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  • Iran Wants 24 Days Notice Prior to Nuke Inspections (and no inspections of military facilities)

    05/21/2015 2:17:55 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 May 2015 | by Jordan Schachtel
    As part of a final nuclear agreement between Iran and the P5+1 world powers (U.S., UK, Germany, France, Russia, China), Tehran has demanded at least twenty-four days notice before inspectors are allowed to review their nuclear enrichment sites, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has reportedly disclosed. ABC News reports that Fabius said Iran has demanded the 24-days prior notification from International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) nuclear inspectors before they can visit any of the sites. For years, the IAEA has claimed that Iran continues to forgo transparency in its drive towards nuclear weapons development, refusing access to inspectors who wish...
  • Iran’s Foreign Minister: The Trouble with Obama’s Nuke Deal Is ‘Basically Everything’

    05/21/2015 1:30:06 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 May 2015 | by John Hayward
    On the subject of those notorious talking points, Zarif said: I do not believe that the practice of producing fact sheets is a very useful one. The world has gone through a significant change. You cannot pick and choose your audience anymore. In the past, you could present your version of reality, your narrative to your audience, and the other side could have presented their narrative to their audience. But today in the age of the Internet and social media, narratives become global – and that’s where the problem comes. So you need to be able to present the final,...
  • The nuclear deal will empower Iran’s hardliners (Arab media joins Israel in opposing "deal")

    05/17/2015 4:35:09 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 14 replies
    Al-Aribaya ^ | Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | Abdulrahman al-Rashed
    There is an illusion that the promised agreement with Iran regarding its nuclear program will push it toward moderation, as well as economic and political openness. What will probably happen is the complete opposite. The agreement will empower Tehran’s hawks, who are currently being marketed in Iran and who are bragging that most of the nuclear program has been accomplished and that the West has finally submitted and abandoned sanctions. During the past few months of international negotiations, Iran’s security fist tightened against state rivals, voicing the regime’s self-confidence. The Kurdish rebellion a week ago in the city of Mahabad,...
  • Army weighs if ex-Green Beret hero should be dismissed

    05/17/2015 4:12:41 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 41 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 17 May 2015 | EMERY P. DALESIO
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — An Army officer stripped of a medal for heroism under fire and his right to call himself a Green Beret is fighting for his military career after accusations he tracked down and killed a suspected bomb-maker in Afghanistan. Though a criminal investigation failed to find remains of his alleged victim and didn't result in charges against Maj. Mathew Golsteyn, he's been targeted for possible dismissal from the Army and the consequent loss of veteran's benefits with a less-than-honorable discharge. A Fort Bragg hearing before three, higher-ranked Special Forces officers could meet later this month to weigh...
  • Obama congratulates Morsi on winning Egyptian presidency [Flashback to June 2012]

    05/16/2015 6:54:54 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 6/24/12 | Dave Boyer, Ashish Kumar Sen
    ...Obama called Mr. Morsi...the candidate of the Muslim Brotherhood [party] defeated Mr. Shafiq, the last prime minister of former President Hosni Mubarak, by 51.7 percent to 48.3 percent in the election held one week ago. Mr. Obama “underscored that the United States will continue to support Egypt’s transition to democracy and stand by the Egyptian people as they fulfill the promise of their revolution,” the White House said in a readout of the call...
  • Kerry and the Iran Surrender Caucus need to get their stories straight

    05/15/2015 1:47:50 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 9 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 05/14/2015 - 4:02 PM EDT | JOHNATHAN GREENBERG
    One hundred and fifty members of Congress – all Democrats and, among them, most of the small group of bitterly anti-Israel lawmakers – signed a letter supporting President Obama’s diplomatic efforts vis-ą-vis the Iranian nuclear weapons program. Authored by Reps. Jan Schakowsky (Illinois), Lloyd Doggett (Texas), and David Price (North Carolina), the letter exemplifies the hyper-partisanship that has driven the left wing of the Democrat party on this issue even as that wing has cried “partisan extremism” at the responses from Republicans. As if trying to prove Churchill right, this Iran Surrender Caucus, whenever presented with a choice between dishonor...
  • Nuclear deal 'very likely,' Iran foreign minister says

