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Defense Authorization

GOP Wants To Help Federal Contractors Hide Civil Rights Violations

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.28.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Republican lawmaker is quietly trying to slip language into a defense bill that would block President Barack Obama's executive order r...

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...

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...

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.

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 and be...

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, Don't...

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.