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- Haley Discusses Religious Registry, Misses Mark on Iran Deal January 20, 2017
Wednesday, January 18, President-elect Trump’s nominee for Ambassador to the United Nations, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, faced tough questioning from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee during her confirmation hearing. During the hearing, the Governor indicated she did not support a religion-based or “Muslim” registry, while leaving the door open ...
- CIA Pick Pompeo Backtracks on Politicized Opposition to Iran Deal January 13, 2017
Representative Mike Pompeo (R-KS), who has been at the center of highly politicized efforts to oppose the Iran deal while serving in the House, attempted to sing a much different tune when testifying before the Senate this week on his nomination to head the Central Intelligence Agency.
- Trump Pivots From Muslim Registry but Targeting of All Iranian Visitors Remains on the Table January 13, 2017
Donald Trump’s picks to head Homeland Security and the Justice Department attempted to put a more tolerant face on the President-elect’s campaign proposals calling for banning or tracking Muslims – or individuals from so-called “terror-prone countries – who come to the U.S.
- Trump Nominees Oppose Tearing Up Iran Deal But Signal Harder Line January 13, 2017
Donald Trump’s choices to head key national security agencies broke from the President-elect’s more provocative campaign rhetoric on Iran in confirmation hearings this week. General James Mattis and Rex Tillerson, nominated to head the Pentagon and State Department respectively, cautioned against tearing up the deal outright and expressed skepticism about ...