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Buck Mckeon

Pro-Obama Group Targets GOP Lawmakers

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 02.22.2013 | Politics

Organizing for Action, the pro-Obama advocacy group formed last month out of the president's reelection campaign, is launching an online campaign urgi...

GOP Lawmakers Offer Alternative To 'Dire Straits'

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A group of GOP lawmakers from House and Senate on Wednesday offered a plan to cut the federal workforce and use the savings to repl...

Molly O'Toole

Lackland Sex Scandal Reaches The House | Molly O'Toole | Posted 01.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Paula Coughlin and Jennifer Norris finished each other's sentences, laughed loudly and put a hand on the other's shoulder. Coughlin is a...

Laura Bassett

Abortion For Military Rape Victims Amendment Passes Senate | Laura Bassett | Posted 12.06.2012 | Politics

In a historic bipartisan vote on Tuesday, the Senate passed Sen. Jeanne Shaheen's (D-N.H.) amendment to the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act th...

Investigate Air Force for Openly Violent, Sexist and Hostile Environment to Women

Nancy Parrish | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics
Nancy Parrish

The prevalence of rape of both men and women in our military, the failure to prosecute perpetrators and the retaliation against victims continues to undermine readiness, unit cohesion and morale.

GOP Rep. Visits Base Rocked By Sex Scandal

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 11.10.2012 | Politics

By DONNA CASSATA, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee said the Air Force is diligently investigat...

It's A Bird! It's A Plane! It's A Firefighter!

AP | MICHAEL R. BLOOD | Posted 10.16.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — The U.S. Forest Service said Thursday it will permit agency helicopters to attack wildfires at night in Southern California, a sig...

As Lackland Air Force Base Scandal Widens, Tailhook Whistleblower To Demand Hearing

The Huffington Post | Molly O'Toole | Posted 08.02.2012 | Politics

At least 83 women were sexually assaulted or molested in 1991 at the Las Vegas convention of the Tailhook Association, a group of active-duty and reti...

Patrick Svitek

White House Budget Chief: Don't Send WARN Act Layoff Notices Before 'Fiscal Cliff' | Patrick Svitek | Posted 08.01.2012 | Politics

The latest chapter in budget cut politics opened Wednesday as the Obama administration's top fiscal guru stood by federal direction that some companie...

Patrick Svitek

Romney Campaign Keeping Obama's Leadership In Spotlight As 'Fiscal Cliff' Looms | Patrick Svitek | Posted 07.31.2012 | Politics

One of Mitt Romney's top surrogates in national defense on Tuesday urged President Barack Obama to "step up and provide some leadership" on how to ave...

Buck Mckeon's Big Job Scare Goes Bust

Winslow T. Wheeler | Posted 09.22.2012 | Politics
Winslow T. Wheeler

As the economic news continued to show poor job growth, Rep. Buck McKeon, and defense contractor Lockheed-Martin saw a major opportunity to protect the defense budget and their bottom lines.

GOP Lawmaker Speaks Out On National Security Leaks

AP | LARRY MARGASAK and ROBERT BURNS | Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon announced on Thursday that it is taking new steps to try to clamp down on leaks of classified information, saying unau...

Pentagon Contractors and Congress: Defending Special Interests or Promoting the Public Interest?

William Hartung | Posted 09.16.2012 | Politics
William Hartung

It is not surprising that Lockheed Martin and its allies want to keep the Pentagon gravy train running full speed ahead, but most taxpayers disagree.

Tailhook Whistleblower Demands Congress Investigate Lackland Sexual Assaults

Nancy Parrish | Posted 09.10.2012 | Politics
Nancy Parrish

The mission of our military is to protect the American way of life and our freedoms, yet this very mission is compromised by leadership that allows, perpetrates and condones sexual assault on the very members of our armed services.

Greg Rosalsky

Key House Republican Under Fire For Countrywide Loan | Greg Rosalsky | Posted 07.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Democratic challenger to Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon (R-Calif.) said Monday that the high-ranking House member should "pay back" the s...

Top GOPer: Gays In The Military Is Settled

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Republican chairman of the House Armed Services Committee said Thursday that allowing gays to serve openly in the military is a...

Andrea Stone

Nuclear Weapons Industry Spends Millions To Prevent Military Cuts | Andrea Stone | Posted 08.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The nuclear weapons industry is erecting a missile shield of money to prevent federal government spending cuts worth billions of dollars...

Economic Security Is National Security

Dr. Rachel Kleinfeld | Posted 07.21.2012 | Politics
Dr. Rachel Kleinfeld

It sounds easy to throw money at the Pentagon and buy more security. But we all know that's not how security works -- it's like investing tens of thousands in a terrific alarm system for your house, then leaving your windows open.

Posturing on Plutonium

William Hartung | Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics
William Hartung

The last thing we should be doing at this point in our history is indulging Turner's "proliferation posse." At a time when our safety depends on reducing global nuclear arsenals, their ideas are dangerous, unnecessary and unaffordable.

Max J. Rosenthal

Public Opinion Blocked On Afghan War | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 05.11.2012 | Politics

While public opinion has turned firmly against the war in Afghanistan, falling to another all-time low in an Associated Press poll on Wednesday, Repub...

Max J. Rosenthal

The Hidden Costs Of War Spending | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 03.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Defense spending has boomed in the post-9/11 era, creating new jobs and programs to support American military operations around the worl...

Details Emerge On Congressman's Sweetheart Deal

AP | Posted 02.13.2012 | Politics

LOS ANGELES -- Documents detail the terms of a discounted mortgage loan received by U.S. Rep. Howard McKeon from the now-defunct Countrywide Financial...

Behind Closed Doors: Congress Trying to Force Indefinite Detention Bill on Americans

Christopher E. Anders | Posted 02.08.2012 | Politics
Christopher E. Anders

Secret deals for indefinite military detention without charge or trial? Tell Congress we are better than that. It's not who we are as Americans, and it is not the country or the world we want to pass on to our children and grandchildren.

After the Deficit Committee, A New Propaganda Push From the War Profiteers

Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe | Posted 01.29.2012 | Politics
Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe

We've got to push back with the truth: military spending costs jobs compared to other ways of spending the money.

Top 5 Taxpayer Turkeys Fattening War Industry CEOs

Robert Greenwald | Posted 01.23.2012 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

As Americans take stock this Thanksgiving holiday, we thought it appropriate we expose some other turkeys that the war industry is celebrating this holiday season.