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01.28.16

Time to Modernize Our Nation’s Energy Policies

Broad Bipartisan Bill Cuts Red Tape And Promotes LNG Exports, Innovation, And Efficiency SEN. MURKOWSKI (R-AK): "Our energy renaissance has taken us from a position of energy scarcity to one of energy abundance, but current law rarely reflects that fact. After months of working together, the bipartisan legislation we introduced today marks a critical step toward the modernization of our federal energy policies. By focusing on areas where agreement was possible, we have assembled a robust bill… Continue Reading


01.12.16

A Legacy of Global Instability

PRES. OBAMA: "[W]e cannot help but believe that the old hatreds shall someday pass; that the lines of tribe shall soon dissolve; that as the world grows smaller, our common humanity shall reveal itself; and that America must play its role in ushering in a new era of peace." ("President Barack Obama's Inaugural Address," 1/20/2009) FORMER PRES. JIMMY CARTER: "I can't think of many nations in the world where we have a better relationship now than when he took over." ("Jimmy Carter: Barack Obama's… Continue Reading


01.08.16

Buyer’s Remorse

Dems On President's Iran Policy: 'No Response Is In Effect, A Response' 'Democrats In Congress Are Losing Patience' "Democrats in Congress are losing patience with the Obama administration for failing to respond quickly enough to Iran's test of a ballistic missile." ("Democrats, Frustrated With Obama On Iran, Float New Sanctions Proposals," The Washington Post, 1/07/2016) "Leading lawmakers, including supporters of President Barack Obama's nuclear deal with Iran, rapped the White House for … Continue Reading


10.20.15

Vetoing American Security

As Global Crises Continue To Spread, President Obama's Threat To Veto The Bipartisan Defense Bill Remains Unchanged Q: "On the Hill yesterday, lawmakers reached a compromise on the annual defense authorization bill." … JOSH EARNEST, White House Press Secretary: "…if the President got this bill he'd veto." (White House Press Briefing, 9/30/15) "American presidents rarely veto national defense authorization bills, since they are, well, vital to national security. …Refu… Continue Reading


09.17.15

‘Frightening…Deplorable…Outrageous’ Situation

Will Dems Back Their Calls To The Iranian Regime To 'Immediately Release All Americans Who Are In Jail'? Senate Dem To Iran: 'Immediately Release All Americans Who Are In Jail' The Senate voted unanimously for a resolution calling on Iran to release American prisoners. (S.Con.Res. 16, Roll Call Vote #175, Adopted 90-0: R 47-0, D 42-0, I 1-0, 5/11/15) SEN. BILL NELSON (D-FL): "We are hopefully and prayerfully expectant that if it is a successfully concluded negotiation to prevent Iran from … Continue Reading


09.15.15

American Prisoners Languish In Iran

Prisoners Raise 'Legitimate And Serious Concerns About This Deal' SEN. KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND (D-NY): "There are legitimate and serious concerns about this deal. For example... Hostages remain in Iranian custody. We will have to work hard to fight Iran's malign efforts to wreak havoc in the region." ("Why I'm Supporting An Imperfect Iran Deal," Medium, 8/6/15) The Senate voted unanimously for a resolution calling on Iran to release the American prisoners. (S. Con. Res. 16, Roll Call Vote #17… Continue Reading


09.14.15

Iran: ‘Strong Support’?

Fact-Checker: 'It Is Difficult To Support The Claim That There Is "Strong Support" For The Iran Deal Among Lawmakers And Citizens' PRESIDENT OBAMA: "I am heartened that so many Senators judged this deal on the merits, and am gratified by the strong support of lawmakers and citizens alike." (President Obama, Statement, 9/10/15) WASHINGTON POST's 'Fact-Checker': "Anyway you slice it, it is difficult to support the claim that there is 'strong support' for the Iran deal among lawmakers and citiz… Continue Reading


09.10.15

‘When Sanctions Lift, Iranian Commander Will Benefit’

Iran's Worst Of The Worst Receive 'Significant Sanctions Relief' Thanks To President Obama's Deal "There will be significant sanctions relief for the leader of the Quds force, a special unit of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard accused of supplying militants with weapons to kill Americans during the Iraq war, under the new Iran nuclear deal. Gen. Qasem Soleimani will have his travel ban lifted and foreign assets unfrozen -- sanctions imposed by the UN -- if the deal goes as planned." ("Irania… Continue Reading


09.10.15

The Iranian Record: Post Agreement

International Commitments Violated, Terrorism Support Continues, U.S. Still Called 'Great Satan' 'The Iranian Regime Continues To View The U.S. As The "Great Satan"' AYATOLLAH KHAMENEI, Iranian Dictator: 'Reiterated that America remains the "Great Satan."' "Speaking to a group of people in Tehran, Khamenei reiterated that America remains the 'Great Satan.' 'The Iranian nation ousted the Satan. We should not let it back through the window to penetrate' Iran, he said." ("Iran's Supreme Leader… Continue Reading


09.09.15

Dems: Let’s ‘Cast Our Votes For Or Against This Deal’

A Filibuster 'Would Stop All Of You From Knowing How We Voted On This' And The 'Democratic Caucus Does Not Like That Position At All' 98 Senators voted for the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015 (H.R. 1191, Roll Call Vote #174, Bill Passed 98-1, R 53-1, D 43-0, I 2-0, 5/7/15) Senate Democrats: 'Go To The Floor And Cast Our Votes For Or Against This Deal,' 'It's Important Because The Stakes Are High' SEN. CHRIS COONS (D-DE): "As a caucus that was opposed to games with filibusters … Continue Reading


