Barak Obama

Election 2012: Obama’s Tack On Iran Nukes Raises Questions

Did the president ‘shift the goal posts’ at debate, as expert suggests?

10/23/2012
Staff Writer

In an otherwise predictable foreign policy debate Monday night, in which GOP challenger Mitt Romney struck a more centrist tone and agreed with many of President Barack Obama’s positions, did the president actually tack to the right on Iran?

That was the view of Iran expert Trita Parsi, president of the National Iranian American Council and one of this country’s top Iran experts, who suggested that when the president stated that his goal is to “end Iran’s nuclear program” he “appeared to shift the goal post on Iran.”

Romney and Obama both suggested they would have Israel’s back at Monday’s debate. Getty images

Pushing The Candidates On Mideast Policy

10/10/2012

With the final two presidential debates coming up in the next two weeks, foreign policy will be a key issue in each, though polls show only about 5 percent of the electorate consider the issue a top priority. That’s a disturbing figure because while Americans are warranted in their deep concern about the economy, it’s not an exaggeration to say that the fate of the world may well rest on the mantle of the next American president.

Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama

Ryan Seen Harming Romney With Jews

Concerns over social safety net in heavily Jewish swing states, as VP nominee’s budget plan scrutinized.

08/14/2012
Staff Writers

Shortly after Gov. Mitt Romney announced Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate on the Republican presidential ticket last weekend, the two appeared together on “60 Minutes” and tried to ease concern about the future of Medicare.

They might as well have been speaking directly to Jewish seniors in the crucial swing states of Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania, each with large elderly populations.

Ryan’s hope: Mitt Romney’s choice of Paul Ryan energized the GOP base but could make luring Jews harder. GETTY IMAGES
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