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Obama Defense Cuts

Sabrina Siddiqui

Sequester Defense Cuts Feared By Contractors After Year Of Campaign Fawning | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 02.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- During the 2012 campaign, politicians paid plenty of attention to defense contractors. They toured parts of the country that rely on the...

NATO Chief Says Defense Cuts Could Compromise Safety

AP | DON MELVIN and LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 02.21.2013 | World

BRUSSELS -- The head of NATO urged member countries Thursday to stop cutting their defense budgets in response to tough economic times, saying continu...

Obama Calls To Fix Looming Cuts

AP | JIM KUHNHENN and ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 04.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is asking Congress for a short-term deficit reduction package of spending cuts and tax revenue that will delay th...

Sam Stein

Romney Campaign, Allies Unleash Torrent Of Anti-Obama Robocalls | Sam Stein | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Mitt Romney campaign and allied groups have released a series of automated phone calls to close out the presidential election, accus...

Pentagon Spending: Profits and Politics Trump National Security

William Hartung | Posted 11.20.2012 | Politics
William Hartung

While the president's plan does not go as far as it could or should in scaling back the Pentagon's spending plans, he has drawn a clear distinction between his approach and the one proposed by candidate Romney.

Romney Campaign Attacks President For Trimming Defense Budget

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As President Barack Obama embarks on several campaign stops in Virginia this week, the Mitt Romney campaign criticized the White House o...

Memorial Day Thoughts on National Defense

Robert Reich | Posted 05.27.2012 | Politics
Robert Reich

At a time when Medicare, Medicaid, and non-defense discretionary spending (including most programs for the poor, as well as infrastructure and basic R&D) are in serious jeopardy, Obama and the Democrats should be calling for even more defense cuts.

House Panel Spares One Area From Fiscal Discipline

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 07.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta slammed a House panel on Thursday for adding billions of dollars to President Barack Obama's defense...

Lawmakers Concerned About Key Cuts Amid Deficit Resolve

AP | By DONNA CASSATA | Posted 02.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's call to shrink the military, shut bases and cancel weapons to meet the demand for budget cuts tests the resolve...

Obama To Reveal Defense Strategy

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 03.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Looking beyond the wars he inherited, President Barack Obama on Thursday launched a reshaping and shrinking of the military. He vow...

Sam Stein

Barney Frank: Majority Of Democrats Will Support Amending Defense Cut Trigger | Sam Stein | Posted 12.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Retiring Congressman Barney Frank (D-Mass.) spilled a few beans on Sunday morning when he said a majority of Democrats would sign off on...

Sam Stein

Jay Carney On Triggered Cuts To Defense Spending: 'There Is No Wiggle Room' | Sam Stein | Posted 11.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- White House Press Secretary Jay Carney categorically dismissed on Monday the idea that the president would change the construction of th...

Sam Stein

GOP Senator: Obama Veto Threat Has Escape Clause | Sam Stein | Posted 11.28.2011 | Politics

One of the Republican members of the congressional super committee attempted on Sunday to create some wiggle room with regard to President Obama's opp...

Sen. Inhofe Claims Obama "Disarming America" | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A group of senators including Jon Kyl, R-Ariz.; Jim Inhofe, R-Okla.; and Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., fired off a letter to President Barack Obama saying p...

Pentagon Board To Obama: You Have To Cut Defense Budget

Boston Globe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A senior Pentagon advisory group, in a series of bluntly worded briefings, is warning President-elect Barack Obama that the Defense Department's curre...