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GOP Rep. Retiring

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — An emotional Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, has announced his retirement. McKeon says...

Top GOPer: Gays In The Military Is Settled

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Republican chairman of the House Armed Services Committee said Thursday that allowing gays to serve openly in the military is a...

Posturing on Plutonium

William Hartung | Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics
William Hartung

The last thing we should be doing at this point in our history is indulging Turner's "proliferation posse." At a time when our safety depends on reducing global nuclear arsenals, their ideas are dangerous, unnecessary and unaffordable.

Details Emerge On Congressman's Sweetheart Deal

AP | Posted 02.13.2012 | Politics

LOS ANGELES -- Documents detail the terms of a discounted mortgage loan received by U.S. Rep. Howard McKeon from the now-defunct Countrywide Financial...

Republican Hypocrisy On Government Job Creation Exposed

AP | By DONNA CASSATA | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The same Republicans who insist that federal spending doesn't create jobs and should be cut in the face of staggering deficits are leadi...

Ten Years After 9/11: Congress Is Still Terrified and We Are No Safer

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 10.11.2011 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

If you think Congress' handling of the debt ceiling crisis was a catastrophe, take a closer look at how lawmakers are responding to the terrorism threat.