• When checked for factual accuracy, the Obama administration’s assessment of a $100 billion government investment in technology appears overly optimistic. [AP]
•Senator Dick Lugar and others are mad at President Obama because he hasn’t even named an ambassador to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations trade group, let alone sent one to yesterday’s Read More
Hillary Clinton’s confirmation hearings are now underway. Sitting next to Chuck Schumer, who introduced her, and in front of her daughter Chelsea, Clinton nodded as the Senate Foreign Relations Committee made their opening remarks.
John Kerry, the committee’s new chairman, and a onetime hopeful for the job Clinton is poised to assume, opened the Read More
When Richard Lugar took to the Senate floor two weeks ago to express his grave concerns with the White House’s Iraq strategy, he was celebrated in some quarters as the principled and courageous face of an emerging Republican “break” with the President.
Then, earlier this week, the Senate took up a measure—authored Read More
Senator Richard Lugar, the Indiana Republican who has long served as his party’s voice of moderation on foreign affairs, is better known for judiciousness than courage. As the ranking member on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, he has certainly taken his time assessing the catastrophic war in Iraq.
But in a speech on the Read More