111 Responses to “#IranTalks: The Latest”


  1. July 13, 2015 at 12:22 pm

  2. 10 Vicki
    July 13, 2015 at 12:28 pm

    And……1900 hours is what time in DC?

  3. 12 FoxfireTX
    July 13, 2015 at 12:37 pm

    Those last minute snags are causing problems. Looks like no deal today.

    #Iran FM #Zarif on the balcony of Coburg: deal possible tomorrow. #IranTalks #IranTalksVienna #IranDeal #NuclearTalks pic.twitter.com/W06oPyqEx0— Nuclear Talks (@NuclearTalks) July 13, 2015

  4. July 13, 2015 at 12:38 pm

    thanks for keeping us up to date on the happenings with regards to the Iran talks

  5. 14 Allison
    July 13, 2015 at 12:38 pm

    • 15 jacquelineoboomer
      July 13, 2015 at 12:56 pm

    • 16 0388jojothecat
      July 13, 2015 at 2:11 pm

      I remember after a few years as President, Thom Hartman was complaining how PBO had not granted hardly any commutations like other Presidents…..if I listened to him today old Thom would be complaining it was not done sooner……

  6. 17 Nena20409
    July 13, 2015 at 12:42 pm

    Awesome Post, Chips 😉
    Congrats Jackie on your Golden ⭐ 🙂
    Hello TOD.
    C-SPAN is to show The Iranian LIVE on the #IranDeal 😎

    Congrats to all the TOD Au ⭐ winners since yesterday afternoon 😎

  7. 18 Allison
    July 13, 2015 at 12:44 pm

  8. 19 EricFive
    July 13, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    According to Steve Benen, Dem. presidential candidate Jim Webb was on Fox yesterday pining for the days when Southern/Northern lower middle class whites voted for democrats (i.e., the time before Dems ended legal apartheid in these United States in the mid 1960’s). Webb stated “You’re right, the party has moved way far to the left. That’s not my Democratic Party in and of itself. We need to bring working people back into the formula.” In Webb’s worldview (a view he shares with Bernie Sanders and a depressingly large number of old school establishment Dems) only White folks work in this country, which is an insulting, untrue and racist mindset. When asked about Trump, Webb condemned his rhetoric but was quick to add that Dems are often equally disparaging of “Southern White cultures”. He seems genuinely troubled by the absence of overt and vocal racists in the Dem party. I know Webb does not stand an ice cubes chance in Hell of winning the nomination, but I point out his and Bernie Sanders’ race baiting because it is illustrative of a civil war that seems to be occurring within the Democratic party. They seem angry that Black folks voted for PBO twice. Since PBO cannot run for a third term, wouldn’t it make rational sense to court Black voters (as well as the entire Obama coalition for that matter) if one is seeking the Dem nomination? A Black man is in the final phase of a successful two term presidency (best American president in generations and one of the most consequential) and people in his own party not only run away from him, but run away from Black voters. It makes no rational sense, but does seem to fit into my theory that a large percentage of the Dem establishment does not want the Dem party to be perceived as the “Black folks party”. To these folks all votes (and voters) are not created equal.

    • 20 Judith Fardig
      July 13, 2015 at 12:53 pm

      Jim Webb can go to hell.

    • 24 MadameSoph
      July 13, 2015 at 4:44 pm

      Coming here late EricFive, but I’m in agreement with your observations here. In my experiences with Dem/Liberals in my own circle of friends and acquaintances, I’ve noticed the same ugly thread running through a surprising number of their (usually) carefully worded comments. Whether they are supposedly far left, like Sanders, good ole’ boy Dems, like Webb, or city dudebros, like Jon Stewart (I include women here too, even though my examples were male), not all but, far too many Dems have shown themselves to be decidedly un-colorblind. Oh, they say it’s because of “Wall Street not going to jail” or “Drones” or (insert “white-working-class non-issue” here), but it is really, in my perception, discomfort with and jealousy of the fact that a strong, handsome, intelligent black man accomplished with grace and strength so many of the progressive and classic liberal goals that those before him never could manage to and brought about change that others before him only dreamed about. They hate that he is smarter and better at the game than they are. These last six years have be an eye-opener for me. People who were able to pretend to be prejudice-free before have now revealed themselves.

