Iran has stopped selling oil to British and French companies in retaliation to upcoming European Union sanctions on oil, Reuters reports. In January, the EU announced it would stop importing oil from Iran beginning in July 2012.
A bipartisan duo in the House of Representatives is leading the charge to ensure that the Obama administration does not resume U.S. funding to a rogue U.N. body that accepted “The State of Palestine.”
Following a meeting with socialist Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez, liberal actor Sean Penn slammed Republicans for disrespecting Chavez on the campaign trail.
Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu may have personally intervened in a $1.4 billion partial loan guarantee in an effort to help floundering solar company Solyndra, Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee alleged in a letter Friday.
A delegation of top Republican foreign policy voices berated the Obama administration yesterday for what they say is a startling lack of regard for America’s military preparedness. Speaking at a budget event hosted by the Foreign Policy Initiative yesterday, the lawmakers expressed concern that defense cuts could gut the U.S. military, leaving the nation underprepared and vulnerable to attack.
Journalists are leaving their media outlets in record numbers to join up with the Obama reelection effort, according to the Washington Examiner.
Texas Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) has placed a hold on the nomination of Mark Lippert, the Obama administration’s former chief-of-staff for the National Security Council. The hold relates to the Obama Administration’s failure to address Taiwan’s aging fleet of fighter jets. Lippert, a longtime administration official who was forced out of the White House by former National Security Advisor Jim Jones, was tapped last year to become the next assistant secretary of defense for Asian and Pacific Affairs, the Pentagon’s top post in the region.
The Rev. Al Sharpton recently got caught with blueberry pie all over his face when his SUV got towed from New York’s La Guardia airport, the New York Post reports.
A top Republican lawmaker is challenging President Obama’s budget director to correct remarks he made during a recent hearing on Capitol Hill.
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