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3:40 PM ET, November 24, 2013


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John Bolton / Weekly Standard:
Abject Surrender by the United States  —  Negotiations for an “interim” arrangement over Iran's nuclear weapons program finally succeeded this past weekend, as Security Council foreign ministers (plus Germany) flew to Geneva to meet their Iranian counterpart.
Jason Rezaian / Washington Post:
Iran's top officials hail nuclear deal as beginning of new era  —  TEHRAN — Iran's top officials on Sunday welcomed the initial agreement struck with world powers over its nuclear activities, hailing the deal as the beginning of a new era for the Islamic republic, both in its relations …
Ben Smith / BuzzFeed:
Obama's Very Personal Deal With Iran  —  Did he finally earn that Nobel?  —  T.J. Kirkpatrick-Pool / Getty Images  —  A little more than four years ago, the Norwegian Nobel Committee embarrassed President Barack Obama with an unearned Peace Prize.  —  The announcement praised him for having …
Discussion: Liberaland
Fred Kaplan / Slate:
We Have a Deal With Iran.  A Good One.  —  It's everything Obama hoped to achieve in Geneva.  —  The Iranian nuclear deal struck Saturday night is a triumph.  It contains nothing that any American, Israeli, or Arab skeptic could reasonably protest.  Had George W. Bush negotiated this deal …
MaryAlice Parks / ABC News:
Sec. John Kerry: ‘No Daylight’ Between Israel, U.S. on Goal for Iran Nuclear Program  —  Following a historic deal on Iran's nuclear program brokered overnight in Geneva, Secretary of State John Kerry sought to temper concerns expressed by Israel over the agreement, saying in an interview on …
Washington Post:
Iran, world powers reach historic nuclear deal  —  GENEVA — Iran and six major powers agreed early Sunday on an historic deal that freezes key parts of Iran's nuclear program in exchange for temporary relief on some economic sanctions, diplomats confirmed.  —  The deal was reached …
Netanyahu says Iran nuclear deal is ‘historic mistake’  —  Bennett: “Israel does not see itself as bound by this bad, this very bad agreement that has been signed.”  —  Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu characterized the agreement signed with Iran early Sunday morning as a historic mistake.
Caitlin MacNeal / Talking Points Memo:
Schumer ‘Disappointed’ With Obama's Iran Nuclear Deal  —  Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said Sunday he is “disappointed” with the nuclear deal reached Saturday between the U.S. and Iran  —  “I am disappointed by the terms of the agreement between Iran and the P5+1 nations because it does not seem proportional …
Discussion: Weekly Standard
Jonathan Allen / Politico:
Early skepticism, caution on nuclear deal
Laura Rozen / The Back Channel:
Exclusive: Burns led secret US back channel to Iran
Discussion: Politico and BuzzFeed
Israeli PM Netanyahu: Iran nuclear deal ‘historic mistake’
Isabel Kershner / New York Times:
Israeli Leaders Denounce Geneva Accord
Discussion: Politico
Indira A.R. Lakshmanan / Bloomberg:
Iran to Reap $7 Billion in Sanctions Relief Under Accord
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Jihad Watch
Six powers clinch breakthrough deal curbing Iran's nuclear activity
Discussion: The Impolitic and Jihad Watch
Ashley Killough / CNN:
Kerry: Israel is safer under new deal
Discussion: Politico and The Week
Associated Press:
Obama: Iran deal ‘an important first step’
Discussion: Business Insider and Post Politics
Associated Press:
Key figures in the secret U.S.-Iranian nuclear talks:  —  UNITED STATES
Discussion: ThinkProgress and CNN
CNN:   Obama: Iran nuclear deal limits ability to create nuclear weapons
Deb Riechmann / Associated Press:
A Look at US-Iran Ties Leading up to Nuclear Pact
Discussion: Politico
CBS News:
Nuclear deal reached between Iran, 6 powers
Discussion: CBS DC and Liberaland
Laura Barron-Lopez / The Hill:
Filibuster change clears path for Obama climate regs crackdown  —  Green groups might be the biggest winners from Senate Democrats' decision to gut the minority party's filibuster rights on nominations.  —  Their top priority — President Obama's second-term regulations on climate change …
Discussion: Washington Monthly
The Hill:
Filibuster faces terminal decline  —  The gradual diminishment of the filibuster is inevitable now that Democrats have set off the “nuclear option,” experts say, and that could have much broader ramifications down the line.  —  “From here on in, the filibuster is likely to be eroded …
Discussion: Politico
Eric Posner / Slate:
Centrists Should Mourn the Demise of the Filibuster
Discussion: Althouse
Stephanie McCrummen / Washington Post:
In rural Kentucky, health-care debate takes back seat as the long-uninsured line up  —  | in BREATHITT COUNTY, Ky. — On the campaign trail, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell was still blasting the new health-care law as unsalvageable.  At the White House, President Obama …
John Harwood / New York Times:
Don't Dare Call the Health Law ‘Redistribution’  —  WASHINGTON — Rebecca M. Blank was a top candidate in 2011 to lead President Obama's Council of Economic Advisers, but then the White House turned up something politically dangerous.  —  “A commitment to economic justice necessarily implies …
Discussion: Althouse and National Review
New York Post:
Al Sharpton condemns ‘knockout’ attacks  —  Rev. Al Sharpton condemned “knockout” attacks Saturday but stopped short of calling for marches against the brutal hate crimes.  —  “This kind of behavior is deplorable and must be condemned by all us,” he said at his weekly National Action Network meeting in Harlem.
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Amy Davidson / New Yorker:
HEAL THYSELF  —  Last Tuesday, at a forum put together …
Discussion: News Desk and New York Times
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