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California got its man while weary passengers aboard the crippled Carnival Triumph finally made it back to port. In Washington, the White House revealed that President Obama made no phone calls on the night of the Benghazi terror attack, while Sen. Marco Rubio stole the spotlight on State of the Union night. Here's a recap, or wrap, on the week that was from The Washington Times.
In the Commentary piece titled "Obama's last chance to stop Iran" (Feb. 7), Noah Beck explains with clarity the potential for a perfect storm developing as we continue under the delusion that Iran can be persuaded by negotiation to stop nuclear warhead development.
Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta announced Wednesday that the Pentagon is creating a new medal for cyberwarriors and drone pilots.
Democrats pressed ahead Wednesday with Chuck Hagel's nomination to be secretary of defense, scheduling a showdown vote for Friday even as top Republicans signaled that they need more information before confirming him for the Pentagon's top civilian post.
Defense secretary Leon E. Panetta released a statement welcoming President Obama's decision to halve the number of U.S. troops currently in Afghanistan, from about 68,000 to 34,000 by this time next year.
The Senate Armed Services Committee voted Tuesday along party lines to recommend the nomination of Chuck Hagel as the next secretary of defense, setting up a showdown in the full chamber as outspoken Republicans threatened to thwart the former Nebraska senator's nomination.
Last week, 25 Republican senators wrote a letter to a former member of their caucus and the man President Obama wants to lead the Defense Department, demanding full disclosure of his financial dealings. To date, Sen. Chuck Hagel has demonstrated afresh his contempt for the legislature by declining to do so.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A bitterly divided Senate panel on Tuesday approved President Barack Obama's nomination of Chuck Hagel to be the nation's defense secretary in a rancorous session at which Republican questioned the former GOP senator's truthfulness and challenged his patriotism.
Barack Obama's entitled to a soft spot in his heart for whatever and whomever he pleases, and it's none of anybody's else's business. But a soft spot in his head, that's another matter.