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  • U.S. and Iran Both Conflict and Converge

    09/14/2015 2:37:34 AM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    NY Times via MSN ^ | 9/13/15 | TIM ARANGO, DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK
    **SNIP** But though the United States and Iran each face domestic pressures against closer relations, some analysts see a more collaborative relationship as an inevitable if uneasy consequence of the negotiations leading up to the nuclear deal — despite the insistence of leaders on either side that the American-brokered agreement would be limited to Iran’s nuclear program. “Both the Iranian and American governments are going to approach expanded dialogue very gingerly,” said James Dobbins, a senior follow at the RAND Corporation. “But there will still be a gradual increase in at least communication between the two governments on areas beyond...
  • How Much K Street Blood Money Is Bob Corker Getting For Iran Deal?

    09/10/2015 6:19:40 PM PDT · by xzins · 27 replies ^ | 10 Sep 15 | George Rasley
    Tennessee Republican Senator Bob Corker, author of the treasonous Corker – Cardin bill to facilitate President Obama’s nuclear weapons treaty with Islamist Iran, has made another inexplicable betrayal of American military superiority and indeed the future of America itself. The Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act, which Corker authored, requires the Administration transmit to Congress all documents related to the JCPOA —including side agreements—prior to a 60-day review period and subsequent vote. There’s no doubt that Obama has not complied with the terms of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act, indeed Senator Corker said “there’s no question that two of the...
  • 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...
  • America's Descent Into Lawlessness

    09/10/2015 4:04:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | September 9, 2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Do you remember Lewis "Scooter" Libby? In 2003, the Department of Justice appointed a special counsel to investigate allegations that Libby, Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff, unlawfully disclosed the covert status of CIA operative Valerie Plame. Yet Plame may not have been a covert undercover agent, based on the formal government definition of that role. And even if she were, it was widely known at the time that Secretary of State Colin Powell's subordinate, Richard Armitage, had most likely disclosed her status earlier. In other words, Libby was in an Orwellian position of being accused of a crime...
  • It’s not too late for the Senate to stop the President’s dangerous Iran deal from becoming...

    09/07/2015 7:38:55 AM PDT · by blueyon · 26 replies
    Joel C Rosenberg blog ^ | 9/06/15 | Joel C Rosenberg
    "It’s not too late for the Senate to stop the President’s dangerous Iran deal from becoming U.S. law. Here’s how to follow the Constitution." ConstitutionUPDATED: It’s late, but not too late, for the Senate to stop President Obama’s dangerous Iran deal from becoming U.S. law and putting the American people and our Arab and Israeli allies in grave danger jeopardy from an Iranian nuclear weapons program. We need to urge the Senate leadership immediately to: Declare that the President has not fulfilled the terms of Corker-Cardin. Declare the President’s Iran deal a foreign treaty, as per the Constitution. Hold a...
  • (Obama) Calling in the God squad (Sharpton) to save the Iran deal

    08/18/2015 5:51:45 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | August 17, 2015 | Nahal Toosi
    The White House campaign to save the Iran nuclear deal is getting a boost from the God squad. Faith-based groups, many of them increasingly nervous about the well-funded push by opponents of the deal, are intensifying their lobbying of lawmakers ahead of an important congressional vote on the agreement. Over the weekend, the Rev. Al Sharpton called on black churches to mobilize in support of the nuclear deal. On Monday, a group of 340 rabbis from multiple strands of Judaism released a letter, urging lawmakers to vote for the agreement. And plans are in the works for a coordinated rollout...
  • 'Flexible' Obama Ignores Russian Treaty Violations

    08/14/2015 11:26:35 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 14, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    It does not bode well that an Obama administration that assures us that the nuclear deal with Iran will not be violated by the mullahs is clearly looking the other way as Iran’s ally Russia blatantly violates the 1987 Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty signed with the former Soviet Union. The Obama White House is sitting on a Pentagon risk assessment report completed last month that states “that the breach involved a new missile that violates the limits set by the treaty. The treaty bans holding, producing, or flight-testing ground-launched ballistic or cruise missiles with ranges of between 310 miles...
  • White House Blocks Pentagon Report on Russian Treaty Breach

    08/11/2015 10:34:27 AM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 8/11/15 | Bill Gertz
    The White House is blocking the release of a Pentagon risk assessment of Russia’s violation of the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty, according to a senior House leader. Rep. Mike Rogers, chairman of the House Armed Services strategic forces subcommittee, disclosed the existence of the Pentagon assessment last month and said the report is needed for Congress’ efforts to address the problem in legislation. “As we look to the near-term future, we need to consider how we’re going to respond to Russia’s INF violations,” Rogers said in an Air Force Association breakfast July 8. “Congress will not continue to tolerate
  • Fury of left falls on Schumer