    05/15/2015 1:41:03 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 2 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 11:06 AM EDT
    Iran is optimistic that it can reach a final nuclear deal with world powers, its foreign minister said in an excerpt of an interview with Germany's Spiegel magazine published on Friday. "An agreement is very likely - provided that our negotiation partners mean it seriously," Mohammad Javad Zarif told Der Spiegel. Zarif criticized Saudi Arabia, which has voiced concern that a nuclear deal could embolden Iran and harm its security. "Some people in the region are evidently panicking," he said, adding there was no reason to do so. "We don't want to dominate the region. We are happy with our...
  • Kevin McCarthy: Obama's Foreign Policy Like Carter's in 1979

    05/15/2015 1:33:19 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 9 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Thursday, 14 May 2015 08:43 PM | Greg Richter
    President Barack Obama's foreign policy failures have the world looking a lot like it did at the close of the Carter administration, says House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy. "This is like 1979 all over again," the California Republican said Thursday on Fox News Channel. The last time Americans were being held hostage was in 1979 in Iran; today, they are being held by the Islamic State (ISIS), McCarthy said. Russia invaded Afghanistan in 1979, and now have invaded Ukraine, he added. Before Ambassador Chris Stevens was killed in the Benghazi attacks in 2012, the last American ambassador to die in...
  • Israeli Ambassador on Iran Deal: ‘We Cannot Roll the Dice’ on Survival of Jewish State

    05/15/2015 1:26:47 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 8 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | May 14, 2015 | Josh Siegel
    Ron Dermer, the Israeli ambassador to the United States, snapped his fingers to signify how quickly the Jewish state could go from being strong to vulnerable in the face of a nuclear Iran. “We don’t believe the choice is war or to accept this deal,” Dermer said. “We believe the way to peacefully resolve this issue is to combine a credible, military threat of force with crippling sanctions.” “That combination has not been deployed for 10 years,” he noted. “We had sanctions on Iran for a long time, but crippling sanctions only began in 2012. And within 18 months, Iran...
  • House approves Iran Bill 400-25 (19 NAYs from Republicans, 6 from Democrats)

    05/14/2015 1:15:46 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 4 replies
    C-SPAN | today
    Iran bill passes, Hezbollah sanctions bill that passed the House last July but was blocked in the Senate also passes.
  • House to vote on Iran bill and Hezbollah sanctions this afternoon (Live on C-SPAN)

    05/14/2015 4:09:49 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 19 replies
    MajorityLeader.gov ^ | THURSDAY, MAY 14TH
    On Thursday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 2:30-3:30 p.m. Last votes expected: 6:00-7:00 p.m. One Minute Speeches Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 1) H.R. 1191 – Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015 (Sponsored by Rep. Lou Barletta / Foreign Affairs Committee) 2) H.R. 2297 – Hezbollah International Financing Prevention Act of 2015 (Sponsored by Rep. Ed Royce / Foreign Affairs Committee) Continue Consideration of H.R. 1735 – National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016, Rules Committee Print (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep....
  • Iran, NSA Bills Reignite Feud Between Conservatives and Leadership

    05/13/2015 11:25:02 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 7 replies
    National Journal ^ | 2 hours ago | Daniel Newhauser
    Freedom Caucus members angry they can't offer amendments to key national security measures. A House bill to scale back National Security Agency data-collection is re-agitating the fractured relationship between Republican leadership and their rank-and-file conservatives, some of whom feel their voices are being silenced in the debate over the bill. The complaint that conservative amendments are not being given a hearing is also extending to a Senate-approved Iran nuclear bill that will see a House vote later this week. Though leadership aides insist the team has not yet decided whether to allow amendments on the Iran bill, members spoke up...
  • Speaking to WWII veterans, Netanyahu compares Iran to Nazis

