Mitt Romney says it’s been a good night for Rick Santorum, but that he still expects to become the Republican nominee for president.
After losses to Santorum in Missouri’s non-binding primary and the Minnesota caucuses — where he is in third place — Romney is congratulating the former Pennsylvania senator but continuing to focus on President Barack Obama. View full article »
President Obama offered a new Pentagon strategy that cuts billions of dollars for defense over the next decade and will “turn the page on a decade of war,” but has critics arguing will gut U.S. ability to lead a dangerous world.
In a rare appearance in the Pentagon press briefing room Thursday, where he announced that the military will be reshaped over time, Obama said the reality of the U.S. economy is forcing the Defense Department to look at its strategy in an all-new way, even as he insisted that strategy will determine the force structure, “not the other way around.” View full article »
President Obama’s performance on national security and terrorism may have exceeded expectations, but with a stubbornly high jobless rate and the financial markets in turmoil, his re-election hopes remain tied to the economy, analysts say.
“It’s not 2004,” said Rick Nelson, a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. “This isn’t the primary issue facing the United States. The primary issue is the economy and jobs. That issue is going to overshadow anything we do overseas.” View full article »