Deborah Hersman, chair of the National Transportation Safety Board, is a top candidate for the cabinet post, reports say. But she wouldn't comment directly at a Monitor breakfast Wednesday.
Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell is not popular in Kentucky, and a poll puts actress Ashley Judd, a Democrat, within range of defeating him in 2014. The ad is a preemptive strike.
Deborah Hersman, chairwoman of the National Transportation Safety Board, says the investigation is ongoing into the cause of two battery fires on board Boeing 787 Dreamliners, but avoided categorically calling the lithium-ion batteries unsafe.
While Sen. Marco Rubio leads immigration reform efforts, Rep. Paul Ryan has been the face of the GOP's less-popular fiscal battles. Lately, associates have hinted he may run for president after all.
At a Monitor breakfast Tuesday, Pakistani Ambassador Sherry Rehman rejected perceptions that her government publicly condemns drone strikes while privately cooperating with the US on them.
Chris Christie helped defuse jokes about his weight with one bite of a jelly doughnut but resolving a rift with Speaker Boehner and GOP conservatives over hurricane Sandy relief won't be as easy.