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Afghanistan Funding

What's Wrong With the War in Afghanistan

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

We are funding corruption among all contractors. All too common is the story of a $7 million project landing on the ground with only $700,000 left to build the intended road, school or hospital.

Congress Pass Major Increase For Afghanistan War Spending

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — The House on Tuesday sent President Barack Obama a major war-funding increase of $33 billion to pay for his troop surge in Afghanis...

$30 Billion More For Afghanistan: War Funding Bill Passes House

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Despite pessimism that the war in Afghanistan is turning out to be a quagmire, Democrats controlling the House muscled through a pl...

House Panel Denies Billions In Aid To Afghanistan Pending Corruption Probes

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — A key House panel voted Wednesday to cut off almost $4 billion in aid to the government of Afghanistan pending an investigation int...

Nancy Pelosi: Barack Obama Must 'Make His Case' For Afghanistan Funds

McClatchy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday that it's up to President Barack Obama to persuade reluctant Democrats to fund his Afghanistan troop buildup...

Gates: Financial Woes No Excuse To Avoid Funding Afghanistan War

AP | ANNE GEARAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

CORNWALLIS, Nova Scotia — Even in a global financial crisis, the world cannot afford to skimp on its obligations to Afghanistan, which wants to ...

RNC Issues "Obama's Afghanistan Travel Guide"

M.S. Bellows, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
M.S. Bellows, Jr.

The press release veers so far into "snark attack" territory and so far from even the pretense of presenting "information" worthy of consideration that it might win the prize for Drudgiest Press Release of the Year.

Sam Stein

Dems Considering Proposals That Would Quietly Fund Iraq War | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Some House Democratic leaders are considering plans to quietly fund the Iraq war while trying to minimize the political fall-out. One of the latest ...