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Another worry for your weekend: Sam Nunn’s warning on North Korea

2:39 pm Sep. 29, 2017

You may think you’re headed into a weekend in which Puerto Rico and its recovery from Hurricane Maria is your chief concern. We’d like to add something else to your worry cart. In particular, an op-ed posted this morning on the CNN website.

It comes from former Georgia senator Sam Nunn and former energy secretary Ernest Moniz, co-chairmen of the Nuclear Threat Initiative, and may be the most worried-sounding

What has kept Sam Nunn awake since Inauguration Day

10:22 pm Apr. 5, 2017

Ask Sam Nunn what has kept him awake since Inauguration Day, and he will point you to Florida.

No, not shuffleboard.

Reports of the former Georgia senator’s retirement have been greatly exaggerated. Nunn has indeed given up

Sam Nunn steps down as CEO of Nuclear Threat Initiative

9:30 am Mar. 23, 2017

After 16 years, Sam Nunn is bowing out as chief executive of the Nuclear Threat Initiative, the anti-proliferation group he helped create after his lengthy career in the U.S. Senate, it was announced this morning.

Replacing the 78-year-old Nunn will be Ernest Moniz, former U.S. secretary of energy during the Obama administration. Nunn will remain involved as one of three co-chairmen on the NTI board. The other two will be Moniz

Sam Nunn: Pentagon may have to take the lead in Asian diplomacy

6:30 pm Mar. 13, 2017

As Rex Tillerson, the understaffed U.S. secretary of state, wings his way to Asia for crucial visits to Japan, South Korea and China, Denis O’Hayer of WABE (90.1FM) dropped in on former U.S. senator Sam Nunn.

Nunn said the recent spate of missile launches by North Korea, coupled with last week’s successful ouster of the president of South Korea, has created a dicey diplomatic situation. In his interview, Nunn recommended

Sam Nunn and a style of politics that could soon be extinct

4:05 pm Jan. 23, 2017

WASHINGTON — An increasingly rare thing happened earlier this month on Capitol Hill.

Former Georgia U.S. Sen. Sam Nunn, a Democrat, took to the witness stand twice in two days to vouch for a pair of Cabinet nominees nominated by a Republican president.

A modest gesture, yes. Notable in this radioactive political environment, for sure — especially given that we’re talking about a four-term senator who once called Donald Trump “an apprentice in the

Sam Nunn vouches for Rex Tillerson: ‘Well prepared to do what is essential’

9:36 am Jan. 11, 2017

WASHINGTON — Former Georgia U.S. Sen. Sam Nunn threw his support behind  Rex Tillerson on Wednesday, telling senators that Donald Trump’s Secretary of State nominee is “well prepared to do what is essential for the security of our nation.”

Nunn — who has focused his post-Senate career on promoting nuclear cooperation, including with other super powers such as Russia — said Tillerson’s work with the Kremlin as an executive for ExxonMobil would serve the United

Sam Nunn to introduce Tillerson, Mattis at Senate confirmation hearings

6:55 pm Jan. 10, 2017

WASHINGTON — Former Georgia U.S. Sen. Sam Nunn plans to introduce Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson and retired Gen. James Mattis at their respective Capitol Hill confirmation hearings this week, a notable gesture of support from a Democrat who backed Hillary Clinton in last year’s presidential race.

Nunn will be on hand tomorrow morning to give his seal of approval to Tillerson as the Senate Foreign Relations Committee mulls his nomination