5:32 PM, Aug 14, 2015 • By KELLY JANE TORRANCE
President Obama claims, as Bill Kristol noted in his editorial in the latest issue of THE WEEKLY STANDARD, that no country in the world has expressed opposition to his deal with Iran, with the exception of Israel. But that's not accurate. Canada, the United States' biggest trading partner—and, traditionally, its closest ally—has made it clear it wants no part of an agreement normalizing relations between Iran and the West.
5:17 PM, Aug 14, 2015 • By LEE SMITH
A new Gallup poll shows that 55% of Americans disapprove of President Obama’s handling of Iran compared to 33% who approve.
3:21 PM, Aug 14, 2015 • By MICHAEL WARREN
A new ad from Veterans Against the Deal features the father of U.S. Army specialist Clay Farr, who was killed by an Iranian bomb in Iraq in 2006. In the 60-second spot, Patrick Farr describes the day he learned of his son's death and expresses his opposition to a deal that will reward the regime that killed him.
Aug 24, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 47 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL
“Because this is such a strong deal, every nation in the world that has commented publicly, with the exception of the Israeli government, has expressed support. The United Nations Security Council has unanimously supported it. The majority of arms control and nonproliferation experts support it. Over 100 former ambassadors who served under Republican and Democratic presidents support it.”
President Barack Obama, August 5, 2015
3:05 PM, Aug 12, 2015 • By MARK HEMINGWAY
The New York Post reports that Senator Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., has expanded on his rationale for opposing the White House's Iran Deal:
In his most extensive comments since announcing his opposition to the agreement last week, Schumer questioned whether the inspections could be effective, and laid out a litany of reasons why he thinks the deal won’t hold.
“There are parts to bomb making that don’t involve nuclear isotopes. Even if you find nuclear isotopes [through inspections], you don’t know exactly what they are doing,” he said.
They're tacitly coordinating around the Middle East4:35 PM, Aug 10, 2015 • By LEE SMITH
President Obama has decided to double down on his claim that Iranian hardliners “are making common cause with the Republican caucus.” In an interview with Fareed Zakaria that aired on Sunday, Obama
3:30 PM, Aug 10, 2015 • By MICHAEL WARREN
A new ad from the group Veterans Against the Deal features retired Army staff sergeant Robert Bartlett, who in 2005 was badly injured while serving in Iraq. The supplier of the bomb that "cut me in half, from the left corner of my temple to through my jaw" was the regime in Iran. In the ad, Bartlett urges Americans to tell their senators to vote against the proposed nuclear deal with Iran.
8:33 AM, Aug 10, 2015 • By DANIEL HALPER
Jim Webb, the Democratic presidential candidate, has come out against President Obama's nuclear deal with Iran. He made the case in a TV interview this weekend:
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"I think it's a bad deal," said Webb. "We need to put country ahead of party."
9:27 PM, Aug 9, 2015 • By DANIEL HALPER
Chuck Schumer is coming under fire from President Obama's former top political adviser, David Axelrod. The former advisor is using Twitter to question Schumer's decision to oppose Obama's nuclear deal with Iran.
"Facts are facts, and politics is politics. Schumer made a decision based on politics, not fact," Axelrod wrote in a tweet.
12:29 PM, Aug 9, 2015 • By DAVID ADESNIK
When Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced that he would vote against the nuclear deal with Iran, he didn’t just take a position -- he rejected every major argument President Obama has made on the agreement’s behalf. Schumer argues this is not a deal that prevents Iran from getting nuclear weapons, but one that brings it to the threshold of nuclear weapons capability. He states that its verification and enforcement mechanisms are flawed. Finally, he points out it provides Iran with tens of billions of dollars it could spend on subsidizing terrorism and other violent pursuits.
2:30 PM, Aug 7, 2015 • By BENJAMIN PARKER
President Obama defended the Iran deal at American University in Washington this week, inviting comparisons to President Kennedy’s address there in 1963.
9:35 AM, Aug 7, 2015 • By DANIEL HALPER
President Obama is doubling down on his comparison of Republicans to hardliners in Iran. In an interview with CNN's Fareed Zakaria, Obama says, "What I said is absolutely true factually."
10:21 PM, Aug 6, 2015 • By DANIEL HALPER
Chuck Schumer, the third-ranking Democrat in the Senate, has released a statement saying he will oppose President Obama's Iran nuclear deal.
Every several years or so a legislator is called upon to cast a momentous vote in which the stakes are high and both sides of the issue are vociferous in their views.