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Sens. McCain, Graham, Kirk, Rubio Call for U.S. Help to Care for Libyan Wounded

The four Republican senators who visited Libya last week said the “most meaningful support” Washington can provide the war-torn country is medical care for its wounded citizens after their months-long battle to overthrow Muammar el-Qaddafi.

Posted: Friday, October 7, 2011 - 9:40am

McCain, Graham, Kirk, Rubio Call for U.S. Help to Care for Libyan Wounded

The four Republican senators who visited Libya last week said the “most meaningful support” Washington can provide the war-torn country is medical are for its wounded citizens after their months-long battle to overthrow Muammar el-Qaddafi.

Posted: Friday, October 7, 2011 - 8:40am

Obama Issues Preparedness Goals

In April, in a presidential policy directive, President Obama asked his government to prioritize the natural and human-made threats facing the country, draw up a plan to prevent or mitigate them if possible, and to respond to them quickly and efficiently if necessary.

Posted: Friday, October 7, 2011 - 8:40am

Three Women Receive Nobel Peace Prize

Three female activists will share the Nobel Peace Prize for 2011. They are the first women to win the prize since 2004.

Posted: Friday, October 7, 2011 - 7:40am

Romney Wades into Foreign Policy Debate

When Mitt Romney delivers what his campaign is billing as a major foreign policy address Friday, he will face a pair of difficult challenges: differentiating himself enough from the Obama administration’s handling of national security to avoid antagonizing Republican primary voters, while simultaneously avoiding the kinds of extreme positions which could harm him in a general election.

Posted: Friday, October 7, 2011 - 6:40am

GOP Presidential Contender Rick Perry Looks to Reboot His Campaign

After a series of stumbles, Texas Gov. Rick Perry is looking to reboot his presidential campaign with a $17 million fundraising haul, an appearance before a like-minded audience of Christian conservatives, and a steadier performance in next week’s Republican primary debate.

Posted: Friday, October 7, 2011 - 6:40am

Obama To Issue Executive Order On Classified Info, After WikiLeaks

By executive order, President Obama will instruct federal agencies today to better safeguard their classified secrets, to set up internal audit systems, and to make sure that reluctance to share critical intelligence in the aftermath of the WikiLeaks exposure does not hamper collaboration across agencies.

Posted: Friday, October 7, 2011 - 1:40am

Panetta: NATO Flights Over Libya to Continue for Now

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said in Brussels on Thursday that NATO warplanes will continue to fly over Libya while combat continues between provisional government forces and the forces loyal to Muammer el-Qaddafi, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Despite pressure from some NATO countries to end the flights, both the U.S. and France have argued for keeping up the alliance flights, at least until the provisional government forces can take Qaddafi’s hometown, Surt.

Posted: Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 11:40pm

In Citadel Speech, Romney Attacks Obama Military, Foreign Policy

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Mitt Romney on Friday will call for a buildup of America’s naval forces and missile defense system and accuse President Obama of undermining the nation’s global leadership status in what his campaign is billing as a major foreign policy address here.

Posted: Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 10:40pm

Romney Confronted by Masked Anti-Mitts, Ducks Into Fundraiser

CHARLESTON, S. C. -- About a dozen protesters wearing Mitt Romney masks gathered outside the posh hotel where the GOP presidential candidate was holding a private fundraiser on Thursday.

The mini-protest outside the historic Mills House Hotel may be a form of good news for Romney—tacit acknowledgement that he’s once again the strongman of the Republican field.

Posted: Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 8:40pm