Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committee member Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joins Andrea Mitchell to discuss the push for a deal to prevent the development of Iran's nuclear program after former President Trump pulled the United States out of the Iran Nuclear Agreement in 2018. “Under that agreement, Iran was not producing enhanced uranium. We know that we had IAEA inspectors on the ground to see what they were doing. And because former President Trump pulled us out of that agreement, none of that is happening now. Iran is closer to a nuclear weapon,” explains Shaheen. “There have been ongoing negotiations to try and get back into an agreement,” leading to “a proposal on the negotiating table. I hope that Iran will look at that and will come back to the table and reach an agreement with us."
- The Hill
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) clinched a victory on Wednesday when the Senate — including 48 of the chamber’s 50 Republicans — voted overwhelmingly to admit Finland and Sweden to NATO. The resolution, which cleared the chamber in a bipartisan 95-1 vote, was a top priority for the Republican leader, who wanted to send a signal…
- Palm Beach Daily News
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- Consequence of Sound
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- The Guardian
The speaker insisted she was promoting democracy but critics suggest a last hurrah before she loses the gavel in November
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- Fort Worth Star-Telegram
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- National Review
The reports come as Russia's military force is depleted after its unsuccessful attempt to take key parts of Ukraine, including the capital of Kyiv.
TAIPEI (Reuters) -Chinese and Taiwanese warships played high-seas "cat and mouse" on Sunday ahead of the scheduled end of four days of unprecedented Chinese military exercises launched in reaction to a visit to Taiwan by the U.S. house speaker. Nancy Pelosi's visit last week to the self-ruled island infuriated China, which responded with test launches of ballistic missiles over the island's capital for the first time and the cutting of communication links with the United States. Some 10 warships each from China and Taiwan sailed at close quarters in the Taiwan Strait, with some Chinese vessels crossing the median line, an unofficial buffer separating the two sides, according to a person with knowledge of the matter.
- Fox News
Tulsi Gabbard blasts Kamala Harris' 'hypocrisy' for Brittney Griner response after marijuana lockups as AG
Former Democratic Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard slammed Vice-President Kamala Harris in response to her tweet condemning Russia on WNBA star Brittney Griner's imprisonment.
- Miami Herald
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- Fox News
Speaker Nancy Pelosi is being slammed on Twitter after making comments about her so-called "connection" with China during her trip to the Indo-Pacific.
Trump baselessly claims that Jan. 6 instigators and Gretchen Whitmer kidnap plot were 'fake' in CPAC speech, video shows
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Repercussions of Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan felt around the world as countries and companies stay on their toes
The repercussions of U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) controversial and highly publicized visit to Taiwan on Tuesday are being felt by countries and companies throughout the world as tensions rise amid the prospect of a world war. China issued multiple warnings during the weeks leading up to Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, which the communist country strongly condemned. Although the House speaker’s trip to Taiwan lasted less than a day, it evoked strong reactions from countries around the world who understood the geopolitical impact of having one of America’s most high-ranking officials visit the island and promise that its support of Taiwan’s democracy remained “ironclad.”
A National Security Council spokesperson called China’s response to Nancy Pelosi's Taiwan visit “irresponsible and at odds with our long-standing goal of maintaining peace and stability"
- Business Insider
Claims of new Russian atrocity after gruesome image appears to show the head of a Ukrainian POW stuck on a pole
The disturbing image from the Russian-occupied Ukrainian town of Popasna follows an incident where a prison was bombed, killing 53 Ukrainian POWS.
- Ukrayinska Pravda
IRYNA BALACHUK - FRIDAY, 5 AUGUST 2022, 23:01 Volodymyr Zelenskyy. Photo by the Office of the President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, the President of Ukraine, reported that as of 5 August, Ukraine has confiscated 28 billion hryvnias worth of Russian assets, and the work is continuing.
- The Daily Beast
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast / GettyAs Russia’s invasion of Ukraine marches on, there is a dark undercurrent of waning public support—and it’s coming through even on tightly controlled state television. In the first days of the bloody war, the public was promised a quick victory due to the superiority of Russia’s military. Instead, the Kremlin’s offensive has been plagued by heavy losses and equipment deficiencies, to the point that state TV pundits publicly contemplate seeking aid and
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- Ukrayinska Pravda
EUROPEAN PRAVDA - SATURDAY, 6 AUGUST 2022, 17:39 Mykhailo Podoliak, adviser to the Head of the President's Office of Ukraine, confirmed on Saturday that North Macedonia has transferred four Su-25 attack aircraft to Ukraine.