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Iran Sanctions

Luke Johnson

Over A Hundred Reps. Say Hold Off On Iran Sanctions | Luke Johnson | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan group of 104 House members urged Congress in a letter sent Wednesday to President Barack Obama not to vote on an Iran sanct...

Obama: U.S. Will Come Down On Iran Sanctions Violators 'Like A Ton Of Bricks'

AP | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama weighed into two international struggles Tuesday, vowing to come down like "a to...

Obama And Hollande: France And The U.S. Enjoy A Renewed Alliance

Washington Post | Posted 02.10.2014 | Politics

A decade ago, few would have imagined our two countries working so closely together in so many ways. But in recent years our alliance has transformed....

The Illusion of AIPAC's Invincibility

Trita Parsi | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics
Trita Parsi

The defeat of AIPAC's ill-advised push for new sanctions on Iran in the midst of successful negotiations is nothing short of historic. The powerful and hawkish pro-Israeli lobby's defeats are rare and seldom public. But in the last year, it has suffered three major public setbacks, of which the sanctions defeat is the most important one.

U.S. Waives Sanctions On Iran Broadcaster

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 02.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is temporarily waiving sanctions on Iran's state broadcaster, a senior Obama administration official said...

Now Even AIPAC Says It's Not The Right Time To Advance Iran Sanctions Bill

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 02.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- American Israel Public Affairs Committee changed course on Thursday, coming out against an immediate Senate vote on new Iran sanctions, ...

AIPAC Breaks With GOP On Iran Sanctions

The Hill | Julian Pecquet | Posted 02.06.2014 | Politics

America's main pro-Israel lobby came out against an immediate vote on Iran sanctions Thursday, just hours after 42 Republican senators demanded a vote...

Luke Johnson

House Democrats Mobilize Against Iran Sanctions Bill | Luke Johnson | Posted 02.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two House Democrats are mobilizing their colleagues against a bill to slap more sanctions on Iran, circulating a letter that backs Presi...

Hillary Clinton Opposes New Iran Sanctions

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 02.02.2014 | Politics

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton supports President Barack Obama's opposition to imposing new sanctions on Iran as negotiations continue on t...

Ryan Grim

Diplomatic Dustup Cancels Iran Event In Philadelphia | Ryan Grim | Posted 01.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Iranian Ambassador to the United Nations has canceled what would have been a historic appearance in Philadelphia because the State D...

Americans Must Exercise Their Power to Check Congress on Iran Sanctions

Thomas J. Buonomo | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics
Thomas J. Buonomo

Many legislators are attempting to force the Obama administration's hand on additional sanctions out of a mistaken belief that increasing economic pressure now will strengthen the U.S. negotiating position. It is more likely that this move would provoke Iranian leaders to ratchet up their nuclear enrichment program, which the Iranian parliament has threatened to do in response to increased sanctions.

Paul Blumenthal

Pro-Israel PACs Went All In For Iran Sanctions, But They're Still Losing | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The American Israel Public Affairs Committee has received the lion's share of attention for its support of and potential failure to pass...

Jennifer Bendery

Iran Sanctions Bill 'On Ice' As Momentum Fades In Senate | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It took a presidential veto threat and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's refusal to budge, but it appears a contentious Iran sanctions...

Howard Dean Now Opposes Peace Efforts!

Free Beacon | Posted 01.29.2014 | Politics

Former Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean spoke out against the Obama administration’s nuclear negotiations with Iran at a Capitol Hill b...

Obama Warns Congress Off Iran Sanctions

Ryan Costello | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics
Ryan Costello

Let's hope the president's message sinks in, because reflexive congressional support for punishing Iran regardless of the consequences remains one of the key obstacles to shattering 34 years of mutual enmity and securing a nuclear deal.

Jennifer Bendery

AIPAC Reverses Course, Defends Debbie Wasserman Schultz In Iran Sanctions Dust-Up | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Just two weeks ago, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee was going after Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) for not backing ...

Top Democratic Senator Comes Out Against Iran Sanctions Bill

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), a member of the Senate leadership, came out Wednesday against passing a bill to slap more sanctions on Iran during an int...

A Big Day for Diplomacy With Iran

Matt Lockshin | Posted 03.23.2014 | Politics
Matt Lockshin

Monday could go down in history as the day we took our first step toward a comprehensive nuclear deal with Iran that prevents the country from ever acquiring a nuclear weapon. But the peaceful resolution of international concerns about Iran's nuclear program is hardly assured.

Krauthammer Admits What Senators Pushing Iran Sanctions Won't

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim & Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Backers of a controversial Senate bill to tighten sanctions on Iran in the midst of nuclear negotiations have consistently argued that their motivatio...

U.S. To Begin Easing Iran Sanctions

AP | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

BY DARLENE SUPERVILLE, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says the U.S. will begin easing economic sanctions on Iran after Te...

Sam Stein

Leahy Warns That Congress May 'Screw Up' Iran Negotiations | Sam Stein | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, urged his colleagues on Sunday to not enact a new round of sanction...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 03.20.2014 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

Academy Award nominations were released Thursday, and it was clear that Oscar voters were really into retro movies about bad guys, swindlers and financial fiascoes -- with American Hustle and The Wolf of Wall Street both scoring big. Meanwhile, on the other coast, today's bad guys, swindlers and fiascoes were a lot less entertaining. On Wall Street, modern wolves continue to wreak havoc with impunity: according to a new study, in recent years, the government hasn't held individuals accountable in two-thirds of the cases in which it's charged companies with crimes. And in D.C., a bipartisan group of senators continued its attempt to scuttle talks with Iran by imposing more sanctions -- a move the Obama administration said would amount to a "march to war." America's Unnecessary Middle East War franchise is not one that needs a remake, and this scenario should quickly be put into turnaround. If not, All Is Lost may become more than the title of a snubbed film.

Obama Starts To Turn Tide Against Lobby's Sanctions Bill

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics
MJ Rosenberg

If AIPAC is to successfully manipulate U.S. foreign policy on behalf of the Israeli government, it must do so surreptitiously. The night flower thrives in the shade and the media has permitted it to stay there.

Obama Officials Warn Jewish Groups Against 'Dangerous' New Iran Sanctions

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Top Obama administration officials spoke in a conference call Wednesday with leaders of American Jewish groups to warn against new Iran sanctions, the...

Iran Sanctions Bill Push May Be Losing Momentum

The Washington Post | Greg Sargent | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Harry Reid and Senate Dem leadership aides have been telling reporters that there are no plans for a vote on a new bill to impose sanctions on Iran ...