foreign policy

Politics
10:07 am
Tue October 23, 2012

Obama-Romney, Round 3: What National Commentators Think

The third and final presidential debate of the 2012 election featured President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney arguing foreign policy. At least it was supposed to -- the candidates agreed on many goals and approaches, and the discussion often turned back to domestic issues. National commentators have weighed in. Here's a sampling:

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Politics
11:55 am
Fri October 5, 2012

Paul Says GOP Should Tone Down Hawkishness on War

U.S. Senate

Senator Rand Paul says his party needs to break away from its base when it comes to war.

In the past, politicians have had a tough time breaking from the base to change party opinion. Think Bill Clinton and welfare reforms.

But Rand Paul says Republicans need to take a similar step on war, and tone down the hawkishness of recent years.

“Well one issue I’ve sided with President Obama on is that I think the war in Afghanistan should end," says Paul. There aren’t many other Republicans saying that, but I think it is time to come home.”

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