Do not allow thug nations to use American hostages as bargaining chips

There was, as usual, a contentious bit of debate between Marie Harf and the conservative panelists on Fox News Outnumbered show this afternoon. Miss Harf, who was part of the negotiations concerning a prisoner exchange with Iran during the nuclear agreement talks, claimed that the Iranians presented a huge list of prisoners they wanted released, …

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Marie Harf gets #Outnumbered

From Fox News: ‘That’s Obama Propaganda’: McCain, Harf Battle Over ‘Success’ of Iran Deal April 20, 2017 | 12:47 PM EDT On “Outnumbered” today, Meghan McCain and Marie Harf got into a testy exchange while discussing the Obama administration’s nuclear agreement with Iran. McCain agreed with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s assessment that the Iran …

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Three conflicting values

From ABC News: Exclusive: US May Have Let ‘Dozens’ of Terrorists Into Country As Refugees By James Gordon Meek, Cindy Galli and Brian Ross | November 20, 2013 QUANTICO, Virginia — Several dozen suspected terrorist bombmakers, including some believed to have targeted American troops, may have mistakenly been allowed to move to the United States …

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Sally Quillian Yates, Leftist Heroine

From The Wall Street Journal: White House Fires Acting Attorney General Sally Yates After She Defies Immigration Ban Virginia U.S. attorney Dana Boente tapped to replace holdover Obama appointee By Devlin Barrett and Damian Paletta | Updated Jan. 31, 2017 10:52 a.m. ET WASHINGTON—The White House on Monday fired acting Attorney General Sally Yates for …

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We have to provide a valid ID, complete with investigation, for lots of things

Fox News tweeted: Poll: Nearly Half of America Voters Support Trump's Immigration Order https://t.co/ybonwad1Fg pic.twitter.com/4sZZ1JBVIY — Fox News (@FoxNews) January 29, 2017 From Travel + Leisure: Driver Licenses From Nine States Won’t Be Valid IDs for Domestic Flights in 2018 By Cailey Rizzo | December 17, 2016 Beginning Jan. 22, 2018, travelers from nine states …

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President Trump’s first week: his supporters are happy, the left are not

From The New York Times: Trump Backers Like His First Draft of a New America By Jack Healy | January 27, 2017 MOUNT GILEAD, Ohio — The challenge Annette Cottrell pondered was how to grade President Trump’s stormy first full week on the job. A trade war bubbling up with Mexico. A divisive border wall. …

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What kind of silliness is this?

From CNN: Secretary of State John Kerry to outline Middle East peace plan By Elise Labott and Theodore Schleifer, CNN | Updated 0125 GMT (0925 HKT) December 27, 2016 (CNN)Secretary of State John Kerry is expected to deliver a speech later this week on the Obama administration’s vision for Middle East peace, several US officials …

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Boeing throws a monkey wrench in any plans Donald Trump had in canceling Iranian nuclear deal If the incoming President cancels the deal, thousands of Americans will lose their jobs

We noted, on election day, that the French oil company Total had signed a deal with Iran to develop the South Pars oil field. Total structured the deal in euros, to avoid remaining dollar-denominated sanctions. Now comes this news, from the Associated Press: Iran seals $16.6B Boeing deal to buy 80 planes Published December 11, …

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“The Capitalists will sell us the rope with which we will hang them.”

A tweet from Heather Long: The other big, important news today: Iran and French company Total sign $2 billion gas deal https://t.co/V6QXBVddBU — Heather Long (@byHeatherLong) November 8, 2016 And the story: Iran is back: Total signs $2 billion gas deal by Mark Thompson and Zahraa Alkhalisi | November 8, 2016: 6:53 AM ET Foreign …

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