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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Even in hospital, ‘work continues’ for John Kerry (Photo)

    06/09/2015 8:18:16 PM PDT · by maggief · 70 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | June 10, 2015 | Martin Finucane
    John KerryVerified account ‏@JohnKerry Feeling good a week after surgery. Good chats today w/@AmbassadorRice & @StateDept senior team. The work continues!
  • Sailing On Senator John Kerry`s Yacht Isabel [Pictures of true luxury/dodged taxes]

    06/09/2015 5:40:09 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 44 replies
    What to do when you have a yacht worth $7 million, and you have no time to enjoy on it? Massachusetts senator and perennial presidential hopeful John Kerry had a such problem and decided to rent it. Senator Kerry and his heiress wife not doing that because of money, but to avoid a big tax bill on the boat by mooring her in Newport, R.I.
  • 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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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Lurch Breaks Femur in Photo-Op

    06/01/2015 11:51:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 67 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 1, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Did you hear about John Kerry? Do you know how old John Kerry is? It's tough, you know. You can't tell a horse's age when you look it, and since Kerry looks like a horse, it's tough. But he's 71 years old. Now, would somebody tell me something? What is a 71-year-old man, secretary of state, doing riding a bicycle -- or, alternatively, windsurfing off Nantucket? Why is somebody riding a bicycle while in the midst of sensitive negotiations and attempting to secure nuclear weapons for Iran? Exercise? BS. He's doing that for the photo-op, trying to look hip...
  • 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...
  • Kerry 'Doesn't Know' About Bush's National Guard Service

    02/04/2004 12:15:31 PM PST · by kattracks · 55 replies · 662+ views
    CNSNEWS.com ^ | 2/04/04 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - Sen. John F. Kerry, a decorated Vietnam War veteran, Tuesday "defended" President Bush's choice to serve in the National Guard -- but then, in the same breath, Kerry appeared to equate National Guard service with draft-dodging. In an interview on Fox News' Hannity & Colmes show Tuesday night, Sean Hannity asked Kerry if Democrats such as Party Chairman Terry McAuliffe are being fair in criticizing President Bush's National Guard service. Bush learned to fly fighter jets while serving in the National Guard, but he was never called for active duty. McAuliffe infuriated Republicans Sunday when he accused...
  • 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...
  • John Kerry: Tom Cotton’s right, we’re not negotiating a legally binding deal with Iran

    03/11/2015 2:47:55 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 18 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 3/11/15 | Allahpundit
    Via the Examiner, he’s not the only State Department official to admit this within the past 24 hours. Jen Psaki also acknowledged last night that a nuclear deal with Iran wouldn’t be legally binding, with good reason. The only way to give an international agreement the force of law vis-a-vis future presidents and Congresses is to have the Senate ratify it under its treaty power. Until that happens — and it won’t happen — this is a deal between Barack Obama and the Ayatollah Khamenei. Once one of them is gone, the deal remains valid if and only if his...
  • 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: Deal Would 'Guarantee' Iran 'Won’t Possibly Be Able to Advance' Nuke Program

    05/10/2015 9:48:50 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 33 replies
    In an editorial for the new issue of THE WEEKLY STANDARD, Bill Kristol notes the "ludicrous" "guarantee" Secretary of State John Kerry made last week regarding Iran's so-called breakout capacity towards nuclear weapons. Kerry told Israelis: I say to every Israeli that today we have the ability to stop [the Iranians] if they decided to move quickly to a bomb and I absolutely guarantee that in the future we will have the ability to know what they are doing so that we can still stop them if they decided to move to a bomb. This is not the first time Kerry has...
  • Boston University prof flunks 'white masculinity' in controversial tweets

    05/09/2015 6:55:57 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 40 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | May 09, 2015 | Maxim Lott
    Those who follow campus politics say they are not shocked. "I'm not surprised that Boston University is hiring a racist to teach African American Studies," David Horowitz, author of “Reforming our Univerisities” told FoxNews.com. "Anti-white racism is rampant in Black Studies programs which are generally indoctrination programs in left wing politics." Boston University stands by the professor, who will start working at the college in June. “Professor Grundy is exercising her right to free speech and we respect her right to do so,” Boston University spokesman Colin Riley said. Grundy did not respond to a request for comment from FoxNews.com,...
  • PM Netanyahu's Remarks to the Washington Institute for Near East Policy (Video Response to Kerry)

