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  • McCain blocks Obama's nomination for Iraq policy diplomat

    McCain blocks Obama's nomination for Iraq policy diplomat
    Senator John McCain said on Thursday he is blocking President Barack Obama's nomination of Anthony Blinken as the country's number two diplomat, citing sharp disagreement with the nominee's past statements on Iraq. "He's totally unqualified," the...
  • Analysis: Obama's new defense chief may be hobbled by bungled selection process

    WASHINGTON The transition of power at the Pentagon this week under President Barack Obama has not made anyone look good. News reports earlier in the week said Ashton Carter, a former deputy defense secretary, would be the next secretary of defense. But...
  • Margaret Carlson: Boehner's fake red meat for angry Republicans

    Margaret Carlson: Boehner's fake red meat for angry Republicans
    Question for Speaker John Boehner: Are you better off than you were a month ago? Yes, yes, yes. Finally, the conditions are ripe for a duffer with a year-round tan, a pack of smokes and a glass of Merlot to do some business. Boehner bought himself a...
  • Ashton Carter expected to be nominated to lead Pentagon: sources

    Ashton Carter expected to be nominated to lead Pentagon: sources
    Ashton Carter, a theoretical physicist with years of experience at the Pentagon, is expected to be nominated by President Obama as the next secretary of Defense, according to an official familiar with the situation. If confirmed by the Senate, Carter...
  • Obama will nominate Ashton Carter as Defense secretary, officials say

    Obama will nominate Ashton Carter as Defense secretary, officials say
    President Obama is expected to nominate Ashton Carter, a physicist with extensive experience in the Pentagon’s leadership, as secretary of Defense to replace Chuck Hagel, according to administration officials. If confirmed by the Senate, Carter...
  • After Chuck Hagel's departure, America needs a solid new defense secretary

    The following editorial appeared in the Kansas City Star on Monday, Dec. 1: Between Thanksgiving and events in Ferguson, Americans might have missed the rhetorical gymnastics on display after Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced his resignation....
  • Cruz excites the GOP base, but big donors remain skeptical

    WASHINGTON Sen. Ted Cruz's ambitions are clear. He's a frequent visitor to Iowa and New Hampshire. He's building a campaign staff. But to make a serious White House bid takes serious money at least $20 million by the time the first ballots are cast in...
  • Election setbacks for Obama may embolden foreign adversaries

    Presidents from Harry Truman to Bill Clinton have turned to foreign policy in their final months in office when their domestic agendas have been stymied. For Barack Obama, that overseas pivot may offer little relief. As he landed in Beijing on Monday...
  • Republican control of Congress could mean more military spending

    With Republican majorities now assured in both houses of Congress, Pentagon spending is likely to grow to cope with national security threats around the globe. The White House announced Friday that it would request $5.6 billion in additional funds...
  • Chuck Hagel leaves Obama's war against war

    Chuck Hagel leaves Obama's war against war
     The surprising decision of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel to leave his Pentagon post after only 21 months of service has been widely greeted as a combination of his frustration in the job and a conclusion at the White House that he turned out to be the...
  • SpaceX may upset firm's monopoly in launching Air Force satellites

    SpaceX may upset firm's monopoly in launching Air Force satellites
    Entrepreneur Elon Musk and his upstart company SpaceX are on the verge of upsetting a cozy and pricey military deal that for years has given two aerospace giants the exclusive right to launch the Air Force's most crucial satellites into orbit. In recent...