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  • White House blasts Cotton for failed amendment on Iran nuclear deal

    04/27/2016 7:17:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4/27/16 | Dave Boyer
    After Republican Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas failed Wednesday in a bid to restrict President Obamaís nuclear deal with Iran, the White House decided to give the lawmaker a kick in the pants for good measure. Referring to Mr. Cottonís amendment to stop the U.S. from purchasing heavy water used by Iran in nuclear production, White House press secretary said, ďSenator Cotton is certainly no expert when it comes to heavy water. Iím confident that he couldnít differentiate heavy water from sparkling water.Ē He said Mr. Cotton is focused ďon undermining the effective implementation of this agreement that prevents Iran...
  • Gov. McCrory Rejects Obama Adminís Request to Reverse Iran Sanctions

    04/27/2016 5:55:41 PM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies
    Pat McCrory ^ | 4/26/16
    Today, Governor Pat McCrory rejected the Obama administrationís request for North Carolina to reverse its state-imposed ban on investments in Iran ďUnder President Obamaís questionable Iran deal, billions have already been paid or released to Iranís regime with little to show for it,Ē said Governor McCrory. ďSo long as I am governor, North Carolina will not subsidize a regime which remains the worldís lead sponsor of terrorism. Itís time for Washington, D.C. to put the safety, security and best interests of North Carolinians and Americans first Last year, Governor McCrory signed the bipartisan Iran Divestment Act of 2015, which prohibited...
  • Obama in Riyadh: Iran nuclear deal sign of 'strength, not weakness'

    04/21/2016 1:19:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 4/21/16 | Susan Crabtree
    President Obama vigorously defended his nuclear negotiations at the end of a summit of Persian Gulf state leaders and a rocky visit to Saudi Arabia aimed at reassuring the anxious ally and seeking more support for the fight against the Islamic State. While the president acknowledged Saudi concern that the United States should not be "naÔve" when dealing with Iran, he cited previous presidents' willingness to engage in talks with Russia during the height of the Cold War as models to follow. "John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan still negotiated with the Soviet Union even when the Soviet Union was...
  • Russia starts S-300 missile systems deliveries to Iran

    04/11/2016 7:36:42 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 11, 2016 4:48 PM EDT
    A senior Russian official says Moscow has started delivering S-300 air defense missile systems to Iran. Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, who spoke on Monday on Ekho Moskvy radio, wouldnít say how many systems have been delivered or provide any other specifics. [Ö] The S-300 deal has long worried the U.S. and Israel, which see it as destabilizing. Ö
  • Obama Admin Advising Global Banks on Ways to Give Iran Money

    04/06/2016 4:34:33 PM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 4/6/16 | Jenna Lifhits
    The Obama administration is now advising foreign banks on how to bypass existing U.S. sanctions when dealing with Iran, according to the State Department, which disclosed that officials are offering guidance on how to grant the Islamic Republic access to billions of dollars in frozen assets.However, the administration would not comment when pressed by reporters on whether foreign banks would be permitted to conduct monetary transactions with Iran using American dollars.State Department Deputy Spokesman Mark Toner told reporters that the U.S. is committed to helping Iran access billions of dollars in frozen assets that are currently stored in banks across...
  • Iran: U.S. Violating Nuke Deal

    04/04/2016 12:46:32 PM PDT · by detective · 12 replies
    Iranian officials on Monday accused the United States of violating the recent comprehensive nuclear agreement by working behind the scenes to stop American companies from conducting business with Iran, according to regional media reports. Iran has been complaining for months that it is not being granted enough sanctions relief under the agreement. These complaints have reportedly pushed the Obama administration to consider offering Iran greater concessions, including access to the U.S. dollar and American financial markets.
  • Did they lie or did they just bow to Iran?