    05/02/2015 1:08:00 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 1 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2 hours ago | IsraeliPM
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's remarks to the Washington Institute for Near East Policy on its 30th anniversary.
  • Kerry Slams Criticism of Iran Nuclear Deal as 'Hysteria'

    05/02/2015 2:56:43 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 24 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/5/15 | Ari Soffer
    US Secretary of State John Kerry has given his first interview to Israeli media since spearheading the controversial framework deal with Iran over its nuclear program. Speaking to Channel 10, Kerry sought to bypass Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's stern opposition to the deal by appealing directly to the Israeli people. Kerry sought repeatedly to reassure Israelis that despite the criticism from Netanyahu and many others, any deal with Iran would be watertight. "I say this again - we will not sign a deal that does not close off Iran's pathways to a bomb and that doesn't give us the confidence...
  • Kerry: Deal With Iran 'Closer than Ever'

    05/02/2015 2:46:26 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/4/15 | Elad Benari
    The world is "closer than ever" to reaching a comprehensive nuclear deal with Iran, Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday, according to The Associated Press (AP). Speaking to a global gathering on nuclear disarmament, where he and Iran's foreign minister met on the sidelines, Kerry warned however that work on a deal is far from over and that key issues remain unresolved. "I know as well as anyone that we have a long way to go" on the path to a nuclear-free world, Kerry said at the conference, which Israel is attending as an observer. He acknowledged that...
  • Report: Kerry Told Iran He Wishes ‘U.S. Had a Leader like Iran’s Supreme Leader’

    04/29/2015 3:42:00 AM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 4/29/15 | Adam Kredo
    Secretary of State John Kerry told his Iranian counterpart that he wished the United States had a leader more like Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei, according to comments made by a senior Iranian cleric and repeated in the country’s state-run media.Ayatollah Alam al-Hoda claimed during Friday prayer services in Iran that in negotiations over Tehran’s contested nuclear program, Kerry told the country’s foreign minister that he “wished the U.S. had a leader like Iran’s supreme leader,” according to a Persian-language report on the remarks published by the Asriran news site.“In the negotiations Kerry told [Iranian Foreign Minister Javad] Zarif that he...
  • PLO Supports Kerry Claim That 'Israeli Occupation' Behind ISIS

    10/18/2014 3:48:40 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 17 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/10/14 | Tova Dvorin
    The Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), the terror organization behind the Palestinian Authority (PA), called for a comprehensive strategy against Islamic extremism on Saturday - by blaming Israel for rising radicalization a la' the remarks of US Secretary of State John Kerry. Kerry insisted on Friday that the failure of peace talks between Israel and the PA - not Western apathy to Islamism nor the US's failures to resolve tensions in Iraq - was the culprit for the rise of the Islamic State (ISIS) group, sparking outrage from Israeli officials. "There wasn't a leader I met... who didn't raise with me...
  • Kerry: Congress Can Vote As Long As It Doesn’t Interfere with Obama’s Deal (Video)

    04/09/2015 8:30:05 AM PDT · by blueyon · 44 replies
    Breitbrat ^ | 4/08/15 | by Pam Key
    Wednesday on PBS “NewsHour,” Secretary of State John Kerry articulated the administration’s new position on Sen. Bob Corker’s (R-TN) bill demanding Congress get a vote on the merits of President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran, in light of prominent Democrat Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) supporting the bill this week. Making it clear the bill can not “interfere” with the president’s deal, Kerry said “if it’s changed and adjusted and reflects the respect for the Constitution and the president’s prerogatives,” then Congress can vote.
  • John Kerry - Nobel Peace Prize Nominee?

    04/04/2015 10:51:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 04/04/2015 | Tyler Durden
    John Kerry did not start the negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program; but, as National Journal's George Condon notes, nobody has thrown himself more into the talks and nobody's reputation has more riding on their outcome than the American secretary of State currently trying to hammer out a deal in Switzerland. Even if he is able to claim success, Kerry—again—may not get the payoff he'd like. Given the complexity of the negotiations, the opposition of Israel's government, and the critics in Congress, the verdict almost certainly will be mixed. "If these talks succeed, that is going to be his...
  • Iran Talks Could Win John Kerry the Nobel Peace Prize

    04/04/2015 10:16:51 AM PDT · by PROCON · 53 replies
    nationaljournal.com ^ | April, 2, 2015 | George E. Condon Jr.
    Or, "he could go down as Neville Chamberlain at Munich." Experts say we won't know true impact of any deal for years.April 2, 2015 John Kerry did not start the negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program. But nobody has thrown himself more into the talks and nobody's reputation has more riding on their outcome than the American secretary of State currently trying to hammer out a deal in Switzerland. The former Democratic senator from Massachusetts hoped when he took the helm at the State Department in 2013 that he would make his mark in history by finding the...
  • LIVE: Obama on Iran nuclear talks

