Defense

U.N. arms embargoes on Iran expire despite U.S. objections

“Today’s normalization of Iran’s defense cooperation with the world is a win for the cause of multilateralism and peace and security in our region,” Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif wrote on Twitter. The United Nations banned Iran from buying major foreign weapon systems in 2010 amid tensions over its nuclear program. An earlier embargo […]

Congress

‘Dripping sarcasm’: Graham clarifies comment about segregation

“I want to make sure that everybody in my state moves forward,” he told reporters, emphasizing that nearly a third of his constituents are Black. “And in terms of that statement, it blows my mind that any rational person could believe that about me.” The Senate Judiciary chair made the comments offhand while discussing so-called […]

Congress

Barrett emerges as the anti-Kavanaugh

Barrett has done absolutely nothing to endanger her support among the 51 Republicans needed to confirm her. With the Nov. 3 election just 20 days away, Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell can’t afford the slightest delay or misstep in the confirmation process. For Republicans, Barrett delivered. And for Democrats feeling like they are […]