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

    08/05/2015 1:42:53 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 16 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/5/2015 | Jim Hoft
    President Obama: I realize that resorting to force may be tempting in the face of the rhetoric and behavior that emanates from parts of Iran. It is offensive. It is incendiary. We do take it seriously. But superpowers should not act impulsively in response to talks… Just because Iranian hardliners chant ‘Death to America” does not mean that that’s what all Iranians believe. In fact, it’s those hardliners that are more satisfied with the status quo. It’s those hardliners chanting “death to America” who’ve been most opposed to the deal. They’re making common cause with the Republican Caucus.

    07/31/2015 3:21:01 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 30 replies ^ | July 31, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Obama has decided that two wildly unpopular policies, one foreign and one domestic, will be the final legacy of his wildly unpopular administration. The domestic policy is gun control. The foreign policy is Iranian nukes. While Americans will be disarmed, Iran will be getting ready for its ballistic missiles. Ramming through wildly unpopular policies is what this administration does best. More than anything else, this administration will be remembered for the mix of bullying, smears, pop culture distractions, outright lies, bureaucratic sabotage and blatant lawbreaking with which it achieved its policy goals.
  • Pelosi calls Obama's Iran deal 'a diplomatic masterpiece'

    07/30/2015 1:18:13 PM PDT · by PROCON · 39 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | July 30, 2015 | Susan Ferrechio
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said she believes Democrats will be able to uphold President Obama's veto if Republicans vote down his nuclear deal with Iran in September and she called the agreement "a diplomatic masterpiece." Pelosi, D-Calif., said Democrats will rally behind the agreement even after the long August recess, when outside groups plan a media blitz aimed at sinking public support. "More and more [Democrats] have conferred to me they will be there to sustain the veto," Pelosi told reporters on Thursday. Congress has begun a 60-day review of the deal, which would lift sanctions against Iran in...
  • Kerry: Iran Deal Not a Treaty ‘Because You Can’t Pass a Treaty Anymore’ (quoi?)

    07/29/2015 5:22:39 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 29, 2015 | 4:10 AM EDT | Patrick Goodenough
    The White House did not pursue the nuclear agreement with Iran as an international treaty, because getting U.S. Senate advice and consent for a treaty has “become physically impossible,” Secretary of State John Kerry told lawmakers on Tuesday. At a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on the agreement known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Kerry was asked about the administration’s approach of seeking a political accord between governments rather than an international treaty. Rep. Reid Ribble (R-Wisc.) recalled Kerry saying earlier in the hearing that if Congress rejects the JCPOA, other countries will in the future not...
  • National Review Calls for Impeachment Over Iran Deal

    07/27/2015 9:44:18 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 22 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | July 27, 2015 | Dave Blount
    Even the normally restrained if not downright tepid National Review has reached the obvious conclusion — Obama must be impeached for facilitating the acquisition of nuclear weapons by America’s worst enemy. Andrew McCarthy notes that in the time of the Founding Fathers, it was regarded as an impeachable offense for a president to withhold information from Congress regarding a treaty, or to use unscrupulous tactics to acquire Senate approval. Compare that to what Obama has done:
  • Obama, Congress sued over Iran deal [Larry Klayman Lawsuit vs. Unconstitutional Ratification Law]

    07/23/2015 12:47:23 PM PDT · by Moseley · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 23, 2015 | Julian Hattem
    Conservative legal activist Larry Klayman is suing President Obama and members of Congress over a deal on Iran’s nuclear program that he claims flies in the face of the Constitution. The lawsuit, Klayman says, aims to block both the treaty and the “unconstitutional” law that Congress passed to guarantee a review of the multinational nuclear accord. The White House and Congress “gave away, abrogated and undermined [Klayman’s] constitutional rights, putting him in danger, including the protections inherent in the Constitution requiring a two-thirds vote to ratify a treaty,” he said in the lawsuit. Under the Constitution, two-thirds of the Senate...
  • Is the Corker Bill Constitutional?

    07/23/2015 12:38:23 PM PDT · by Ben Mugged · 28 replies
    Me | 23 July 2015 | Ben Mugged
    How can Congress circumvent the Constitution by passing the Corker bill? Has anyone challenged the constitutionality of the Corker bill? The Corker bill provides a modified process for the review and approval of the treaty with Iran. It circumvents the procedure outlined in the Constitution in effect modifying the Constitution without following the process outlined in the Constitution. "The President...shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur... Constitution of the United States, Art. II, Sec. 2"
  • 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...

