Obama Administration Reacts to Iran ‘Fuel Swap’ Deal

By |May 18th, 2010|

"Of course they are not thrilled," Leslie Gelb, president emeritus of the Council on Foreign Relations and a former Pentagon official, said of the administration. "They thought [the Brazilian-Turkish diplomatic effort with Tehran] was going to fail and didn't stop it, or couldn't stop it. It looks like it undercut their diplomacy. - President Obama's [...]

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They Came from Around the World

By |April 30th, 2010|

It was just an ordinary Wednesday night for many people in Washington, D.C., but not for the young women chosen by the U.S. Embassy in their home country to be part of Fortune Magazine and the U.S. State Depts. Most Powerful Women mentor program. A very windy, chilly day in D.C. turned into an evening [...]

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Obama Takes On Palin – Sarah Responds at SRLC

By |April 9th, 2010|

"In foreign policy now we've got the makings of the Obama doctrine, which is coddling enemies and alienating allies." - Sarah Palin He just couldn't help himself. George Stephanopoulos knew he'd bite. Never mind she doesn't hold an official title. She isn't running for office. She isn't even in Barack Obama's playing field. Yet Sarah [...]

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Obama and Medvedev Sign Treaty to Cut Nuclear Reserves by a Third

By |April 8th, 2010|

This is a live Twitter feed. 10:30:37 AM: Power outage edition. Coming to you via BlackBerry.10:42:33 AM: @markknoller RT Picture of Obama-Medvedev after signing. http://twitpic.com/1e25tt10:42:33 AM: 10:49:28 AM: Headline news: @politicalticker RT Palin hails Michael Steele as independent outsider http://bit.ly/9YLIbV10:53:21 AM: Text of new START treaty via @markknoller http://bit.ly/b7zQKx10:57:42 AM: For those reading tweets on [...]

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Russian Terrorism Delivered by 2 Female Suicide Bombers

By |March 29th, 2010|

--updated-- Senior lawyers in the Obama administration are deeply divided over some of the counterterrorism powers they inherited from former President George W. Bush, according to interviews and a review of legal briefs. The rift has been most pronounced between top lawyers in the State Department and the Pentagon, though it has also involved conflicts [...]

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Brennan, and ‘Bomb Iran’ is Back

By |February 9th, 2010|

Some news that's surfacing slowly is Iran's new bluster on refining higher grade uranium. Russia and Israel seem to be talking the same language, while China still isn't willing to sign on to harsh sanctions, something SecDef Gates is promising will come sooner rather than later. Even as it will take some time to reconfigure [...]

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