Cardin Bill “Good Starting Point for Discussion:” Administration Official

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by Jim Lobe A senior administration official told LobeLog Thursday night that the just-introduced Cardin bill, “The Iran Policy Oversight Act of 2015,” offers a “good starting point for a discussion” with Congress, although the White House doesn’t agree with… Continue Reading  

Obama the Anti-Semite?

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by Ali Gharib There’s an odd, but not altogether surprising, line of attack developing against the Obama administration and other proponents of the Iran nuclear deal: that they are anti-Semites. How did this happen? The meme mostly owes to salvos… Continue Reading  

Changing Iran: Q&A with Ervand Abrahamian

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by Jasmin Ramsey Republican rejection of the Iranian nuclear deal dominated news headlines long before Congress received the 159-page document. Former presidential candidate John McCain—who derided President Obama’s willingness to engage Iran directly without preconditions during the 2008 election—was among… Continue Reading  

Support for Iran Deal Stronger among US Jews than General Public

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by Jim Lobe With results likely to upset hawkish leaders of the organized Jewish community, a new nationwide poll of 1,000 self-identified U.S. Jews has found stronger backing for President Obama’s efforts to forge a nuclear deal with Iran than… Continue Reading  

Deal with Iran Would Not Move Jews Toward GOP

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by Eva Galanes-Rosenbaum Andrew Kohut, founding director of the Pew Research Center and director of Pew’s Global Attitudes Project, wrote a piece last week for Real Clear Politics asking, “Would Iran Deal Imperil Jews’ Loyalty to Democratic Party?” On first blush,… Continue Reading