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Senate Panel Doubles Money For Israel's Iron Dome

AP | By DONNA CASSATA | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is showing tangible support for longtime ally Israel as Gaza militants fire rockets, backing a measure that would double ...

Senate Passes Sweeping Defense Bill

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

BY DONNA CASSATA, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is sending President Barack Obama a comprehensive defense bill that would crack...

Senate Nears Approval Of Sweeping Defense Bill

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 12.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A comprehensive defense bill that would crack down on sexual assault in the military and add protections for victims headed toward...

McConnell Assails Reid On Defense Bill

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 12.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate's top Republican says his Democratic counterpart is barring any GOP changes to pending defense legislation because he "...

Joint Chiefs Chairman Presses Congress To Act On Defense Bill

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 12.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is pressuring Congress to act this year on a defense policy bill. Army Gen. Martin Demp...

Defense Policy Bill Stalls Over Partisan Divide

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 11.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A $625 billion defense bill that establishes military policy stalled in the Senate on Wednesday as Democrats and Republicans strug...

Senate Passes Sweeping Defense Bill

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 02.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Senate overwhelmingly approved a sweeping, $631 billion defense bill Tuesday that sends a clear signal to President Barack Obam...

Obama Proposal Passes Test

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 07.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A Senate panel on Thursday rejected the Pentagon's proposed cuts in personnel and equipment for the Air National Guard as it comple...

Michael McAuliff

Indefinite Military Detention Measure Passes On Bill Of Rights Day

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate passed a defense bill Thursday that authorizes indefinite detentions of American terrorism suspects, coincidentally acting on...

White House Threatens Veto

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 01.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The White House is threatening to veto a massive defense bill over its requirement that terrorist suspects be held in military cust...