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John Kerry Iran Congress

White House relents to Senate demands for voice in Iran deal

President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry will have to bring their Iran deal before congress before it can be finalized. This comes about in a most uncommon way in today’s political world – through bipartisan agreement that goes against the wishes of the President.

The Pauls

Ron Paul blasts letter regarding Iran signed by son

As Senator Rand Paul ramps up his campaign for the GOP nomination for president, he’s facing some harsh, albeit indirect, criticism from his own father. Former Senator and presidential candidate Ron Paul blasted the motivation behind the Senate’s stance on the Iran nuclear talks. “I strongly disagree with the motivationRead More

Netanyahu Talks to the Press

Netanyahu does a round of Sunday morning interviews to warn of bad Iran deal

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has made no effort to hide his contempt for a “bad deal” being made between the United Nations and Iran. Rather than point to the security of his own country, he has done his rounds on Sunday morning news shows to warn of an armsRead More

Obama asks the German people to give the NSA “the benefit of the doubt”

Obama asks the German people to give the NSA “the benefit of the doubt”

It’s no secret that revelations about the NSA’s international surveillance operations in Europe have severely damaged America’s reputation in the region, particularly in Germany. President Obama addressed this issue at a press conference that was held in concert with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, saying: “There’s no doubt that the SnowdenRead More

North Korea calls Obama a “monkey” and blames him for The Interview

North Korea calls Obama a “monkey” and blames him for The Interview

The recent Sony Pictures hack has been one of the hottest topics on the news over the past few weeks, particularly in the United States. From the controversy surround the release of The Interview, to the numerous scandals that Hollywood tried to keep hidden, this cyberattack has given the mediaRead More

Obama proposes equipping all police officers with body cameras

Obama proposes equipping all police officers with body cameras

President Obama announced on Monday that the federal government will try to reduce what he calls “simmering distrust” between police officers and the minority communities in the United States, according to The New York Times, in part by increasing the number of police officers wearing body cameras and issuing newRead More

Obama plans to shield five million illegal immigrants from deportation

Obama plans to shield five million illegal immigrants from deportation

Despite near universal opposition from Republicans, President Barack Obama will announce an overhaul of United States immigration policy through an executive action that would shield about five million illegal immigrants from deportation and provide several of them with work permits, according to a report from The New York Times. SuchRead More

Obama wants to put Myanmar back on the path toward democracy

Obama wants to put Myanmar back on the path toward democracy

President Barack Obama announced earlier today that he’s optimistic about the political change in Myanmar, but that more work is needed to push forward with reforms. The Southeast Asian nation emerged from international exile status four years ago after a civilian government took power and initiated a wave of liberationRead More

Catholic bishops in the US rally behind Obama on immigration reform

Catholic bishops in the US rally behind Obama on immigration reform

The immigration crisis in the United States became all too apparent over the summer when tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors began crossing the nation’s southern border into Texas. The United Nations calls those fleeing Central America “political refugees,” and immigration activists have called upon President Obama to declare amnestyRead More

Obama authorizes the Pentagon to call upon reserve troops

President Obama issued an executive order on Thursday which authorized the Pentagon to call upon reserve troops in order to combat the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus that has ravaged the West African nations of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. He also opened the door to an Ebola “czar”Read More