    05/13/2015 8:58:43 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 13 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 10:05 AM EDT
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Wednesday that Israel would defend itself against Iran, calling an emerging nuclear pact “a mistake that will cost dearly.” Speaking at the Knesset during a discussion devoted to the victory of the Allied forces in World War II 70 years ago, Netanyahu said world powers should learn a lesson from the rise of Nazi Germany and not go ahead with an agreement that would allow Tehran to continue enriching uranium and lift sanctions. “The lesson of history is never to make concessions to a radical regime which waves the banner of genocide and expansionism,” he...
  • GOP expected to buck conservatives on Iran (Bill could pass Thursday)

    05/12/2015 10:56:07 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 21 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/12/15 6:10 PM EDT | Jake Sherman and Lauren French
    House Republican leaders are unlikely to allow amendments to the Senate-passed Iran bill, bucking a clutch of conservatives who wanted to change the language, according to multiple sources familiar with internal planning. The move all but assures passage of the legislation when it comes up for a House vote, probably on Thursday. It was approved by the Senate last week, 98-1. GOP leadership expects to discuss its plans at a closed-door party meeting Wednesday. Members of the House Freedom Caucus, led by Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), are pushing for Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and Majority...
  • Senate Version ‘Not Strong Enough,’ So House Conservatives Seek Changes to Iran Bill

    05/12/2015 10:35:47 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 3 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 8 hours ago | Josh Siegel
    A group of House conservatives is pressuring GOP leadership to allow the chance to “strengthen” a Senate-passed bill imposing congressional review over a proposed nuclear deal with Iran. Members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus are proposing a series of amendments because some believe the Senate bill does not give Congress enough power to actually stop—or even influence—an Iran nuclear deal lawmakers don’t like. The amendments will put pressure on House Speaker John Boehner, who must decide to either block attempts to change the legislation—as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., did in his chamber—or allow debate that could derail...
  • Netanyahu: Iran leading a campaign of 'conquest and subversion' around Israel's borders (Video)

    05/12/2015 10:00:50 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 7 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 05/12/2015 17:26
    PM meets with Germany defense minister visiting Israel to mark 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries. Netanyahu: Iran leading campaign of 'conquest and subversion' around Israel's borders Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday asserted that the threat emanating from the "imperial and theological ambitions" of Iran's "ayatollah regime" poses the greatest threat to the region. Speaking in Jerusalem with German Defense Minister Ursula Von Der Leyen, the prime minister said that Israel views Iran's quest to create an "empire" coupled with its nuclear ambitions as the greatest security challenge to the Middle East. "They are leading a...
  • Scott Walker Meets Benjamin Netanyahu During Israel Trip

    05/12/2015 9:56:09 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 5 replies
    NY Times ^ | 11:36 am ET
    The likely Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker, the governor of Wisconsin, posted on Twitter this photograph from his meeting with Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister. Mr. Walker has restricted media access to the trip, leaving news outlets to rely on pictures like this from his Twitter feed.
  • While Senate Faces Trade Vote, House Looks to Iran and Surveillance (Boehner may limit amendments)

    05/12/2015 6:26:49 AM PDT · by Dave346
    New York Times ^ | 7:08 am ET | Carl Hulse
    Republican leaders are considering bringing the Iran nuclear measure — overwhelmingly approved by the Senate last week — and a proposed overhaul of the National Security Agency’s mass surveillance program to the floor this week under special rules that would limit lawmakers’ ability to offer changes to the bills. The strategy is intended to hold off amendments — so-called poison pills — that could cause backing for the measures to fall apart. Though the bills would each need a supermajority to pass, both measures enjoy strong bipartisan support and would most likely be approved, sparing amendment headaches for the leadership....
  • Rep. Pompeo: House Will Fix Senate's 'Blank Check' for Iran (Video)

