Mandatory cuts to the U.S. defense budget scheduled for the end of the year could cripple America’s armed forces by leaving them ill-equipped, understaffed, and unprepared to carry out missions in an increasingly dangerous world, former military officials and lawmakers warned Wednesday during a briefing on Capitol Hill.
The Washington Post dubbed Europe “Obama country” in a news report focusing on Mitt Romney’s overseas trip, which kicks off today.
The insurance industry and prominent Democratic lawmakers are attempting to water down a new Iran sanctions bill that would penalize any company that underwrites Iranian affiliates, according to insiders on Capitol Hill.
President Obama’s trips to Boston have cost taxpayers nearly half a million dollars in police overtime fees since he took office.
Former Obama White House climate change official Carol Browner will join the Bloomberg Government Advisory Board.
President Obama attended a San Francisco fundraiser with at least two key figures of the Solyndra scandal.
Newark Mayor Cory Booker recently became a bundler for President Obama’s reelection campaign, records show. The move comes several weeks after the high-profile Democrat criticized the campaign’s negative attacks on private equity.
President Obama’s senior foreign policy advisers remained tightlipped about the escalating violence in Syria and declared that there is “time and space” to negotiate with Iran over its nuclear program during a press availability Monday.
Goldman Sachs bank appears to have paid a prominent D.C. lobbying firm $100,000 to torpedo a human rights bill that would deny U.S. visas to, and freeze the assets of, Russian citizens involved in human rights abuses, according to lobbying disclosure forms.
Recent incursions into U.S. air defense zones by Russian nuclear bombers earlier this month were part of exercises that violated provisions of the 2010 New START treaty, according to U.S. officials.