    04/04/2016 7:55:23 AM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 4/4/16 | Carl in Jerusalem
    The Israel Project's Omri Ceren sent around an email this afternoon reporting that Congress is looking into whether Obama administration officials lied to Congress in their testimony about the Iran deal last summer, or whether they have just totally bowed to Iran. Last week reporters confirmed that the Obama administration has reversed itself on a number of commitments made to Congress during last summer's push to get support for the Iran deal. Specifically the AP confirmed that the administration intends to give Iran indirect access the U.S. financial system and Reuters confirmed that Washington is no longer labeling Iranian...
  • Obama: Iran agreement 'a substantial success'

    04/02/2016 1:23:51 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/4/16 | Ben Ariel
    President Barack Obama on Friday boasted of the nuclear deal that world powers reached with Iran last year. Speaking at a nuclear summit in Washington and quoted by The Wall Street Journal, Obama highlighted the benefits the deal would bring to Iranís economy. ďIt will take time for Iran to integrate into the global economy, but Iran is already beginning to see the benefits of this deal,Ē he said, an apparent response to complaints from Tehran that the deal hadnít delivered promised economic relief after years of international sanctions. Obama called the agreement ďa substantial successĒ and said that Iran...
  • Obama considering easing financial restrictions on Iran

    03/31/2016 5:20:28 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 17 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/4/16 | Ben Ariel
    The Obama administration is considering easing financial restrictions that prohibit U.S. dollars from being used in transactions with Iran, officials said on Thursday, sparking anger among Republicans as well as some Democrats. .....
  • Iran's Next Big Export

    03/29/2016 1:00:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 29, 2016 | Stephen Green Vodka Pundit
    Pardon the lengthy excerpt, but this piece from Frederick W. Kagan & Paul Bucala begins with lots of need-to-know information: Iranian officials have labored to conceal the extent of their involvement in the Syrian conflict, repeatedly insisting that they are only training, advising, and assisting Syrian forces. The announcements of Iranian casualties reported by Iranian media and social media tell another story. Careful analysis of the ranks and unit affiliations of Iranians reported as having been killed in Syria demonstrates that IRGC officers are leading soldiers in combat and not merely advising. Comparisons of the casualty data with the dates...
  • Obama administration engaged in secret talks to pay Iran nearly $2 billion

    03/23/2016 10:52:35 AM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 15 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 3/23/16 | Adam Kredo
    The Obama administration has spent three years engaged in secret talks with Iran that resulted in the payment of nearly $2 billion in taxpayer funds to the Islamic Republic, with more payouts likely to come in the future, according to a recent letter issued by the State Department and obtained exclusively by the Washington Free Beacon. The administrationís disclosure came in response to an inquiry launched in January by Rep. Mike Pompeo (R., Kan.), who was seeking further information about the Obama administrationís payment of $1.7 billion in taxpayer funds to Iran, which many viewed as a ďransom paymentĒ for...
  • This Arizona Congressman Is Urging His State to Vote for Ted Cruz

    03/17/2016 2:19:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Charisma Magazine's Charisma Caucus ^ | March 17, 2016 | Bob Eschliman
    With voters in the winner-take-all state of Arizona set to vote next Tuesday, presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) picked up a big endorsement out of the Grand Canyon State. U.S. Rep. David Schweikert, a fellow Republican, represents Arizona's Sixth Congressional District and was first elected to Congress. He is a recognized reform leader in Washington, D.C. "My top priority in Congress has always been to do what the Washington insiders simply refuse to do, and that is to reduce the size and cost of government and save our nation from the crushing debt that the Washington politicians have...
  • Cruz: Responsibility in campaigns 'starts at the top'

    03/13/2016 9:25:32 AM PDT · by 20yearsofinternet · 229 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/13/2016 | Rebecca Savransky
    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz said on Sunday that the protesters at rival Donald Trump's rallies are behaving "abusively and wrong," but added that it doesn't help when the GOP front-runner encourages violence. "At the end of the day in any campaign, responsibility starts at the top," the Texas senator said on NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday. "And it is not beneficial when you have a presidential candidate like Donald Trump telling his supporters, 'Punch that guy in the face.' We ought to have a president who brings us together, who doesn't seek to divide us." Cruz said on...
  • Unfrozen Iranian assets going to kill Jews

