Syria expected to be a focus of talks as U.S.–Russia tensions run high.
“Out of step with international norms, medical ethics and practices of the U.S. Bureau of Prisons.”
“The [Pentagon] Defense Manpower Data Center is committed to upgrading [systems] so that eligible [same-sex domestic partners] and their families can begin receiving benefits/ID cards on 1 September 2013.”
In a statement aimed at recognizing “LGBT Pride,” LGBT organization finds cause for criticism of military’s ongoing bar on out transgender service members.
The red line. The White House is advising Congress that sarin gas has been used.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai has also clashed with the U.S. military over repeated delays to the scheduled handover of Afghan detainees, New York Times reports.
AIPAC didn’t take a side — but its donors do. “A very bad guy.”
Ehud Barak’s remarks get scattered applause.
“The president gets to choose political appointees,” Paul says.
Even Lindsey Graham doesn’t sound that enthusiastic.
Just kidding! Senate offices run the other way, but Friedman won’t burn his source.
A senior editor with the conservative website The Daily Caller compared the Texas senator’s influence on the Hagel confirmation to that of MoveOn.org during General David Petraeus’ 2007 report to Congress on the situation in Iraq.
Chuck Hagel has disavowed a statement he reportedly made at a speech at Rutgers University in 2007 saying that the State Department was becoming adjunct to the Israel Foreign Minister’s office according to Senator Lindsey Graham. Graham said Hagel wrote to him in a letter that he didn’t recall making the statement, but disavowed it if he did.
Much ado over a CC? “Absolutely false,” McCain’s spokesperson says.
During Google+ chat, Obama castigates Republican filibuster of Defense Secretary nominee Chuck Hagel. “It’s just unfortunate.”
“Senator Cruz has gone over the line.”
A filibuster by any other name would delay just the same.
Conservatives are hoping enough Republicans will oppose Secretary of State nomination to impose a filibuster. But Sen. John McCain doesn’t agree.
In Israel, Huckabee is concerned about a Breitbart.com report.
A new — and unfair — standard for Chuck Hagel, his defenders argue. The would-be Defense Secretary’s confirmation is delayed.
And he won’t rule out a filibuster.
“He is basically telling Senators they have no right to know if he has been unduly influenced by foreign governments or foreign agents over the last five years. What is he hiding?” GOP aide says.
Or that’s what it seemed like. A word cloud maps it out.
Republican quietly circulates document detailing Hagel’s position on Hezbollah that includes names of Americans killed by the organization.
“There’s a possibility Republicans could block his nomination, especially after today’s performance,” Senate Republican aide says.
But the clip didn’t show exactly what Cruz said it did.
Also says in Thursday’s hearing that he supports chaplains’ religious protections not to marry those couples.
The Secretary of Defense nominee struggles with explanations of his past and present stances on Iran.
Conservative senator quotes conservative blogger. Old-school reporter fights back.