The Washington Post By Charles Krauthammer 7/2/15 The devil is not in the details. It’s in the entire conception of the Iran deal, animated by President Obama’s fantastical belief that he, uniquely, could achieve detente with a fanatical Islamist regime … Continue reading
NYmag.com By Jonathan Chait 7/30/15 Neoconservative éminence grise Norman Podhoretz has been arguing for many years that bombing Iran is the only way to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons. He made the case privately and publicly, and kept it up. … Continue reading
By Russ Phillips
Yesterday I received a phone call from “Citizens for a Nuclear Free Iran” (CNFI) and was asked, “Do you trust Iran to live up to the agreement?”
The caller said he would report my answer to my Senator, Kirsten Gillibrand (NY) and then corrected himself and said Senator Joe Donnelly (IN). He did not mention Senator Dan Coats (IN), I assume, because he has already announced his opposition to the Iran Deal. I informed the caller I was very familiar with contacting my congressman and would register my sentiments directly to them.
Instead of answering the question, I asked several of my own. I wanted to know more about this advocacy group. After several of my questions the caller ended the conversation, still without my answer.
To help me be more informed about the issues on this topic I began some online research.
CNFI is “…dedicated to preventing Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapons capability.” (Source)
Evan Bayh, previously governor of Indiana and served two terms in the U.S. Senate, serves on the CNFI Advisory Board. (Source)
A recent Washington Post article, “Anti-Iran deal groups firing on all cylinders in massive lobbying push,” helps to understand the effort underway to undermine the Iran Deal.
“The Historic Deal that Will Prevent Iran from Acquiring A Nuclear Weapon,” as presented by the White House and including a video (4:37) by President Obama addresses some of the most common criticisms of the Iran Deal.
For anyone seriously interested in this matter this is just a start. Best wishes in your journey of discovery.
The Detroit News By Lee Hamilton 7/27/15 Before the ins and outs of the 2016 presidential contest become a preoccupation for many of us, it seems a good time to step back and look at the office of the presidency … Continue reading
The New York Times By Thomas L. Friedman 7/14/15 Only hours after the conclusion of an agreement with Iran to lift oil and financial sanctions in return for curbs on Iran’s nuclear capabilities, President Obama is a man who evinces … Continue reading
ABCNews.go.com By Rick Callahan, Associated Press 5/15/15 Former U.S. Rep. Baron Hill said Friday he’s joining Indiana’s U.S. Senate race to replace retiring Republican Dan Coats, and plans to run a campaign that will “focus like a laser beam” on … Continue reading
Liberals, libertarians block short-term reauthorizations, leaving a tiny window of opportunity next week for a deal.
By Seung Min Kim and Burgess Everett
The Senate plunged into chaos Saturday as Republicans found themselves tangled over the PATRIOT Act, Rand Paul repeatedly stymied his leaders, and senators left town with critical national security programs about to lapse.
In a rare early morning Saturday vote, the Senate blocked a popular House bill that would rein in controversial government surveillance programs. The vote was 57-42 (see roll call), and it needed 60 votes to advance. Immediately after that vote, the Senate also rejected a straight 60-day extension of the Bush-era national security law on a 45-54 vote (see roll call) — leaving the Senate with no immediate options to ensure the programs don’t expire before the end of the month.
Paul, the libertarian firebrand and GOP presidential hopeful, pushed the Senate into the wee hours of Saturday to protest the bulk collection of…
The Journal Gazette By Brian Francisco 5/11/15 Warsaw resident Pam Galloway is the first announced candidate for next year’s congressional election in Indiana’s 3rd District. Galloway, 59, is a retired physician and a former Wisconsin state legislator, and she chaired … Continue reading
inkfreenews.com 3/27/15 Eric Holcomb, a former advisor to Governor Mitch Daniels and U.S. Senator Dan Coats, former Indiana Republican Party chairman and United States Navy veteran, announced today his candidacy for the United States Senate in 2016. Holcomb, who until … Continue reading