In a speech today to the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano outlined the department’s attempt to expand its security tactics to go along with President Obama’s broadened definition of terror threats. Stressing the need for a more “collective response,” Secretary Napolitano outlined a four-level Read More
In an address to the Council on Foreign Relations this afternoon, Governor David Paterson once characterized himself as the voice of reason in a "very, very, very difficult time," and argued that the painful, and unpopular, budget cuts he had proposed would need to go ahead regardless of opposition pressure.
"It's very difficult to try Read More
As Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton stood at a Dec. 1 press conference in Chicago to announce her nomination as secretary of state, they promised the country, and the world, a much-needed push toward the restoration of world order.
It would be, Mr. Obama said, “a new beginning—a new dawn of Read More
Last night, I wrote about Senator Joe Lieberman’s appearance at a panel discussion on John McCain’s foreign policy. Lieberman’s appearance made the news, but some of the most notable comments actually came from Robert “Bud” McFarlane, the former national security adviser to Ronald Reagan and current member of the McCain campaign’s national security advisory Read More
MINNEAPOLIS—Senator Joe Lieberman sat on an auditorium stage, surrounded by Republicans, and beamed like a satisfied heretic.
It was less than 24 hours since the former Democrat’s convention speech in praise of his friend John McCain, and Lieberman was speaking as part of a panel discussion on the prospective McCain administration’s hypothetical foreign policy. Read More
In light of Bill Richardson’s remarks to USA Today–he said John McCain has "good record on immigration" and noted, "You can’t underestimate John McCain with Hispanics"–it’s worth looking back at his recent appearance at the Council of Foreign Relations.
During that interview, with C.F.R.’s Garrick Utley, Richardson spoke at length about Read More
Governor Bill Richardson said today that he has spoken with former U.N. Ambassador Dick Holbrooke, a Clinton loyalist, about supporting Barack Obama and said that he will suggest to the Obama campaign that they include Holbrooke on Obama’s foreign policy team.
At a Council on Foreign Relations event today, I asked Richardson why he thought Read More
Speaking at a Council on Foreign Relations event just now in Manhattan, Governor Bill Richardson of New Mexico said that being picked as Barack Obama’s Vice President would be an "honor."
"Look," said Richardson when asked by a moderator if he would take the job. "How can anyone turn down an honor like that, honestly?" Read More
In December, 2003, Hillary told the Council on Foreign Relations, “I stand by the vote to provide the authority” to go to war.
In the message she emailed out to supporters, widely reported today, she wrote: “I take responsibility for my vote.”
You take responsibility for mistakes. And unless she’s reminding us that Read More