Senate’s ratification of START hinges on Kyl’s vote: Is the Administration trying to buy it?
Washington Post: “As President Obama pushes for ratification of his signature nuclear treaty with Russia in coming days, all eyes are on one Republican. Sen. Jon Kyl (Ariz.) has been his party’s leading voice on the treaty and has pressed the administration to commit to a major modernization of the country’s weapons labs in exchange for approval of the pact.”
At The Heritage Foundation / The Foundry, Conn Carroll comments: “Gates has already offered Kyl an extra $4 billion in spending on nuclear programs in exchange for his vote. This is on top of the existing $10 billion Administration pledge. This deal is bad policy and deplorable politics.”