Republicans Overreach: Part Deux

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by Jim Lobe Of course, the story of the day on the Iran front is the publication of what its authors titled, “An Open Letter to the Leaders of the Islamic Republic of Iran.” It was signed by 47 Republican… Continue Reading  

Pro-Israel Hawks Take Wing over Extended Iran Nuclear Talks

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by Jim Lobe Washington—Buoyed by the failure of the US and five other powers to reach a comprehensive agreement with Iran over its nuclear program after a week of intensive talks, pro-Israel and Republican hawks are calling for Washington to ramp up… Continue Reading  

The Emergency Committee For Israel Speaks For Itself And Not Much Else

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by Eli Clifton & Jim Lobe The Emergency Committee for Israel (ECI) is having a rough six months. Last year, ECI and its chairman, Republican operative Bill Kristol, did all it could to portray Barack Obama as insufficiently supportive of Israel. The group’s efforts and… Continue Reading  

After Unprecedented Fight, Hagel Confirmed as Obama’s Pentagon Chief

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via IPS News Ending a long and controversial battle, the U.S. Senate Tuesday voted 58-41 to confirm former Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel as President Barack Obama’s new secretary of defence. The confirmation, which followed a more-lopsided 71-27 vote to end… Continue Reading  

Romney Fundraiser Host Bankrolled Right-Wing Group That Wants To Bomb Iran

via Think Progress Yesterday, Mitt Romney held three fundraisers in the Hamptons, the exclusive beach towns known as a playground to super-rich New York City financiers.According to the Los Angeles Times, one event was co-hosted by Daniel Loeb, a hedge-funder who… Continue Reading