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Blue State Blues: A Senate Without Virtue, or Pride

The Iran deal will fail to muster enough votes to override an anticipated presidential veto. In the Senate, it may even fail to gather enough votes to stop Democrats from filibustering. The fact that Minority Leader Harry Reid wants to protect his members from having to vote on the Iran deal at all tells us exactly how bad it is. But it also tells us how weak the Republican opposition to the Iran deal has been from the start. And there must be political consequences.

Bob Corker

The Deciding Vote for Obama’s Iran Deal Was Bob Corker, Not Barbara Mikulski

The Beltway press tried to make the passage of President Obama’s nuclear sellout to Iran look like a moment of high political drama, but you could tell their hearts weren’t really in it. Everyone knew this was a done deal from the very beginning, thanks to the efforts of the true “deciding vote,” Republican Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee.

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Red Cross: Water Shortage May Prompt ‘Big Health Epidemics’ in Syria

The International Committee of the Red Cross is warning that denial of water supplies as a weapon of war could trigger an “epidemic” of any number of diseases in Syria, where the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS) continues to battle for territory against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s troops and an array of rebel fighters.

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The Most Dramatic Photos of Europe’s Migrant Crisis

People from Africa and Syria continue to flood into Europe, seeking a better life and stability for their families. While the media reports each new arrival, nothing speaks louder than pictures of these people risking their lives to reach Europe. The migrant crisis continues unabated throughout the continent this week.

Ayatollah

Khamenei’s New Book ‘Palestine': A Guide to Iran’s True Intentions

While Senator Barbara Mikulski’s (D-MD) announcement she will support the Iranian nuclear deal seems to give President Obama the crucial 34thvote he needs to ensure its survival, all members of Congress may want to read the English-language excerpts available of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s recently published book Palestine before casting their final vote.

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Libya Denies Entry to Yemenis, Iranians, Pakistanis

Libya’s internationally recognized government–desperately trying to hold the shattered nation together against warlords, terrorist gangs, and the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS)–has banned visas for visitors from a number of Middle Eastern and African nations, including Yemen, Iran, Pakistan, Sudan, and Bangladesh.

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Masked Gunmen Abduct 18 Turkish Workers in Baghdad

On Wednesday, masked gunmen wearing military uniforms kidnapped 18 Turkish nationals from a sports stadium they were building in the Baghdad neighborhood of Sadr City, according to their employer, Ankara-based Turkish conglomerate Nurol Holding.

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