Good morning! In the news today: Obama admits the nuclear deal would eventually give Iran “zero” breakout time; Schumer demands Congress have a say; Netanyahu has called two thirds of Congress; Rand Paul announces for president; Obama claims climate change is bad for your health; Biden tells Chinese our human rights stance doesn’t make us better than them; and illegal children are crossing again.
Obama admits Iran breakout time would shrink to zero . . . “What is a more relevant fear would be that in Year 13, 14, 15, they have advanced centrifuges that enrich uranium fairly rapidly, and at that point, the breakout times would have shrunk almost down to zero,” Obama said. The stark admission came even after his energy secretary even claimed the deal was a “forever agreement.” Fox News
Schumer breaks with Obama on Iran . . . Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer, one of Capitol Hill’s most influential voices in the Iran nuclear debate, is strongly endorsing passage of a law opposed by President Barack Obama that would give Congress an avenue to reject the White House-brokered framework unveiled last week. Politico
White House line: It’s settled science . . . One of the Obama administration’s themes supporting the deal seems to have something in common with the administration’s take on global warming climate change. Power Line
Obama: Iran need not recognize Israel . . . “The notion that we would condition Iran not getting nuclear weapons in a verifiable deal on Iran recognizing Israel is really akin to saying that we won’t sign a deal unless the nature of the Iranian regime completely transforms,” Obama tells NPR News. “And that is, I think, a fundamental misjudgment,” he said. The Hill
How about at least stop threatening to annihilate Israel? Can that be in the deal?
Netanyahu lobbying Congress intensively . . . “I’m not approaching it on a partisan basis,” he said. “I’ve talked to about two thirds of the representatives of the … House of Representatives, and probably an equal number of senators from both sides of the aisle.” Blaze
That’s astounding. I think it’s more members of Congress than Obama has talked to. Ever.
Obama increasingly compared to Chamberlain . . . Google “Obama” and “Chamberlain,” and you get 891,000 results. The president’s appeasement of Iran has increasingly linked him to an earlier appeaser of evil, and the comparisons could become damaging. It’s an image people can really wrap their minds around. White House Dossier
Flashback Video || Clinton announces North Korea nuke deal . . . Now this sounds familiar. “The United States and international inspectors will carefully monitor North Korea to make sure it keeps its commitments.” – Bill Clinton, October 21, 1994 White House Dossier
What Saddam teaches us about the Iran agreement . . . Despite the broad authorities written by the Security Council, inspectors faced delays, deceptions and threats. Charles Duelfer
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Obama: Climate change bad for your health too! . . . Warning of the perils to the planet has gotten the president only so far; polls consistently show the public is skeptical that the steps Obama has taken to curb pollution are worth the cost to the economy. So Obama is aiming to put a spotlight on ways that climate change will have real impacts on the body, like more asthma attacks, allergic reactions, injuries from extreme weather, and infectious diseases spread by mosquitoes. CNS News
My understanding is that climate change is also dangerous for kittens.
Americans less worried about climate change . . . Significantly fewer Americans worry about global warming/climate change now than did fifteen years ago, according to Gallup. CNS News
They’ve been too busy shoveling their driveways to think about it.
Biden tells Chinese Human rights “doesn’t make us better” . . . “No President of the United States could represent the United States were he not committed to human rights,” Biden said. “If you don’t understand this, you can’t deal with us. President Barack Obama would not be able to stay in power if he did not speak of it. So look at it as a political imperative. It doesn’t make us better or worse. You make your decisions. We’ll make ours.” Daily Caller
Biden is kissing the Chinese’s asses while Kerry and Obama take care of the Iranians.
Feds consider Spanish a disability . . . The Social Security Administration (SSA) approved disability benefits for hundreds of Puerto Ricans because they do not speak English, despite the fact that Puerto Rico is a predominantly Spanish-speaking territory. Washington Free Beacon
Federal calorie labeling requirements will cost you . . . Menu labeling, one of the new Obamacare regulations to take effect this year, will require restaurant chains with 20 or more locations that trade under the same name to display the calorie counts for every food item on their menu. It might sound pretty simple (and helpful) to include calorie counts on menus, but complying with the FDA’s 319-page tome of rules is anything but straightforward. Daily Caller
Do you need the government to tell you that maybe you shouldn’t be eating a triple beef whopper with cheese?
Obama to Walker: Bone up on foreign policy, you fool . . . Obama referred directly to Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, who said he would revoke an Iran accord on the first day of his presidency. “It would be a foolish approach to take,” Obama said in an interview with National Public Radio that aired Tuesday. “Perhaps Mr. Walker, after he’s taken some time to bone up on foreign policy, will feel the same way.” Bloomberg
Why should Walker bone up on foreign policy? Obama has been president for six years and still hasn’t bothered to.