    07/16/2015 7:21:03 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 6 replies ^ | July 16, 2015 | Bruce Thornton
    Everybody knows the deal with Iran is a disaster. Why is equally obvious: Iran will get $150 billion to spend on weapons and its terrorist proxies, will keep its enrichment facilities, will continue to develop missiles, will easily avoid the laughably pusillanimous inspections regime, and will end up a nuclear power with malign consequences for the stability of the Middle East.
  • US Helped Release Iranian Prisoners As Sweetener for Nuclear Talks

    07/15/2015 5:20:22 PM PDT · by blueyon · 16 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 6/30/15 | Daniel Wiser
    US Helped Release Iranian Prisoners As Sweetener for Nuclear Talks.... (we could have demanded our 4 prisoners returned) At least three Americans still held in Tehran as negotiations reach final stage The Obama administration helped to secure the release of several Iranians detained in the United States and the United Kingdom, some convicted of illegal arms smuggling, according to a report that comes as U.S. prisoners languish in Iranian jails. The Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday that, as part of a “wish list” Iran presented to the United States in 2009 before the current nuclear negotiations, U.S. officials helped...
  • Forget Obama...Republicans made the Iran nukes deal possible(bypassed Constitution)

    07/15/2015 5:25:02 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 33 replies
    am thinker ^ | 7/15/15 | newsmachete
    Mark Levin has been shouting until he is blue in the face that this truly awful nuclear deal with Iran has been made possible only with the help of Senate Republicans, who passed a bill (99-1, with Tom Cotton of Arkansas the only sane dissenter) making it nearly impossible to stop Obama's agreement with the ayatollahs: Normally, here's how treaties work: the President negotiates a treaty with another country, like the deal he is negotiating with Iran over its nuclear weapons development. Once the treaty is negotiated, it's submitted to the Senate. Two thirds of the Senate has to vote...
  • A Very Good Deal—for Iran

    07/14/2015 2:58:10 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 11 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | July 14, 2015 | William Kristol
    We have a deal. It's a deal worse than even we imagined possible. It's a deal that gives the Iranian regime $140b in return for ... effectively nothing: no dismantlement of Iran's nuclear program, no anytime/anywhere inspections, no curbs on Iran's ballistic missile program, no maintenance of the arms embargo, no halt to Iran's sponsorship of terror.
  • U.S. Will Teach Iran to Thwart Nuke Threats (to protect them from Israeli attacks)

    07/14/2015 2:33:18 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 29 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 14, 2015 | Adam Kredo
    The United States and other world powers will help to teach Iran how to thwart and detect threats to its nuclear program, according to the parameters of a deal reached Tuesday to rein in Iran’s contested nuclear program. Under the terms of a deal that provides Iran billions of dollars in sanctions relief, Iran and global powers will cooperate to help teach Iran how to manage its nuclear infrastructure, which will largely remain in tact under the deal. Senior Iranian officials, including the country’s president, celebrated the deal as a victory for the country. Iran’s state controlled media quoted President...

    07/14/2015 10:46:00 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 54 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 14, 2015 | Josef Federman
    JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's prime minister condemned Tuesday's international nuclear agreement with Iran as a "stunning historic mistake" and said his country is not bound by the deal, strongly hinting that military action remains an option.
  • Here's What the Iranian President Thinks About the Nuclear Deal

    07/14/2015 9:00:32 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 14 replies
    National Journal ^ | July 14, 2015 | Nora Kelly
    July 14, 2015 As the U.S. has engaged in negotiations with Iran toward Tuesday's final nuclear deal, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's Twitter feed has been one to watch.

    07/14/2015 8:45:13 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 7 replies ^ | July 14, 2015 | Charlie Spiering
    In anticipation of a nuclear deal with Iran, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker made it a key part of his presidential campaign announcement speech last night, warning against Obama’s decision to make peace with Iran over their nuclear program.

