May 6, 2012 |
Vice President Joe Biden said Sunday morning that American national security wouldn't be as strong if Republican Mitt Romney were president, based on his recent assertion that Russia is the country's “No. 1 geopolitical foe.” “If that's his prism through which he views our national security interests, I would say it would not be as strong,” Biden told David Gregory on “Meet the Press.” The vice president also questioned whether Romney would have authorized the killing of Osama bin Laden -- not because Romney wouldn't have acted the same way on the intelligence about the terrorist's location, he said, but because he wouldn't have gotten the intelligence in the first place.
June 10, 2012 |
Two stories published by the New York Times, which exposed the extent of U.S. involvement in cyber attacks against Iran and the White House's secret 'Kill List,' have sparked scrutiny over the last week amid allegations that administration officials had leaked classified information for political gain. The debate continued Sunday as Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) reiterated calls for a special prosecutor to take charge of leak investigations and as a reporter who wrote one of the stories said he doubted that any politically motivated leaks were involved.
March 9, 2012 |
Rick Santorum sought to broaden his pitch to Alabama and Mississippi Republicans beyond his conservative stands on social issues Friday with scathing attacks on President Obama over national security, energy and global warming. At the same time, with the twin Deep South primaries now four days away, the former Pennsylvania senator kept up his religious appeals at a morning rally here at a museum for the Alabama battleship. Santorum described himself as "someone who understands the centrality of the family.
November 13, 2012 |
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said she has no reason to believe that the Congress was improperly kept in the dark about the abrupt resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus last week. It was a “personal indiscretion” that led to the FBI investigation of emails, which uncovered an affair between Petraeus and his biographer, Paula Broadwell, but not a matter of national security, Pelosi said at a news conference Tuesday. “Why somebody would be personally indiscreet is their own problem,” the San Francisco Democrat said.
December 7, 2011 |
Former Sen. Rick Santorum said there's good reason why he's talking a lot more about foreign policy than other Republican candidates. "Because I believe that there's a very good chance that by next election day, the national security issues in this country will be of higher priority in the eyes of the American people than the economy," he said Wednesday morning in Washington. Santorum was the first of six Republican presidential candidates -- and one potential vice presidential nominee -- to speak at a forum hosted by the Republican Jewish Coalition.
February 16, 2010 |
'Politics should never get in the way of national security," wrote John Brennan, the White House's shockingly political deputy national security advisor. His USA Today Op-Ed article last week set off a firestorm inside the Beltway by essentially accusing critics of administration policy of deliberately lying -- "misrepresenting the facts to score political points, instead of coming together to keep us safe" -- and aiding and abetting Al Qaeda. "Politically motivated criticism and unfounded fear-mongering only serve the goals of Al Qaeda.