    03/06/2016 7:10:31 AM PST · by SJackson · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3-4-16 | Jack Rosen
    Even in the midst of an astounding 2016 presidential campaign that is gripping the attention of most Americans, the U.S. - Iran nuclear deal is back in the news. The IAEA says that, so far, Iran appears to be in compliance. But that is not the whole story. Now we learn that the regime of the Ayatollahs has a new program to support Palestinian murderers of Israelis. Iran has committed to give $7,000 to families of attackers who have used knives, hammers, scissors and other crude implements to kill and maim. For families that have their homes destroyed by Israel...
  • Ignoring Obama, Iran upgrades its nuclear-capable Emad missile

    02/10/2016 5:00:11 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    INN ^ | 2/10/2016, 2:10 PM | Ari Yashar
    In open defiance of recent US sanctions on Iran's ballistic missile program, Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan on late Tuesday told local media that Tehran will soon be rolling out an upgrade of its nuclear-capable medium-range Emad missiles. The "next generation of Emad with improved precision" will be unveiled in the next Iranian year which starts on March 20, Dehghan said as cited by the semi-official Fars News Agency. Emad is said to have a 1,700 kilometer range, putting Israel and much of eastern Europe squarely in its sights. [...] In light of an Iranian Emad test on October 10,...
  • Feingold all in on Obama nuclear deal with Iran (barf alert)

    01/19/2016 1:23:00 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 4 replies
    Wisconsin Watchdog ^ | 1-19-16 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. - Former U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold spent part of his first interview of the election year defending President Obama's nuclear deal with Iran - a deal most Americans are leery about, to say the least. The Democrat, who is running against U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson to reclaim the seat he lost in the 2010 Republican revolution, said it's only right to talk about the "great things the president has done." "He has accomplished some foreign policy goals we have had for a very long time," Feingold told Sherwin Hughes, host of "The Forum," Friday on Milwaukee's 860 AM,...
  • Iran to Begin Construction on Two New Nuke Plants

    01/19/2016 1:23:30 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 01/19/2016 | BY: Adam Kredo
    The head of Iran's atomic energy organization announced on Tuesday that the Islamic Republic, with assistance from Russia and China, will move forward on the construction of two new nuclear power plants, according to comments published in Iranian state-controlled media. Ali Akbar Salehi, who heads the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, told Iranian reporters that construction on these new nuclear plants will begin in the "near future," according to Fars News Agency. "Construction of two 1000-MW power plants will start soon," Salehi was quoted as saying. "We will build two other small power plants too in cooperation with China," he...
  • Saudis not ruling out nuclear bomb in response to Iran

    01/19/2016 2:36:39 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 26 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/1/16 | Ben Ariel
    Saudi Arabia is not ruling out developing a nuclear bomb if its regional rival Iran obtains one, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir told the Reuters news agency on Tuesday. Asked if Saudi Arabia had discussed seeking a nuclear bomb in the event Iran managed to obtain one, al-Jubeir replied the country would do "whatever we need to do in order to protect our people". "I don't think it would be logical to expect us to discuss any such issue in public and I don't think it would be reasonable to expect me to answer this question one way or another,"...
  • Is North Korea Testing Iran's Nuclear Device?