    05/12/2015 3:06:28 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 6 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Monday, 11 May 2015 06:07 PM | Bill Hoffmann
    The Senate signed a "blank check" when it overwhelmingly endorsed the emerging Iran nuclear deal last week, and Rep. Mike Pompeo thinks the House can do better, he tells Newsmax TV. "We can do a much more robust piece of legislation," Pompeo, a Kansas Republican, said Monday on "The Steve Malzberg Show." "[One] that really does, in fact, prevent the administration from signing for a deal which lifts . . . sanctions without any evidence that Iran has actually adhered to anything that they've agreed to. "That's what perplexes me . . . They've now signed a blank check ....
  • State Dept. dismisses ‘Obama snubbed’ story, calls it a ‘cable news talking point’

    05/11/2015 11:53:38 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 18 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May. 11, 2015 1:56pm | Pete Kasperowicz
    The Obama administration insisted Monday that Saudi Arabia’s King Salman isn’t snubbing President Barack Obama with his decision not to attend a Camp David meeting this week, despite widespread speculation that his absence seems to be a rebuke to Obama’s effort to reach a nuclear deal with Iran. Obama had invited King Salman to meet at the White House and Camp David on May 13 and 14, and the White House had indicated that the two would meet in private before a meeting of other Gulf Cooperation Council states. On Sunday, however, Saudi Arabia said it would instead send the...
  • McCaul: DHS Spending 'More Money' on Climate Change Than Combating Violent Extremists

    05/11/2015 10:00:53 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 15 replies
    CNS News ^ | 5-11-15 | Susan Jones
    Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas), chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, says the current "threat environment" is as high as he's ever seen it, and although the U.S. has "done a very good job" in preventing terror attacks in the U.S., he doesn't think the Obama administration "has done enough" to counter "homegrown violent extremism." McCaul noted that President Obama's budget "allocates zero dollars towards combating homegrown violent extremism. "In fact, within the Department of Homeland Security, more money, in fact, millions of dollars, are dedicated to climate change rather than combating what I consider to be one of the...
  • Netanyahu: Israel foiled Iran's efforts to open new front on Golan (Video)

    05/10/2015 9:23:21 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 2 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 05/10/2015 12:33 | HERB KEINON
    Netanyahu speaks of regional threats; cabinet approves bill to increase number of ministers. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, at the start of a cabinet meeting Sunday morning, mentioned that since the outgoing government's first cabinet meeting two years ago, the region has been in constant tumult. “Despite the many attempts to challenge us from our borders, we fended off all these efforts without exception,” he said. Netanyahu mentioned Hezbollah in south Lebanon, the efforts by Iran to open up a new front against Israel on the Golan Heights, attempts to transfer advanced weaponry from Syria to Lebanon, and efforts by Hamas...
  • BREAKING: Police say they disrupted terror plot to detonate 3 bombs in Australian city of Melbourne.

    05/08/2015 9:13:13 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 20 replies
    ...Bob Owens ā€¸@bob_owens 3h3 hours ago .@AP Have you figured out how Pam Geller did it yet? [SNIP] ed ā€¸@eleventy17 3h3 hours ago @AP Does @PamelaGeller have any regrets about this? [SNIP] Luke ā€¸@zailbar 3h3 hours ago @AP did Melbourne apologize yet? Just want to be sure I understand your position...
  • Kerry Urges House to Pass Iran Bill Without Changes

    05/08/2015 1:03:37 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 29 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 8, 2015, 1:00 PM ET
    PARIS - Secretary of State John Kerry is urging the House to pass the Senate version of the Iran nuclear bill without changes. On Friday in Paris, Kerry called the bill that overwhelmingly passed the Senate on Thursday a "reasonable and acceptable compromise." Speaking alongside Saudi Arabia's foreign minister, Kerry noted how 150 members of Congress signed a letter supporting Obama's efforts and saying he should be able to negotiate without interference. Kerry says negotiators now must get down to the "nitty-gritty" details and hammer out an agreement.
  • Police find homemade bombs, arrest teen in Greenvale anti-terror raids (ROP in Australia)

