The Hill is reporting that Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) has harshly criticized President Obama for agreeing to exchange Cuban spies for an American imprisoned in Cuba, calling his foreign policy “naïve” and “truly counterproductive for the future of democracy in the region.”
“All of these tyrants around the world know that the U.S. can be had, that it’s a pretty easy deal,” he said on Fox News Channel’s “America’s Newsroom.”
James Mitchell on Fox News
The man who waterboarded Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the so-called mastermind of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, told Megyn Kelly on Fox News Tuesday that the CIA’s program of enhanced interrogation techniques did not amount to torture, despite recent accusations in a Senate-issued report.
“If it was torture, I would be in jail,” James Mitchell said on The Kelly File. “This thing was investigated over and over. I was told by the highest law enforcement agency in the land that we were going to walk right up to the edge of the law, and that all of the things we had included in that list were legal.”
Pakistan Military respond to attack – Photo Sky News
Sky News is reporting that Taliban gunmen have killed 141 people, including at least 132 children, in a school attack in Peshawar, Pakistan. Nine men stormed the army-run school while around 500 children and teachers were believed to be inside, with many students taking exams at the time.
No statement from the Council of Islamic Relations – Oklahoma has been issued at publication condemning the attack.
Senator Tom Coburn Monday objected to passage of a bill supporters claim would help prevent veterans’ suicides, but would actually do little to actually fix the broken VA health system that is failing to adequately care for veterans. Objecting to such inane, wasteful and mistaken policy is a large part of what Dr. Coburn has always done best.
“Instead of holding VA bureaucrats accountable to ensure existing efforts are meeting the mental health needs of veterans, this bill would duplicate programs the agency has already failed to manage,” Coburn said.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The disability trust fund will be completely exhausted in less than two years, according to the Social Security Board of Trustees. When this happens, the more than 11 million Americans receiving disability benefits will face immediate cuts of nearly 20 percent, unless Congress acts soon.
Today, U.S. Senator Tom Coburn, M.D. (R-OK) announced the introduction of S. 3003, the Protecting Social Security Disability Act, a bill to improve the integrity of the disability insurance program, support working Americans with disabilities, and protect benefits for current and future generations.