Now the Washington, D.C. Democratic establishment is treating Democratic Senate candidate Joe Sestak of Pennsylvania as if he too has hoof in mouth disease, if not the plague.
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While we continue to oppose the Corker bill and any legislation that might undermine completion of an agreement, we are somewhat relieved that President Obama is not overly concerned about the potential impact of the Corker bill on the diplomatic talks. We stand in strong support of the president’s diplomacy to prevent a nuclear-armed Iran.
In this week’s edition: Madeleine Albright and Bill O’Reilly agree on Iran, Iran talks breakthroughs, our letter to President Obama, and come meet us in Boston!
The framework agreement cuts off all potential paths to an Iranian nuclear weapon. A nuclear deal based on the provisions agreed to under last week’s framework would block every path Iran has to obtaining a nuclear weapon through an exceptionally intrusive regime of restrictions and monitoring. Weapons grade plutonium or uranium are necessary to make a nuclear bomb.
Since he was first elected in 2008, President Obama has been committed to ending the wars that began under his predecessor. That pledge translated to withdrawing U.S. troops completely from Iraq and Afghanistan.
: “It may be the biggest foreign policy bet of Barack Obama’s presidency. It is also a sensible step forward for Iran and the west . . . This tentative progress is testament to the power of diplomacy. President Obama and John Kerry, his secretary of state, deserve credit for persisting with negotiations despite trenchant opposition from some quarters in Congress.”
In this week’s edition: Laicie on the Ed Show, our letter in support of the SANE act, how to save $43 billion at the Pentagon, and more.
By John Isaacs
Council for a Livable World
March 27, 2015
Senate Completes its Budget Resolution – Finally
CQ/Roll predicted that the Senate would conclude its vote-a-rama – a series of votes following by votes – more than 12 hours after the voting started at noon yesterday.
The full House and Senate are moving forward with the budget resolutions in a fairly desultory fashion. The Senate was anticipating a first amendment vote on its version on Monday night, but with no amendments ready for a vote, the Senate voted instead on the nomination of a Federal Maritime Commissioner.
Letter from Council for a Livable World to key Senators on the flaws in the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015 (S.615) introduced by Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Senator Corker (R-Tenn.)to require a congressional vote on any nuclear deal with Iran.