New, commercially available encryption software 'had and is having major, profound effects on our ability' to collect intelligence, 'particularly against terrorists,' James Clapper told reporters at a Monitor-hosted breakfast.
"I spend $36.8 billion a year. That buys a lot of potential trust," said Terry Halvorsen, chief information officer for the Department of Defense, at a breakfast hosted by The Christian Science Monitor on Thursday.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership, which is opposed by both leading candidates, is a key element of President Obama’s effort to increase US engagement with the Pacific region and help offset China’s rising influence.
GOP Sen. Bob Corker said that would be the case unless President Obama issues an executive order, something he’s opposed to. The senator on Wednesday also commented on the challenging situation in Syria.
Speaking to reporters during a Monitor-hosted breakfast on Tuesday, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell painted a picture of Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) as an agency that is underfunded and overextended.
Pope Francis has spoken out on capitalism, the death penalty, global warming, and migrants' rights. But he is not coming to D.C. this month to participate in politics, the Archbishop of Washington said.
Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew says that President Obama has the votes in Congress to sustain a veto, if Republicans try to block his nuclear agreement with Iran. Also, he says, Alexander Hamilton will retain a place on US currency.
Lincoln Chafee was the only Republican in the US Senate to vote against the Iraq War. Now running for president as a Democrat, he calls Hillary Clinton's vote for the war in 2002 'a colossal lapse in judgment.'