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It's sometimes said that a lame-duck president is a weakened leader from the first day of his last term. The two-term limit of the 22nd Amendment, imposed by wrathful Republicans in 1951 in response to FDR's breach of the George Washington tradition, is...
BRUSSELS (AP) — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and his German counterpart offered conflicting accounts Friday of a discussion about how many U.S. and European forces would remain in Afghanistan after the anticipated end of combat after 2014....
LAS VEGAS - If the ethanol and biodiesel industries need reassurance of support from the Obama administration, they got it here on Feb. 8 from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. But they also got some advice on how to convince people outside their...
WASHINGTON – Fifteen GOP senators called on President Obama to withdraw Chuck Hagel’s nomination to lead the Pentagon, even as support from another Republican increased the likelihood he will be confirmed when Congress returns from recess next...
State of the Union addresses are traditionally laundry lists of policy proposals. U.S. President Barack Obama's started that way, but it ended as the most emotional speech before a joint session of Congress in modern memory. The theatrics of the event...
Tags: Barack Obama, Human Interest, Elections, North Miami, Politics
Last August, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and then-CIA Director David H. Petraeus proposed that the United States change its policy and send weapons and other aid to the rebels fighting the Syrian government. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta...
WASHINGTON -- Lindsey Graham is turning himself into the mad dog of Capitol Hill. First, the Republican senator from South Carolina opposed Chuck Hagel's nomination to be defense secretary because of Hagel's foreign policy views. Then he argued that...
Tags: Elections, Lobbying, Politics, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Georgetown
Biography isn't policy. President Barack Obama's choice for secretary of defense, Chuck Hagel, former Nebraska Republican senator, has a resume most politicians can envy: a clean senatorial record, no ethical lapses and two Purple Hearts from a war many...
Tags: Barack Obama, Iran, Lobbying, Politics, Defense
It's official. President Barack Obama has named former Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., as his nominee for secretary of defense. Hence, we may be in store for the worst defense secretary nomination fight since George H.W. Bush's failed appointment of Sen. John...
Over the past two years, the Obama administration has focused greater diplomatic attention and military resources on East Asia as part of a policy described as a "pivot" or "rebalancing." While American leaders are loath to admit it publicly, this is a...
Tags: Barack Obama, Environmental Issues, Asia, Demographics, China
Israel's Shin Bet — think of it as a combination of the CIA and the FBI — prides itself on secrecy. So when documentary filmmaker Dror Moreh approached one of its past leaders some three years ago to discuss the agency's role in the Israeli-...
Tags: Barack Obama, FBI, Politics, Government, Hamas
Politicians on the Far Right, seeking to turn the Republican Party into an uncompromising, unquestioning cause in their own image, sought to silence Dick Lugar's voice of moderation, promising that Indiana still would send a Republican to the Senate....
Feb 18, 2013 |Story| Baltimore Sun
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Feb 21, 2013 |Story| Los Angeles Times
Feb 18, 2013 |Column| Allentown Morning Call
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Jan 12, 2013 |Story| Baltimore Sun
Jan 10, 2013 |Column| Chicago Tribune
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Feb 1, 2013 |Story| Los Angeles Times
Feb 18, 2013 |Column| South Bend Tribune
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