Iran’s agreement to limit its nuclear program is “a first step” that will make the world safer and allow inspections that reveal more about the Islamic Republic’s technology, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said.
Iran’s accord with world powers to limit its nuclear program in exchange for as much as $7 billion in relief from sanctions left Presidents Barack Obama and Hassan Rouhani the task of selling the deal to critics.
Twenty-five years ago, it took the specter of a deranged dictator sending agents to the U.S. with plastic guns to get Congress to pass a law banning undetectable weapons. Now that law is about to expire, and though the dictator is dead, the threat is more real than ever.
Senator Charles Schumer endorsed Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination in an Iowa speech yesterday, more than two years before the state hosts the country’s first presidential caucuses.
For the second time in two weeks, U.S. Senate Republicans blocked one of President Barack Obama’s nominees for a federal appeals court considered the nation’s second-highest because of its influence over government regulations.
Southwest Airlines Co. and JetBlue Airways Corp. told regulators they’re interested in acquiring Washington flight slots that may be available under a settlement of the U.S. lawsuit to block the American Airlines-US Airways Group Inc. merger, people familiar with the matter said.