When, in 2012, I authored a cautionary tale about the dangers of a nuclear Iran, I never imagined a U.S. president who would, just a few years later, actively try to strengthen Iran's geopolitical and financial position while providing international legitimacy to the Iranian nuclear program. But sometimes truth is scarier than fiction.
In my thriller, 35 Israeli submariners must decide what to do after Iran gets "the bomb." In an unexpected twist on fiction, a small group of undecided members of Congress may similarly have to determine the course of history. They represent the last chance for a democracy to reject the nuclear appeasement of the Ayatollahs. There are reportedly 26 Senate Democrats currently in favor of President Obama's Iran deal, so eight more are needed to sustain Obama's veto of a Congressional resolution disapproving of the Iran agreement.
But as ineptly negotiated as the Iran agreement is, defeating it would probably be worse, given the political realities. The best possible outcome, at this point, would be a Congressional resolution that rejects the Iran deal but then gets vetoed by Obama. Why? Because if Congress overrides Obama's veto and defeats the deal, Iran will likely use that as an excuse to abandon whatever limited and temporary constraints it accepted under the agreement. Iran can then — at a time of its choosing — race towards nukes while Obama is still in office, secure in the knowledge that Obama wouldn't dare to stop Iran militarily. more >>
Donald Trump is not yet done wreaking havoc in the media industry as he has kicked Univision anchor Jorge Ramos out of a press conference in Dubuque, Iowa on Tuesday.
The Republican presidential candidate once again made headlines after a confrontation with Univision's Jorge Ramos during Tuesday's news conference. The television personality was kicked out of the conference after asking Donald Trump about his proposed immigration policy, according to an AP report published by the Business Insider.
Trump's immigration proposal aims to put an end to birthright citizenship in the United States. During the conference, Trump interrupted Ramos in the middle of a question and told the news anchor to sit down because he had not yet called on Ramos. The billionaire also told Ramos to "Go back to Univision." more >>
A regional chapter of Planned Parenthood has filed a lawsuit against Louisiana following the state's decision to defund the abortion provider.
Filed Tuesday in district court by Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, Inc., the suit aims to get an injunction stopping a state effort to cut Medicaid-related funds to the controversial women's health care provider.
"Unless enjoined, the termination of PPGC's Medicaid provider agreements will take effect on September 2, 2015, immediately disqualifying PPGC from providing basic and preventive health care services to over 5200 Louisiana women and men who depend on that care," reads the lawsuit. more >>
GOP presidential contender Lindsey Graham unloaded on Donald Trump Tuesday calling him "a complete idiot" when it comes to Middle East policies and that he appeals to Republicans who believe Obama is a Muslim.
"Twenty five percent of our party probably thinks Obama was born in Kenya, or at least wants to believe that," declared Graham.
"There is 25 percent of our party that wants him to be a Muslim because they hate him so much," continued Graham, "There is a dark side of politics that Mr. Trump is appealing to." If Trump is the nominee of the party, Republicans "will get killed" in the general election, he added. more >>
Fox News CEO and Chairman Roger Ailes has slammed what he called an "unprovoked" and "disturbing" attack on journalist and Fox host Megyn Kelly, after celebrity billionaire and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump made a number of comments about her on Twitter, including re-tweeting a message that called her a "bimbo."
"Donald Trump's surprise and unprovoked attack on Megyn Kelly during her show last night is as unacceptable as it is disturbing. Megyn Kelly represents the very best of American journalism and all of us at FOX News Channel reject the crude and irresponsible attempts to suggest otherwise," Ailes said in a statement on Tuesday.
The Fox News CEO accused Trump of criticizing Kelly in a number of tweets on Monday, in which the billionaire businessman claimed the journalists' summer vacation with her family, from which she returned from this week, was unplanned. more >>
Republican presidential candidate and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz argued on Tuesday that the recent series of undercover videos produced by the Center for Medical Progress explicitly show Planned Parenthood officials committing multiple federal felonies, one of which carries a 10-year jail sentence.
During a conference call that over 100,000 Christian pastors were invited to participate in, organized by the American Family Association's American Renewal Project, Cruz explained that the barbarity displayed in CMP's videos have the power to change pro-choice minds about whether or not the government should be funding Planned Parenthood.
As the eight released videos have purportedly shown Planned Parenthood officials and representatives of fetal tissue procurement companies that partner with Planned Parenthood admitting various details about aborted baby parts procurement practices that could be in defiance of federal law, Cruz contended that the videos should be enough to warrant opening a U.S. Justice Department investigation into Planned Parenthood's practices. more >>