Senate Passes a Dumb and Dangerous Bill

by James J. Zogby This week, without debate or an actual vote, the US Senate stealthily passed a disturbing and dangerous piece of legislation introduced by Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Bob Casey (D-PA). Called “The Anti-Semitism Awareness Act of… Continue Reading  

Game Over? With Sen. Casey, Pro-Deal Forces Win Over Key Iran Deal Vote

by Jim Lobe While LobeLog generally shuns “breaking news,” Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey’s announcement Tuesday that he supports the Joint Comprehensive Program of Action (JCPOA) merits special notice. According to my calculations, Casey’s announcement, which was coupled with a lengthy… Continue Reading  

Sens. Graham, Lieberman and Casey set to propose resolution ruling out Iran containment strategy

Last month Jim pointed out that Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Joseph Lieberman (I-CT) were working on a bipartisan resolution that would put the Senate on record as ruling out a strategy of containment for Iran. “All options must be… Continue Reading  

Senate Iran Hawks: ‘No enrichment’ for Tehran

Five Senators sent a letter to U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday warning the administration not to offer concessions in upcoming talks with Iran over its nuclear program. If Obama takes the advice, experts say, it could sink his engagement… Continue Reading  

The Daily Talking Points

News and views on U.S.-Iran relations for December 7, 2010: Commentary: J.E. Dyer, writing on Commentary’s Contentions blog, says that talks with Iran are futile and “the current process of negotiation and inspection is worse than irrelevant. It is counterproductive… Continue Reading