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  • After Geneva, Iran’s nuclear deal remains a conundrum

    December 4, 2013 | 11:59 am

    Last month’s nuclear deal with Iran has set off a cacophony of pro and con acrimony pitting public officials, academic experts and pundits against one another.  Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the interim accord a “historic mistake.” The Wall Street Journal headlined...

  • Obama asks Congress to delay vote on Syria military strike

    September 10, 2013 | 12:08 pm

    U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday asked Congress to delay votes on authorizing military strikes against Syria in order to give Russia time to get Syria to surrender any chemical weapons it possesses, according to U.S. senators.

    "What he (Obama) wants is to check out the...

  • Carl Levin won’t run again

    March 7, 2013 | 3:03 pm

    Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.), a veteran Jewish lawmaker who for years was a major influence in defense policy, will not seek reelection.

    Levin, 78, was quoted Thursday by The Associated Press as saying that his decision was "extremely difficult" but that he wanted to serve out the...

  • Senate panel sets Tuesday vote on Hagel nomination

    February 11, 2013 | 10:58 am

    A U.S. Senate panel plans to vote on Tuesday afternoon on the bitterly contested nomination of Chuck Hagel as President Barack Obama's new secretary of defense, the committee said on Monday.

    Senator Carl Levin, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, which must approve...

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  • Senators assail Obama’s Hagel nomination, question judgment

    January 31, 2013 | 12:10 pm

    Republican lawmakers harshly attacked Chuck Hagel on Thursday at a contentious hearing over his nomination to become the next U.S. defense secretary, questioning his judgment on war strategy and putting him broadly on the defensive.

    In one of the most heated exchanges,...

  • Consider naval blockade of Iran, Senate leader Levin says

    March 12, 2012 | 11:58 am

    An international naval blockade of Iranian oil exports should be considered as an option to stop Iran’s nuclear program, U.S. Sen. Carl Levin said.

    Levin (D-Mich.), chairman of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee, said in an interview Saturday with C-SPAN that the blockade...

  • Protesters get jail time for pie attack on Jewish senator

    August 31, 2011 | 3:21 pm

    Two war protesters were sentenced to 30 days in federal prison for throwing a pie in the face of U.S. Sen. Carl Levin of Michigan.

    Ahlam Mohsen, 24, and Max Kantar, 23, both of Michigan, attacked Levin in August 2010 while Levin was meeting with constituents in a deli in Grand...

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