    05/08/2015 12:44:19 PM PDT · by PROCON · 10 replies
    news.com.au ^ | May 9, 2015 | anthony.dowsley@news.com.au
    A youth sits restrained after the police raid in Greenvale. Source: Supplied POLICE swooped and arrested a doctor’s teenage son in Melbourne before bombs were found at his Greenvale home, foiling an “imminent terror plot”. A boy, 14, was also targeted in raids in Sydney. It is believed there was a plot to detonate three bombs in an attack planned in Melbourne on Sunday. Victorian bomb squad officers found improvised explosives at a home in Greenvale in the northern suburbs. Dramatic photos obtained by the Herald Sun showed the arrested teen handcuffed and sitting under police guard. Police ran controlled...
  • ISIS activity prompts threat level increase at bases

    05/08/2015 9:13:57 AM PDT · by PROCON · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | May 8, 2015 | Barbara Starr
    Washington (CNN)—Security conditions at U.S. military bases were raised Thursday night, because of growing concern of a jihadist threat in the U.S. It comes hours after FBI Director James Comey raised the prospect there are thousands of ISIS followers online in the U.S. "We have a general concern, obviously, that ISIL is focusing on the uniformed military and law enforcement," Comey told reporters Thursday. The order was signed by Admiral William Gortney, head of the command. "We have the same concern about the potential threat posed by violent homegrown extremists," said Captain Jeff Davis, spokesman for the U.S. Northern Command...
  • Netanyahu: Nuclear Iran is next government's biggest challenge (Video)

    05/08/2015 6:50:08 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 18 replies
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday, speaking at the Museum of the Jewish Soldier in World War II at Latrun, said that Iran's nuclear weapon is the biggest challenge for his next government. Netanyahu made the remarks in a speech during a Victory in Europe Day ceremony commemorating the Allies' World War II victory over Nazi Germany. "The biggest challenge is Iran's attempt to arm itself with a nuclear weapon, and in parallel develop terror fronts for conquering areas of the Middle East, around our borders. We will meet this challenge. And we also know that not only are we...
  • Matthews Spouts Conspiracy Theory About GOP Oppo to Iran Deal (MSNBC host goes on insane rant)

    05/08/2015 6:29:59 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 20 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | May 6, 2015 | 9:55 PM EDT | Ken Shepherd
    GEORGE MITCHELL: ...So, the sanctions, which are the reason that Iran is at the table, which are effective because they're universal, not just unilateral U.S. sanctions, we'll go from universal to unilateral and therefore from effective to ineffective. And what they will accomplish is the exact opposite of what they say they want: Iran then with a clear path to the bomb and the U.S. Congress having sidelined an agreement that was entered into by six major countries in the world. CHRIS MATTHEWS, host: Take it a step further. I know you've done this in your head. I think the...
  • MSNBC's Chris Hayes Nails It On Freedom of Speech And Drawing Muhammad [VIDEO]

    05/07/2015 7:38:25 PM PDT · by absentee · 54 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 5/7/2015 | Caleb Howe
    On Thursday night's All In with Chris Hayes, the MSNBC host continued the discussion about Pamela Geller's “Muhammad Art Exhibit and Cartoon Contest” in Garland, Texas, as much of America has done all week. As part of the discussion, Chris Hayes said something that might seem surprising coming from someone of his particular political bent and certainly from someone at his particular network. Hayes offered one of the best summaries of exactly why it was so important not only that Geller be permitted to hold the event, as she was, but that the reason for the necessity of such an event...
  • Garland Terrorist attack: Best comment ever (Ari David)

    05/07/2015 6:30:54 PM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 33 replies
    Twitter ^ | 05/07/2015 | self
    “My favorite drawings at the Muhammad cartoon festival in Texas were the two chalk outlines out front.”
  • Afraid of Islam...? [There is a cure]

