Additional demands on Iran at the nuclear talks put forward by France are basically impossible to fulfill; it’s unlikely that they were made without the full knowledge and approval of the US, says political commentator Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich.
The Supreme Court upheld the nationwide availability of tax subsidies crucial to the White House’s healthcare program, handing a major victory to President Obama. Six judges affirmed the verdict of a lower court in King v. Burwell, with three dissenting.
President Barack Obama managed to drum up enough support among his fellow Democrats to clear a procedural hurdle for a vote on special trade powers, as the Senate voted 60-37 to end the debate on Trade Promotion Authority (TPA).
The spouse of the Israeli Interior Minister has apologized for an “inappropriate joke” about US President Barack Obama. “Do u know what Obama Coffee is? Black and weak,” Judy Shalom Nir-Mozes posted on Twitter, addressing her 74,400 followers.
Democratic Party presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has come out against "fast-track" approval powers sought by the White House that would allow only the Executive Branch to negotiate trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Arguing that there is a peace and war party in almost every capital, Professor Stephen Cohen, scholar of Russian studies at Princeton and New York Universities, told RT he believes the war party in Washington is against the Minsk agreement.
Had a black person or a Muslim carried out the Charleston shooting, the media narrative would have been completely different and much of the blame has to do with US public policy, says Solomon Comissiong, host and founder of Your World News Radio Show.
President Obama will have to wait up to six more weeks before getting fast-track authority to negotiate trade deals, such as TPP. The House put off a vote on the bill required to pass the authority, giving Obama time to drum up support within his party.
Neither Russia, nor the US are determined to have a conflict, but there are ‘hotheads and fanatics’ which would like to see tension on both sides, and that has to be avoided, Jeffrey Sommers from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee told RT’s In the Now.
President Barack Obama and his family held a “private party” at the White House over the weekend reportedly featuring 500 guests and musicians like Prince and Stevie Wonder, but the lack of previous disclosure has sparked questions about transparency.