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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 ...

Carter Warns Of 'Devastating Blow'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Former President Jimmy Carter warned it could be a "devastating blow" if Congress imposes new sanctions before the peace agreement with Iran "is consu...

Obama Urges Senate Democrats To Oppose Iran Sanctions

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama met with Senate Democrats at the White House on Wednesday, urging senators to oppose new sanctions against Iran, ...

Ryan Grim

Debbie Wasserman Schultz Privately Urging House Democrats To Oppose New Iran Sanctions | Ryan Grim | Posted 01.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Florida Democrat Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz spoke forcefully against a new Iran sanctions bill in a private meeting Tuesday at the Wh...

Politicking With Armageddon: No Iran Sanctions in Nuclear Deal

Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | Posted 03.17.2014 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite

The Iran Sanctions Bill is unwise from a policy perspective, as it is a "threat to the talks" at a delicate stage. But even worse, perhaps, it is a profoundly immoral bill as it plays politics with the nuclear threat.

Major Newspapers Speak Out Against Iran Sanctions Bill

The Huffington Post | Joanna Zelman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media

The editorial boards of multiple major newspapers have spoken out this week against a controversial Iran sanctions bill. The bill, backed by Sen. ...

Dems Signal Willingness To Wait On Key Sanctions

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Under pressure from the Obama administration, Senate Democrats who favor a new batch of sanctions on Iran signaled a willingness t...

Jennifer Bendery

Steny Hoyer Blasts 'Irresponsible' White House Officials Who Say Lawmakers Want War With Iran | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) on Tuesday lashed out at White House officials who have suggested that backers of a new Iran s...

Luke Johnson

How The House Republicans Could Accidentally Save Iran Negotiations | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House may have caught a break on Iran. The administration has been locked in a battle with a group of Senate Democrats who...

120 Rabbis in Congressional Record: Toward Peace or War With Iran?

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 03.15.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

The Rabbinic Statement on Moving Step by Step toward Shalom with Iran (initiated by The Shalom Center) has been placed in the Congressional Record by ...

Joe Biden Assures Israel Core Iran Sanctions A Priority, Official Says

Reuters | Posted 03.15.2014 | Politics

By Matt Spetalnick SHANNON, Ireland, Jan 13 (Reuters) - Vice President Joe Biden assured Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on ...

Luke Johnson

Iran Sanctions Bill Sponsor Warns Of Munich As Senate Democrats Try To Help Obama | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Several top Senate Democrats who support an Iran sanctions bill sponsored by Sens. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) and Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) said ...

Obama Urges Congress Not To Impose On New Iran Sanctions

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is urging Congress to not impose new sanctions on Iran. An international deal was announced over the weeke...

Joshua Hersh

Obama Repeats Threat To Veto New Iran Sanctions | Joshua Hersh | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

BEIRUT -- A long-awaited preliminary nuclear agreement with Iran will take effect in one week, on Jan. 20, the White House announced Sunday. The an...

'Letters From Iran' -- Hope for Peace and Diplomacy

Roshanak Ameli-Tehrani | Posted 03.12.2014 | Impact
Roshanak Ameli-Tehrani

It has become easy, almost fashionable for a vocal minority to demonize Iranians. It's harder to recognize the hope and opportunity that exists. Or is it?

The Other Bully From New Jersey

Ryan Costello | Posted 03.12.2014 | World
Ryan Costello

Robert Menendez has partnered with Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) to push an Iran sanctions bill over the strong objections of the White House, our nation's diplomats, many of his own colleagues and the intelligence community. If passed, the Menendez-Kirk bill would violate the interim nuclear deal with Iran and cripple prospects to resolve the nuclear impasse peacefully.

Ryan Grim

White House On Offense Against Senate Dems | Ryan Grim | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House on Thursday challenged a group of senators to admit they are working to push the country toward war with Iran, upping th...

The Times Acknowledges the U.S. Invasion of Iraq Unleashed a Sectarian Bloodbath

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 03.07.2014 | Media
Joseph A. Palermo

It's always intriguing when the Newspaper of Record, even tacitly and buried inside an article, acknowledges that a U.S. policy it once trumpeted as vital to the nation's security turned out to be an unmitigated disaster.

Jennifer Bendery

Here Are The 15 Democratic Senators Bucking The White House To Threaten War With Iran | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the United States finally puts a decade of war behind it, a group of senators, including 15 Democrats, is defying the White House and...

Rice Says U.S. Will Seek Triggers To Reimpose Iran Sanctions

Reuters | Posted 02.21.2014 | Politics

By Ros Krasny HONOLULU, Dec 22 (Reuters) - The United States and its allies will have ways to reimpose sanctions on Iran if the Islam...

Tossing Around the Charge of Anti-Semitism

Jeremy Ben-Ami | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics
Jeremy Ben-Ami

Clearly, we must remain vigilant against the threat of anti-Semitism. But the constant use of the accusation against anyone that we feel is insufficiently pro-Israel (including members of our own community) or against anyone we disagree with is foolish and damaging.

Proponents of Iran Sanctions Bill Are Playing With Fire

Alan Elsner | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics
Alan Elsner

George Santayana famously said that those who cannot learn from history are condemned to repeat it. How true this is right now for the U.S., which after years of combat in Iraq and Afghanistan, now finds itself at a crossroads in its efforts to reach a peaceful, diplomatic solution to the crisis created by Iran's nuclear program.

White House Issues Veto Threat

AP | Posted 02.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says it would veto new congressional legislation that would toughen sanctions against Iran. Senator...