    05/07/2015 4:27:56 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 19 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7/21/2008 | Jeff Dunham
    The cure for any fear of Islam or the Islamic hoards being relocated to America's shores is the loving fear of the God of the Bible, and Humor! Matthew 10:28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
  • Siding with the victims of aggression: Elites acquiesce to Islam [Jeremiah 12]

    05/07/2015 4:03:27 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 3 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 5/7/2015 | CAROLINE B. GLICK
    The notion that a rape victim deserved to be raped because she was wearing a tight outfit lights up all our red lights. This is the case first and foremost because it absolves the rapist of responsibility for his crime. Then too, attempts to blame a rape victim for her victimization infuriate us because they are substantively untrue. If men are more likely to rape women in tight clothing then rape should be all but non-existent in traditional Islamic societies. Yet the opposite is the case. Rape and sexual abuse are endemic to such societies. According to the UN, a...
  • Senate passes Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act 98 to 1 (Cotton only NO vote)

    05/07/2015 11:45:23 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 19 replies
    C-SPAN2 | today
    Bill heads to House when they return from recess next Tuesday.
  • 'You want to kill her! You want her to die! Hannity, Pamela Geller against Muslim Imam [John 16]

    05/07/2015 10:24:46 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 39 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 5/7/2015 | CHERYL CHUMLEY
    Sparks flew on a recent Fox News segment when host Sean Hannity put it bluntly to radical Muslim cleric Anjem Choudary – do you think Pam Geller should die? – and his response was pretty much, yes. Geller, who hosted the “Draw Muhammad” event in Garland, Texas, has subsequently been placed on a hit list by Islamist terrorists, as reported by WND. Specifically, ISIS has called for the “slaughter” of Geller, along with those who support her. Hannity asked Choudary for his response to the cartoon drawing event, and if he thought Geller should die. “We’re not talking about Mickey...
  • Pam Geller: No Contact from FBI, Homeland Security Since Terror Attack [Matthew 10]

    05/07/2015 7:56:14 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 42 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 5/7/2015 | DANIEL HALPER
    Pamela Geller, the woman targeted by terrorists in Texas over the weekend, says the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security have yet to contact her after the thwarted attacked. She made the comments last night in an interview with Sean Hannity. "This is a serious threat," said Hannity. "Basically a Fatwa, a death threat, has now been issued. Your reaction to that? Have you had any contact with the FBI?" "They have not contacted me, but of course we've now increased my team. I have a team now, private security, and NYPD counterterror has been in touch with me,"...
  • Cloture vote moved to 2pm (Senate to vote on Iran bill cloture - live on C-SPAN2)

    05/07/2015 7:39:57 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 27 replies
    By consent, the cloture vote on the substitute amendment #1140 to H.R.1191, (Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act) has been moved from 10:30am to 2:00pm today. As a result, there will not be a vote this morning. Additional roll call votes are expected to occur this afternoon. 2:00pm: Motion to invoke cloture on the Corker-Cardin substitute amendment #1140 to H.R.1191, (Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act) At 11:00am, Senator Lankford will be recognized to deliver his maiden speech. The time from 11:30am- 12:50pm will be equally divided with the Majority controlling the first half and the Democrats controlling the final half.
  • Sen. Ted Cruz: Congress Must Stop Obama's Bad Iran Deal (demands vote on amendment)

    05/07/2015 6:19:06 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 13 replies
    Youtube ^ | 5/6/15 | Sen. Ted Cruz
    Cruz demands vote on amendment from Senate floor. Wants a requirement for a majority vote in Congress to approve any Iran deal, rather than a "resolution of disapproval" which can be vetoed by the President that Democrats put into bill.
  • Netanyahu to Congress: ‘Deal with Iran Would Be a Historic Mistake’ (warns West being "duped")

