The Kennedy mystique dominated a Senate hearing on Caroline Kennedy’s nomination to be U.S. ambassador to Japan, as lawmakers spent about as much time praising her family’s legacy as they did asking questions.
President Barack Obama met with his foreign-policy advisers yesterday about how to respond to the crackdown on Islamists by Egypt’s military-backed government, including whether to cut off U.S. military and economic aid.
The assault on the diplomatic compound in Benghazi is more an embarrassment than a scandal and won’t hurt former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton if she decides to run for the presidency, Senator Tim Kaine, a Virginia Democrat, said in an interview on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt,” airing this weekend.
The chairman of the Democratic National Committee , former Virginia Governor Tim Kaine , said Republicans overreached in their opposition to the health-care overhaul, giving President Barack Obama a chance to reframe the debate in his State of the Union address with an emphasis on the economy and deficit control.
President Barack Obama’s cancellation of the Pentagon’s scheduled military exercise with Egypt was a rebuke that underscored the limits of U.S. influence with the nation’s generals, who benefit from $1.3 billion a year in American military aid.
Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine said he will run for the U.S. Senate in Virginia in next year’s election, bolstering his party’s chances of keeping the open seat by having a proven fundraiser and former governor of the state in the race.