The Brilliant, Simple Defiance Of 'Jafar Panahi's Taxi'To step into the Iran of Jafar Panahi is to encounter a world where an internationally celebrated director isn’t allowed to make movies. Five years ago, Panahi was charged with propaganda against the Iranian government and told he couldn’t make movies for 20 years. Still, Panahi has persisted, making films about his house arrest (such as 2011’s This Is Not A Film, which was sneaked out of the country in a cake) and doing odd jobs, like driving a taxi.
Bachmann Tweet Links Deadly S.C. Floods To U.S. Relationship With IsraelFormer Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachmann shared a theory on Twitter for why historic and deadly rains have flooded South Carolina. Over the weekend, the former Republican lawmaker and presidential candidate posted, saying: "US turns its back on Israel, disasters following."
Minnesota Politicians Comment On Iran DealThe Republican-led House cast largely symbolic votes on Friday against the Iran nuclear deal and sought to restrict President Barack Obama's authority to lift sanctions against Tehran, one day after the Senate ensured that the administration can implement the accord without congressional interference.
Klobuchar, Franken Back Iran Nuclear DealMinnesota's senators say they are backing President Obama's deal to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon. The international agreement would lift some sanctions in Iran, in exchange for restricting the country's ability to develop a nuclear weapon.
Good Question: How Many Nuclear Weapons Still Exist?The United States dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima 70 years ago Thursday. Estimates of causalities were anywhere between 90,000 and 160,000 people. It was the first nuclear weapon ever used, at a time when the United States was the only country with that capability. All of that has changed.
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4 Things To Know From July 14, 2015From a historic agreement to limit Iran's nuclear program to an equally history flyby of the dwarf planet Pluto, here are the four stories to know for Tuesday, July 14.
Obama: Gov. Walker's Approach On Iran Deal Would Embolden EnemiesPresident Barack Obama said Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker would be taking a foolish approach if he follows through with vows to revoke a nuclear deal with Iran if elected president.
World Powers, Iran Reach Framework For Nuke Deal By June 30The United States, Iran and five other world powers on Thursday announced an understanding outlining limits on Iran's nuclear program so it cannot lead to atomic weapons, directing negotiators toward achieving a comprehensive agreement within three months.
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Gov. Walker Accuses Obama Of Ignoring Alarm Bells On IsraelWisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is sounding more notes of caution about U.S.-Israeli relations than even the country's prime minister. Walker published an opinion piece Monday in the National Review Online that calls the bond with Israel at "perhaps the most serious crisis in our history."
Movie Blog: 'A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night' ReviewNothing quite says Happy Halloween like a spaghetti western set in Iran featuring a hijab-wearing vampire and a kick-ass soundtrack. Director Ana Lily Amirpour debut is a work of striking confidence and imagination; it’s a draft of life, a vein of new blood. Her work rings of the stuff of David Lynch and Harmony Korine, yet all the weirdness works to open the way for sonorous (and somehow gentle) emotion. Even if you’re allergic to zombies and vampires, this black-and-white gem isn’t one to hold a cross to. Moreover, it’s pretty much perfect that it’s screening Halloween night at the Walker.