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Scott Walker Stands By Claim Reagan’s Union-Busting Was ‘Most Significant’ Foreign Policy Decision

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) is doubling down on claims that the strongest foreign policy move in his lifetime was former President Ronald Reagan’s decision to fire 11,000 air traffic controllers. In 1981, almost 13,000 air traffic control employees walked off the job when contract negotiations between the federal government and the controllers union stalled. […]

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Foreign Policy Eclipses Social Issues at CPAC Gathering

Foreign policy has eclipsed gay marriage and even the economy as the issue driving would-be presidential candidates at the Conservative Political Action Conference here. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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Rand Paul Rouses CPAC Defends His Foreign Policy

Possible Republican presidential hopeful Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky told an enthusiastic but hawkish CPAC audience that his inclination to limit U.S. military intervention does not mean he opposes a strong defense. Full News here – Washington Wire

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‘House of Cards’ Turns to Policy

“House of Cards began as a fun-house-mirror reflection of Washington, an outlandish sendup decked out in the pinstripes-and-Prada props of real-life politics. This Netflix series about a conniving congressman wasn’t realistic, but it was sly and knowing enough to pass as a naughty behind-the-scenes peek at government,” the New York Times notes. “Fittingly enough, the […]

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Kerry: “The Policy Is Iran Will Not Get A Nuclear Weapon”

At a Congressional hearing on Tuesday, Secretary of State John Kerry indirectly responded to Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu saying a deal with Iran would "allow Iran to become a nuclear threshold state. That is to say, with the agreement of the world powers, Iran will be given license to develop the ability to […]

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U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen holds a news conference at the Federal Reserve in Washington

Yellen faces Senate grilling on Fed rate policy, transparency

By Michael Flaherty and Howard Schneider WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen is expected to face pointed questions this week from U.S. lawmakers aimed at revealing details about the Fed's timing on interest rate hikes, as well as fresh scrutiny about transparency at the central bank. Yellen will likely give away little in […]

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Obama policy to bring Syrian refugees into US raises concern among Republicans, intelligence community

An Obama administration plan to allow Syrian refuges into the United States is raising concerns within the intelligence community and on Capitol Hill — with one GOP House leader call it a “federally sanctioned welcome party” to potential terrorists. Full News here – FOX News

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Howard Dean on 2016 Election: “If Republicans Want To Make It About Foreign Policy, Bring It On”

On this monda Former DNC chairman Howard Dean warned if the 2016 presidential election is about foreign policy Former DNC chairman Howard Dean warned if 2016 is a foreign policy election, "we win." In an appearance on MSNBC's Up with Steve Kornacki on Saturday morning, the former governor of Vermont said "there's nobody more capable […]

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Court temporarily halts U.S. policy of detaining asylum-seeking mothers, children

A federal court on Friday temporarily halted the Obama administration policy of detaining mothers and children seeking asylum in the United States. The American Civil Liberties Union had filed a lawsuit in December against the so-called no-release policy by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency on behalf of mothers and children who said they had […]

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Christie Pushes Persona Over Policy

Gov. Chris Christie, “while he considers a presidential future for himself, is visiting key states and sharing, as he did Monday, many of the same familiar stories and popular applause lines that he has used at events across New Jersey since taking office,” the Bergen Record reports. “Christie is not offering directly, as Bush did […]

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