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King’s Absence at Meeting Signals a Saudi-U.S. Marriage Adrift

May 12, 2015
Peter Baker, Michael Shear | The New York Times
The decision by King Salman of Saudi Arabia to skip a summit meeting called by President Obama reflects a new reality for two nations that for generations shared goals in the Middle East but that are now at odds in fundamental ways.
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Senators explain why Congress should have its say on Iran deal

May 7, 2015
Voting 98 to 1, the Senate passed the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act, a bill that would give Congress up to 52 days to review any proposed nuclear agreement with Iran, during which President Obama would be barred from reducing imposed sanctions. Gwen Ifill gets two views on the overwhelming support for the measure from Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., and Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va.
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Senate moves forward with Iran bill

April 29, 2015
Susan Davis | USA Today
The Senate is debating this week legislation to grant Congress greater authority over a nuclear deal with Iran, but amendments to the bipartisan agreement could complicate its chances of passage.
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Republican Jewish Coalition says it sees fundraising boom

April 23, 2015
Matea Gold | The Washington Post
Tension between the Obama administration and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has fueled a fundraising bonanza for a conservative advocacy group that serves as an influential hub of wealthy Jewish donors on the right.

Three Candidates Jump Into 2016 Race, Selling the Iran Nuclear Deal & SC Police Shooting

April 10, 2015
Rand Paul Announces Campaign with Hillary Clinton and Marco Rubio to follow soon. Plus, issues of race and justice in America.
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Iran’s Supreme Leader Says Sanctions Must Lift When Nuclear Deal Is Signed

April 10, 2015
David Sanger, Thomas Erdbrink | The New York Times
Iran’s supreme leader on Thursday challenged two of the United States’ bedrock principles in the nuclear negotiations, declaring that all economic sanctions would have to be lifted on the day any final agreement was signed and that military sites would be strictly off limits to foreign inspectors.
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Ernest Moniz: Iran deal closes enrichment loophole

April 8, 2015
Michael Crowley | POLITICO
In an interview with POLITICO, the U.S. energy secretary describes previously unpublished provisions that make it harder for Iran to reconstitute its weapons program.
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President Obama Calls Preliminary Iran Nuclear Deal ‘Our Best Bet’

April 6, 2015
Peter Baker | The New York Times
President Obama strongly defended last week’s preliminary agreement with Iran as a “once in a lifetime opportunity” to curb the spread of nuclear weapons in a dangerous region while reassuring critics that he would keep all options available if Tehran ultimately cheated.
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Nuclear deal unlikely to make Iran a docile U.S. partner

April 6, 2015
Doyle McManus | Los Angeles Times
When the United States and Iran began inching toward an agreement to limit Tehran's nuclear technology, optimists suggested that a deal could open the way for a broader rapprochement between the two countries. That no longer seems like even a remote possibility.
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