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Khameini vows to retaliate on oil sanctions.

Iran’s Power Struggle Opens the Door to Talks

An intense power struggle at the top levels of Iran’s government, along with tough sanctions and the threat of US or Israeli military action, may make a diplomatic resolution to the standoff over Iran’s nuclear program slightly more possible.

Mahmoud … More…

President Obama with Jack Lew & Economic Advisors Pete Souza (540×360)

The President Needs to Deal With High Gas Prices

Last week I wrote that President Obama may be peaking a bit too early in the election year. This week, several polls showed him slipping in popularity and tying or even trailing former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in the general … More…

President talks about jobs & the economy

The President May Be Peaking Too Early

President Obama has been on a roll of late.

Unemployment has fallen steadily to 8.3%, and we’ve had 24 consecutive months—two years—of private sector job growth. The rate itself is much higher than previous presidents have faced going into re-election, … More…

President Obama at AIPAC March 4 Pete Souza

Obama Threads the Needle on Iran

President Obama “welcomed” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to the White House Monday, and I’m putting that word in quotes because everybody knows they can’t stand each other.

Netanyahu has been a hardliner his whole career, and his ruling coalition … More…

Lebanon from the Golan Heights

A New Middle East War May Be Coming

The increasingly tense stand-off over Iran’s developing nuclear program threatens to plunge the Middle East into its biggest crisis since 1973.

That was when Egypt and Syria launched a surprise attack against Israel on Yom Kippur, the holiest day of … More…

Assad and Ahmadinejad in 2007.  flickr sonyapryr

Russia and China’s “Shameful” Veto Was a Warning on Iran

This past weekend, Russia and China vetoed a carefully prepared and much-watered-down resolution in the UN Security Council that threatened sanctions against Syria if its regime didn… More…

Jon Huntsman campaigns in New Hampshire

Huntsman Fights the Good Fight

KEENE, NH–Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, Jr. has been surging in the latest tracking polls here. It won… More…

Republican candidates debate

Live-Blogging the ABC GOP Presidential Debate

CONCORD, NH–Hello, everyone, I’m here in New Hampshire, following candidates around and reporting on the latest trends in the primary, which is being held Tuesday. We’re in the home stretch now, as candidates make their final pitch to the voters.… More…

2012 Predictions Graphic DonkeyHotey

Six Big Political Predictions for 2012

I wanted to take a quick break from the day-to-day primary and caucus coverage–it resumes in earnest when I head for New Hampshire Friday–to do my first post predicting what’s going to happen in politics in 2012.

Predictions, of course, … More…

Former Sen. Rick Santorum

Santorum the Rising Star

Who would have thunk it? Rick Santorum?

The former US senator from Pennsylvania, who lost his bid for a third term by 18 percentage points in 2006, has now returned looking for a big promotion–as president of the United States.… More…