One leading consulting firm says it would be “risky” to bet on Republicans taking control of the Senate. But Kiplinger warns no matter the breakdown of GOP and Democratic senators next year, gridlock almost certainly will get worse.
Drawing down military forces in Europe sends the wrong signal to Eastern European nations, particularly as Russian forces have massed on Ukraine’s eastern border, former US Defense Secretary Robert Gates says. In an interview with Military Times videographer Mike Morones, Gates discusses his past interactions with Russian President Vladimir Putin and what he believes are…
Rep. Mike Turner says the Ukrainian government has asked the Obama administration to give its military weapons in its standoff with Russian forces. And the expected candidate to take the House Armed Services Committee gavel is demanding the White House explain a few things.
When potential Republican presidential candidates flocked to Las Vegas last month for a high-profile event, they were eager to curry favor with the party’s biggest donors. But perhaps none more so than Sheldon Adelson.
ESSAY If Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky runs for the Republican presidential nomination, his biggest critic just might be Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., who once again is sharply criticizing the tea party darling’s foreign policy views.
Spend enough time observing and interacting with politicians, and one quickly can differentiate those focused exclusively on politics from those interested in getting some things done. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., falls into the latter category. And that makes his take on the Obama administration’s handling of foreign policy worth mulling.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has been chesty since invading, occupying and annexing Crimea. In fact, he has portrayed himself as protecting ethnic Russians and standing up to the West. But his American partner-turned-rival says Putin shouldn’t be as confident as he appears.
President Barack Obama is resisting Republican calls to “explain to the American people” why it’s time to get tough on Russian President Vladimir Putin. But one veteran Senate Democrat did so on Thursday. The problem for members of the party Obama leads is that very senator is retiring, meaning they soon will lose perhaps their…
Strange bedfellows is one of the most overused #ThisTown phrases, used too often to describe lawmakers and power players who align on a specific issue to fight the rest of Official Washington. So allow us to apply it to emerging efforts to reform NSA telephone surveillance programs.
The Commander-in-chief of the Russian Black Sea Fleet Alexander Vitko on Tuesday boarded a Ukrainian Navy ship moored in Sevastopol Bay, in the Crimean capital. This came hours before Russian soldiers reportedly seized the Grisha V-class corvette Ternopil using stun grenadiers and automatic weapons. AFP photographer Vikto Drachev captured pictures of Vitko pulling up the pier on a small boar…