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Defense Appropriations

Zach Carter

House GOP Digs ACORN's Grave Deeper | Zach Carter | Posted 07.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House GOP quietly blocked funding for ACORN last week, even though the anti-poverty organization has long since been both defunded a...

WATCH: Jon Stewart Shocked By Controversial Senate Bill

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 12.08.2011 | Comedy

When a bill passes through Senate with a 93-7 vote, you wouldn't expect there to be a provision essentially eliminating due process. But that's what h...

Amanda Terkel

Debt Hawk GOP Wants Big Boost For Pentagon Budget | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As it considers steep cuts to domestic programs in an effort to slash the deficit, the House is set to consider a defense spending bill ...

About That Non-Discretionary Spending

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Isenberg

President Obama's planned three-year budget freeze won't include security spending. In 2010, we'll spend more on the Pentagon than in any year since 1946 -- in dollars adjusted for inflation.

The Truth Regarding Defense Spending

David M. Walker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David M. Walker

Even if we pull all our troops out of Iraq and Afghanistan and crack down on DoD waste, the savings would still only get the government a relatively small fraction of the way toward restoring overall fiscal sustainability.

GOP Leaders Voting Against Defense Bill Because Of Hate Crime Protections

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

AP WASHINGTON — Assaulting people because of their sexual orientation would become a federal hate crime in legislation the House is set to vote ...

Helping Vets, Pets, and Primates

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Markarian

Congress took two steps in recent days on animal issues, as part of its larger bills related to the Department of Defense and military spending.

Congressional Porkers Up to Their Usual Tricks

Winslow T. Wheeler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Winslow T. Wheeler

I have taken a quick look at the brand, spanking new 2010 Department of Defense Appropriations Conference Report - the bill with the final say on how much money will be dealt to the Pentagon.

Support Our Troops: The Senate Porkers' Approach

Winslow T. Wheeler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Winslow T. Wheeler

In 30 years on Capitol Hill, I never saw Congress mangle the defense budget as badly as this year. Despite that, I see signs that we might be on the cusp of a change for the better.

Friday Talking Points [99] -- Misdirection

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The real head-scratcher for serious media-watchers right now is what the "war" between the White House and Fox News was meant to distract us from this week. The "war" itself is laughable, for a number of reasons.

House Rejects Weapons Cuts, In Face Of Obama Veto Threat

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Democratic-controlled House went along with Defense Secretary Robert Gates' plans to kill the over-budget F-22 fighter jet, but...

Glass Half Full: House Democratic Caucus Backs McGovern Afghanistan Exit Amendment

Tom Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Andrews

For those concerned the U.S. is becoming mired in a military quagmire in Afghanistan there was good news and bad news on the House floor this afternoon.

Another White House Departure

Politico | Patrick O'Connor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Candi Wolff on Friday concludes her three-year run as the president's top congressional liaison after helping George W. Bush navigate the rockiest str...