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Michael McAuliff

Defense Bill Passes, Giving Sacred Native American Sites To Mining Company | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Senate passed a measure authorizing the nation’s defense programs Friday, and along with it managed to give lands sacred to N...

Congress Passes Spending Bill Backing Expanded Campaign Against ISIS

Reuters | Posted 02.11.2015 | Politics

(Adds final vote in second paragraph) By David Alexander WASHINGTON, Dec 12 (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress approved an a...

Obama Signs Bill Cracking Down On Military Sexual Assault

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama has signed into law a comprehensive defense bill that cracks down on sexual assault in the military. ...

Gillibrand: Military Deserves Better

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 11.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate on Wednesday failed to reach agreement on amendments to the military justice system, including Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's (D-N...

Lawmakers Pressing On Military Sexual Assault Bill

Posted 06.06.2013 | Politics

By RICHARD LARDNER AND DONNA CASSATA, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Lawmakers are pressing forward with legislation aimed at stemming an epid...

Mitt Romney Dodges Question On Indefinite Detention Despite Past Support

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney dodged a question Wednesday on whether he would have vetoed a bill that included indefinite detention, even though he has previously said ...

Michael McAuliff

White House Issues Another Veto Threat | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House warned Congress Tuesday that President Barack Obama may be forced to veto a bill authorizing defense spending that the H...

A Peculiar and Pernicious Myth: Domestic Military Detentions

Kate Martin | Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics
Kate Martin

There is an extraordinary claim being widely circulated: that the defense bill recently signed by the president authorizes the detention without charge of Americans and other terrorist suspects found in the United States. That is simply untrue.

Michael McAuliff

Obama Signs Defense Bill Despite 'Serious Reservations' | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Indefinite military detention of Americans became the law of the land Saturday, as President Barack Obama signed a defense bill that cod...

Michael McAuliff

White House Abandons Veto Threat Of Indefinite Detention Bill | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House on Wednesday abandoned its threat to veto a defense bill that sets in stone the commander in chief's authority to indefi...

America the Battlefield: The End of the Rule of Law

John W. Whitehead | Posted 02.05.2012 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

It's particularly telling that two such seemingly disparate groups of politicians -- liberal Democrats and conservative Republicans -- took less than a week to find consensus on upending the rule of law and radically extending the government's power.

Defense Bill A Victory For Obama Over Military Lobby

New York Times | Christopher Drew | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When the Obama administration proposed canceling a host of expensive weapons systems last spring, some of the military industry's allies in Congress a...

McCain: Hate Crime Amendment An "Abuse Of Power" (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. McCain was on Fox News today where he called the new hate-crime amendment an "abuse of power." In a nice back-patting moment at the end of the s...

Why Attaching the Hate Crimes Prevention Act to the Defense Bill Makes Sense

David Doody | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Doody

The Hate Crime Prevention Act looks to do exactly what the Defense Bill should be set up to do: defend the nation and allow its people to live freely.

Army Freezes Bonus Payments

Army Times | Jim Tice | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Army has temporarily halted bonus payments for more than 20 enlistment, re-enlistment and service extension programs pending enactment of authoriz...