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Democrats seek to undo political damage of the Iran Deal

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 10:00am 11/12/2015 at 10:00am
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In a look at the history of the tensions between President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, The New York Times several days ago started with an interesting anecdote.

For President Obama, it was a day of celebration. He had just signed the most important domestic measure of...

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Netanyahu at White House: “We have not given up our hope for peace”

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 9, 2015 at 1:24pm 11/9/2015 at 1:24pm
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Today Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with President Obama at the White House to discuss ISIS, tensions between Israelis and Palestinians, and the continuing scandal that is the Iran nuclear deal. It was the...

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Confirmed: Iran Tested Nuclear-Capable Ballistic Missile

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 16, 2015 at 7:45pm 10/16/2015 at 7:45pm
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The U.S. has confirmed Iran tested a medium-range nuclear-capable ballistic missile.

The skinny:

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Iran sends fighters to Syria—with Russia’s help

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 11:55am 10/14/2015 at 11:55am
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On September 30, Russia broke from existing frameworks when it began its own airstrikes against rebels in Syria. As the airstrikes continued, it became clear that Vladimir Putin’s sympathies toward the brutal Assad regime were become manifest in the bombs Russian aircraft dropped not on Assad’s strongholds, but on anti-regime rebels...

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Iran reports: WaPo journalist Jason Rezaian convicted

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 12, 2015 at 5:35pm 10/12/2015 at 5:35pm
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The Wapo announces that a verdict appears to have been rendered in the case of one of its journalists who has been imprisoned in Iran:

Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian, imprisoned in Tehran for more than 14 months, has been convicted in an espionage trial that ended in August, Iranian state...

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Nobel Committee to John Kerry: No Peace Prize for you

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 6:00pm 10/10/2015 at 6:00pm
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John Kerry lost big this week as the Nobel Committee announced it was awarding the Nobel Peace Prize not to John Kerry, Secretary of State and erstwhile hero of the Iran nuclear deal negotiations, but to the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet.

The Quartet formed in 2013 in the wake of the Jasmine...

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US Pivots on Strategy in Syria

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 9, 2015 at 1:05pm 10/9/2015 at 1:05pm
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The United States will discontinue its efforts to create a new, moderate rebel fighting force in Syria as part of the effort to “degrade and defeat” the Islamic State, the Pentag...

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Surprise! 8 Members of Iranian Women’s Soccer Team Actually Men

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 2, 2015 at 10:00am 10/2/2015 at 10:00am
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What?! You mean to tell me Iran may have lied about stuff?! It’s a good thing we didn’t strike a nuclear deal with them or anything, oh wait…

Monday, Saudi Arabian news outlet Al Arabiya reported eight members of the Iranian Women’s Soccer Team were not actually women.

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Obama, Putin Spar on Syria Before United Nations General Assembly

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 28, 2015 at 6:15pm 9/28/2015 at 6:15pm
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Today before the United Nations General Assembly, Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin sparred publicly over how their respective nations have approached a solution to crises in Ukraine and Syria. For both leaders, these speeches were an opportunity to regain control of a spiraling military, security, and human rights narrative that is...

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Maybe “Death to America” really does mean “I’d really like to visit Disneyland”

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 21, 2015 at 11:42am 9/21/2015 at 11:42am
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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani confirmed what we all, ahem, knew, that when hundreds of thousands of Iranians led by the Iranian leadership chant “Death to America,” they don’t really mean it.

He didn’t say “I’d really like to visit Disneyland,” but he did downplay the significance.

What they mean is, well, here’s the...

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Can Congressional Conservatives Still Defeat Horrific Iran Deal?

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 11, 2015 at 9:30am 9/11/2015 at 9:30am
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On Tuesday I wrote about National Review contributing editor Andrew C. McCarthy and Representative Mike Pompeo’s clearly accurate assertions that President Obama has failed to comply with the requirements of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015. Both McCarthy and Pompeo further asserted that this non-compliance meant that the Congressional review period...

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Congressional ‘Jew Tracker’ Comes to the New York Times

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 5:15pm 9/10/2015 at 5:15pm
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Just in case you were wondering, no, this is not from The Onion. I know it’s hard to tell these days, but this is an actual thing that happened.

According to Adam Kredo at the Washington Free Beacon, the New York Times has provided a nifty new tool, a Congressional ‘Jew...

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Protesting the Iran Nuclear Deal

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 6:30pm 9/9/2015 at 6:30pm
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Today I attended the much-anticipated Cruz-Trump Iran deal protest on Capitol Hill. It was a scorcher—97 degrees when I finally surrendered to an air conditioned cab—but the rally boasted an impressive turnout.

The crowd, for the most part, was focused on protesting not only the specific Iranian nuclear deal, but the...

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Cruz at Stop Iran Nuclear Deal Rally: “This Iranian Nuclear Deal is Catastrophic”

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 2:50pm 9/9/2015 at 2:50pm
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Wednesday afternoon, Senator Cruz joined the Tea Party Patriots rally to Stop the Iran Deal.

Cruz’s fiery speech outlined the consequences of the passage of the Iran Nuclear Deal. The Obama administration would be, “quite literally the world’s biggest financier of Islamic terrorism,” said Cruz.

His full speech from the rally...

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Obama’s lawless Iran nuke deal victory

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at 7:30pm 9/8/2015 at 7:30pm
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Two recent news analysis pieces highlight President Obama’s lawlessness in the case of his proposed nuclear deal with Iran.

Recall that about one week after the administration’s announcement that it had reached an agreement with Iran, Congressman Mike Pompeo revealed that the IAEA had told him and Senator Tom Cotton that:

Two side deals made...

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Samantha Power sides with the oppressor

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 7, 2015 at 7:30pm 9/7/2015 at 7:30pm
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The United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power recently wrote a piece for Politico arguing the Congress not reject the nuclear deal with Iran.

In short she argued that rejecting the deal would leave the United States, not Iran isolated and the ability of the United States would be greatly...

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Iran deal done – now must come the reckoning

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at 9:00pm 9/2/2015 at 9:00pm
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The Iran nuclear deal, which is so bad in so many ways explained here so many times, is a done deal.

Democrats now have enough votes in the Senate to prevent an override of an Obama veto of a resolution of disapproval, if it even gets to a vote given Democrats are...

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