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Saving Private Kerry

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by Daniel Greenfield
September 19, 2014

Secretary of State John Kerry didn’t appear before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to lay out an offensive strategy for defeating ISIS. 153 more words

Israel & Middle East

Robert Gates: U.S. will need to put boots on the ground in ISIS fight -- Obama has "trapped himself"

Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey is not alone in thinking ground troops may be needed to handle the ISIS threat.

Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates says that President Obama will have to send in U.S. 703 more words

Lawmaker slams Obama, Biden, Kerry as ‘three senators… exercising terrible judgment’ on Islamic State

Secretary of State John Kerry testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the US strategy to defeat the Islamic State group. 728 more words

Why so many speeches at these hearings?

This is not exactly a scoop, but I thought I’d ask it anyway: Why do members of Congress have to make speeches when they’re assembled to seek answers to questions from key government officials? 247 more words

National News

'Butthurt galore'! 'Trembling' Barbara Boxer leaps to poor John Kerry's defense [bonus flashback video]

During today’s Senate Foreign Relations Committee meeting on our ISIS strategy, Sen. Barbara Boxer became concerned over the way John Kerry was being treated. So she decided to take matters into her own hands: 335 more words

US Politics

Tomgram: Nick Turse, Christmas in July and the Collapse of America's Great African Experiment

As a Man-Made Famine Looms, Christmas Comes Early to South Sudan: The Limits of America’s African Experiment in Nation Building

Posted by Nick Turse  tomdispatch.com… 4,475 more words
Human Rights

SFRC Clears 13 More State Dept Nominees -- Will They Get Confirmation Before August Recess?

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On July 29, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee cleared thirteen ambassadorial nominations making way for their full vote in the U.S. 762 more words

State Department