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Meet The Martin Shkreli Of Defense Contracting

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 03.23.2017 | Politics

When President Donald Trump rolled out his first federal budget proposal last week, the administration defended its call for a $54 billion increase in...

Why Starving the UN Is Not a Safe US Investment: President Trump and the Cost of Isolationism

Ghida Fakhry | Posted 03.24.2017 | Politics
Ghida Fakhry

It was a rare lesson in the art of diplomacy: the visit of Angela Merkel to the White House on 17 March was somehow ironic. Simply put, the German Cha...

Read Donald Trump's New Executive Order On Immigration

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 03.06.2017 | Politics

President Donald Trump signed a new executive order on immigration Monday. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer tweeted a photo of Trump signing th...

Trump's Navy Secretary Nominee Withdraws

Reuters | Eline Gordts | Posted 02.27.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Feb 26 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of the Navy withdrew from consideration on Sunday, the second time a...

Defense Secretary Disagrees With Trump's Statement That Press Is The Enemy

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 02.19.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Defense Secretary James Mattis broke with President Donald Trump on Sunday, telling reporters traveling with him that he does not think...

General Mattis Makes His Power Play

Jon Soltz | Posted 02.16.2017 | Politics
Jon Soltz

As the wheels come off of the Trump administration, and we careen towards a total meltdown of government, one of the political insiders’ favorite pa...

Dems Will Let Trump Have Just Two Of His Nominees By Inauguration Day

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.20.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Two. That’s how many nominees Democrats are willing to approve for President-elect Donald Trump when he is sworn into office Friday. ...

Why Obama Should Stand Up For Chuck Hagel | Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics

The effort to slander Chuck Hagel and to torpedo his potential nomination to be secretary of defense has reached such intensity that there is now much...

U.S. Defense Secretary Panetta's Refusal to Cut Pentagon Spending Puts America at Greater Risk

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

Refusal by US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, Members of Congress, and now the Super Committee, to cut US defense spending puts our country on a dange...