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Zach Carter

Ted Cruz Plan Could Weaken The Enforcement Of Iran Sanctions

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 03.26.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Just days after announcing his presidential bid, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is pushing legislation that would wildly escalate the Republica...

Ted Cruz Just Disqualified Himself for President

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 03.25.2015 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

Ted Cruz, the junior senator from Texas the entire Democratic conference loves to hate, officially kicked off the 2016 Republican presidential primary season with his March 23 announcement on the campus of Liberty University.

Shahien Nasiripour

CIA Chief Warns Of 'Tremendous' Consequences For Iran

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 03.22.2015 | Politics

U.S. Central Intelligence Agency Director John Brennan said Sunday that there would be “tremendous costs” to Iran if the country develops nuclear ...

Senators Agree To Delay Committee Vote On Iran Bill

Reuters | Posted 03.20.2015 | Politics

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON, March 19 (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Democrats and Republicans agreed on Thursday to delay until April 14 the Senate F...

How to Turn Iran From a Cause Into a Country

Carl Bildt | Posted 03.18.2015 | World
Carl Bildt

STOCKHOLM - A breakthrough might compel a phase of intense diplomacy, giving Iran a pathway to diplomatic normalization and opening the door for grand bargains that could begin to restore order and stability to the rest of the region. A breakdown, by contrast, though unlikely to lead immediately to war, could easily foment developments that lead in that direction, and the region as a whole could be pulled even deeper into the current vortex of chaos and violence.

The Logan Act, Redux: Why the Distraction Matters

Monica Bauer | Posted 03.16.2015 | Politics
Monica Bauer

When the 47 Republican senators made fools out of themselves, I suggest that the better strategy was to let the world see just how foolish their behavior was, because they stood against something important for the national security of the United States, and the peace of the world.

Iran Negotiators Face Late Obstacles To A Deal

The New York Times | DAVID E. SANGER and MICHAEL R. GORDON | Posted 03.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The United States and Iran are closing in on a historic agreement to limit Iran’s nuclear program, but are confronting serious last-m...

Iran: The U.S. Should Not Miss Its Opportunity -- Again

Sasha Toperich | Posted 03.13.2015 | Politics
Sasha Toperich

We should all hope the recent letter-writing stunt by some Republican members of Congress will leave no significant marks on the negotiations, although looking into our behavior towards Iran in the past, I am somewhat fearful.

Major Nations Hold Talks On Ending U.N. Sanctions On Iran: Officials

Reuters | LOUIS CHARBONNEAU | Posted 03.13.2015 | World

(Reuters) - Major world powers have begun talks about a United Nations Security Council resolution to lift U.N. sanctions on Iran if a nuclear agreeme...

Jennifer Bendery

Mitch McConnell Delays Vote On Iran Bill After Democrats Rebel

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Feeling the heat from a Democratic rebellion, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is reversing course on a plan to move forwa...

Jessica Schulberg

Barbara Boxer Offers New Iran Bill As Democrats Flee GOP Proposal

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 03.04.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the midst of an increasingly partisan battle over Iran sanctions on Capitol Hill, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) offered her own legis...

What Netanyahu Didn't Say

Gissou Nia | Posted 03.04.2015 | World
Gissou Nia

During his speech, Netanyahu claimed that Iran is not a reliable negotiating partner because it "hangs gays, persecutes Christians, jails journalists and executes even more prisoners than before."

The Day After Netanyahu's Speech

Matthew RJ Brodsky | Posted 03.04.2015 | Politics
Matthew RJ Brodsky

The Obama administration should answer the substance of the Israeli prime minister's concerns if the Jewish State is supposed to live under the ever-expanding shadow of Iran's nuclear umbrella. If the deal is so good, why is Barack Obama moving to block any role for Congress in approving this historic agreement?

Jennifer Bendery

GOP Pushes Ahead With Bill Requiring Congressional Approval Of Potential U.S.-Iran Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Tuesday that the Senate will vote next week on a controversial bill that would requi...

Samantha Lachman

Susan Rice Delivers Tough Love To AIPAC About Iranian Nuclear Negotiations

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Susan Rice, President Barack Obama's national security adviser, buttered up the thousands of American Israel Public Affairs Committee po...

Jessica Schulberg

The Toughest Job At AIPAC: Selling Iran Diplomacy

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 03.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Selling nuclear diplomacy with Iran was perhaps the toughest job at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's annual conference thi...

Ryan Grim

Obama Legacy On Trial This Week

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 03.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the course of the coming week, Republicans in Washington will be refighting three of the key battles of the elections of 2008 and 201...

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Netanyahu: Everything's Fine!

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 03.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made his most detailed comments yet here on Monday about his spat with the Obama administratio...

Netanyahu On Collision Course With White House

Reuters | Posted 02.19.2015 | Politics

* Israeli PM to address U.S. Congress about Iran on March 3 * Ties between White House and Israel at 20-year low, experts say ...

Tyler Kingkade

UMass Amherst Reverses Controversial Policy On Iranian Students

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 02.18.2015 | College

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is backing down from a controversial policy that would block Iranian citizens from certain engineering and sci...

When It Comes to Iran, Don't Follow the Iraq Playbook

Susan Shaer | Posted 02.17.2015 | Politics
Susan Shaer

We expect Congress to do everything in its power to avoid another war. Yet that is the path we will be on if members of Congress insist on disrupting and undermining the diplomatic process with Iran.

Benjamin Netanyahu Says Obama Shouldn't Take His Speech To Congress Personally

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 02.10.2015 | Politics

After coming under fire from several members of Congress, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took to Twitter on Tuesday to defend a planned add...

Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer Pokes Fun At Critics With Super Bowl Prediction

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 02.01.2015 | Politics

Israeli ambassador Ron Dermer on Sunday poked a little fun at White House officials who have publicly criticized him for helping to organize a controv...

Cut 'Em Loose

Jonathan Richards | Posted 01.27.2015 | Politics
Jonathan Richards

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Jennifer Bendery

Peace Gets A Chance: Democratic Hawks Back Off Iran Sanctions Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.27.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hawkish Senate Democrats are backing off an aggressive push for Iran sanctions legislation, saying they'll give President Barack Obama b...