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Required Reading on Hostage Cases: And when not/not to write, “Please enjoy your day!”

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State Department

Should governments and parents of hostages pay ransom to terrorist groups?

While most of us sat numbly in our living rooms watching the news about the beheading of journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff, their parents and parents of three other adult children taken hostage by terrorist groups in Syria had been working behind the scenes to ensure the release of their children. 757 more words

Lessons Learned

Secret Deals and a Bad Comparison

There are two secretive side-deals to the nuclear agreement with Iran that the Obama administration won’t be sharing with the U.S. people, our Congress or other nations. 325 more words


Kerry Proves Trump Was Right, Begs Iran for Humiliating Concession Hours After Nuke Deal


GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump has repeatedly accused President Barack Obama of negotiating with the Iranian regime out of desperation. His argument was that Obama was willing to do anything to secure a deal. 256 more words


Sharyl Attkisson Tells Chris Stigall: White House Will Strategically Punish Major Garrett For Tough Questions

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson defended a question posed to President Obama by CBS News White House Correspondent Major Garrett about Americans still being held captive in Iran following the agreement reached this week regarding Iran’s nuclear program. 382 more words

Heard On

Lead negotiator calls Iran deal 'very good,' says Obama has supported Israel more than any president

CBS News reporter Major Garrett might have momentarily tripped up President Obama yesterday as he was taking his victory lap at a press briefing about the Iran nuclear deal, but today’s briefing by Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman was a much calmer affair. 499 more words

International Events

A Major Bummer! Reporter Denigrates President Obama!

By Mick “Spin” Dumdell

Bill Maher got it right when he tweeted:

Here’s the back story from Salon:

CBS News’ Major Garrett has come under fire for his contentious questioning of President Barack Obama on Wednesday — with the first volleys having been lobbed by the president himself.

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