    07/14/2015 4:36:34 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 4 replies ^ | July 14, 2015 | Robert Spencer
    A nuclear agreement with Iran appears to be imminent, and it is unlikely to mean anything but disaster for the United States, Israel, and the entire free world.
  • Iran, world powers agree to nuclear deal

    07/14/2015 4:26:54 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 14, 2015
    Iran and six world powers, led by the United States, reached a formal agreement early Tuesday aimed at curbing Tehran's nuclear program in exchange for billions of dollars in international sanctions relief. Speaking at the White House, President Obama claimed the deal meets "every single one of the bottom lines" from a tentative agreement struck earlier this year. "Every pathway to a nuclear weapon is cut off," Obama said Tuesday, saying it provides for extensive inspections. "This deal is not built on trust. It is built on verification."
  • New File: Obama and the Trans-Pacific Partnership Treaty

    06/10/2015 9:57:11 AM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies ^ | 6/10/15 | Nachum
    NachumlistObama and the Trans-Pacific Partnership Treaty  6/10/2015U.S. Shifts Stance on Drug Pricing in Pacific Trade Pact Talks, Document RevealsHouse sets Friday vote on 'fast track' trade powers for Obama Bret Baier Grills McConnell Over TPA: ‘Why Not Make The Trade Bill Transparent?’ [VIDEO] 6/9/2015Why are Congressmen Signing Non-Disclosure Forms on Obama’s Secret Treaty?Bill would require trade deals to be publicly available before fast-track voteGOP aiming for Friday trade vote, but snag remains  They’re trying to resolve a last-minute hangup over aid for workers who lose their jobs to free tradeObamatrade Support Falling Apart In House Despite Leadership PushSeeking trade votes, Obama offers help...
  • Obama Randomly Adds Five Years to Iran No-Nukes Prospects

    06/03/2015 4:46:13 PM PDT · by blueyon · 9 replies
    White House dossier ^ | 6/03/15 | Keith Koffler
    Okay, so now it’s 20 years. President Obama informed Israel Tuesday via a TV interview: “Sanctions won’t do it, a military solution is temporary – the deal that we’re negotiating potentially takes a nuclear weapon off the table for 20 years.” If you’re keeping score at home, you may remember that the president had previously acknowledged to the world that it was legitimate to believe that Iran “in year 13, 14, 15,” of the deal would “have advanced centrifuges that enrich uranium fairly rapidly, and at that point, the breakout times would have shrunk almost down to zero.” And once...
  • 14 things you have to know about fast track

    05/13/2015 7:32:03 PM PDT · by ncalburt · 17 replies
    NetRightDaily ^ | May 5 ,2015
  • Obama fails first test on trade - unable to persuade for fast-track trade authority.

    05/12/2015 3:27:29 PM PDT · by dennisw · 26 replies
    politico ^ | 5/12/15 | By Edward-Isaac Dovere
    The president is unable to persuade pro-trade Democrats to go ahead with a bill on fast-track trade authority. Tuesday was the first test vote on trade, and President Barack Obama failed. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) declared the 52-45 vote “shocking,” labor and progressive groups declared victory, and the White House was left insisting that things really aren’t over yet for fast track authority and the broader Trans-Pacific Partnership trade treaty that the administration is hoping would follow. “What you’ll see here in a few minutes is a failure of the president’s ability to convince members of his own...
  • Pentagon lawyers discover we don’t have to defend our allies if threatened by Iran

    04/29/2015 7:35:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/29/2015 | Noah Rothman
    Since the conclusion of the final round of nuclear negotiations, Iran has been engaging in conspicuous displays of aggression. The U.S. Navy revealed on Tuesday that four Iranian Revolutionary Guards ships intercepted a Maersk cargo vessel in the Strait of Hormuz that was flying a U.S. flag. The episode happened last week and ended without incident, but it was only revealed to the press after Iranian naval vessels performed a similar act of belligerence on Tuesday. Yesterday, another Maersk container ship, the Tigris, was intercepted by Iranian vessels in international waters, according to the firm. Iranian ships fired over...
  • Supporters of Senate Iran bill swatting away amendments

    04/26/2015 11:25:26 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 26, 2015 7:50 AM EDT | Deb Riechmann
    Senate proponents of a bill empowering Congress to review and potentially reject any Iran nuclear deal must first win a battle with some colleagues determined to change the legislation in ways that could sink it. “Anybody who monkeys with this bill is going to run into a buzz saw,” Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina warned ahead of this week’s debate. Also trying to discourage any changes, Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey urged senators to stick with the plan as it emerged from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. […] GOP Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, a presidential...
  • The Corker Bill Is Worse Than Nothing (flips Constitution's 67 vote requirement on its head)