    01/18/2016 1:49:57 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 18, 2016 | Amil Imani and James Hyde
    We believe, based on comments made by two remarkable experts on this subject, Dr. Peter Pry of emptaskforce.org and Ambassador Hank Cooper of highfrontier.com, the latter of whom worked in the Reagan Administration, that Iran already has the bomb and is working on figuring out how to get it into a vehicle and send it our way. It will not, however deliver annihilation to any single city or cities in the conventional sense. That would be pointless, futile and suicidal. Instead, working together with North Korea, they will seek to take out our electric infrastructure and anything electronic via satellites...
  • Donald Trump Would Not Rip Up The Iran Deal

    01/18/2016 12:01:04 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 87 replies
    huffington puffington ^ | 8/16/15 | Igor Bobic
    Unlike most of his fellow rivals for the Republican presidential nomination, real estate mogul Donald Trump would not rescind President Barack Obama's nuclear deal with Iran. "I've heard a lot of people say, 'We're going to rip up the deal.' It's very tough to do when you say, 'Rip up a deal,'" Trump said Sunday on NBC's "Meet The Press." Instead, the businessman who is currently leading GOP polls in the race for the White House promised to "police" Iran to make sure the country doesn't break the terms of the agreement.
  • Could Obama's nuke deal unleash Iran's Apocalyptic Muslims?

    01/18/2016 9:51:37 AM PST · by cdga5for4 · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 8, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    "Apocalyptic Islam doesn‚Äôt want to simply attack us, it wants to annihilate us,‚ÄĚ Rosenberg told me during an interview broadcast on my podcast. ‚ÄúApocalyptic Muslims like the leaders of Iran and the leaders of the Islamic State believe that we are living in the End Times and that it‚Äôs their mission from Allah to bring about the end of the world as we know it.‚ÄĚ Rosenberg describes Apocalyptic Islam as a subset of Radical Islam. ‚ÄúWe‚Äôre not talking about 1.6 billion Muslims,‚ÄĚ he said. ‚ÄúWe‚Äôre talking about ten percent or less who are radicals.‚ÄĚ But ten percent of 1.6 billion...
  • Iran removes core of Arak reactor

    01/11/2016 2:44:33 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/1/16 | Ben Ariel
    Iran has removed the core of its heavy-water nuclear reactor in Arak and filled it with cement, the BBC reported on Monday, citing Iran’s semiofficial Fars news agency. The fate of the reactor was one of the sticking points in nuclear negotiations between Iran and the six world powers, which reached a deal in July of last year. Under the terms of the deal, Iran agreed the heavy-water reactor would be reconfigured so it was not capable of yielding material for a nuclear weapon. Behrouz Kamalvandi, the spokesperson for Iran's atomic energy agency, told the Etemad newspaper on Monday Iran...
  • Obama Admin: Congressional Crackdown on Terror Will Violate Iran Deal

    Senior Obama administration officials are expressing concern that congressional attempts to tighten laws preventing terrorists from entering the United States could violate the Iran nuclear agreement and prompt Tehran to walk away from the agreement. Congress is considering measures that would tighten the Visa Waiver Program to make it harder for potential terrorists to legally enter the United States by increasing restrictions on individuals who have travelled to countries with prominent terrorist organizations from bypassing security checks upon entering the United States.
  • Obama Admin: Congressional Crackdown on Terror Will Violate Iran Deal

    12/21/2015 5:53:14 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 91 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 12-21-2015 | Adam Kredo
    Obama Admin: Congressional Crackdown on Terror Will Violate Iran Deal ‚ÄėIran Czar‚Äô tells Congress nuke deal prohibits congress from restricting terrorist visas BY: Adam Kredo December 21, 2015 Senior Obama administration officials are expressing concern that congressional attempts to tighten laws preventing terrorists from entering the United States could violate the Iran nuclear agreement and prompt Tehran to walk away from the agreement.Congress is considering measures that would tighten the Visa Waiver Program to make it harder for potential terrorists to legally enter the United States by increasing restrictions on individuals who have travelled to countries with prominent terrorist organizations...
  • UN believes Iran worked on developing nuclear weapons

    12/02/2015 5:00:33 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 2, 2015 7:14 PM EST | George Jahn
    Iran did work related to developing nuclear arms in the past, the U.N. atomic agency concluded in a report Wednesday that wraps up a near decade of investigations and opens the way to implementing a landmark deal aimed at reducing any future nuclear threat from Tehran. Iran has consistently denied any interest in nuclear arms or past work on such weapons, and Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqhchi told Iranian television that the International Atomic Energy Agency report "confirms the peaceful nature" Iran's nuclear program. But the report contested that view and came down on the side of U.S. allegations,...
  • Iran Stops Dismantling Uranium Centrifuges

