United Nations http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Blunt Votes To Block Ratification Of Disability Treaty http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/blunt-votes-block-ratification-disability-treaty <p>Republicans in the Senate have blocked ratification of a United Nations treaty that would have helped countries protect the rights of disabled people.</p><p>Although it’s modeled after the Americans with Disabilities Act - which was passed over twenty years ago - 38 Republicans voted against the treaty.</p><p>Republican Senator Roy Blunt voted against it, and told reporters Thursday that he objected to it being brought up during the lame duck session.</p> Thu, 06 Dec 2012 22:41:12 +0000 Chris McDaniel 7120 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Blunt Votes To Block Ratification Of Disability Treaty Obama: 'Time Is Not Unlimited' To Resolve Iran Nuclear Dispute Via Diplomacy http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/obama-time-not-unlimited-resolve-iran-nuclear-dispute-diplomacy <p><em><strong>Updated 9:55 a.m. with recap, link to full remarks</strong></em><br><br>President Obama addressed the opening session of the United Nations General Assembly today and touched on the Iran nuclear dispute and addressing the root causes of turmoil in the Middle East, among other topics.</p><p> Tue, 25 Sep 2012 13:29:31 +0000 Kelsey Proud & The Associated Press 4689 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Obama: 'Time Is Not Unlimited' To Resolve Iran Nuclear Dispute Via Diplomacy