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November 15, 2013

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How the Obama administration plans to fix the Affordable Care Act and how it could stall other second-term legislative priorities; and the recent negotiations and sticking points of a deal to limit Iran’s nuclear program. Joining Gwen: Indira Lakshmanan, Bloomberg News; John Harwood, CNBC/ The New York Times; Dan Balz, Washington Post; Jeff Zeleny, ABC News.

North Korea Nuclear Test 'Highly Provocative,' Obama Says

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North Korea Confirms It Conducted 3rd Nuclear Test

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North Korea confirmed on Tuesday that it had conducted its third, long-threatened nuclear test, according to the official KCNA news service, posing a new challenge for the Obama administration in its effort to keep the country from becoming a full-fledged nuclear power.

Iranian official says blasts targeted nuclear sites

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Iran’s most senior atomic energy official revealed on Monday that separate explosions, which he attributed to sabotage, had targeted power supplies to the country’s two main uranium enrichment facilities, including the deep underground site that American and Israeli officials say is the most invulnerable to bombing.

Obama Order Sped Up Wave of Cyberattacks Against Iran

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From his first months in office, President Obama secretly ordered increasingly sophisticated attacks on the computer systems that run Iran’s main nuclear enrichment facilities, significantly expanding America’s first sustained use of cyberweapons, according to participants in the program.

Obama Says U.S. Reducing Nuclear Arsenal Won’t Harm Security

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President Barack Obama committed to further reduce America’s nuclear stockpile, saying his country had more nuclear weapons than it needed and that it wouldn’t compromise national security. Obama, who spoke at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in Seoul, said the U.S. will seek talks with Russia on steps to reduce their arsenals of strategic and tactical nuclear weapons, as well as the number of warheads they have in reserve.
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Panetta: U.S. Has Potential Military Plans for Iran

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The Pentagon is preparing an array of military options for striking Iran if hard-hitting diplomatic and economic sanctions fail to persuade Tehran to drop its nuclear ambitions, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told National Journal in an interview on Thursday.
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Obama Scolds G.O.P. Critics of Iran Policy

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President Obama on Tuesday forcefully rebuked Republicans on the presidential campaign trail and in Congress for “beating the drums of war” in criticizing his efforts to find a diplomatic solution to the crisis over Iran’s nuclear program, underscoring how squarely the national security issue had entered the election-year debate.
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Netanyahu and Obama Still Divided Over Iran

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President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have been working hard to present a united front on Iran, the nation at the heart of a simmering dispute between the two close allies. But there is no disguising the fact that the two leaders remain sharply divided on the way forward.
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Candidates Hammer Obama Over Iran, but Approaches Differ Little

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To rein in Tehran’s nuclear ambitions, Mitt Romney says he would conduct naval exercises in the Persian Gulf to remind Iran of American military might. He would try to ratchet up Security Council sanctions on Iran, targeting its Revolutionary Guards, and the country’s central bank and other financial institutions. And if Russia and China do not go along, he says, the United States should team up with other willing governments to put such punitive measures in place.