Trump Plans to Decertify Iran Deal

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by Eli Clifton President Donald Trump is expected to “decertify” the Iran nuclear deal, claiming it is not in the national interest of the United States. Decertification would begin a 60-day congressional review period during which the administration may propose… Continue Reading  

Mattis: JCPOA Is in U.S. National Security Interest

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by Eli Clifton President Donald Trump has made numerous hints that he is considering unravelling the Iran nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), potentially at the expense of relations with European allies, Russia, China, and… Continue Reading  

Are Billionaire Donors Driving Trump’s Iran Policy?

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2004-08 Giving* $351 million

Legacies of the Marcus Foundation include Atlanta's $290 million aquarium, the Marcus Institute for children with disabilities and learning disorders, Autism Speaks (a national autism organization), and a state-of-the-art bioterrorism unit at the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. The foundation does not have an endowment, but receives its funding annually from Marcus, who says he wants to give away his wealth while he's alive.  

*Based on public records and interviews with donors
Data: BusinessWeek, The Chronicle of Philanthropy and the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University

by Eli Clifton President Donald Trump’s latest denunciation of the Iran nuclear deal (also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or JCPOA) at the United Nations was hardly a surprise. Indeed, attacking the agreement was a mainstay of… Continue Reading  

Anti-Iran Deal Billionaire Tom Kaplan Lashes Out at Iran

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by Eli Clifton A couple hours before and a few blocks away from where President Donald Trump delivered a speech to the United Nations on Monday, a group of anti-Iran deal advocates held their annual conference at the midtown Manhattan… Continue Reading  

Sebastian Gorka Accuses ‘Liberal’ Jews of ‘Betraying’ US-Israel Relations

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Recently departed White House aide Sebastian Gorka never seemed to hold his tongue during his tenure as an adviser to President Donald Trump. He called criticism of the White House’s omission of Jewish victims of the Holocaust in a Holocaust… Continue Reading