    04/02/2015 11:43:28 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 36 replies
    KETV.com ^ | 04/02/2015
    http://www.ketv.com/politics/live-obama-on-iran-nuclear-talks/21863310
  • Kerry exposes Iranian family tie — and subjects family to blackmail

    04/01/2015 9:43:46 AM PDT · by Baynative · 47 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/25 | Kenneth Timmerman
    In a greeting to the Iranian people on the occasion of the traditional New Year (Nowruz) holiday last week, Secretary of State John Kerry exposed a secret that journalists and academics have been agonizing over for the past six weeks: the fact that his daughter has married an Iranian-American who has extensive family ties to Iran. “I am proud of the Iranian-Americans in my own family, and grateful for how they have enriched my life,” Kerry said in the official statement. Kerry also said he was “strongly committed to resolving” the differences between the United States and the Islamic Republic...
  • WaPo: Even the backstory on Kerry’s climate-change brag was a lie

    03/30/2015 8:22:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 3/30/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler uses a “Pinocchio” scale to assign a level of egregiousness to lies he uncovers, with four Pinocchios as the maximum … until now. Secretary of State John Kerry earned himself the full complement two weeks ago from Kessler for bragging about his management of the first global-warming hearing in the Senate, a hearing that he not only didn’t arrange but didn’t even attend. Kessler dug deeper on the tall tales emanating from the event, and found that one of the real organizers has been lying about what took place in the hearing in order to...
  • Secretary of State John Kerry's Meeting with Moaz al-Khatib

    03/25/2015 9:27:03 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 3 replies
    State Department Press Release ^ | 3-25-2015 | Jen Psaki
    Secretary of State John Kerry and Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Anne Patterson met today with Moaz al Khatib, former President of the Syrian Opposition Coalition. Mr. Khatib shared his views on ways to advance a political solution to the crisis in Syria. Secretary Kerry emphasized that Bashar al-Asad is a brutal dictator with no legitimacy to lead Syria. The Secretary reaffirmed our commitment to pursuing all diplomatic avenues to help bring about a political transition based on the Geneva Principles that leads to an inclusive government and a future of freedom, dignity, and security for the...
  • Khamenei calls ‘Death to America’ as Kerry hails progress on nuke deal

    03/21/2015 5:51:47 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 51 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 3/21/2015 | TIMES OF ISRAEL STAFF, AP AND AFP
    Day after Obama urges Iran to seize ‘historic opportunity,’ supreme leader says US seeks to create insecurity. Iran’s Supreme leader Ali Khamenei called for “Death to America” on Saturday, a day after President Barack Obama appealed to Iran to seize a “historic opportunity” for a nuclear deal and a better future, and as US Secretary of State John Kerry claimed substantial progress toward an accord. Khamenei told a crowd in Tehran that Iran would not capitulate to Western demands. When the crowd started shouting, “Death to America,” the ayatollah responded: “Of course yes, death to America, because America is the...
  • ‘Why, again, are we negotiating?’ Ayatollah Khamenei not sounding like a ‘peace partner’

    03/21/2015 10:49:48 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 9 replies
    Various unverified twitter accounts copied by Twitchy.com ^ | 03/21/2015 | Unverified twitter accounts of several people on twitter
    In addition to claiming that chants of “death to America” are proper because the U.S. is the root cause of pressure on Iran, Ayatollah Khamenei doesn’t sound open to some of the Obama administration’s negotiating points:
  • Syria Conflict: US Wants To 'Re-ignite' Peace Talks, Says Kerry [Assad Wins?]

    03/15/2015 11:49:41 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 3 replies
    BBCNews ^ | March 15, 2015
    15 March 2015 Syria Conflict: US Wants To 'Re-ignite' Peace Talks, Says Kerry US Secretary of State John Kerry says he wants to "re-ignite" negotiations with President Bashar al-Assad to end the conflict in Syria. Speaking as the war enters its fifth year, Mr Kerry said it was "one of the worst tragedies any of us have seen". He said the international community was upping pressure on Syria's regime to hold new peace talks, saying "we have to negotiate in the end" with Mr Assad. More than 215,000 people are estimated to have been killed in the conflict.