    11/11/2015 8:10:18 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 27 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | November 10, 2015 | John Hayward
    President Obama‚Äôs nuclear deal with Iran took another hit on Tuesday, as word arrived via Reuters that the Iranians have stopped dismantling centrifuges in two of their uranium enrichment plants. The stoppage comes ‚Äúdays after conservative lawmakers complained to President Hassan Rouhani that the process was too rushed.‚ÄĚ
  • U.S.: Iran missile test 'likely' violated U.N. resolution

    10/12/2015 3:31:52 PM PDT · by McGruff · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | October 12, 2015 | Jim Sciutto
    Iran's test this weekend of a new surface-to-surface ballistic missile "likely" violated a U.N. resolution, an administration official told CNN on Monday. Based on information the administration has so far, the test appears to be in violation of U.N. Security Council Resolution 1929, which stipulates that Iran cannot engage in any activities related to ballistic missiles.
  • Obama will be the only person sticking to Iran deal

    10/11/2015 9:14:02 AM PDT · by mojito · 14 replies
    New York Post ^ | 10/11/2015 | Amir Taheri
    Sometime this week, President Obama is scheduled to sign an executive order to meet the Oct. 15 ďadoption dayĒ he has set for the nuclear deal he says he has made with Iran. According to the presidentís timetable the next step would be ďthe start day of implementation,Ē fixed for Dec. 15. But as things now stand, Obama may end up being the only person in the world to sign his much-wanted deal, in effect making a treaty with himself. The Iranians have signed nothing and have no plans for doing so. The so-called Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)...
  • Todays Obama Remarks.No Guns For Us,But It's OK To Let Iran Build Nuclear Weapons.

    10/01/2015 7:31:17 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 10 replies
    Hopefully someone will bring this up on conservative radio and cable news. Obama is against us possessing weapons so we can protect our families, yet has no problem allowing Iran to build nuclear weapons that could someday wind up here!, Well? Does this make any sense to you? And we all know that any lunatic thats wants to kill will do so even if he can't find a weapon. Remember that Terrorist Attack In Boston?
  • Pope praises Iran nuclear deal as 'proof of political good will' in UN address

    09/25/2015 9:23:47 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 94 replies
    The Daily Star ^ | Sep. 25, 2015 | 05:41 PM
    UNITED NATIONS: Pope Francis on Friday threw his support behind Iran's accord with major powers as he backed a goal of global abolition of nuclear weapons. The Iran agreement "is proof of the potential of political goodwill, exercised with sincerity, patience and constancy," Francis said in an address to the United Nations. "I express my hope that this agreement will be lasting and efficacious, and bring forth the desired fruits with the cooperation of all the parties involved," he said. Francis made his remarks a day after a friendly welcome at the U.S. Congress, where many Republican lawmakers have vehemently...
  • Dems block Iran bill for second time

    09/15/2015 5:02:57 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/15/2015 | Jordan Carney
    Senate Democrats on Tuesday blocked a resolution disapproving the Iran nuclear deal for a second time, standing firm behind the signature foreign policy initiative of President Obamaís second term. The Senate voted 56-42 for the Iran resolution, short of the 60 votes needed to move forward. Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), both candidates for president, didn't vote. Meanwhile, in a repeat of last week, Democratic Sens. Ben Cardin (Md.), Joe Manchin (W.Va.), Robert Menendez (N.J.) and Charles Schumer (N.Y.) bucked Obama to oppose the Iran agreement.
  • The Iran Deal: Can You Hear Us Now?