      The OFA coalition is what got us wins in the last two presidential elections. If Dems don’t want a repeat of 2000, or worse, midterm results, they had better recognize!

      • 25 EricFive
        July 13, 2015 at 6:13 pm

        I agree MadaameSoph. I have had similar experiences. PBO’s presidency has brought to the surface a lot of racial anxiety/resentment that existed under the surface before. They are so agitated that they can no longer maintain their social masks. They all (left and right) would have been happier if PBO were to have been incompetent because it would have reinforced their white supremacist theocracy.

  9. July 13, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    This is DISGUSTING and must come down.

  10. 32 Allison
    July 13, 2015 at 12:46 pm

  11. 35 Allison
    July 13, 2015 at 12:52 pm

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  13. July 13, 2015 at 12:58 pm

  14. July 13, 2015 at 1:01 pm

  15. 49 Nena20409
    July 13, 2015 at 1:03 pm

    ‘Cause I’m Happy 🙂

  16. 50 Nena20409
    July 13, 2015 at 1:05 pm

  17. 51 Nena20409
    July 13, 2015 at 1:07 pm

  18. 52 Nena20409
    July 13, 2015 at 1:10 pm

    The Hope & Change since Jan 2009 failing the GOPers year after year 😉

  19. 53 Gazelle
    July 13, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    [As we wait for Iran Deal, here’s an OMG, Lawdy! Idiots born under rocks.]

    So is Tancredo, who once ran for president himself, a supporter of The Donald?

    “God, yes,” Tancredo said, and then clarified his position. “At least of what’s he said.”

    The problem, Tancredo said, is that Trump “needs to be a little bit more artful” when talking about the problems of illegal immigration.

    “He should take lessons from me on how to talk to the press. For a small fee — no, actually for a very large fee — I will help him out. You’ve got to learn how to talk about it, which takes years of practice, which God knows I’ve had,” Tancredo said, cracking himself up.

    .
    http://blogs.denverpost.com/thespot/2015/07/12/donald-trump-tom-tancredo-wants-to-give-you-some-pointers/121984/

    • 54 jackiegrumbacher
      July 13, 2015 at 2:06 pm

      Gazelle, this is why comedians are coming out of retirement to talk about the Republican presidential campaign. Who could resist this kind of comedy?

  20. July 13, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    Posted with an “If …” 9 min ago …

  21. 56 Nena20409
    July 13, 2015 at 1:14 pm

    Live at the WH……Josh is at the Podium

  22. July 13, 2015 at 1:14 pm

  23. July 13, 2015 at 1:17 pm

  24. 61 Nena20409
    July 13, 2015 at 1:18 pm

  25. 62 Nena20409
    July 13, 2015 at 1:19 pm

    Another one bites the dust……

  26. July 13, 2015 at 1:22 pm

    • 67 99ts
      July 13, 2015 at 7:11 pm

      Who’s idea was that? Not an original thought in sight for the GOP – not even a logo

      • July 13, 2015 at 7:14 pm

        You know 99ts, I’m almost grateful to them for all the laughs, endless smiles.

        • 69 99ts
          July 13, 2015 at 7:17 pm

          If it wasn’t so important – everyone would be laughing – when I start to think Romney was a good nominee, I worry about my sanity.
          POTUS has more smarts in his little finger than the collective total of this lot.

  27. 70 Nena20409
    July 13, 2015 at 1:23 pm

  28. 71 Nena20409
    July 13, 2015 at 1:28 pm

    WH Video timed out……perhaps, this will work for some too

  29. July 13, 2015 at 1:33 pm

  30. 75 Nena20409
    July 13, 2015 at 1:35 pm

  31. 76 Gazelle
    July 13, 2015 at 1:35 pm

    [Apparently 31 female students at Univ. of Nairobi have said they’ll commit suicide if PBO doesn’t visit/speak at their school! Lawdy, the madness has begun! Two planes w/ equipment have already landed in Nairobi, roads are being fixed, flowers are being planted, etc., etc. Here’s an articile by a journalist who covered PBO’s visit to Tanzania a couple years ago.]

