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Iran and America at Heaven's Gate?

Michael Brenner | Posted 05.16.2015 | Home
Michael Brenner

Let's get real, as the kids say. If Israel fails to get Washington to go to war with Iran, it will have lost a very big bet. More fantasizing will not get it out of that hole. Some Israelis of high rank recognize that; too many of their American sympathizers do not.

State Department Pushes Back Against GOP Criticism Of Iran Deal

Reuters | Posted 03.13.2015 | Politics

(Reuters) - The U.S. State Department fought back on Friday against the latest Republican criticism of the Iran nuclear talks, saying any moves to lif...

Michael McAuliff

Kerry Hammers GOP Senators' 'Irresponsible' Letter To Iran | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The recent letter from 47 Republican senators to the leaders of Iran is an "irresponsible" gambit that breaks with more than two centuri...

The Magnificent Seven

Lawrence B. Wilkerson | Posted 05.11.2015 | Politics
Lawrence B. Wilkerson

I am often asked why I remain a member of the Republican Party. My stock answer has become that it's the party of Lincoln and Eisenhower and I would like very much to return it to similar hands and am working, however infinitesimally well, to do so. Leaving the party would accomplish nothing in that regard. I also contend that there are still sane and sober people -- in the minority to be sure -- remaining in my party.

Dear GOP Senate Saboteurs, Obama Derangement Syndrome Is Not a Strategy

Christine Pelosi | Posted 05.10.2015 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

ODS (Obama Derangement Syndrome) won't work out any better for Republicans in 2016 than ABB (Anyone But Bush) did for Democrats in 2004. Voters still expect you to stand for something not just against whatever the president of the opposing party is doing.

Jennifer Bendery

Mitch McConnell Delays Vote On Iran Bill After Democrats Rebel | 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...

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Netanyahu: Everything's Fine! | 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...

Debating Bibi's Speech Is a Major Distraction

Amitai Etzioni | Posted 05.02.2015 | Home
Amitai Etzioni

It diverts attention from, firstly, the endlessly more important issue of whether the deal that the Obama administration seems close to striking with Iran is one that serves the interests of the United States well, and, secondly, the question of the potential deal's effects on U.S. allies in the region and elsewhere, as well as on peace in the region and even the world.

Netanyahu, Other Iraq Hawks, Try to Push U.S. Into War With Iran

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.02.2015 | Politics
Robert Creamer

The neocon crowd -- including Netanyahu -- insist that Iran agree to terms that they know would never be accepted by the Tehran government. That's because they don't want a negotiated deal; they want the U.S. to launch a military strike against Iran that would effect "regime change." This is exactly the same line of argument that led the U.S. into the Iraq quagmire.

An Israel Supporter Who Won't Be at the Prime Minister's Speech

Rep. Jan Schakowsky | Posted 04.28.2015 | Politics
Rep. Jan Schakowsky

I strongly agree with both the prime minister of Israel and the president of the United States that Iran can never be allowed to possess a nuclear weapon. That is why I feel particularly anguished that the ill-advised invitation from House Speaker Boehner has managed to threaten, in my view, both the security of Israel and the historic bipartisan support in the Congress.

Netanyahu On Collision Course With White House

Reuters | Posted 04.21.2015 | 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 ...

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

Susan Shaer | Posted 04.19.2015 | 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.

Sam Stein

Kerry Says There Won't Be More Delays On Iran Talks | Sam Stein | Posted 02.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday that he could not envision a set of circumstances that would compel the United States to fu...

Cut 'Em Loose

Jonathan Richards | Posted 03.29.2015 | Politics
Jonathan Richards


Ali Watkins

Congress Must Have Voice In Iran Talks, New Foreign Relations Chairman Says | Ali Watkins | Posted 01.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the newly minted Senate Foreign Relations Committee chair, Bob Corker, settles in, dealing with congressional tensions over Iran is h...

Ali Watkins

Republicans Return To Washington With Iran Talks In Their Crosshairs | Ali Watkins | Posted 01.06.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans are returning to Washington this week with control over both houses of Congress, and they have their sights set on one key O...

SOURCES: Iran Nuclear Talks To Be Extended

Reuters | Posted 01.24.2015 | Home

By Louis Charbonneau and Fredrik Dahl VIENNA, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Iran and six powers failed on Monday for a second time this year to resolve their ...


Reuters | Louis Charbonneau and Fredrik Dahl | Posted 11.24.2014 | Home

By Louis Charbonneau and Fredrik Dahl VIENNA, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Iran and six world powers looked set to miss Monday's deadline for resolving a 12-...

Iran Nuclear Talks May Be Extended As U.S. Sees 'Big Gaps'

Reuters | Posted 01.22.2015 | Home

By John Irish and Fredrik Dahl VIENNA, Nov 22 (Reuters) - World powers and Iran struggled on Saturday to overcome the differences prev...

Iran Nuclear Talks Deadline May Be Extended To March, Say Officials

Reuters | Posted 01.20.2015 | Home

By Louis Charbonneau and Parisa Hafezi VIENNA, Nov 20 (Reuters) - A deadline for resolving a 12-year-old dispute over Iran's nuclear program may be...

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

U.S., Iran Explore Renewing Diplomatic Relations: Report | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 11.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. and Iran are still not certain whether they will achieve a deal on the latter's nuclear program by a deadline later this month ...

Progress In Nuke Talks 'Extremely Slow'

Reuters | Posted 09.26.2014 | Home

By Louis Charbonneau and Parisa Hafezi UNITED NATIONS, Sept 26 (Reuters) - Iran and six world powers made little progress in overcoming significant...

Saudi Arabia Accepts Iran's Friend Request

Camelia Entekhabi-Fard | Posted 10.25.2014 | Politics
Camelia Entekhabi-Fard

Just as I need to see the faces of Iranian friends to ascertain that they are known to me, Iran's new pick for the role of ambassador to Saudi Arabia is a friendly face. This is a positive sign.

Satirical Campaign Seeks To Hit Republicans For Refusing To Negotiate With Iran

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics

A satirical campaign shedding light on Republican resistance to negotiate with Iran went live on Monday, coinciding with the return of nuclear talks b...

Undercutting the Iran Nuclear Talks

Michael Brenner | Posted 06.07.2014 | Politics
Michael Brenner

The American side's ratcheting up, and rigidifying the terms of what it defines as an acceptable accord with Iran, reflects a readiness to risk seeing the talks collapse.