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Biden Weighs 2016 Run, Clinton’s Email Contrition, Trump’s Surge, Overcoming Iran Deal opposition & Accepting Syrian Refugees

September 11, 2015
Clinton calls private email server “a mistake”, GOP candidates try to take on Trump & the role of the US in the Syrian refugee crisis
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Democratic Support for Iran Nuclear Deal Reaches Critical Threshold

September 9, 2015
Carol Lee, Siobhan Hughes | The Wall Street Journal
President Barack Obama on Tuesday crossed a key threshold in building support for the Iran nuclear deal, winning the backing of enough Senate Democrats that he could avoid having to use a veto to advance the accord.
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The ultimate argument in favor of the Iran deal

August 24, 2015
Michael Crowley | POLITICO
Want to bomb Iran? Then support the nuclear deal. That’s the provocative argument coming from Obama administration officials and other backers of the deal as they promote it before a crucial vote in Congress next month.
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Divisions and Inertia in Congress May Hand Obama a Victory on Iran Deal

August 18, 2015
John Harwood | The New York Times
Partisanship has become the pre-eminent scapegoat for American political failure, an all-purpose explanation for Washington’s inability to act. Yet in rare circumstances, it can actually guarantee action. So, notwithstanding an acrimonious debate, polarization makes the United States’ acceptance of the Iran nuclear deal very likely.
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G.O.P. Is Vague on Using Power Abroad

August 17, 2015
David Sanger | The New York Times
If the diverse group of candidates competing for the Republican presidential nomination agree on one thing when describing how they would engage with the world if they made it to the White House, it is this: If only the United States were stronger, and more feared, the country would not feel threatened by the Islamic State, manipulated by Iran or challenged by a rising China.

2016 Candidates Flock to Iowa and Obama Pushes Foreign Policy Agenda in Iran and Cuba

August 14, 2015
The presidential candidates are in Iowa; Hillary Clinton email scrutiny continues; Obama jockeys for Iran Deal support; U.S. Embassy opens in Cuba
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A Secretive Path to Raising U.S. Flag in Cuba

August 14, 2015
Peter Baker, Julie Hirschfeld Davis | The New York Times
Before the United States and Cuba could seal a historic diplomatic rapprochement brokered in 18 months of secret talks, they first had to hide a pregnancy.
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Obama channels John F. Kennedy to pitch Iran deal

August 5, 2015
Michael Crowley | POLITICO
The president plans to use speech at American University to argue for talking to enemies.
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Nikki Haley's Popularity Grows, Export-Import Bank Standstill and the Military Threat Posed by Russia

July 10, 2015
Nikki Haley's upturn in approval, the Ex-Im Bank hangs in limbo, and Russia's risk to U.S. national security.
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