March 30, 2012 - 4:23pm
Rand Paul blocks new sanctions on Iran [Opinion: The Arena]
You won't often find this liberal blogger praising Sen. Rand Paul, but today you will.
In politics, the terms "left" and "right" come from the habitual seating arrangements in the the Estates General (parliament)  during the French Revolution. Those who favored more radical change tended to sit to the left of the president's chair. Those who favored the...
November 17, 2011 - 4:56pm
Senator Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.)
McConnel concluded that adding to current sanctions against Iran by targeting the Central Bank of Iran would constitute one of the few remaining actions—short of an embargo of Iranian shipping and military intervention—to slow or end the Iranian nuclear program.
Kentucky’s senior senator, U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, came to the Senate floor this morning and spoke in favor of a proposed amendment to the Defense Authorization Bill that he introduced on behalf of Sen. Mark Kirk (Rep., Ill.).  The amendment would impose sanctions...