Sen. Ben Cardin will relinquish his role as the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, ending a run that began almost three years ago with the tricky politics of the Iran nuclear deal.
Less than two weeks after becoming the top Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee, Sen. Ben Cardin scored a major legislative victory Tuesday by negotiating an agreement to give Congress oversight of an emerging deal to stop Iran from developing a nuclear weapon
Sen. Ben Cardin became the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Thursday, providing the Obama administration with a potentially powerful ally at a critical time for U.S. foreign policy.
Sen. Ben Cardin will be named the top-ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, taking over the position following the indictment of New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez, a Democratic spokesman confirmed Thursday.
WASHINGTON — The indictment of New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez on corruption charges Wednesday could have significant implications for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee — and it could also provide an unexpected opportunity for Maryland.
The indictment of New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez on corruption charges Wednesday could have significant implications for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee -- and it could also provide an unexpected opportunity for Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin.
Republican credibility on national security was obliterated by the Bush-Cheney administration, and their reckless, strategically disastrous, $2 trillion invasion of Iraq. And now House Majority leader John Boehner has put a nail in the coffin of GOP weakness on major national security issues with his flippant and dishonorable invitation to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address the Congress of the United States on the most critical foreign policy issue now facing the United States:
Ever since George W. Bush in 2002 began driving up public frenzy for his invasion of Iraq on trumped-up justifications a year later, Congress' constitutional role to declare war has continued to be cold-shouldered.