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House Panel Begins Work On Defense Budget

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 07.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A House panel voted Wednesday to delay President Barack Obama's new policy allowing gays to serve openly in the military despite De...

Dan Froomkin

Iraq Posting Massive Surplus Thanks To U.S. Taxpayers | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Even as the United States has been borrowing trillions to pursue its wars in the Middle East, the government of Iraq has posted a tidy surplus, accord...

Iraq Is The Economy, Stupid

Alan Fein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alan Fein

Every day, pollsters ask voters to rank issues, separating "the Iraq war" from "the economy," as if they have nothing to do with each other. In fact, they have everything to do with each other.

Congress' (and the President's) Priorities: ABNO

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Shearer

That would be "Anything But New Orleans", as reflected in the whopping bill, ostensibly to fund the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, along with a number of other domestic "priorities."

$15B In US Iraq Spending Unaccounted For

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Pentagon cannot account for nearly 15 billion dollars in payments for goods and services in Iraq, according to an internal audit which members of ...

'Significant' Amount Of U.S. Funds For Iraq Funneled To Militias

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

During a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing today on waste, fraud and abuse in Iraq, GAO Comptroller David Walker said that "the Iraqis have a bu...

Democrats Bow To Bush's Demands On War Spending Bill

Washington Post | Jonathan Weisman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Democratic leaders yesterday agreed to meet President Bush's bottom-line spending limit on a sprawling, half-trillion-dollar domestic spending b...

Bush's "Emergency" War Request Filled With Nonessential Spending

Congress Daily PM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

From Congress Daily, 10/22/07: The amended foreign aid request in President Bush's supplemental package would fund infrastructure and development pro...