Sen. Rubio in London: Building Foreign Policy Cred for POTUS Run?

Is Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida running for president? Some of his travels suggest his toes have at least tested those waters. Not long after the 2012 presidential election, Rubio went to Iowa. The Hawkeye state prides itself as the first-in-the-nation primary — errr caucus — State. And he’s given a few high-profile speeches on…

Iran Nuke Deal Inked; Two Sides Already Interpreting it Differently

  In a striking Saturday night announcement, a team of international negotiators and Iran announced that the two sides had hammered out a deal to temporarily halt the Iranian nuclear program in exchange for modest rollbacks of American-led economic sanctions against elements of the Iranian economy. “We have reached an agreement,” Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad…

White House Sends War Authorization to Hill, Brief Lawmakers on Sunday

The White House sent a carefully worded draft resolution to Congress late Saturday afternoon that would authorize the United States to begin military strikes against the Syrian regime. The short, two-page document reiterates president Obama’s continued insistence that any action would be focused on degrading the ability of the Syrian military to continue to launch…

Republican Lawmakers Finger First Missile Test Failure Culprit: Barack Obama

Four senior pro-defense US Republican lawmakers have identified what they believe to be one of the chief culprits of a recent Pentagon missile test failure: Barack Obama. In a letter sent Friday to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, the Republican lawmakers accuse the Democratic president and his administration with putting the Pentagon’s ground-based midcourse defense (GMD)…

Live Blog: Senate Committee Will Grill Chuck Hagel Over Israel, Iran, Defense Cuts

Today is the day so many have been waiting for. No, it’s not Super Bowl Sunday. Yet. Rather, former Nebraska Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel will testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee about his nomination to replace Leon Panetta as defense secretary. Since Hagel’s name was floated for the post in early December, Hagel has…