    09/15/2015 5:22:59 PM PDT · by Kenny · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 15, 2015 | Peggy Ryan
    Picture this: your family's at the mall, shopping for school clothes and supplies.† You're dragging your pre-teen away from GameStop, where he's desperately clinging to the latest first-person shooter game, when the ground shifts beneath you.† The entire mall rumbles, and you think earthquake.† You pick up 4-year-old Amy and shove your son toward the stairs.† It's already a mob scene, but you push through to get your family to the lower level.† You're barely out the exit when the sounds of crashing glass and collapsing floors echo from inside the shopping center.† Hard to think, kids crying, others...
  • Vatican ĎWelcomesí And Supports Obamaís Nuclear Arms Deal With Iran

    09/15/2015 6:10:02 PM PDT · by markomalley · 44 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/15/15 | Emma Colton
    Just days before Pope Francis lands in America for a three-city tour, a Vatican official stressed the Holy See approves of Obamaís highly controversial Iran nuclear deal, believing it will bring peace to the world.Archbishop Paul Gallagher, who serves as the Vaticanís secretary for relations with states, addressed the 59th General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna on Monday, and explained that the Vatican wholeheartedly supports Americaís nuclear deal with Iran.ďWe hope that the full implementation of [the nuclear deal] will ensure the peaceful nature of Iranís nuclear program under the [Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty] and will...
  • Three Pinocchios for Obamaís claim of ďstrong supportĒ for Iran deal

    09/14/2015 3:29:49 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | September 14, 2015 | Robert Spencer
    RUSH: I'll tell you something else. In addition to all this Trump stuff, it appears like the bottom is falling out of the Hillary Clinton campaign, and there's an ABC News/Washington Post poll that has really, really bad news for Hillary and that they are not reporting. They're trying to mask it and cover it up, so you gotta go out there and you gotta get the actual poll and the cross tabs to see it. 'Cause it's Panic City in a lot of places That's why all this talk about Biden getting in the race is getting some momentum...
  • Iranís president wishes Jews a happy new year, in Hebrew

    09/14/2015 5:18:18 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 25 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 13 Sept 2015 | Sara Miller
    Iranís supreme leader Ali Khamenei may be urging the Jewish stateís extinction and anticipating its demise, but Iranian President Hassan Rouhani still took time Sunday to wish the Jewish people a happy new year, just in time for the Rosh Hashanah holiday. ...
  • After Iran deal, Obama to pivot to climate change (hold on to your wallet)

    09/12/2015 10:35:37 AM PDT · by Signalman · 6 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/11/2015 | LAUREN FRENCH and JOHN BRESNAHAN
    Buoyed by the success of his nuclear deal with Iran, President Barack Obama is preparing to move aggressively on other long-delayed priorities, including a major climate change summit this winter and his elusive quest to close the Guantanamo Bay prison camp. The National Security Councilís directorate of strategic planning has been quietly building an agenda of action items for the closing year of Obamaís presidency, in a White House that sees its work as far from complete, administration officials say. ďWe have no intention of resting on our laurels,Ē said one senior administration official. ďWe have an ambitious foreign policy...
  • On Iran deal, Obama threw everything into uniting Democrats

    09/12/2015 11:03:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 12, 2015 10:49 AM EDT | Erica Werner and Julie Pace
    A lame-duck president, an empowered opposition, a looming election: They're hardly the ingredients for a resounding White House triumph. Yet President Barack Obama clinched a huge victory on the Iran nuclear deal in Congress this past week when Senate Democrats blocked GOP attempts to get a disapproval resolution to his desk and frustrated House Republicans settled for passing two related measures destined to go nowhere. The outcome was especially notable for a White House with a history of bungling legislative initiatives on Capitol Hill, and a president known for a hands-off relationship with lawmakers, even his own Democrats. [Ö] Obama...
  • MCCONNELL ON IRAN DEAL: ĎOBAMA WON SHORT-TERM BATTLE, BUT WE WON THE ARGUMENT..

