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Congress Is Right To Ground The Runaway Blimp

William Hartung | Posted 06.27.2016 | Politics
William Hartung

When the JLENS air surveillance blimp cut loose from its moorings in Maryland and crashed in central Pennsylvania last fall, it raised serious questions about the future of the $2.7 billion program.

Stop Playing Games With The Pentagon Budget

William Hartung | Posted 06.17.2016 | Politics
William Hartung

Defending the United States and its allies is serious business. That's all the more reason Congress should stop playing games with Pentagon spending. A good place to start would be to put aside proposals to add billions to the department's already ample budget.

Boots, Bombs, B-52s -- and the Indefinite Detention of Americans: The Newest NDAA

Iziah Thompson | Posted 05.27.2016 | Politics
Iziah Thompson

The National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA, is the book of books when it comes to defense spending. And the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) is the first body in Congress to craft the annual defense bill into what will become passable legislation.

Ground the Blimp to Nowhere

William Hartung | Posted 04.28.2016 | Politics
William Hartung

Rather than serving as an exception in a swamp of spending excess, the ending of the JLENS project should serve as a first step towards trimming other needless weapons programs and wasteful practices.

Michael McAuliff

Bill Blocks Attempt To Close Gitmo, America's Most Expensive Prison

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The annual price tag for holding prisoners at Guantanamo Bay is nearing $4 million per inmate, but Congress advanced a defense bill earl...

Laura Barron-Lopez

Congress Unconvinced By Obama Administration 'Hard Sell' On Iran Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 04.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Members of Congress said they remained unconvinced after Secretary of State John Kerry and other administration officials on Monday brie...

Michael McAuliff

Lawmakers Who Have Forgotten Iraq Insist They're Right About Iran

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.) doesn’t have to think very hard to remember what happened after he visited Iraq in 2002, before Congres...

Mac Thornberry Defeats Mike Minter In 2014 Texas Midterm Election For Congress

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Republican Rep. Mac Thornberry defeated Democrat Mike Minter on Tuesday. Thornberry and Minter were vying to represent Texas' 13th District. Bel...

Obama's West Point Address: So Much Criticism to Keep Track of

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

If President Obama and his national security advisers in the administration were hoping that his commencement address at West Point would set the record straight on his view of the world, they will be sadly disappointed by the result.

Michael McAuliff

House Rejects Bid To End The Endless War On Terror

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With U.S. forces leaving Afghanistan and gone from Iraq, Congress reaffirmed America's endless war Wednesday, with the House of Represen...

The State of the Union Address I Wish President Obama Would Give: 'I'm Not Going to Waste a Minute Trying to Work With You'

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 03.28.2014 | Politics
Jesse Kornbluth

I'm not going to waste one minute trying to work with you. Not because I don't want to. Because you won't work with me. So I have no agenda to present to you tonight. You don't want to hear it. You're not going to vote for it.

Michael McAuliff

House Blocks Bid To Defund Endless War

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives blocked an attempt Wednesday to end funding under the 2001 law that granted the White House authority to fi...

Can the GOP Muzzle These 10 Right-Wingers Until Election Day?

Larry Atkins | Posted 11.11.2012 | Politics
Larry Atkins

Radical statements by Republicans aren't just gaffes; they reflect a cold-hearted, insensitive, mean-spirited, dishonest and ignorant attitude that is reflected in the way that they govern and make laws.

Texas Congressmen Endorse Mitt Romney

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 04.05.2012 | Politics

Three members of Congress from Texas announced on Thursday they are endorsing Mitt Romney for the GOP presidential nomination, calling into question w...

GOP Rep. Says He Would Support An Investigation Of Secret CIA Program

The Plumline | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

I'm a bit surprised this isn't getting more attention: Last night, A Republican member of Congress -- Rep Mac Thornberry -- said he would support an i...