The American-Israel Public Affairs Committee warns: “Any agreement that would accept Tehran’s ability to breakout in as little as 6-12 months poses serious dangers. . . . Such an agreement would require the international community to rapidly detect an Iranian attempt to break out. History is replete with cases of states that have successfully concealed their nuclear intentions, and Iran has a long track record of lying and concealing with respect to its nuclear program.”
This signals State isn’t going to follow the White House lead in stonewalling. “Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday indicated he would comply with a House GOP subpoena to testify about Benghazi and other questions from the new select committee appointed by House Speaker John Boehner.” If you have nothing to hide, cooperate.
This poll should alert the Democrats they’ll likely have a formidable opponent in the Oregon Senate race. “A Taxpayer Association of Oregon PAC poll conducted by a national pollster helps shed light on one of the most contested and anticipated U.S. Senate races in a decade. . . . Candidate Monica Wehby has the lead in the race with 42.9%. Rep. Jason Conger comes in second with 22.3%.”
Leave Republicans alone to lay out the case on Benghazi? That prospect unnerves some Democrats, I guess. “Almost as soon as House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) announced plans to form a special committee set to investigate the 2012 attack on an American mission in Benghazi, pundits and lawmakers alike recommended Democrats boycott what they considered a partisan fishing expedition. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), a member of the House intelligence committee, called the special investigation a “colossal waste of time” in an appearance on Fox News Sunday. On Tuesday, however, Democrats began to signal their willingness to consider participating in that investigation. Politico reported on Tuesday afternoon that the select committee, chaired by Rep. Trey Goody (R-SC), would consist of seven Republicans and five Democrats.”
President Obama’s focus on climate change may please liberal billionaires, but it alarms Senate Democrats. “The Keystone XL pipeline wouldn’t run through Colorado, but it’s about to take center stage in the state’s politics. The Senate is near certain to vote this week on legislation that would approve the oil-sands pipeline, and that’s leaving Sen. Mark Udall—a Democrat facing a tough reelection challenge—with an unenviable choice to make. Udall told the Denver Post Monday that he’ll vote against the pipeline bill, consistent with his previous votes. But that’s not stopping either side from lobbying for his attention and trying to force his hand. If Udall votes yes, he’ll anger a liberal base that has put blocking the pipeline at the head of its environmental charge. But if he votes no, his opponent promises to use it as fodder for painting the Democrat as too liberal for a moderate state.”
The latest CNN poll suggests caution when listening to the reactions of right-wing media. They may hate him, but GOP voters for now like Jeb Bush just fine. ” Thirteen percent of Republicans and independents who lean towards the GOP say they are likely to support Bush, who stood at 9% support in CNN’s last poll, which was conducted in early March. Bush is tied with [Sen. Rand] Paul, who edged down three points from March.”
Bill Clinton might wave off his wife from going down this road. He once explained that gun control may have lost Al Gore the presidency in 2000. “Gun control laws have grown too lax and need to be tightened, Hillary Clinton said Tuesday during a conference in Washington, D.C.”