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Obama Rejects Iran Deal Critics' Charges Of Anti-Semitism

Religion News Service | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 09.01.2015 | Religion

(RNS) President Obama told the editor of an influential Jewish publication that “there’s not a smidgen of evidence” that h...

The Iran Nuclear Agreement Must Be Defeated -- Or Saved

Rabbi Irving yitz Greenberg | Posted 08.27.2015 | Politics
Rabbi Irving yitz Greenberg

Congress should make clear that it will vote against the treaty - unless its fundamental flaws are corrected. This correction would require bipartisan cooperation between the White House and Democrats and Republicans in both houses.

In a Post-Deal Iran: What Now?

John Mirisch | Posted 08.25.2015 | Politics
John Mirisch

The Iran deal will stand, at least until the next presidential election. Despite disapproval by a non-partisan majority of both houses of Congress, not to mention the American people, because of the incredibly low threshold to sustain a veto, not to mention White House arm-twisting and purely partisan support, the deal will stand.

Obama Calls Opponents 'Crazies' In Fundraiser Speech

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 08.25.2015 | Politics

President Barack Obama spoke candidly about his critics at a fundraising event on Monday evening. "It's hard for me to express how much I love Harry R...

The Iran Nuclear Deal Means War Between Israel and Hezbollah

Jonathan Schanzer | Posted 08.21.2015 | World
Jonathan Schanzer

The debate over President Obama's Iran nuclear deal has grown increasingly bitter inside the Beltway. The acrimony is unavoidable, and not just because of the hyper-partisanship that is ripping Washington apart from within.

Iran Skeptics Have A New Bargaining Chip

The Huffington Post | Ali Watkins | Posted 08.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A critical, cash-strapped U.N. agency has found itself in the middle of a game of diplomatic tug of war as lawmakers in Washington wres...

Obama Could Act On Iran Deal Without Congressional Approval

AP | Benjamin Hart | Posted 08.16.2015 | Politics

        The September vote on the Iran nuclear deal is billed as a titanic standoff between President Barack Obama and Congress. Y...

House Dem: Iran Deal Is First Time I Will Be Able To Vote For Peace In 20 Years

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 08.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Sam Farr (D-Calif.) offered a pretty good reason Thursday for his support of the nuclear deal recently negotiated with Iran. "Afte...

How Will You Vote, Ben Cardin? Iran Deal Supporters Turn Their Lonely Eyes To You.

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 08.12.2015 | Politics

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The 'Other' Options With Iran's Nuclear Program

Paul Heroux | Posted 08.10.2015 | Politics
Paul Heroux

Opponents to the Iran deal often say that they could have gotten a better deal. These critics are largely found in the U.S. and in Israel. Critics are right for scrutinizing any deal. They would not be doing their job if they were giving it an automatic pass. However, being critical because a better alternative is desired is not realistic.

Obama's Iran Deal Gets A Lift On The Hill Thanks To A Foreign Sales Pitch

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 08.04.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Proponents of a nuclear deal with Iran got a boost Tuesday when a trio of on-the-fence Democratic senators announced they would support...

Obama Has A Plan To Protect The Iran Deal In August, His Least Favorite Month

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 07.31.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House and allied groups are preparing a robust campaign to protect President Barack Obama's nuclear deal with Iran during Aug...

Huckabee, Trump, Netanyahu, and the Politics of Provocation

Jon Rainwater | Posted 07.30.2015 | Politics
Jon Rainwater

Huckabee, by using the imagery he did and by casting the president as Hitler, crossed a line others have not crossed. For that he richly deserves the special opprobrium he is receiving.

Why Holocaust Analogies Aren't Helping Republicans Win Jewish Votes

John A. Tures | Posted 07.28.2015 | Entertainment
John A. Tures

Republicans have done everything they can to win the Jewish vote, never missing an opportunity to link Democrats and any foreign policy opponent to the Nazis and the Holocaust. They just don't get how offensive such remarks are to Jewish voters, continuing to drive them toward Democrats.

Marco Rubio: Iran Deal Could 'Go Away' With Obama

Reuters | Paige Lavender | Posted 07.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, July 23 (Reuters) - U.S. Republican presidential candidate Senator Marco Rubio on Thursday warned that President Barack Obama's successor ...

Why You Should Support the Iran Nuclear Deal

Cody Cain | Posted 07.17.2015 | Politics
Cody Cain

While entering into this nuclear deal with Iran is far from perfect, it nevertheless offers a potential for optimism. First of all, it would delay Iran's nuclear program for at least 10 to 15 years, and this alone is a significant benefit.

The Iran Nuclear Deal: A Test of True Leadership

Reza Bavar | Posted 07.17.2015 | Politics
Reza Bavar

President Obama has opened the door to dialogue with two nations -- Cuba and Iran -- that Americans have long considered to be enemies. He did this despite the resistance of powerful counter-forces and for that he should be applauded.

Why Iran's Nuclear Deal Is A Victory Against Hardliners And Terrorists

John A. Tures | Posted 07.16.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

Let's say that the U.S. Congress rejects the deals. If so, we could see a hardliner comeback in Iran, a victory for the sponsors of terrorism, an increased likelihood of Israel bombing Iran, with a retaliation that drags America into a conflict that makes Iraq look like a skirmish.

Jessica Schulberg

Obama: No End To War In Syria Without 'Buy-In' From Iran | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 07.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Wednesday acknowledged that cooperation from Iran will be necessary for any future resolution of the civil war...

Obama: This Deal Is 'Our Best Means' Of Keeping Iran From Obtaining Nuclear Weapons

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 07.15.2015 | Politics

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Obama Holding Press Conference To Discuss Iran Nuclear Agreement

Reuters | Paige Lavender | Posted 07.15.2015 | Politics

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE, July 14 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will hold a news conference on Wednesday to answer questions about the nuclear agreem...

U.S. And Iran Both Compromise On Nuke Deal

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 07.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nuclear accord with Iran required a difficult series of compromises for world powers and Tehran. For President ...

Sam Stein

How A 2007 Debate Gaffe Paved The Way For A Deal That Will Define Obama's Legacy | Sam Stein | Posted 07.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On June 3, 2008, Barack Obama, then a senator from Illinois, secured the necessary delegates to become the Democratic nominee for presid...

Let These Cartoons Explain What The World Thinks Of The Iran Deal

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred & Rowaida Abdelaziz | Posted 07.15.2015 | World

Tuesday's agreement between Iran and six world powers over Tehran's nuclear program has prompted both celebration and skepticism around the world -- e...

Read What Obama Had To Say About The Iran Deal

AP | By The Associated Press | Posted 07.14.2015 | Politics

A text of President Barack Obama's address from the White House Tuesday marking the agreement by the United States and its negotiating partners, Great...