September 2 - Obama Has the Votes to Uphold the Iran Deal; The European Refugee Crisis Deepens; A County Clerk Who Gets Her Authenticity From Go

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Part 1

We begin with today’s passage over the threshold with enough Democratic senators now pledged to support the P5+1 deal with Iran, meaning the Republicans will not be able to override President Obama’s veto of their expected rejection of the deal. Mansour Fahrang, a professor of international relations at Bennington College who resigned as revolutionary Iran’s first ambassador to the U.N. and is the author of “The U.S. Press and Iran: Foreign Policy and the Journalism of Deference”, joins us. We discuss the failure of the massive lobbying effort aimed at House and Senate Democrats and the symbiosis between rejectionists in the U.S. and hardliners in Iran opposed to the deal.


Part 2

Then we go to Geneva, Switzerland to speak with Joel Millman, a press officer for the International Organization for Migration, and discuss the European migration crisis as thousands more refugees from the Middle East arrive in Greece while hundreds of refugees remain trapped at the main train station in Budapest unable to board trains for Germany even though they have tickets, where on top of their misery, they have to endure abuse from Neo-Nazis belonging to Hungary’s Jobbik Party.


Part 3

Then finally we speak with Ronald Krotoszynski Jr., a constitutional law expert at the University of Alabama, who has followed same-sex marriage cases, about the standoff in Kentucky where a clerk refuses to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couple claiming her authority to defy the Supreme Court comes from God.