    04/21/2015 11:10:15 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 26 replies
    The Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | April 21, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: The Corker bill, I finally, folks, have completed my research into this. I didn't want to jump the gun on it. Andy McCarthy's exactly right; it's worse than nothing. The Corker bill is worse than nothing, and it is exactly what I assumed. I've been doing some examination of the Corker bill because Obama's out engaging in what is a treaty, but he doesn't want to call it a treaty. In fact, he wants to call it nonbinding, his deal with Iran, so that there will not be any Senate oversight. He doesn't want any Senate oversight, that's why...
  • Obama: Nuke Deal With Ayatollah is ‘Political Agreement’ Not ‘Formal Treaty'

    04/18/2015 9:52:29 AM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    CNS News ^ | 4/18/15
    President Barack Obama said on Friday that the deal he and the leaders of five other major powers are trying to cut with the Iranian regime headed by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei is a “political agreement” and “not a formal treaty.”As such, he said, Congress should not ordinarily have authority to sign off on this kind of deal.Obama made the statement when discussing legislation sponsored by Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee and approved unanimously by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that would give Congress 60 days to review an Iran nuclear deal made by the administration. During that 60 days,...
  • 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...
  • Full - Mark Levin EXPOSES how US Senate just GUTTED constitutional treaty power and GAVE IT TO OBAMA

    04/15/2015 6:41:30 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 29 replies
    Noisy Room ^ | April 15 2015 | Terresa Monroe Hamilton
    Mark Levin exposes the treachery in the US Senate today, who he says just capitulated completely to Obama by gutting their own constitutional duty to approve treaties, giving it solely to Obama. So in short, Obama can make a treaty with the Islamo-Nazis in Iran without submitting it to the Senate and the Senate can only stop it if they can get enough nays to vote against it.
  • Egypt Tells Israel to 'Trust in God' and Bomb Iran

    04/15/2015 5:49:03 AM PDT · by xzins · 103 replies
    Christian Headlines ^ | April 14, 2015 | Carrie Dedrick
    Influential Egyptian TV personality Tawfik Okasha has reportedly told Israel to bomb Iran. Addressing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a “dear friend,” Okasha said that Israel should bomb the Bushehr Nuclear Reactor, Breaking Christian News reports. "Put your trust in God and bomb it. We are with you and if you need fuel for the jets, we will give it to you,” Okasha said. Netanyahu said Okasha’s words are proof Egypt cannot be trusted. "In the last few days, Iran has shown again why it can't be trusted," Netanyahu said. According to Breaking Christian News, the Israeli Prime Minister...
  • Trade agreement is a Trojan horse for Obama's immigration agenda

    04/13/2015 10:07:07 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 4 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 13, 2015 | By Curtis Ellis
    Congress is considering whether to give President Obama the power to fast-track the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a sweeping international regulatory agreement the White House describes as "rules for the world's economy" — and the U.S. TPP regulates everything from the environment and energy (climate change, anyone?) to minimum wages, food and, most notably, immigration. If approved, the Trans-Pacific Partnership would have the force of a treaty. Its regulations would override U.S. law. With fast-track trade promotion authority (TPA), only a simple majority in both houses of Congress, not a two-thirds supermajority in the Senate, would be needed for approval. Congress could...
  • 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.
  • Reporter says John Kerry answered ‘Allah willing’ – in Arabic- when asked if nuke deal...

    03/28/2015 4:26:23 PM PDT · by blueyon · 73 replies ^ | 3/28/15 | Michael Dorstewitz
    ""Reporter says John Kerry answered ‘Allah willing’ – in Arabic- when asked if nuke deal would happen"" Secretary of State John Kerry allegedly responded in a most unusual way to a reporter’s question Friday whether a nuclear arms deal could be reached with Iran before the March 31 deadline. “Allah willing,” Kerry replied — in Arabic, according to Laura Rozen, a reporter covering the Iran nuclear talks in Lausanne, Switzerland, for the Washington, D.C.-based online publication, Al-Monitor. As news reached the public Friday that a deal may be forthcoming, Rozen tweeted:
  • The Enemy of My Enemy

    03/27/2015 10:11:53 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 4 replies
    Taki ^ | March 27, 2015 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    The forces that do not want a U.S. nuclear deal with Iran, nor any U.S. detente with Iran, are impressive. Among them are the Israelis and their powerful lobby AIPAC, the Saudis and their Sunni allies on the Persian Gulf, a near unanimity of Republicans and a plurality of Democrats in Congress. Is there a case to be made for a truce in the venomous conflict that has gone on between us since the taking of U.S. hostages in 1979? Is there any common ground? To both questions, President Obama and John Kerry believe the answer is yes. And they...
  • Presidential Memorandum --Delegation of Authority of the National Defense Authorization Act FY2015