    05/07/2015 5:59:46 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 8 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 7, 2015 5:00 am | Adam Kredo
    Would endanger Middle East, America Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel warned a delegation of U.S. lawmakers this week that a nuclear deal with Iran “would be a historic mistake,” according to a readout of the meeting between the leaders. The lawmakers met with Netanyahu as part of congressional mission to the Middle East ahead of a June 30 deadline for Iran and Western nations to strike a final deal meant to reign in the Islamic Republic’s contested nuclear program. Netanyahu slammed the nuclear deal currently under consideration and said it would endanger the Middle East and America. “The Prime...
  • McConnell files cloture motion on Iran bill, protects Democrats from tough amendment votes

    05/05/2015 3:36:07 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 68 replies
    C-SPAN2 | Today
    McConnell just filed cloture after allowing only 2 amendment votes on the Iran bill.
  • Suspect in Texas shooting 'very kind' religious man [Sudden Jihad Syndrome]

    05/05/2015 3:29:30 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 36 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 5/4/2015 | ART MOORE
    GARLAND. Texas – It’s become a familiar refrain in the aftermath of a terrorist attack or the discovery of a jihadist cell. Elton Simpson, 31, was described by someone who knew him as a “very kind” religious man who “didn’t seem to be a threat to anybody.” Yet Simpson, a convert to Islam, and his roommate, Nadir Soofi, armed with assault rifles and wearing body armor, intended to enter the Curtis Culwell Center northeast of Dallas on Sunday night and slaughter some 200 people inside attending the “Muhammad Art Exhibit and Contest,” including this reporter, according to Garland Police Chief...
  • “Should we get rid of all Jews?”: Megyn Kelly accuses Bill O’Reilly of “catering to the jihadis”

    05/05/2015 2:11:19 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 78 replies
    Salon ^ | 5/5/2015 | SCOTT ERIC KAUFMAN
    On “The O’Reilly Factor” last night, Megyn Kelly shamed host Bill O’Reilly for daring to criticize Pam Geller’s absolutist version of free speech, saying that he was “catering to the jihadis.” The pair were discussing the shooting of two Islamic extremists in Garland, Texas, on Sunday when O’Reilly echoed Donald Trump and claimed that Geller and the American Freedom Defense Initiative “provoked” the attempted attack. Geller and the AFDI — an organization that has been labeled a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) — were “trying to make a point about the First Amendment and free speech,”...
  • Iranian Commander: We Won't Rest Until US is an Islamic Republic

    05/05/2015 11:27:34 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 30 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/5/2015, 9:15 PM | Ari Soffer
    A leading commander in Iran's Revolutionary Guards has claimed his country's ultimate aim is to turn the United States into "an Islamic Republic," and rejected any possibility of a thawing in relations between Tehran and "The Great Satan." An undated video released by the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran, an Iranian opposition group, shows Commander Hassan Abbasi - who is also a member of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei's inner circle - making the comments during an address, in which he lashed out at unnamed Iranian officials for expressing hope that a nuclear deal with the US could open the door...
  • EXCLUSIVE: FBI, DHS Assessed Terror Attack Threat to Texas ‘Draw Muhammad’ Contest as ‘UNLIKELY’

    05/05/2015 10:48:51 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 15 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 5-5-2015 | Patrick Poole
    As online chatter about a Muhammad cartoon contest began to escalate last week, the FBI and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a Joint Intelligence Bulletin last Thursday. The bulletin acknowledged the potential threat, but downplayed the possibility of any violence targeting the event. The bulletin concluded that while the event could inspire violence abroad by contributing to terrorist messaging, it was “unlikely” that such violence would happen in the United States. A copy of the FBI/DHS bulletin is provided exclusively by PJ Media below. On Sunday night, two men – Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi, roommates from Phoenix —...
  • Geert Wilders: I Won’t Stop Warning the West About Islam