Romney aced his NCAA brackets . . . Got the final four right and picked Duke to win over Wisconsin. Out of 11.57 million brackets filled out in ESPN.com’s Tournament Challenge, Romney is in 25,485th place — good enough for the 99.98th percentile. By contrast, the famously basketball-savvy President Barack Obama sits all the way back in 6,918,578th place (the 40th percentile). Huffington Post
Report: Bergdahl wanted to join U.S. enemies . . . A 2009 NCIS investigation into Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s activities while in Afghanistan reveal that there is clear evidence Bergdahl was “going over to the other side with a deliberate plan,” Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer said on Fox News’ “The O’Reilly Factor” Monday night. Fox News
Rand Paul is running for president . . . Sen. Rand Paul, the eye doctor turned politician, officially kicks off his long-awaited campaign for the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday in his home state of Kentucky, intent on waging a 50-state campaign that marries the small-government libertarianism championed by his father and the millennial generation with the traditional forces of the Republican Party. “I am running for president to return our country to the principles of liberty and limited government,” Sen. Paul said Tuesday in his official campaign kickoff. Washington Times
His website has the announcement. He’ll make it official in Louisville at noon.
Inside Paul’s launch . . . Rand Paul’s presidential campaign has been four years coming. Politico
Hillary announcement could be next week . . . The long and winding prelude to her announcement is nearly over, according to aides, and the start of her second bid for the White House is likely only days away. Aides have been instructed to be ready from Monday forward. CNN
Hillary hires Michelle’s image-redo guru . . . The East Wing employed a woman named Kristina Schake to help Michelle transform herself into a likable first lady. Now Hillary wants some of that. White House Dossier
Bill needed stitches after Hillary found about about Monica . . . “There was blood all over the president and first lady’s bed,” writes former White House reporter Kate Anderson Brower. White House staff surmised that Mrs. Clinton hit her husband with one of the dozens of books that she kept on her bedside table. Washington Times
Jeb take his time . . . Bush remains focused on raising money for his political action committee and super PAC, both called Right to Rise. The Floridian is scheduled through at least May 25 to headline several fundraisers for these two organizations, created late last year as a precursor to Bush’s running for president. Washington Examiner
Jeb marked “Hispanic” on voter form . . . Likely Republican presidential contender Jeb Bush, who was popular among Spanish-speaking voters while Florida governor, marked himself as “Hispanic” on a 2009 voter registration application, The New York Times reported on Monday. “My mistake! Don’t think I’ve fooled anyone!” Bush wrote on Twitter on Monday. Reuters
Scott Walker flip flops on amnesty . . . Mr. Walker was for a path to citizenship before he was against it, having embraced it in 2013 before reversing himself this year, now espousing a security-first approach that has become the fallback position for much of the Republican presidential field. Washington Times
Green billionaire to shame Republicans on climate change . . . Billionaire liberal activist Tom Steyer hopes to shame GOP presidential candidates over their climate change skepticism in the 2016 campaign. He is also seeking to tie Republicans to his arch foes: Charles and David Koch, the billionaire brothers who spent more than $100 million in the 2014 midterms behind GOP candidates opposed to environmental regulations. The Hill
Nothing from international news today.
Fraternity to sue Rolling Stone . . . Phi Kappa Psi, the fraternity accused of facilitating a brutal gang rape in a now-discredited Rolling Stone article, says it will “pursue all available legal action against the magazine.” The fraternity released a statement Monday saying that it had been “living under a cloud of suspicion” due to the RS article. Washington Examiner
Special ops troops worried about women in combat politics . . . Troops in special operations units, of both genders, are overwhelmingly concerned that political pressure will cause leaders to cave on important training standards, a series of surveys conducted by the Associated Press and RAND Corporation reveals. Daily Caller
Student suspended for helping O’Keefe with video . . . A student journalist at Barry University was slapped with a suspension for helping conservative provocateur James O’Keefe film a video on campus in which a university employee is asked to help start a club to support ISIS. In the video, the student, known only as Laura, meets with a university administrator who advises her on creating a “Sympathetic Students in Support of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria” student group. Daily Caller
Illegal children surging across border again . . . The second wave of unaccompanied illegal immigrant children has begun, with more than 3,000 of them surging across the Mexican border into the U.S. last month — the highest rate since the peak of last summer’s crisis and a warning that another rough season could be ahead. Washington Times
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