Sen. Bob Corker
The ranking Senate Foreign Relations Committee Republican is urging a “surgical” U .S. air strike against Syria in reprisal for Bashar Assad’s alleged use of chemical weapons.
The White House says President Barack Obama is playing golf with three senators.
U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, a ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said foreign leaders from Japan, China and South Korea are concerned about U.S. fiscal health as tensions remain high over North Korea.
Renewing a 3-year-old fight over bank oversight, Senate Republicans said Friday they will oppose President Barack Obama’s nominee to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau unless the office created after the 2008 Wall Street financial meltdown is significantly changed.
A Republican senator says he thinks the issue of “overall temperament” will come up during former Sen. Chuck Hagel’s confirmation hearing to be defense secretary.