    05/05/2015 7:04:52 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/05/15 | Matthew Vadum
    Dutch lawmaker brings truth to our nation’s capital. After two Muslim lawmakers tried to block world-renowned activist Geert Wilders from entering the country, he defiantly vowed his warnings about the existential threat Islam poses to Western civilization would never cease. “I know one thing,” Wilders told the audience April 29 at a Capitol Hill reception co-sponsored by Reps. Steve King (R-Iowa) and Louie Gohmert (R-Texas). “They are very ineffective because I’m here,” he said to laughter and applause.
  • Senate delays NLRB veto override vote to give Iran bill negotiators more time

    05/04/2015 2:21:21 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 1 replies
    C-SPAN2 | today
    Senate will hold a nomination vote for Willie E. May at 5:30pm and has delayed the NLRB vote. Negotiators are still working on whether to hold votes on the Cotton and Rubio amendments or if McConnell will invoke Cloture.
  • Harry Reid: GOP trying to ‘destroy’ Iran nuke deal to hurt Dems, Obama

    05/04/2015 2:04:55 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 44 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May. 4, 2015 4:05pm | Pete Kasperowicz
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Monday accused Republicans of opposing the emerging Iran nuclear agreement not for policy reasons, but because they simply want to hurt Democrats, and President Barack Obama in particular. “Before this compromise even came to the floor, certain Senate Republicans were determined to destroy it,” Reid said on the Senate floor. “A number of Senate Republicans are prioritizing presidential politics over national security. Others are simply trying to undermine President Obama.” Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), a prominent GOP voice against the Iran deal, has said he wants to require it to force Iran to...
  • TRUMP: ‘PAMELA GELLER IS JUST TAUNTING THEM’

    05/04/2015 1:00:09 PM PDT · by gwgn02 · 86 replies
    TheRightScoop ^ | 5/4/2015 | Right Scoop
    This morning on Fox and Friends, Donald Trump asked if there isn’t some less provocative way for Pamela Geller to make her point without ‘taunting them’, saying that’s what she’s doing. Idiot.
  • Mohammed cartoon event group pushes religious envelope

    05/04/2015 12:21:17 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 56 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/4/2015 | Staff
    Washington (AFP) - The group behind the Prophet Mohammed cartoon event in Texas where police killed two gunmen Sunday has a history of making provocative statements about Islam that it says are aimed at defending "freedom" and critics see as antagonizing Muslims. The American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), led by provocative activist Pamela Geller, offered a $10,000 prize in a competition to draw a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed. Depicting the Prophet Mohammed is seen as offensive by many Muslims. Such satirical images have prompted violence in the past including in Paris this year when 12 people were gunned down...
  • Netanyahu meets US representative who skipped his Iran address to Congress (Karen Bass (D-CA))

    05/04/2015 10:43:41 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 7 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 05/04/2015 19:47 | HERB KEINON
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with a six-member bipartisan US Congressional delegation on Monday, including Rep. Karen Bass (D-California) who was among 58 members of Congress who skipped his controversial speech to Congress in March. One government official said that while the speech in Congress did come up during the meeting, the main focus was on the Iranian nuclear negotiations. Netanyahu is continuing to be outspoken in his opposition to the Iran deal. Explaining her decision to skip the Netanyahu address, Bass issued a statement prior to the March address saying that she is a strong supporter of the US...
  • Caught Between Pledge and Poison Pills, McConnell May End Iran Debate (Israel amendment at stake)

    05/04/2015 5:09:31 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 5 replies
    National Journal ^ | May 3, 2015 | Sarah Mimms
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell may be forced to end debate on the Iran bill early this week, marking the first time he has shut down the open amendment process that was a central promise of his bid for control of the chamber. Sen. Tom Cotton's surprise move on Thursday to force votes on his own amendment and one from Sen. Marco Rubio highlights the perils of McConnell's commitment to an open amendment process. When Sen. Harry Reid was leader, he often "filled the tree" in Hill-speak, essentially preventing members from filing amendments without his express written permission. McConnell's stated...