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Overnight Roundup: Campaigns Step Up Battle on Foreign Policy

by Newsteam Staff
Photo of the Day: Vice President Joe Biden delivers a foreign policy speech in New York, April 26, 2012 (Lucas Jackson/Courtesy Reuters). Photo of the Day: Vice President Joe Biden delivers a foreign policy speech in New York, April 26, 2012 (Lucas Jackson/Courtesy Reuters).

Republican candidate Mitt Romney’s campaign adviser Richard Williamson warned (FP) that developments in North Korea, continued unrest in Syria and Iran’s nuclear ambitions, could signal an unraveling of President Obama’s foreign policy, likening it to the troubled last months of the Carter administration. Read more »

Afghanistan Update: Romney’s Potential Policy Under Scrutiny

by Newsteam Staff
Security forces at the site of an incident in Kabul April 16, 2012 (Omar Sobhani/Courtesy Reuters). Security forces at the site of an incident in Kabul April 16, 2012 (Omar Sobhani/Courtesy Reuters).

With increased violence and growing voter dissatisfaction putting Afghanistan in the spotlight, Republican frontrunner Mitt Romney’s position on the war is coming under more intense scrutiny (NYT) as the primary winds down. Read more »

Overnight Roundup: Obama Releases $3.8 Trillion Budget

by Newsteam Staff
The 2013 federal budget is unveiled at the Government Printing Office in Washington February 13, 2012. Photo of the Day: The 2013 federal budget is unveiled at the Government Printing Office in Washington February 13, 2012. (Joshua Roberts/Courtesy Reuters)

President Obama unveiled a $3.8 trillion budget Monday that includes smaller budgets (Politico) for as many as six Cabinet-level departments, but also commits tens of billions of dollars to new mandatory spending initiatives and taps savings from the scaled back military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan to fund his domestic agenda. Obama’s proposal reflects his prioritization (NYT) of education, infrastructure, and clean energy, with the costs offset in part by tax increases on the affluent. Read more »