    09/12/2015 11:44:13 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/11/15 | JEFF POOR
    ..WITH THE AMERICAN PEOPLEí Friday on the Fox News Channelís ďAmericaís Newsroom,Ē Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)52% insisted that although President Barack Obama will see the successful implementation of his controversial agreement with Iran on the nuclear deal, those that oppose the deal won the battle of public opinion. McConnell insisted this would be used as a campaign issue, but was expressed his skepticism that there could be anything else done to block the deal because of a procedural obstacle Senate Democrats initiated. ďWe know, Bill, that there is a bipartisan majority who oppose the deal,Ē McConnell said....
  • Nearly All House Republicans, Two Dozen Dems Vote Against Iran Deal Approval

    09/11/2015 11:49:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 11, 2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    In a vote of 269-162, the House of Representatives rejected the approval of the White House¬ís nuclear agreement with Iran. Every Republican except one voted against it, while they managed to get 25 Democrats on board as well. House votes 269-162 with one Present against approving the Iran nuclear deal pic.twitter.com/cluWKTroPQ‚ÄĒ Jamie Dupree (@jamiedupree) September 11, 2015 Today's vote may prove to be just a temporary setback for the Obama administration. Thursday night, the Senate voted to reject a GOP-led disapproval resolution. Even if it had passed, the president has enough votes to use his veto power.¬†Several House members have...
  • Update: Senior GOP Source Responds To 'Hardball' Plan to Break Dem's Iran Filibuster

    09/11/2015 11:54:04 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 35 replies
    Townhall ^ | 9/11/2015 | Guy Benson
    A senior Senate Republican leadership source reached out to discuss the case I laid out this morning concerning a possible path to breaking Democrats' Iran deal filibuster. He said Majority Leader McConnell will schedule another cloture vote early next week, likely on Tuesday. If and when that fails (assuming none of the 42 filibustering Democrats relent), GOP leadership is considering a number of options, including forcing votes on one or more highly-charged amendments related to the Iran deal. This maneuver would respond to Democrats' politicized posturing in kind, contriving scenarios in which filibuster-sustaining votes would be politically painful to cast,...
  • Pelosi Celebrates Iran Nuke Deal: ĎThis Is Historic. This Is Grand.í

    09/10/2015 3:24:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 67 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 10, 2015 | 11:14 AM EDT | Terence P. Jeffrey
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) expressed tremendous enthusiasm and optimism at her press briefing today about the nuclear deal that the Obama administration and five other governments has negotiated with the Iranian regime of Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Khamenei. [Ö] ďThis is historic. This is grand. This is visionary. This is about peace,Ē Pelosi said at her briefing. ďSome of our members are saying this is the first time since I have been here that I have been able to vote for peace rather than just against war. So, I have confidence in it. The president has authority to do...
  • House passes bill finding President failed to comply with Iran Nuclear Review Act (245 - 186)

    09/10/2015 2:21:36 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 53 replies
    C-SPAN | Today
    Straight party line vote. Bill says President failed to turn over the two secret side deals between Iran and the IAEA to Congress within 5 days of the agreement. Also says the 60 day Congressional review period has not yet started, blocking President from lifting sanctions.
  • Cotton: Senate Fails To Keep Iran From Getting Nukes

    09/10/2015 1:44:29 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 24 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 8/10/2015 | Daniel Halper
    Senator Tom Cotton is blasting Senate Democrats from failing to block the Iran nuclear deal. ďI am deeply disappointed by Senate Democrats' decision to block a vote on the Iran nuclear deal. I proposed an amendment to Corker-Cardin that would have guaranteed a vote, but it was rejected by Democrats because their goal all along was to deny Congress any vote or say on this deal. That's one reason why I ultimately voted against Corker-Cardin," reads Cotton's statement to the press. ďPolitical fealty to President Obamaís hoped-for legacy in foreign affairs means this dangerous deal will likely move forward, despite...
  • Boehner:'Very Possible' I Might Sue Obama Over Iran Deal (Imbecile Litigating instead of Leading)