09.08.15

Dems Sell Iran Deal To America

Deal 'Falls Short', 'Deeply Flawed' And Contains 'Significant Shortcomings' Dem. Senators: Deal 'Didn't Achieve [Its] Objective, 'This Deal Is Not The Agreement I Have Long Sought' SEN. CORY BOOKER (D-NJ): "We joined with our partner nations at the outset of negotiations with the stated intention of preventing Iran from having the capability to get a nuclear weapon. Unfortunately, it's clear we didn't achieve that objective and have only delayed-not blocked-Iran's potential nuclear breakout."… Continue Reading


09.08.15

Iran: A ‘Malign Force’

'U.S. Military Deaths In Iraq And Afghanistan Were Directly Linked To Iran' PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: "Do we think that with the sanctions coming down, that Iran will have some additional resources for its military and for some of the activities in the region that are a threat to us and a threat to our allies? I think that is a likelihood that they've got some additional resources." (President Obama, Press Conference, 7/15/15) "The totality of European Union sanctions, including the embargo … Continue Reading


09.03.15

Iran Deal: ‘Dangerous Farce’

Editorials From Across The Country Call President Obama's Iran Pact 'Disturbing', 'Oversold', and 'Frightening' 'Who In Good Faith Can Vote To Approve This Deal?' LOS ANGELES TIMES: "It is far from a perfect deal, it promises less than many had hoped for, it has been oversold by its proponents…" ("Editorial Weighing The Iran Nuclear Deal: Far From Perfect, But The Alternatives Are Worse," Los Angeles Times, 8/30/15) "The weaknesses in the agreement are significant. For example, wh… Continue Reading


09.02.15

‘Hope…Is Not A National Security Strategy’

Majority of Americans, Leading Congressional Democrats Oppose Iran Deal SEN. ROBERT MENENDEZ (D-NJ): "Whether or not the supporters of the agreement admit it, this deal is based on 'hope'… Hope is part of human nature, but unfortunately it is not a national security strategy." (Sen. Menendez, Remarks, 8/18/15) 'Ever-Growing Majority' of Americans Oppose Iranian Nuclear Deal NEW YORK POST: "Solid majorities in each house of Congress oppose the deal - as does an ever-growing major… Continue Reading


08.06.15

‘Common Cause’?

President Obama's Extreme Rhetoric Is Masking A Weak Case For His Iran Deal PRESIDENT OBAMA: "In fact, it's those hardliners who are most comfortable with the status quo. It's those hardliners chanting 'Death to America' who have been most opposed to the deal. They're making common cause with the Republican Caucus." (President Obama, Remarks At American University, 8/5/15) Does The President Think These Dems Are 'Making Common Cause' With Iranians Chanting 'Death To America'? DENNIS ROS… Continue Reading


07.29.15

Iran: Congress Isn’t ‘Satisfied’ With Secret Side Deals

Congressional Leaders: Per The Iran Nuclear Review Act, 'Transmit These Two Side Agreements To Congress Immediately' Obama Administration: 'There's No Side Deals' & 'No Secret Deal,' But If There Is, Those Documents Are 'Not Public' & 'Not In Our Possession' "The White House on Wednesday acknowledged the existence of so-called 'side' agreements between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency that have sparked new arguments against the Iran nuclear deal." ("Hurdles Grow For … Continue Reading


07.23.15

Nuclear Deal Adds Fuel To Iran’s Fire

President Obama Admits Iran Won't Change Its Behavior, As Their Ability To Sow Chaos In The Region Increases Dramatically "Abbas Araqchi, one of several deputy foreign ministers, also told a news conference Iran would do 'anything' to help allies in the Middle East… On Monday, Araqchi told national television: 'Whenever it's needed to send arms to our allies in the region, we will do so. We are not ashamed of it.'" ("Iran Says Rejects Curbs After 10 Years, Will Back Allies," Reuters… Continue Reading


07.15.15

Editorials: Welcome To ‘A New Age Of Nuclear Proliferation’

Iran Nuclear Deal 'All But Guarantees That Iran…Will Eventually Become A Nuclear Power' Editorials: Iranians 'Dancing In The Street' After U.S. Makes A 'Horrifying Nightmare' Of A Nuclear Deal WALL STREET JOURNAL: 'The agreement all but guarantees that Tehran will eventually become a nuclear power' "President Obama was right on Tuesday to hail his nuclear agreement with Iran as historic, though not because of his claim that it will 'prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.' The … Continue Reading


07.13.15

McConnell On ‘Fox News Sunday’

'It appears as if the administration's approach to this was to reach whatever agreement the Iranians are willing to enter into. So I think it's going to be a very hard sell - if it's completed - in Congress.' WASHINGTON, DC -- U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell appeared on 'Fox News Sunday' this morning. The following are excerpts from the interview: On the Senate's response to a potential nuclear agreement with Iran: "We already know that it's going to leave Iran as a threshold nucl… Continue Reading


06.12.15

Despite ‘Complex Array Of Crises Around The World’ Dem Leader Asserts NDAA ‘A Waste Of Time’

Obama Threatens To Veto Unless IRS Receives More Funding Too SEN. JOHN MCCAIN (R-AZ): "It is simply incomprehensible that as America confronts the most diverse and complex array of crises around the world since the end of World War II, that a president would veto funding for our military to prove a political point." (Sen. McCain, "Obama Is Wrong To Hold Defense Funding Hostage," Politico, 6/8/15) SEN. JACK REED (D-RI): "…we currently face an alarming number of complex and varied nationa… Continue Reading

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