    03/25/2015 7:20:38 PM PDT · by EBH · 16 replies ^ | 3/25/2015 | Obama
    Presidential Memorandum -- Delegation of Authority Pursuant to Section 1236(b)(2) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF STATE SUBJECT: Delegation of Authority Pursuant to Section 1236(b)(2) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including section 301 of title 3, United States Code, I hereby order as follows: I hereby delegate the functions and authorities vested in the President by section 1236(b)(2) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal...
  • Dem Vow on Iran: ‘Any Attempts to Sidestep Congress Will Be Resisted on Both Sides of the Aisle’

    03/19/2015 8:22:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 03/19/2015 | Bridget Johnson
    The leading Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee told Deputy Secretary of State Tony Blinken this morning that “there really can’t be any marginalization of Congress” on Iran nuclear negotiations.“Any attempts to sidestep Congress will be resisted on both sides of the aisle,” Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) said at a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing.Engel also announced that lawmakers have crafted another Iran letter — signed by 360 members.He and chairman Ed Royce (R-Calif.) are hoping to get “a prompt response from the White House.”The letter to Obama notes that “of the 12 sets of questions that the...
  • The Tom Cotton Letter’s Inconvenient Truth: Not even the Left is disputing its contents

    03/18/2015 6:49:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/18/2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    It has been an Iranian tradition since 1979 to end Friday prayers with chants of “Death to America!” In a purely rational world, that would be all one needed to know that Iran is not a reliable negotiating partner. Alas, we do not live in such a world. But there’s more evidence. Iran, according to our State Department, has been the chief exporter of terrorism for the last three decades. It has worked closely with al-Qaeda, facilitating its attacks on America and our allies. Most of the September 11 hijackers traveled through Iran with the help of the Iranian government....
  • John Kerry - cool bicycle

    03/16/2015 1:43:11 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 69 replies
    The State ^ | 3-16-15 | BRADLEY KLAPPER
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, rides a bike after holding meetings with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif over Iran's nuclear program, in Lausanne, Switzerland, Monday, March 16, 2015.
  • YouGov: Plurality of Americans think Senate GOP’s letter to Iran was inappropriate

    03/13/2015 8:03:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/13/2015 | AllahPundit
    Ineffective, fine. Stupid? Maybe, yeah. But “inappropriate”?Never underestimate the Democratic messaging machine, my friends. Many Americans haven’t noticed the story yet, according to a new survey conducted by YouGov from 10-11 March. 41% said they had heard nothing at all about “a letter written by a group of Republican lawmakers warning the leaders of Iran that any agreement they make with President Obama will only be an ‘executive agreement’ that could be revoked unless it gets congressional approval.”Yet when asked whether writing such a letter was appropriate, 42% say it was not, compared to only 28% who say it...
  • Another Unilateral Act? Obama-Iran Deal Would Need Senate Ratification(not for international law)

    03/10/2015 5:46:41 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 3 replies
    cns news ^ | March 4, 2015 | Michael Farris
    Prime Minister Netanyahu’s appearance before Congress highlighted the proposed agreement between the United States and Iran on nuclear power. Virtually all reports contend that these negotiations will lead to a “deal” or an “agreement.” The Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties uses a different term for the document which is being negotiated in Geneva. It is a treaty. Article 2 (1)(a) of the VCLT says: “‘Treaty’ means an international agreement concluded between States in written form and governed by international law.” Within international law, the proposed agreement is a treaty. The United States Constitution requires all treaties to be...
  • GOP senators to Iran: Nuclear deal needs Congress’ sign-off to last

    03/09/2015 7:41:50 AM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/9/2015 | Fox News
    Forty-seven Republican senators warned Iran's leaders on Monday that any nuclear deal needs congressional approval in order to last beyond President Obama's term, in a stark letter aimed at re-asserting lawmakers' role as talks near a key deadline. ....
  • GOP senators send warning on Iran deal

    03/09/2015 5:46:46 AM PDT · by McGruff · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/9/2015 | David McCabe
    Forty-seven Senate Republicans are signaling in an open letter to Iran and the White House that a deal over Tehran’s nuclear program will be at risk once President Obama leaves office. “It has come to our attention while observing your nuclear negotiations with our government that you may not fully understand our constitutional system,” the senators wrote in the letter, which was first reported by Bloomberg. “Thus, we are writing to bring to your attention two features of our Constitution — the power to make binding international agreements and the different character of federal offices — which you should seriously...