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Defense Authorization

Jennifer Bendery

House Votes To Keep Funding A War It Hasn't Debated, Authorized Or Even Voted On | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House passed legislation Friday that clears the path for spending tens of billions of dollars on overseas wars, including the one ag...

Huge Defense Bill Passes House

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A comprehensive defense policy bill that aims to deal with the epidemic of sexual assault in the military is on track for Senate p...

Congress Works On Fallback Bill For Crucial Funding

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 12.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing a standoff in the Senate, the top Democrats and Republicans on Congress' military panels are working on a backup plan to en...

House GOP Blocking Abortion Access For Soldiers Who Are Raped

Mother Jones | Posted 06.13.2012 | Politics

Republican Senators John McCain, Scott Brown, and Susan Collins all support an effort by Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, a Democrat from New Hampshire, to expand...

Controversial Defense Bill Moves Towards Obama's Desk

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Congress passed a massive $662 billion defense bill Thursday after months of wrangling over how to handle captured terrorist suspec...

There Goes the Republic

Robert Scheer | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics
Robert Scheer

The defense authorization bill that will soon become law is not only a disaster in the making for civil liberty but a blow to effective anti-terrorist police work.

Congress Presses Ahead With Massive Bill Despite Obama Veto Threat

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 02.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Congress is pressing ahead with a massive $662 billion defense bill that requires military custody for terrorism suspects linked to...

Pentagon Defends Sodomy Rule Change

AP | By DONNA CASSATA | Posted 12.09.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon says sex with animals would still be illegal even if Congress repeals a military rule on sodomy. Conservative groups are u...

Obama Reaches Out To Lawmakers Over Controversial Provision

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 02.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and his national security team are appealing to lawmakers for last-minute changes to a sweeping defense bill...

Defense Bill Repeals Military Ban On Sodomy

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Recently passed Senate legislation would make sodomy and sex with animals legal under military law, ending long-standing prohibitio...

White House Accuses Senate Of 'Political Micromanagement'

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 02.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The White House on Friday accused the Democratic-controlled Senate of "political micromanagement" at the expense of national securi...

Senate Moving To Complete Bill That Has Drawn White House Veto Threat

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 01.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Ignoring a presidential veto threat, the Democratic-controlled Senate on Thursday overwhelmingly approved a massive, $662 billion d...

Defense Bill Clears Senate Hurdle Despite White House Veto Threat

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 01.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats and Republicans are pushing for harsher sanctions against Iran's Central Bank as fears of Tehran developing a nucl...

Amanda Terkel

Military Suicide Prevention Act Stripped From Defense Bill | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — In 2008, a young sergeant named Coleman S. Bean took his life. After completing his first tour of duty in Iraq, he had come home an...

Amanda Terkel

WATCH: GOP Lawmaker Says Repealing DADT This Year Would Be An 'Affront To The Military' | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Buck McKeon (R-Calif.), the incoming chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, said on Wednesday that Democrats' last-minute ...

Sam Stein

DADT Hangs In Balance As Democrats Refine Their Pitch | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats are set to take up a defense authorization bill that includes repeal of the military's controversial "Don't Ask, D...

Sam Stein

McCain Knocks Amendments To Defense Authorization Despite Once Offering His Own | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A debate over the high-profile immigration and gay-rights amendments to the defense authorization bill boiled over on the Senate floor on Monday with ...

Life Support for "Don't Ask, Don't Tell": Are Democrats the Problem?

Nathaniel Frank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nathaniel Frank

Despite the military's move to relax and soon do away with "don't ask, don't tell," repeal in Congress is in grave peril. Obama should repeal the misguided policy through the 2011 Defense Authorization bill.