Vice President Joe Biden told attendees at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) conference Monday that no U.S. president has done more to secure Israel than President Barack Obama, and vowed the administration “is not bluffing” when it comes to preventing Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.
Secretary of State John Kerry’s first overseas trip will bring him to Turkey on Friday, a once-close Western ally that has pivoted from America and Israel toward Iran.
The United States Embassy in Cairo will be closed this Sunday as Secretary of State John Kerry arrives in Egypt for a series of high-level meetings as part of his first overseas tour.
Rep. Ed Markey (D., Mass.), who is running to replace now-Secretary of State John Kerry in the Senate, compared the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision to the 1858 decision to uphold slavery, according to BuzzFeed.
Sen. Ben Cardin (D., Md.) is seen as next in line to replace Sen. Robert Menendez (D., N.J.) as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee if the New Jersey Democrat is forced to resign.
Sen. Chuck Hagel backed down this week from previously held positions on nuclear arms cuts during meetings with senators who are considering his nomination to be defense secretary in an apparent effort to sway those concerned about his liberal anti-nuclear views.
Sen. John Kerry’s (D., Mass.) confirmation hearing for his nomination to be secretary of state, the highest-ranking cabinet post, began this morning before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.