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Macron Predicts Trump Will Pull Out of Iran Deal

“My view — I don’t know what your president will decide — is that he will get rid of this deal on his own, for domestic reasons. … It can work in the short term but it’s very insane in the medium to long term.”

— French President Emmanuel Macron, saying he believes President Trump will pull out of the Iran nuclear deal as part of “a strategy of increasing tension,” BuzzFeed News reports.


Where Would Congress Be Without Louie Gohmert?

Last week, I announced to the world if the House and Senate will treat Iran — the Iran treaty as a treaty, I will not run for my congressional seat again. It’s the only thing that I have left that our leadership wants beside my integrity.

— Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX), in an email to Glenn Beck.


Colin Powell Favors Iran Nuclear Deal

It’s a pretty good deal.

— Former Secretary of State Colin Powell, telling NBC News he supported the nuclear agreement with Iran, calling the various planks Iranian leaders accepted “remarkable” and dismissing critics’ concerns over its implementation. Powell added that critics are “forgetting the reality that [Iranian leaders] have been on a superhighway, for the last 10 years, to create a nuclear weapon or a nuclear weapons program, with no speed limit.”


Obama On Verge of Major Iran Nuclear Deal Win


Number of Senate votes needed to uphold Obama’s veto of the Republican legislation aimed at blocking the Iran nuclear agreement, the Washington Post reports.


Nevada Lawmaker Scares Bejesus Out of Elementary Students

Do you know that there are schools that train children your age to be suicide bombers?

— Rep. Matt Salmon (R-AZ), quoted by the Washington Post, talking to a classroom of second and third graders.


Scowcroft: U.S. at an ‘Epochal Moment’ with Iran

My generation is on the sidelines of policy making now; this is a natural development. But decades of experience strongly suggest that there are epochal moments that should not be squandered. President Nixon realized it with China. Presidents Reagan and George H.W. Bush realized it with the Soviet Union. And I believe we face it with Iran today.

— Brent Scowcroft, quoted by the Washington Post, urging the Congress to support the Iran nuclear deal.


Cruz: Obama Is a Sponsor of Terrorism

If this deal is consummated, it will make the Obama administration the world’s leading financier of radical Islamic terrorism. Billions of dollars under control of this administration will flow into the hands of jihadists who will use that money to murder Americans, to murder Israelis, to murder Europeans.

— Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), saying that President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran is essentially financing terrorism. Cruz didn’t back down after the president called his comments “outrageous,” Politico reports.


Plurality of American Jews Back Iran Nuclear Deal


Of Jewish Americans support the Iran nuclear deal negotiated by the Obama administration while 28% oppose it and 25% hadn’t heard enough to form an opinion, an LA Jewish Journal survey finds.


Obama Characterizes GOP Candidates’ Attempts to Gain Attention as ‘Sad’

The particular comments of Mr. Huckabee are I think part of just a general pattern we’ve seen… that would be considered ridiculous if it weren’t so sad. Maybe this is just an effort to push Mr. Trump out of the headlines but it’s not the kind of leadership that’s needed for America right now.

— President Obama, quoted by ABC News, on Mike Huckabee’s inflammatory comments on the Iran deal.


On Iran, GOP Is All Rage and No Ideas

Iran is like the health care debate for Republicans. They’re filled with rage but not with ideas.

— David Axelrod, quoted by the Washington Post.