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Ayatollah Jannati: Iran's Future Supreme Leader?

On Tuesday, Ayahtollah Ahmad Jannati was elected chairman of the Assembly of Experts, a powerful deliberative body charged with electing and removing Iran's Supreme Leader. Commenting on the election, Iranian political commentator Emad Abshenass spoke to Sputnik about the prospects for Jannati becoming the next Supreme Leader.

Activist Imprisoned and Tortured Without Access to a Lawyer for Shouting “Death to Khamenei”

Labor activist Mehdi Farahi Shandiz, imprisoned for shouting “death to [Ali] Khamenei,” Iran’s supreme leader, is being unlawfully held in Rajaee Shahr Prison’s Ward 10, where non-political prisoners are kept, and has been denied furlough as well as adequate medical care. He did not have access to a lawyer in any of his trials and […]

Iranian Commander: We Can Wipe Out Israel in Eight Minutes

That’s quite a statement: “If the Supreme Leader’s orders [are] to be executed, with the abilities and the equipment at our disposal, we will raze the Zionist regime in less than eight minutes,” Ahmad Karimpour, a senior adviser to the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corp’s al-Quds Force, was quoted as stating, according to regional reports. Photo […]

Hardliner elected as head of Iran's top clerical body

DUBAI (Reuters) - A powerful anti-Western cleric was chosen on Tuesday as the head of Iran's new Assembly of Experts, in a sign that hardliners are still in firm control of the body in charge of choosing the next supreme leader.

North Korea on Donald Trump Meeting: Thanks But No Thanks

The Kremlin isn't the only authoritarian leader Donald Trump admires — he's also a self-proclaimed fan of North Korea's Kim Jong-un. During a rally in Iowa back in January, Trump praised North Korea's Supreme Leader as "incredible." "He goes in, he takes over, he's the boss," Trump said. "It's pretty ... More »

Supreme Leader: America “Cannot Do a Damn Thing” About Iranian Missiles [Updated]

(John Hinderaker) One of these days, a reporter might ask President Obama how his grand plan for an alliance with Iran is turning out. Someone forgot to tell the mullahs, apparently. Today Iran’s more-or-less-official FARS News Service...Show More Summary

GOP Congressman: 'I've Never Thought' It Was A Good Idea To Block Obama's SCOTUS Pick

6 days agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- Another Republican lawmaker is breaking from his party and urging the Senate to vote on President Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominee. Rep. Daniel Donovan (R-N.Y.) said Monday that the the failure of GOP leaders to even...Show More Summary

The Monday Slatest Newsletter

Today's biggest stories: It was a bad day for racists at the Supreme Court. A far-right candidate just barely missed out on winning the Austrian presidency. President Obama says the death of Taliban leader Mullah Mansour has been confirmed. Obama is currently in Vietnam. Show More Summary

Virginia Republican leaders sue over Gov. McAuliffe's restoration of felons' voter rights

Virginia Republicans filed a lawsuit Monday to get the state supreme court to keep 206,000 felons from voting in the upcoming general election. They argue in the 61-page suit that Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe exceeded his authority...Show More Summary

Iranian Commander Warns Regime Can Destroy Israel ‘In Under Eight Minutes’

An Iranian military adviser has said that Iran could wipe out Israel “in less than eight minutes” if the order was given by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. “If the Supreme Leader’s orders [are] to be executed, with the abilities...Show More Summary

11 Ways Facebook Messenger Will Soon Rule Your Life

Mark Zuckerberg has a plan to take over the entire world. We all thought that Google would become our supreme leaders, but Emperor Zuck has a much better chance. Why? Because he has us using Facebook Messenger to run every facet of our lives — and we’re handing over all of our information to him in the process. Show More Summary

OOPS: Trump picks potential SCOTUS nom who was married to a #NeverTrump leader

last weekNews : The Raw Story

Donald Trump released a list of 11 potential picks for the Supreme Court if he were to win the presidential election in November and among them is federal judge Diane Sykes. Sykes was described by ThinkProgress as very conservative, with decisions that have broadly expanded employers’ rights...

Supreme Leader Snoke: Yet Another ‘Star Wars’ Rumor Bites The Dust

Star Wars fans have spent the months since the release of The Force Awakens collectively theorizing over the true identity of one of the film’s main villains, Supreme Leader Snoke, but now a Lucasfilm official has put an end to one of the most popular rumors regarding the character’s identity. Show More Summary

Snoke Is Not Darth Plagueis in Star Wars 8

2 weeks agoEntertainment / Film : MovieWeb

LucasFilm's Pablo Hidalgo shoots down a recent rumor that Supreme Leader Snoke is actually Darth Plagueis in Star Wars: Episode VIII.

Senate defeats Cotton's amendment undermining Iran nuclear agreement over 'heavy water' buys

Freshman Republican Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas has been trying to undermine the Iran nuclear agreement from the get-go. Last year, Cotton wrote—and 46 other senators signed—a letter to Iran’s “supreme leader” and its president saying the deal would not be upheld after President Obama leaves office. Show More Summary

Star Wars Just Took Its Most Definitive Stance Yet On That Popular Snoke Rumor

When Star Wars fans aren't busy arguing about the possible parentage of Rey, they turn their attention to other questions. Like exactly who is this Supreme Leader Snoke guy? Snoke is one of the more curious characters of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, with a history as shrouded in mystery as anybody. Show More Summary

Hey Star Wars Fans, Supreme Leader Snoke Is Not Darth Plagueis, So Move On

Who is Supreme Leader Snoke? This is one of the biggest questions fans had after watching Star Wars: The Force Awakens. There are plenty of theories out there, some crazy, some sensible. But one of the more predominant guesses from fans...Show More Summary

Self-Proclaimed Daesh Leader in UAE Sentenced to Life Imprisonment

Mohammed Hashemi, a UAE national, who proclaimed himself the Daesh terrorist group's leader in the country, was sentenced by the country's Federal Supreme Court to life in prison for a number of terror offenses, according to local media.

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