Monday’s Mini-Report

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Today’s edition of quick hits:
 
* If his remarks today in San Francisco were any indication, President Obama hasn’t given up on comprehensive immigration reform yet.
 
* The Ploughshares Fund’s Joe Cirincione: “Every president since Jimmy Carter has tried to make a deal with the Islamic Republic of Iran. None have succeeded. President Barack Obama just did. The deal to limit and begin to roll back Iran’s nuclear program may be the most important foreign policy success of his tenure.”
 
* More on the Iran deal: “The nuclear deal negotiated with Iran over the weekend won’t take effect for ‘several weeks’ as details of enforcement are worked out, the White House said Monday.”
 
* Saudi Arabia “broke with Israel on Monday and offered cautious support for a U.S.-backed nuclear deal with Iran.”
 
* Will the new agreement lower gas prices? It’s too soon to say, though the cost of a barrel certainly dropped sharply today in response to the news.
 
* Syria: “Last-ditch Syrian peace talks backed by the U.S. and Russia have been scheduled for Jan. 22, after months of delay, the United Nations announced Monday.”
 
* A policy in need of a change: “Six months after President Obama signaled his desire to shift the campaign to the Defense Department, the CIA’s drone operations center in Langley, Va., is still behind the vast majority of strikes.”
 
* Obama administration officials will be working on healthcare.gov literally 24-7, through Thanksgiving. An official also explained today, “The system will not work perfectly on December 1 but will operate much better than it did in October.”
 
* Sandy Hook: “Newtown shooter Adam Lanza had no clear motive, but was obsessed with Columbine and planned the rampage that took the lives of 20 children and six school staffers at Sandy Hook Elementary, ‘including the taking of his own life,’ according to a long-awaited report on last December’s shooting released Monday.”
 
* NSAs very rarely make road trips: “National security adviser Susan E. Rice is scheduled to meet in Afghanistan on Monday with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, amid tensions over the signing of an agreement that would keep some U.S. troops here after 2014, officials said.”
 
* Climate talks: “After tense eleventh-hour negotiations, delegates at international climate talks in Warsaw, Poland, could agree to only a broad set of terms aimed at setting world nations on a path toward a 2015 global warming accord while avoiding the troublesome specifics for now.”
 
Anything to add? Consider this an open thread.
 

Monday's Mini-Report