    When US President Barack Obama visited Tanzania two years ago, I tagged onto the editorial team that would cover the visit.

    I had a ringside seat watching the excitement grow among Tanzanians — in line to receive the most powerful man on the globe. As we prepared to welcome the trailblazing, once-in-a-generation personality, our City of Peace (Dar es Salaam), literally came to a standstill. President Obama’s trip had to be safe and incident free … at all costs. [,…..]

    But it was the visit by President Obama that blew my mind. It was a roller-coaster experience. Kenyans, especially those living in Nairobi, can expect their lives to be turned upside down when the president of the most powerful country on earth comes calling. From the organisers’ point of view, nothing will be left to chance; nothing will be taken for granted.

    The Tanzania government held day and night meetings to meticulously plan how to impress the leader who had captured the world’s imagination by becoming the first African-American to be elected president of the world’s super power.

    .
    More here: http://www.nation.co.ke/news/Barack-Obama-Visit-Tanzania/-/1056/2784366/-/43meuuz/-/index.html

  32. July 13, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    CSPAN not saying Rouhani address is not available.

  33. July 13, 2015 at 1:55 pm

    To answer my earlier question, Press Sec Josh Earnest has confirmed JPOA will be extended if agreement not ready by 12:00midnight.

  34. 80 Allison
    July 13, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    http://www.cnn.com/2015/07/09/world/cnnphotos-afro-mexicans-culture/?iid=ob_homepage_deskrecommended_pool&iref=obnetwork

    An estimated 200,000 Africans were brought to Mexico under slavery, which ended in the country in 1829. Yet Afro-Mexicans remain a marginalized and often forgotten part of Mexico’s identity.

    Photographer Mara Sanchez Renero first learned about Afro-Mexicans as a teenager, when she traveled to the Costa Chica region in southern Mexico. The black community there told her they were descendants of Africans shipwrecked off the Pacific coast in 1900.

  35. 81 JER
    July 13, 2015 at 2:04 pm

  36. July 13, 2015 at 2:06 pm

    • July 13, 2015 at 2:09 pm

      Lavrov has returned to the meetings …. 9p Vienna time is supposedly the next Iran + P5+1 meeting, i.e., less than an hour from now.

  37. 87 Gazelle
    July 13, 2015 at 2:08 pm

    [Ahem! Preparations in Kenya for PBO!]

    […..] However, there might be common occurrences that can be truly characterised as Kenyan culture, especially with regard to what we do when we have visitors.

    This is something a large number of cultural/linguistic groups in the country have in common. An imminent visit by a prominent person results in pandemonium of sorts.

    Firstly, any visible thing that can be cleaned will be cleaned, or have its dirty side hidden and the clean side exposed. If this cannot be done, it will be moved into storage, out of sight of the visitor.

    This applies to any unsightly object in the homestead, including people with habits considered to be unwholesome.

    In some cases, children with disabilities and mentally ill people will be kept far out of sight until the visitor is long gone. They might even be shipped off to stay with distant relatives, especially if the visitor is staying for some time.

    Secondly, everyone is exhorted to be on their best behaviour.

    Annoying individuals are requested to put on a veneer of respectability, and particularly insufferable individuals are locked up temporarily until the visitor is long gone.

    Finally, when the visitor arrives, a grand show is organised for his benefit. He finds only happy smiling faces everywhere he goes, with all people living in peace and harmony.

    All the food will be of the best quality, the drinks will be specially made and even the furniture will either be new or covered in new upholstery.

    There is even a Kiswahili saying, Mgeni njoo, mwenyeji apone, meaning the local resident is “saved” whenever there is a visitor!

    We have been acutely reminded of this aspect of Kenyan culture in recent days, with ongoing “beautification” on all the routes the American president is expected to use.

    Street children are being shipped out, and opposition noise-makers are being asked to tone it down for the duration of his visit.

    Roads are being improved, hotels are being spruced up, and everyone is jumping through hoops to ensure that the visit is successful. […..]

