Haleh Esfaniari, director of the Middle East program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, went to Iran in 2006 to visit her ailing mother. But the Iranian government accused her of being a spy and threw her into prison. Reportedly, she hasn't been allowed to talk to her family in America since she was imprisoned, so her husband, Shaul Bakhash, is likely very concerned. And his mood probably wasn't helped when he received a letter from Citibank in May 2007 saying it had frozen his wife's account since she is now a "resident" of Iran. The bank says it is merely complying with U.S. sanctions against Iran.
Simply put: Republicans agree not to vote on a replacement for Ginsburg until January; Democrats agree not to pack the Court.
Democrats Scuttle Marijuana Decriminalization Vote Over Fears of Not Being Deferential Enough to Cop Lobbyists
If Congress is too afraid to vote on marijuana reform, how the hell are they ever going to pass policing reform?
2016: Fill it. 2020: Don't fill it.