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Ahmadinejad (Emmanuel Dunand / AFP / Getty)

Iran Deal: Obama Surrendered to Ahmadinejad

New details of the history of the Iran deal talks that the Obama administration eagerly sought talks with the Iranian regime, granting it the “right” to enrich uranium at the outset.

Ed Royce (Chip Somodevilla / Getty)

Royce, Sherman Hit Kerry over Iran Deal at Hearing

On Tuesday, Secretary of State John Kerry, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew testified on the Iran nuclear accords before the House Foreign Affairs Committee as Congress deliberates whether they will vote to overturn what is largely seen as a “bad deal.”

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Kerry Lies to Congress About Iran Deal & ‘Additional Protocol’

Secretary of State John Kerry misled the House Foreign Affairs Committee in his attempt to defend the Iran nuclear deal on Tuesday, claiming in his opening statement that Iran had complied with the interim agreement “completely and totally,” and that Iran was “required” by the deal to ratify a key agreement that would prevent it from developing dangerous nuclear technologies in the future. In fact, Iran violated parts of the interim agreement, and there is no guarantee that it will ratify the Additional Protocol to the Non-Proliferation Treaty.

Lew Moniz Kerry (Alex Wong / Getty)

5 Crazy Facts from Senate Hearing on Iran Deal

Secretary of State John Kerry, Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, and Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew are making the rounds on Capitol Hill in an effort to sell the Iran deal. Their appearance at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Thursday did not go well, as the three men struggled to answer basic questions and objections to the substance of the deal, as well as the process through which it had been rushed to the UN Security Council before coming to Congress. There were several new revelations at the hearing. Here are the 5 most important.

Moniz Kerry (Fabrice Coffrini / AFP / Getty)

Kerry, Moniz Lie (Again) About Iran Deal

If the Iran deal were any good, the Obama administration would not have to lie about it. Yet Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz continue to do just that. The latest example is a joint op-ed in the Washington Post, in which the Laurel and Hardy of American diplomacy attempt to defend the nuclear deal using a series of half-truths and blatant lies that is worth decoding concisely, in full.

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Moniz Says 24-Day Delay for Iran Inspections is OK

Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz once promised “anywhere, anytime” access to Iran’s nuclear sites, known and unknown. In the end, he and the rest of the crack Obama administration negotiating team gave up on that pledge. Instead, they accepted a limited inspections system that will allow Iran to delay disputed inspections by at least 24 days. On Sunday, Moniz made the rounds of the talk shows, claiming that 24 days would be sufficient to detect whatever traces were left of nuclear activity. That is partially true, but does not actually solve the problem.

Ivanpah Solar Plant Underproducing — Badly

Ivanpah Solar Plant Underproducing — Badly

The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in the Mojave Desert, lauded by U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz at its opening last February, is having problems matching the initial boasts of how much electricity it would produce.  Given a $1.6 billion

Obama EPA Administrator, Energy Secretary to Testify on Climate Change

Obama EPA Administrator, Energy Secretary to Testify on Climate Change

President Barack Obama, who is planning to implement regulations through executive orders, sent two representatives from his administration to a House Energy and Commerce’s subcommittee hearing this week. Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY) chairman of the House Energy and Commerce’s subcommittee on

Fracking Debate Divides Democrats

Fracking Debate Divides Democrats

The Obama Administration’s quiet embrace of natural gas and fracking has helped widen fissures in the Democratic Party between anti-fracking environmentalists and those in the party’s labor union base who view fracking as a jobs creator. “For the first time

Report: Fracking 'Brings Breathtaking Economic, Environmental Benefits'

Report: Fracking 'Brings Breathtaking Economic, Environmental Benefits'

A new report in the Manhattan Institute publication, City Journal, says fracking “brings breathtaking economic and environmental benefits” to the places that have embraced the “shale revolution.” James Panero catalogs powerful fracking facts, including: According to the federal government’s Secretary

U.S. Oil Production Sees Largest Increase in History

U.S. Oil Production Sees Largest Increase in History

In a development likely to enrage President Barack Obama’s environmental supporters, last year U.S. crude-oil production experienced the largest increase in U.S. history and the largest jump of any country on the planet. Spurred on by fracking and the shale

Obama: No Debate on Climate Change

Obama: No Debate on Climate Change

Barack Obama is an impatient man–with those who deny man-made climate change.  Obama said Wednesday at a Chicago fundraiser that he’s fed up with those who disagree with him over the validity of climate change: If I’ve got somebody who

Obama Names Pro-Fracking Energy Secretary

Obama Names Pro-Fracking Energy Secretary

Monday morning, President Obama will announce MIT nuclear physicist Ernest Moniz as his choice for Energy Secretary. A supporter of research into renewable energy, Moniz is also a strong advocate for natural gas and fracking. His nomination is expected to

Obama Energy Sec. Nominee Sparks Outrage Among Environmentalists

Obama Energy Sec. Nominee Sparks Outrage Among Environmentalists

President Barack Obama plans to nominate pro-hydraulic fracking Massacusetts Institute of Technology nuclear scientist Ernest Moniz as his next Secretary of Energy, a move that has sparked outrage among some environmentalists. “Appointing Mr. Moniz would be a nail in the