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Steep military cuts would be irresponsible, lawmaker says

March 5, 2012 Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee Buck McKeon, R-Calif., warned that steep cuts to military funding are ill-advised because of the potential for future conflicts that cannot be foreseen. "After every war, we've brought down our military so we're not ready for the next time we're attacked,” he said ...

Obama defends Afghan apology as necessary to 'save lives'

March 1, 2012 President Obama on Wednesday defended his apology to Afghan President Hamid Karzai for the burning of Korans by NATO troops as necessary “to save lives,” but also said that "we're not out of the woods yet." Though the apology, issued in a letter last week, has received criticism from GOP ...

Clinton defends Obama Afghanistan apology

February 27, 2012 While Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney have all criticized President Obama's Afghanistan apology in recent days, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said in an interview on Sunday that such rhetoric was "troubling" and could potentially exacerbate the conflict. "I find it somewhat troubling that our politics would ...

Gingrich says he's a threat to Obama

January 23, 2012 Matt Rourke/AP Newt Gingrich tried to cast himself as the toughest threat to President Obama on Sunday morning, fresh off his blow-out victory in the South Carolina Republican primary and ahead of the next nominating contest. "My job in Florida is to convince people that I am the one candidate ...