    09/10/2015 2:30:00 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 70 replies
    newmax ^ | 9/10/15 | t beamon
    House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday that it was "very possible" that he might sue President Barack Obama over the Iran nuclear deal, a day after a federal judge ruled that the Ohio Republican's lawsuit on Obamacare could move forward. At his weekly news conference, Boehner said that he believed that Obama had not presented to Congress the full deal with Tehran for review. That is required by law. "If you read the provisions in [the congressional review law], it's pretty clear that the president has not complied," Boehner said, according to Politico. "Because it makes clear that any side...
  • Iran nuclear deal survives: Democrats block disapproval vote

    09/10/2015 2:27:28 PM PDT · by Mariner · 98 replies
    AP ^ | September 10th, 2015 | By ERICA WERNER and DEB RIECHMANN
    WASHINGTON (AP) ó Senate Democrats voted to uphold the hard-fought nuclear accord with Iran on Thursday, overcoming ferocious GOP opposition and delivering President Barack Obama a legacy-making victory on his top foreign policy priority. A disapproval resolution for the agreement fell two votes short of the 60 needed to move forward as most Democratic and independent senators banded together against it. Although House Republicans continued to pursue eleventh-hour strategies to derail the international accord and Senate Republicans promised a re-vote, Thursday's outcome all but guaranteed that the disapproval legislation would not reach Obama's desk. As a result the nuclear deal...
  • White House dismisses GOP, says Iran deal in effect next week

    09/10/2015 1:55:23 PM PDT · by markomalley · 84 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/10/15 | Nicole Duran
    The White House insisted on Thursday that Congress has just one week to thwart the agreement between Iran and six world powers to curb its nuclear program under the timetable Congress established for reviewing the deal, despite new GOP arguments that the 60-day clock it has for reviewing the deal should never have started. If Republican lawmakers are unable to secure a veto-proof majority rejecting the deal by then, the "international community" will begin implementing the accord, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said on Thursday. "[T]hey essentially had 60 days to play the spoiler," Earnest said about Republicans who want...
  • Our Fearless Leader Wins Yet Again!!

    09/10/2015 2:03:26 PM PDT · by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton · 21 replies
    WASHINGTON (AP) ó Senate Democrats voted to uphold the hard-fought nuclear accord with Iran on Thursday, overcoming ferocious GOP opposition and delivering President Barack Obama a legacy-making victory on his top foreign policy priority.
  • Cruz's Strategy to Stop the Iran Deal

    09/10/2015 1:41:08 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 55 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | September 10, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Ted Cruz -- a lot just broke here. I mean, during the break a lot of stuff just broke, so I'm just now getting it organized. Ted Cruz has put out a letter proposing the plan that we mentioned two days ago on this program to stop the Iran deal based on Obama's failure to comply with a Corker Bill condition that he disclose the entirety of the agreement. Again, two ways to go about this Iran deal. There's intellectual heft on all sides and there's valid reasons to do both ways. One side says go after it on...
  • Senate votes 58-42, failing to overcome Dem filibuster on Iran nuke deal. The deal will stand

    09/10/2015 1:24:47 PM PDT · by C19fan · 115 replies
    Twitter ^ | September 10, 2015 | Manu Raju
    Senate votes 58-42, failing to overcome Dem filibuster on Iran nuke deal. The deal will stand
  • Ted Cruz Challenges Boehner and McConnell: Stop the Iran Deal

    09/09/2015 3:19:04 PM PDT · by Isara · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | Joel Gehrke | Joel Gehrke
    Senator Ted Cruz (R., Texas) provided air support for a revolt underway in the House today, as he called on Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to stop the Iran deal by refusing to hold a vote on the agreement. Cruzís mention of GOP leadership drew boos at Wednesdayís rally against the Iran deal on Capitol Hill, which he helped organize. ďHold on: I come not to bury Caesar but to praise him,Ē Cruz said, quoting from William Shakespeareís Julius Caesar. ďI want to give a path forward. There are two men in Washington, D.C.,...