BREAKING: Sec. John Kerry will be meeting with Prime Minister Netanyahu in Amman tonight.
SOURCES: “Final deal in Iran nuclear talks unlikely by deadline”: “Despite nearly a year of negotiations, Iran and six major powers are unlikely to meet a Nov. 24 deadline to reach a final deal to lift international sanctions on Tehran in exchange for curbs on its nuclear program, officials say. Western and Iranian officials told Reuters the two sides would probably settle for another interim agreement that builds on the limited sanctions relief agreed a year ago as they hammer away at their deep disagreements in the coming months.” [Reuters]
2016 WATCH: “Hillary Clinton left out by liberal donor club” by Kenneth P. Vogel: “Vice President Joe Biden will join Sen. Elizabeth Warren and other leading progressives in addressing a closed-door gathering of elite liberal donors — a roster of speakers that notably doesn’t include Hillary Clinton. The annual winter meeting of the Democracy Alliance, a group of funders of liberal causes, isn’t a presidential cattle call. But speculation about the 2016 Democratic presidential race looms over the four-day gathering, which started Wednesday at Washington’s Mandarin Oriental hotel… Warren will be introduced Thursday by the Massachusetts donor who served as the national finance chairman of her Senate race, Paul Egerman. He sits on the board of directors of the Democracy Alliance and is seen as her liaison to the tight-knit world of big liberal money and likely a key player if she changed her mind and entered the race.” [Politico] • Egerman also sits on the board of J Street [JewishInsider]
—The liberal media’s not ready for Hillary:“Absent a strong challenge to Clinton from the left so far, progressive media outlets are trying to fill the void…Progressive media outlets are less attempting to prop up Warren as a potential candidate than to make sure her populist crusades — like cracking down on the banking industry — will define the debate.” [Politico]
Aide: Chris Christie not resigning to run for president: “Chris Christie has made clear to donors and potential supporters that he will not leave his job as New Jersey governor if he runs for president in 2016. “The governor is telling people that he is not going to resign,” Christie’s top political strategist Mike DuHaime told POLITICO, without elaborating.”… many chalk Christie’s non-desire to run up to a lack of campaign funds and broad appeal. However, “Christie’s most ardent supporters…[such as] Ken Langone, the billionaire co-founder of Home Depot, said Christie’s success raising over $100 million for the Republican Governors Association showed he has appeal well beyond the financial industry.” [Politico]
BI-PARTISAN: “Eric Cantor on Negotiating with Joe Biden” by Zeke Miller: “Cantor: Joe Biden is what you see. You know, he’s genuine. Yes, he’s prone to gaffes publicly, and he’ll admit that. He’s very self-deprecating like that. And I’m certainly not one who agrees with Joe Biden on all things—we probably disagree more than we agree—but from a human and relationship standpoint, the guy’s awesome.” [Time]
THE NEXT ERIC CANTOR: “Only Republican Jew in the House, Rep.-elect Zeldin will have to negotiate party’s fault lines” by Stewart Ain: “Despite his conservative credentials, Zeldin, a two-term state senator, speaks like the last nationally prominent New York Republican Jew, the late Sen. Jacob Javits. A liberal, Javits nevertheless argued for diversity within the party…. He said he, too, is unhappy with the Obama administration’s relationship with “our nation’s strongest ally – Israel. We have a president and an administration that has been less supportive than I would like.” And he said Republican support for Israel “presents an opportunity for the Republican Party to expand its outreach to Jewish Americans [so that they] consider supporting Republicans causes a little more going forward.”[JewishWeek]
BUSINESS BRIEFS: Fast Car Fuels $18.3 Million Lawsuit By Victoria’s Secret CEO Leslie Wexner [Inquisitr]