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May 9th, 2012
12:05 PM ET

Sen. Barrasso: Biden may have 'selective amnesia' on Iran, says we should stop blaming America

Vice President Joe Biden has done it again. While trying to blame President George W. Bush for the nuclear build-up in Iran, instead he ended up blaming the U.S.

"When we took office, let me remind you, there was virtually no international pressure on Iran," Biden says. "We were the problem. We were diplomatically isolated in the world, in the region...By going the extra diplomatic mile presenting Iran with a clear choice we demonstrated to the region and to the world that Iran is the problem not the United States."

TheRomney campaign quickly fires back with this statement from policy director Lanhee Chen. "All too often, President Obama and his administration have sought to blame America first, yet Vice President Biden's reckless statement today blaming America for, of all things, the progress of Iran's nuclear weapons program, has reached a new low."

Republican Senator John Barrasso of Wyoming is the Chairman of the Republican Policy Committee and a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He tells Soledad that Biden needs to stop blaming America, and says Biden may have selective amnesia about how the Bush administration confronted Iran.


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March 21st, 2012
09:25 AM ET

Rep. Peter King: Iran could be a 'very, very significant threat'

Rep. Peter King  explains the purpose of today's Homeland Security hearing on Iran and discusses the potential complications for the United States if Israel decides to attack Iran.


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March 8th, 2012
09:46 AM ET

Rep. Mike Rogers: We must have a 'credible military option' against Iran

Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI) discusses the new satellite images of Iran and explains why he thinks the U.S. should tighten up sanctions against the country.


Filed under: Iran
March 5th, 2012
09:01 AM ET

Sen. Mccain says 'Putin's days are numbered,' President Obama needs to define 'red lines' for Iran

This morning on "Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien," Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) talks on a wide variety of topic, including Vladimir Putin's election win in Russia, President Obama's handling of the situation with Iran and previews

On Iran:
Sen. McCain says "I'd like the President to say 'here are the red lines.' If Iranians cross those red lines, action will be taken." He adds: "If there was a country in our hemisphere dedicated to our destruction, I don't think we'd rely on another country for our security."

On Putin's election win in Russia:
McCain says "Putin's days are numbered" and the protests in the country indicate that the middle class in Russia won't accept the election results.

On GOP race for President:
McCain responds to RNC chair Reince Priebus's claim that a long, drawn-out primary is good for the party. McCain say it's not the length, but the tenor of the race that he has a problem with.

On the controversial HBO movie "Game Change" about McCain and Sarah Palin's 2008 campaign:
McCain says he won't be watching it. "It's a great piece for re-election for President Obama...I have better use of my time."

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McCain: Obama needs 'red lines' for Iran

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) says President Obama should better define consequences for Iran if they develop nuclear weapons.

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McCain: "Putin's days are numbered"

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) says middle class in Russia won't stand for a Vladimir Putin election victory in Russia.

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McCain: 2012 race tenor is the problem

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) responds to RNC chair Reince Priebus's claim that a tough primary is good for the party.

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McCain won't watch 'Game Change'

Arizona Sen. John McCain says he has a better things to do than watch the HBO movie "Game Change."

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