Is Obama ‘A Day Late And A Dollar Short’ On Foreign Policy Matters?

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.

Why John McCain Sees Barack Obama’s Middle East Policy As Elephant Dung

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., is known for speaking his mind. After all, he is the Senate’s modern-day “Maverick,” and once rode a presidential campaign tour bus called the “Straight Talk Express.” So leave it to McCain to compare his old political foe’s Middle East policy to the, well, droppings of an elephant — and that…

DIA Chief: Years Needed to Remove, Destroy Syria’s Chemical Weapons

UN weapons inspectors could soon begin the arduous and tense work of locating and seizing Bashar al-Assad’s chemical weapons. But the head of the Pentagon’s top intelligence organization wants everyone watching the Syria-US-Russia drama to know one thing: It’s going to take a long time to get those weapons out of the country.

Syrian Officials Pushing Back Against Giving Up Chemical Weapons

The lawyerly wrangling over how to compose documents that would spell out what the international community is to do with Syria’s chemical weapons has begun now that negotiations have kicked off in earnest. With American and French warships prowling the waters of the eastern Mediterranean in the event that diplomacy fails, things continued to move…

After Obama’s Speech, Will Wall St. Remain Bullish on Tomahawk-maker Raytheon?

Update II: (5:30 p.m. Wednesday): Wall St. is clearly expecting a slew of Tomahawks to be fired at some point — and then replaced. Raytheon’s stock, at the close of trading, was at $77.43, approaching its 12-month high.  Update (11:36 a.m. Wednesday): “The Street” continues bullish about war. Raytheon stock is trading at $77.02 per…

DNC’s Vice Chair’s Opposition Underscores Politics of Coming Syria Vote

For U.S. House members, 2014 is an election year. The campaign season soon will kick into high gear. So it’s worth asking 14 months from Election Day: Who do Democratic House members need more, President Barack Obama or the Democratic National Committee? In the current American political campaign climate, however, it’s a question that cannot…

Rep Holt: With Each White House Syria Answer, ‘The Less Satisfied I Am’ (Video)

[HTML1] Does the White House face an uphill battle garnering ample support among House members for a use-of-force resolution in the House? You bet it does. And, to be clear, faces a steep climb in convincing its fellow Democrats to authorize even a limited military mission. Not only did numerous Democratic House members voice concerns…