| Mar 26, 2015
| 2:10 PM
The Gaza war fought last summer made 2014 the deadliest year for Palestinians since coming under Israeli occupation after the 1967 Mideast War, a United Nations report released Thursday said.
In an annual review titled “Fragmented Lives,”...
| Mar 25, 2015
| 4:31 PM
Fighting extradition to a foreign country where he fears he could be tortured and executed without a fair trial, a South Florida man told a federal judge Wednesday that he is innocent and very scared.
Federal prosecutors say Shawn Abraham Shaw, 43, is...
| Mar 25, 2015
| 11:35 AM
If all goes according to plan, U.S. officials will return home from here next week declaring they have reached a historic agreement that will restrict Iran’s nuclear program forever.
Iranian officials will be in Tehran triumphantly explaining that...
| Mar 21, 2015
| 11:08 AM
It's possible that negotiations with Iran regarding that country's nuclear intentions will conclude with an agreement that could affect the future of the civilized world. If that happens, the U.S. Constitution comes into play. In Article 2, it states that...
| Mar 15, 2015
| 9:00 AM
Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas and the 46 other GOP Senators who took it upon themselves to lecture the Iranian government on the provisions of the U.S. Constitution are themselves in need of some remedial schooling on not only the Constitution but on the...
| Mar 12, 2015
| 12:21 PM
The Obama administration has excoriated Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and 46 other Republicans for writing to Iran’s leaders informing them of the Senate’s constitutional role in approving international agreements. Vice President Joe Biden went...
| Mar 11, 2015
| 4:37 PM
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The Constitution of the United States says in Article II Section 2 that all treaties...
| Mar 11, 2015
| 3:17 PM
Better trade deals
With negotiators closing in on a major and hotly disputed trade pact for the Pacific region, the Obama administration is pressing Congress again to pass a bill that would require an up-or-down vote on the agreement with no...
| Mar 10, 2015
| 9:02 AM
Iran’s foreign minister on Tuesday said that a letter from 47 Republican senators warning that any agreement on the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program must receive congressional approval suggests that the U.S. is “not trustworthy.”...
| Mar 9, 2015
| 6:09 PM
Republican lawmakers warned Iranian leaders on Monday that any nuclear deal they cut with President Barack Obama could expire when he leaves office. The White House denounced the move to undercut the international negotiations as a "rush to war."...
| Mar 8, 2015
| 7:15 PM
WASHINGTON — As the White House looks to wrap up years of negotiations on a highly contested Pacific Rim trade pact, administration officials are increasingly casting the agreement as vital to helping the U.S. face its most daunting economic rival:...