Much of the debate following the release of the Senate torture report has centered on whether there is any evidence that the torture produced actionable intelligence. Sen. Carl Levin said Wednesday he has concluded there is no such evidence.
'I wouldn’t put up with some of the stuff that they’re doing,' said Lott, a former Republican Senate majority leader, speaking at a Monitor breakfast with Tom Daschle, a Democratic former Senate majority leader.
Dan Pfeiffer, senior adviser to President Obama, spoke optimistically Friday about still working with Republicans on some issues. Mr. Obama will be traveling across America to talk about his moves on immigration.
RNC Chairman Reince Priebus called the president’s pledge to take executive action on immigration by year’s end without waiting for Congress to act 'a nuclear threat to reject the basis of the separation power doctrine.'
When McDonald took over as secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs this summer, he faced some 100 open investigations. Now, wait times at the notorious Phoenix VA facility are down 37 percent, he said at a Monitor breakfast.
World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, a medical doctor, said that the best way to stop Ebola is to rush people who can help to the African nations at the core of the outbreak. He hailed the New York doctor diagnosed with Ebola as a hero.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) says his decision won't hinge on polls or fundraising, but instead will be determined by the questions, 'Do I think I can make a difference, do I think I have something unique to offer?'
At a Monitor-hosted breakfast for reporters, Rep. Sander Levin, the top Democrat on Ways and Means, called corporate tax inversions, like Burger King's move to Canada to lower its taxes, a 'real issue.'
Rep. Paul Ryan said the Obama administrations efforts to address climate change won't solve the problem but will hurt the US economy. He said new EPA rules are a classic example of executive branch overreach.
Rep. Steve Israel calls on Republicans to drop talk of impeachment and lawsuits. But he also notes that Democrats raised $1 million in a day on that theme, which could also deliver higher voter turnout in November.
'When you turn a school into a weapons depot, that’s a war crime,' Ambassador Ron Dermer said at a Monitor breakfast with reporters, voicing dismay at criticism of Israel for the rising civilian death toll in Gaza.
House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce tells a Monitor-hosted breakfast that the rockets Hamas is firing deep into Israel should be a reminder to nuclear negotiators that Iran can’t easily be trusted.