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National Defense Authorization Act

Amanda Terkel

WATCH: GOP Lawmaker Says Repealing DADT This Year Would Be An 'Affront To The Military'

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Buck McKeon (R-Calif.), the incoming chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, said on Wednesday that Democrats' last-minute ...

Amanda Terkel

Senate GOP Leader: Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Won't Happen This Year

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) sent a message to "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT) repeal advocates on Sunday: Don't hold y...

Obama Administration Wants Secret "Blacklist" for Pentagon Contractors

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

Small business advocates have raised concerns a section of the 2011 National Defense Authorization Act will be used to threaten and intimidate small businesses that take issue with DoD's small business contracting practices.

Tell Congress to Hold Blackwater/Xe Accountable

Derrick Crowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Derrick Crowe

One of the most infuriating threads of the story of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars is the lack of accountability for out-of-control private contractors, sending the message that they can get away with anything, including murder.

Amanda Terkel

Obama And Top Congressional Democrats Call For DREAM Act's Passage Before Year's End

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Obama met with Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) members Tuesday afternoon and told them he backs their strategy of passing ...

Amanda Terkel

DADT Repeal Advocates Call For More Aggressive White House Outreach To Capitol Hill

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With negotiations heating up over whether the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) will be brought up in the lame duck session of C...

Helping Vets, Pets, and Primates

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Markarian

Congress took two steps in recent days on animal issues, as part of its larger bills related to the Department of Defense and military spending.