    .
    More here: http://www.nation.co.ke/oped/Opinion/Barack-Obama-Kenya-Visit-Beautification/-/440808/2783998/-/xsafqjz/-/index.html

  38. 91 Nena20409
    July 13, 2015 at 2:10 pm

  39. 92 Allison
    July 13, 2015 at 2:13 pm

    Donald Trump, who promised to kick El Chapo’s a–, calls FBI after Mexican drug lord threatens him on Twitter

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/donald-trump-kick-el-chapo-a-article-1.2290555

    • 93 Linda
      July 13, 2015 at 2:30 pm

      I would bet he soiled himself.

      • 94 0388jojothecat
        July 13, 2015 at 2:42 pm

        I bet he goes into hiding and no more personal appearances….lucky for us. Why he would put his family in danger by taunting a Mexican drug lord whether he’s in prison or not. These people have tentacles that are far reaching…..

    • 95 nospin
      July 13, 2015 at 6:33 pm

      notice the title? Donald Trump “promised” to kick El Chapo’s a- but the Drug Lord “threatened”

      seems to me the threat originated from Trump.

  40. 96 jacquelineoboomer
    July 13, 2015 at 2:15 pm

  41. 97 jacquelineoboomer
    July 13, 2015 at 2:22 pm

  42. 98 jacquelineoboomer
    July 13, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    Ha. Looks like they caught on.

  43. July 13, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    But while the stats have prompted a slow turn toward alternatives to prison, or marijuana decriminalization, experts say the problem of missing black men will be hard to tackle as long as Americans can’t agree on the root causes.

  44. July 13, 2015 at 2:36 pm

  45. 107 Gazelle
    July 13, 2015 at 2:44 pm

    [OK, this is worrisome. Lamu is an island off the Kenya coast, not far from Mombasa. Dude had to have help to get off the island.]

    Kenya offers reward for German al-Shabab fighter

    Kenyan police have issued a $100,000 bounty for the capture of a German man accused of fighting with al-Shabab in an attack on a military base. Two Kenyan soldiers and 11 al-Shabab militants were killed in the attack.

    Convert Andreas M. from Bonn, who uses the alias Abu Nusaybah, is alleged to have taken part in the attack in Lamu county in Kenya on Sunday, which left two Kenyan soldiers and 11 al-Shabab fighters dead.

    Andreas M., 42, was injured during Sunday’s attack and is now on the run, according to information from security forces.

    .
    More here: http://www.dw.com/en/kenya-offers-reward-for-german-al-shabab-fighter/a-18525502

  46. 108 Gazelle
    July 13, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    [I’m so OT, just distracting myself from Iran talks. 🙂 Anyhoo, Stunning Sudanese model Nykhor Paul has a rant on Instagram!]:

    “Dear white people in the fashion world! Please don’t take this the wrong way but it’s time you people get your shit right when it comes to our complexion! Why do I have to bring my own makeup to a professional show when all the other white girls don’t have to do anything but show up wtf! Don’t try to make me feel bad because I am blue black its 2015 go to Mac, Bobbi Brown, Makeup forever, Iman cosmetic, black opal, even Lancôme and Clinique carried them plus so much more. there’s so much options our there for dark skin tones today. A good makeup artist would come prepare and do there research before coming to work because often time you know what to expect especially at a show! Stop apologizing it’s insulting and disrespectful to me and my race it doesn’t help, seriously! Make an effort at least! That goes for NYC, London, Milan, Paris and Cape Town plus everywhere else that have issues with black skin tones. Just because you only book a few of us doesn’t mean you have the right to make us look ratchet. I’m tired of complaining about not getting book as a black model and I’m definitely super tired of apologizing for my blackness!!!! Fashion is art, art is never racist it should be inclusive of all not only white people, shit we started fashion in Africa and you modernize and copy it! Why can’t we be part of fashion fully and equally?”

    .
    Story here: http://allafrica.com/stories/201507080402.html

  47. 109 Gazelle
    July 13, 2015 at 3:06 pm

    The White House has announced the date for President Buhari’s visit to Washington, discussed by the two Presidents when they met earlier this month at the G7 Summit in Germany. In addition to the heads-of-state meeting on July 20, aimed at strengthening U.S. relations with Nigeria’s new government, top American officials will hold consultations with President Buhari’s senior advisors.

    .
    http://allafrica.com/view/group/main/main/id/00037470.html

  48. July 13, 2015 at 3:15 pm


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