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Howard Mckeon

House Panel Will Investigate Bergdahl Swap

AP | By DONNA CASSATA and BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Armed Services Committee will investigate the Obama administration's swap of an American prisoner held for five years fo...

House Rebuffs Pentagon On Defense Spending

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House defied the Pentagon on Thursday, overwhelmingly backing a $601 billion defense authorization bill that saves the Cold Wa...

House GOP Budget Spares Weapons, Military Benefits

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 07.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans spare aircraft, bases and personnel benefits from defense budget cuts by chipping away at money the Pentagon spe...

GOP Rep Rebukes General's Opinion On Benghazi

AP | DEB RIECHMANN and DONNA CASSATA | Posted 05.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A retired U.S. general came under sharp criticism from a Republican committee chairman on Thursday after testifying that the Obama...

GOP Chairman Seeks Afghan Detainee Names

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House Republican chairman is seeking from U.S. military officials the names of 72 detainees that Afghan President Hamid Karzai h...

Terrorists 'Can Run But They Can't Hide'

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 10.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. commando raids in Libya and Somalia suggest the future shape of U.S. counterterrorism efforts — brief, ta...

Lawmakers To Obama: Consult Us On Syria

Reuters | Posted 10.26.2013 | Politics

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON, Aug 26 (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers urged President Barack Obama on Monday to consult them as he decide...

'Complicated' Politics of Afghan Withdrawal

Jeffrey Laurenti | Posted 05.12.2013 | World
Jeffrey Laurenti

An astute political animal, Karzai recognizes that the Afghan public long ago soured on the American military presence. And he calculates that assailing the foreigners is his best ticket to shoring up the legitimacy of his regime.

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...

Greg Rosalsky

GOP Armed Services Chairman Warns About Potential 'National Disgrace' Of Military Spending Cuts | Greg Rosalsky | Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics

Rep. Howard P. “Buck” McKeon (R-Calif.), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, called on Democratic leadership Friday to join House Repu...

U.S. Freezes $700 Million In Aid To Pakistan

Reuters | Posted 02.11.2012 | World

WASHINGTON, Dec 12 (Reuters) - The leaders of a U.S. House-Senate negotiating panel have agreed to freeze $700 million in U.S. aid to Pakistan until...

Armed Services Chairman: U.S. Could Bring Back Draft

Posted 11.21.2011 | Politics

by Donna Cassata, Associated Press WASHINGTON -- The House Armed Services Committee chairman is warning that further reductions to projected defens...

Lawmakers Seek To Delay DADT Repeal

AP | By DONNA CASSATA | Posted 11.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two top Republicans on the House Armed Services Committee have asked Defense Secretary Leon Panetta to delay the new policy allowing gay...

GOP Chairman Of Key Committee Criticizes Obama's National Security Policies

AP | By DONNA CASSATA | Posted 11.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican chairman of the House Armed Services Committee on Monday criticized President Barack Obama's national security policies a...

McKeon: For Weapons Makers, the Buck Starts Here

William Hartung | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Hartung

One common theme that runs through deficit proposals is the need to make substantial cuts in Pentagon spending. But there will be another obstacle before real savings can be reaped: pork barrel politics.

California GOP Rep's Home Burglarized: Chicago Politics Involved?

Huffington Post | Tim Taliaferro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

When California Republican Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon's home was broken into last month, his wife noted in a letter that the thief's "car is registe...

Jason Linkins

Scritti Politti: February 27, 2009 | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

I quite liked Mark McKinnon's piece in The Daily Beast, today, about Twitter "jumping the shark." I especially liked his admonition that we all must ...