properly' - Calls for more international Internet laws. In a speech today in South Korea, Secretary of State John Kerry said that the Internet "needs rules to be able to flourish and work properly." This, according to Kerry, is necessary even for "a technology founded on freedom." Speaking on behalf of the Obama administration, Kerry said that Internet policy is "a key component of our foreign policy." Kerry made his remarks in the context of talking about how international law is applicable to the Internet.
  • Kerry - North Korea can have a great nuke deal like Iran if it becomes as moderate

    05/17/2015 12:29:25 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 28 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | May 17, 2015 | Dan Miller
    North Korea played those negotiating its denuclearization for fools, much as Iran has been doing more recently with Obama. It must not have been difficult to do. To continue the process with Iran, and to repeat it with North Korea, makes no sense.Speaking in the People's Republic of China on May 16th, Secretary Kerry offered North Korea a nuke deal -- Kerry explained that an Iran deal could help in showing North Korea how “your economy can do better, your country can do better, and you can enter into good standing with the rest of the global community by recognizing --...
  • Kerry and the Iran Surrender Caucus need to get their stories straight

    05/15/2015 1:47:50 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 9 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 05/14/2015 - 4:02 PM EDT | JOHNATHAN GREENBERG
    One hundred and fifty members of Congress – all Democrats and, among them, most of the small group of bitterly anti-Israel lawmakers – signed a letter supporting President Obama’s diplomatic efforts vis-ŕ-vis the Iranian nuclear weapons program. Authored by Reps. Jan Schakowsky (Illinois), Lloyd Doggett (Texas), and David Price (North Carolina), the letter exemplifies the hyper-partisanship that has driven the left wing of the Democrat party on this issue even as that wing has cried “partisan extremism” at the responses from Republicans. As if trying to prove Churchill right, this Iran Surrender Caucus, whenever presented with a choice between dishonor...
  • Where in the World Is John Kerry?

    05/14/2015 11:48:29 AM PDT · by SJackson · 33 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 14, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Where in the World Is John Kerry?Posted By Daniel Greenfield On May 14, 2015 @ 12:10 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 54 Comments [1]Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam.John Kerry returns from his latest [2] Russian visit bearing two baskets of potatoes and a t-shirt.The t-shirt, given to him by Foreign Minister Lavrov, might as well say, “I wasted my time in Russia and all I got was this shirt.”It’s a diplomatic success only in relation to Kerry’s previous humiliations such as the time that Russia’s adeptly slimy...