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Emily's husband, Charlotte, Tommy, Molly's dad, author,FDR,Obama books. MSNBC analyst, DailyBeast columnist, EP: Alpha House. Chicago native.

Ex-Intel Chief: Iran Deal Good for Israel

thedailybeast.com — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu believes the Iran nuclear deal is a "stunning historical mistake." Meanwhile, Israel's opposition Labor Party, Republicans here at home and much of the American Jewish community are joining him in denouncing the agreement signed last week. But many former senior intelligence and national security officials in Israel disagree.
Jul 21, 2015

RT @MartinIromPR: Ex-Intel Chief: Iran Deal Good for Israel. Ami Ayalon interview by Jonathan Alter thebea.st/1HN3rh0 via @thedailybeast

Jul 21, 2015

RT @MartinIromPR: Ex-Intel Chief: Iran Deal Good for Israel. Ami Ayalon interview by Jonathan Alter thebea.st/1HN3rh0 via @thedailybeast

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How Obama Can Heal the Democrats’ Split on Trade

thedailybeast.com — President Obama won a major bipartisan victory in the Senate Tuesday on trade promotion authority, clearing the way for approval in 2016 of the largest trade agreement in world history. But Obama has a problem: He won with the help of only 13 of the Senate's 44 Democrats.
Jun 24, 2015

How Obama Can Heal the Dem Split on Trade - The Daily Beast. My take on why TPP must be matched with huge infra bill. thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/…

Obama Bets It All on the Mullahs

thedailybeast.com — The moment of truth for U.S.-Iranian relations-and for President Obama's foreign policy legacy- is nearly upon us. With a June 30 deadline looming for the nuclear talks, we'll learn soon enough whether Obama's poker skills are good enough to keep the two countries off the path to war.

While David Weinberger may be right about this particular juxtaposition of questions, that hardly…

medium.com — While David Weinberger may be right about this particular juxtaposition of questions, that hardly justifies his sweeping conclusion, which is a slur on every other person who happens to work for CNN (I work part time for the competition, MSNBC). Many are fine journalists who ask good questions.

Knowing then what we know now, would Hillary still support Obama pulling U.S. troops out of Iraq?

hotair.com — That's Ron Christie's counter to two weeks of Republican candidates being forced to answer Iraq war counterfactuals. In the liberal narrative of Iraq, advanced most recently last night on Twitter by Jonathan Alter, every horror that's occurred to the present day was foreordained by decisions made before January 20, 2009.
May 20, 2015

RT @allahpundit: Knowing then what we know now, would Hillary still support Obama pulling U.S. troops out of Iraq? hotair.com/?p=3863364

How Obama Will Spend the Rest of His Life

thedailybeast.com — What is in Barack Obama's heart? Underneath that cool exterior, it can be hard to tell. When he leaves office in 2017, he will be a fit 55-year-old with decades of productive life likely ahead of him. How will he use them?
May 05, 2015

Obama’s Retirement Plan:Help Black Kids thebea.st/1zJQerd My take on why My Brother's Keeper will be the focus of BO's post-presidency.

May 05, 2015

Obama’Retirement Plan: Help Black Kids thebea.st/1zJQeHr Latest Intell: he'll do it at new NYC-based institute with library in Chicago

May 05, 2015

RT @jonathanalter: Obama’Retirement Plan: Help Black Kids thebea.st/1zJQeHr Latest Intell: he'll do it at new NYC-based institute with library in Chicago

Eight Must-Read Stories About Dead Toddlers, High-Flying Preachers and Inside NYC’s Most ‘Elite’ Sex Party

thedailybeast.com — His wife vanished after a fight with him. His friend was slain after defending him. A neighbor was hacked up. He was recorded saying he did it. But please, stop jumping to conclusions! They Ran My Little Girl to Death Heather Walker's daughter, Savannah, died after her grandmother and stepmother allegedly forced her to run laps until she collapsed.

Bibi’s Ugly Win Will Harm Israel

thedailybeast.com — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin (Bibi) Netanyahu won a big election Tuesday, but he won ugly by staking out a new position on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that is likely to harm his nation in the months ahead. A reckoning is coming-faster than expected-for Netanyahu, his Likud Party and maybe even for the State of Israel itself.
Mar 18, 2015

Bibi’s Ugly Win Will Harm Israel - The Daily Beast My take on the coming fallout, including new US view at UN. thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/…

Mar 18, 2015

RT @thedailybeast: Netanyahu's rejection of a Palestinian state will further isolate and damage Israel. thebea.st/1BwEuC5

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The Promise: President Obama, Year One

books.google.com — Barack Obama's inauguration as president on January 20, 2009, inspired the world. But the great promise of "Change We Can Believe In" was immediately tested by the threat of another Great Depression, a worsening war in Afghanistan, and an entrenched and deeply partisan system of business as usual in Washington.
Mar 16, 2015

My 2010 use of "too big to fail" re HRC on p.209. Unlike @secupp, I don't expect credit. I'm "Too small to credit." books.google.com/books?id=g_1wN…

Bibi Faces Political Oblivion As Israel’s Election is Too Close To Call

thedailybeast.com — With the final polls before Tuesday's pivotal Israeli election showing him narrowly behind, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had to choose a message to close on. Some candidates close on trust; others on change. Netanyahu is closing on chutzpah.
Mar 15, 2015

RT @thedailybeast: Netanyahu is flailing, hurling accusations & increasingly seen as out of touch with the concerns of average Israelis. ht…

Mar 16, 2015

Bibi Faces Political Oblivion As Israel’s Election is Too Close To Call thebea.st/1BIqSID via @jonathanalter

Mar 15, 2015

Bibi Faces Political Oblivion As Israel’s Election is Too Close To Call thebea.st/1BIqSID More fruits of my reporting from Israel.

Mar 15, 2015

"On his Facebook page (the main source of communications in Israeli elections)" thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/…

Mar 15, 2015

Clinton campaign hand @PaulBegala "is in Tel Aviv advising the Herzog campaign." thebea.st/1BIqSIB via @jonathanalter

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Jul 30, 2015

How to Make Iran Keep its Word - Dennis Ross - POLITICO Magazine. Important piece for post-deal world. politico.com/magazine/story…

Jul 30, 2015

Even G. Will buys BO core idea of delaying Iran nukes til new gen. takes over.His big argu. against? Insulting Cong. washingtonpost.com/opinions/with-…

Jul 30, 2015

Norman Podhoretz in WSJ says BO right that tougher sanction impossible and only alternative is war. He favors bombing Iran now. Clarifying.

Jul 29, 2015

Trump heresy on issues helps end rigid GOP base litmus test era.That helps Bush, Rubio & Kasich, who as "Bush without the baggage" may win.

Jul 29, 2015

Note how # of daily reporters down 10 percent in one year. Print is dying and a big part of American culture, too. washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/w…

Jul 29, 2015

Jon Stewart’s progressive legacy - WashPost. Impt reminder of how beaten down libs were pre-Stewart and Colbert. link.washingtonpost.com/548386bb3b35d0…

Jul 28, 2015

@TimPersico He was troubled by Iran's "evil" but didn't second guess negotiators

Jul 28, 2015

@RobertGBeckel hi, Bob. Sorry about Fox. I have a quick non Fox question re Jimmy Carter.My email is jalter@jonathanalter.com. Thanks

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