Iran Nuclear Program

  It’s sure to be a tough vote.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Jim McGovern tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock why he supports the Iran nuclear agreement.

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Connecticut Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty on Tuesday announced her support for the Iran nuclear deal being pushed by the Obama administration.

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U.S. Sen. Edward Markey says he's backing the nuclear deal with Iran, calling it the best tool to secure a nuclear weapon-free Iran.

Markey, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said he's fought the spread of nuclear weapons throughout his career. Markey said he's also supported Israel's right to defend itself.

Markey holds the Senate seat formerly held by Secretary of State John Kerry, who worked to hammer out the deal.

Markey joins other members of the state's all-Democratic congressional delegation in backing the deal.

U.S. Representative Elise Stefanik
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  Iran is the biggest issue during Congress’ summer recess.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Republican Elise Stefanik tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that she thinks it’s a bad deal.

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As members of Congress decide whether to support the Iran nuclear agreement being pushed by the Obama administration, Connecticut’s Elizabeth Esty is inviting her constituents to share their thoughts on the deal.

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New York Senator Chuck Schumer has announced his opposition to the Iran nuclear deal.

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Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy has come out in support of the Iran nuclear deal announced by the Obama administration last month.

  The White House has begun a hard sell on the Iran deal.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Richard Neal tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he’s busy going line-by-line before deciding.

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The nuclear deal with Iran outlined by President Obama earlier this month remains a contentious issue in Washington as Congress eyes a vote on the agreement.

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  The Iran nuclear deal has been both applauded and renounced.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont representative Peter Welch tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that ultimately, Iran cannot be allowed to have nuclear weapons.

What do you think of the deal to curb Iran’s nuclear program? Is it really the landmark peacemaker that some are calling it? Or is it the historic mistake that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is making it out to be? We want to hear from you. Our guest is Union College's Thomas Lobe.

There is bipartisan concern over the Iran nuclear framework.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Republican Elise Stefanik tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that she doesn’t support the deal.

4/15/15 Panel

Apr 15, 2015

  The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, SUNY Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Professor, Rosemary Armao, and political consultant, Libby Post.

Scheduled topics include Cuba off terrorism list; Congress allowed in on Iran; Atlanta educators sentenced; Retiree savings changes; EU Google anti-trust.

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The top Democrat on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs is weighing in on President Obama’s announced framework that the U.S. and its partners have negotiated for Iran’s nuclear program.

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Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has made it a goal to increase the commonwealth’s international business relations embarking on numerous trade missions across the globe. One of the places is Israel. Yehuda Yaakov took over as the Consul General of Israel to New England in February.

A brief meeting yesterday between U.S. and Iranian officials in Vienna and news today that the U.S. is deploying almost 300 troops to Iraq to protect its embassy there amid deadly clashes between Shiite Iraqi forces and the Sunni extremist group ISIS has given the world plenty to talk about in the last 24 hours.

Herb London: U.S.-Iran Deal On Nuclear Weapons

Nov 11, 2013

A presumptive deal between the United States and Iran to curb the Iranian nuclear program in exchange for an easing of sanctions is regarded in the White House as a breakthrough, cutting the Gordian knot between intractability and persistence. Yet before the acclamation begins a cautionary note is warranted.