President Obama is calling on Democrats to watch the Republican presidential debate, which will air Thursday on Fox News.
"In a few days, the GOP will host their first presidential primary debate," Obama writes in an email today to Democrats. "And I know you're probably thinking: 'Why should I tune in to this?'
"The other side is counting on folks like you sitting this one out, so I need you to say that you'll be watching on Thursday.
"Now, it is true that we already have a pretty good idea of what all ten Republicans on that stage will say. I'm gonna bet that they'll all promise to repeal the Affordable Care Act. They'll all tell us that even though they aren't scientists, we shouldn't believe in the science behind climate change. They'll all want to reverse course on immigration reform and marriage equality. They're going to deny all of the progress we've made together over these past six years.
"But here's the thing, Daniel: While these Republicans may have bad ideas, they're still smart politicians. They know how to make policies that will take us in the wrong direction sound like they might actually be pretty good ideas.
"That's exactly why I'm calling on you to tune in, listen carefully to what the Republican candidates for president say, and then hold them accountable for trying to undo all of the hard work we've done to move this country forward. I can't overstate what an important difference you can make by doing this.
"So, can I count on you to watch the GOP's debate on Thursday, Daniel?"
In a new national poll, Quinnipiac asked the question in as straightforward a way as possible: "Do you support or oppose the nuclear deal with Iran?" And, "Do you think the nuclear deal with Iran would make the world safer or less safe?"
The results are stunning: Americans oppose the deal, 57 percent to 28 percent; and by 58 percent to 30 percent they think it will make the world less safe.
A top Democratic believes President Obama may break the law to implement the Iran deal. The Democrat is Brad Sherman, a congressman from California, who made the comments after meeting with Obama personally about the Iran deal.
In Africa today, President Obama said that he think he's a "pretty good president." So good, indeed, that if he ran for a third term, he "could win." But he cannot, he acknowledged, because it's against the law.
Carly Fiorina, the former CEO of Hewlett-Packard and a Republican candidate for president, will address the Ronald Reagan Library in Simi Valley, California, on Monday evening on her foreign policy outlook. In her speech, Fiorina will discuss how as president she would broker a "new deal" with Iran, call for expanding defense spending, and address China, whom she calls "our rising adversary."
You can watch her speech live at 9 pm ET here. Fiorina's remarks as prepared for delivery are below:
Defenders of the nuclear deal with Iran are right to ask what the alternatives are to the offer that’s now on the table. What’s excessive is their confidence that the only alternative to this deal is war. In fact, the alternative is not hard to describe and is not terribly dramatic.
The following is an excerpt from a fact sheet prepared by Omri Ceren of the Israel Project that explains the significance of the Obama administration’s latest concession to Tehran—the reported collapse on the possible military dimensions of Iran’s nuclear program.
On an official visit to Kenya over the weekend, President Obama labeled himself "the first Kenyan-American to be President of the United States."
"I am proud to be the first American President to come to Kenya -- (applause) -- and, of course, I'm the first Kenyan-American to be President of the United States. (Laughter and applause.) That goes without saying," the president said.
Secretary of State John Kerry's warning that Israel will be "blamed" if Congress opposes the Iran agreement conjures up troubling memories of other instances in which Israel or Jews were warned they might be blamed for international conflicts.