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Sam Stein

Obama Administration: There Are No Current Plans To Ask Congress For Libya Funds | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Among the features of America’s military involvement in Libyan airspace that has given some lawmakers pause: the cost. At a time when ...

Ryan Grim

Barney Frank Wants All Troops Home From Iraq: 'What The Hell Are They Doing There?' | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) called on Friday for President Obama to bring the 50,000 troops remaining in Iraq back home to the United States, arguing ...

Ryan Grim: Vote To Fund Afghanistan War Shows "Unbelievable Disconnect" Between American People And Washington (VIDEO)

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

Huffington Post political reporter Ryan Grim went on MSNBC today to discuss congressional support for the war in Afghanistan. On Tuesday the House of ...

Ryan Grim

War Bill Could Be Stopped Today With 144 Votes | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Antiwar Democrats have a rare opportunity to knock down a war funding bill, just days after Wikileaks released more than 90,000 documents confirming t...

Pentagon Papers 2.0: Afghanistan

Phyllis Bennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Phyllis Bennis

There is no evidence yet of a new smoking gun among the individual documents. But taken as a whole, the documents provide a collective arsenal of evidence of a brutal war that never did have a chance to "succeed".

Afghan Envoy Holbrooke and Senate in La La Land

Medea Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Medea Benjamin

La La Land, it seems, is not poor Afghanistan, but Washington DC, where politicians send our youth off to fight and die in an endless war they themselves don't believe in.

$30 Billion More For Afghanistan: War Funding Bill Passes House

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Despite pessimism that the war in Afghanistan is turning out to be a quagmire, Democrats controlling the House muscled through a pl...

All politics is local: Al-Qa'eda and the Afghanistan War

Josh Mull | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Mull

I am the Afghanistan Blogging Fellow for The Seminal and Brave New Foundation. You can read my work on The Seminal or at Rethink Afghanistan. The view...

Obama Threatens To Veto War Funding Bill Over Proposed Education Reform Cuts

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Despite pessimism that the war in Afghanistan is turning out to be a quagmire, Democrats controlling the House muscled through a pl...

Ryan Grim

GOP Wants War Funds Paid For But Not With Tax Hikes | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A Senate Republican is working to persuade his colleagues to vote against President Obama's war supplemental spending bill if it isn't paid for, threa...

War Spending Surges In Obama's Budget

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama's new budget, to be released Monday, forecasts two consecutive years of near $160 billion in war funding, far more than he hope...

Is The U.S. Preparing To Bomb Iran?

ABC News | Jonathan Karl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Is the U.S. stepping up preparations for a possible attack on Iran's nuclear facilities? The Pentagon is always making plans, but based on a little-n...

Senate Panel OKs $128 Billion For Afghanistan, Iraq Wars

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — With hardly any debate, a powerful Senate committee Thursday approved President Barack Obama's $128 billion request for military op...

Ryan Grim

Senate Beats Back Military-Industrial Complex In Historic Vote | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama won a major victory in the Senate Tuesday in a dogfight that has major, long-term implications for his agenda. The Senate, by a vote ...

Pro-War Caucus Running the Democratic Party Ditches the Masks

Derrick Crowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Derrick Crowe

Recent actions by the DCCC and House Democratic leadership reveal that electing more Democrats and defeating Republican incumbents has taken a back seat to a radical, pro-war agenda.

A Clunky Way to Spend Billions

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Charles Karel Bouley

The recent Cash for Clunker legislation passed by Congress as part of the $106 billion war funding bill is a complete and total waste of a billion dollars short term, four billion long term.

Jeff Muskus

Netroots Push For "No" Votes On War-Funding Bill (VIDEO) | Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In anticipation of Tuesday's House vote on the war supplemental spending bill, which still includes money for the International Monetary Fund but not ...

Bill Allows Obama To Try Gitmo Detainees In US Courts

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — After a flare-up over controversial detainee abuse photos, House-Senate negotiators sealed agreement on a crucial war-funding bill ...

House Passes $97 Billion War Funding Bill Despite Dem Concerns

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Despite Democrats' rising anxiety about Afghanistan, the House on Thursday easily passed a $96.7 billion measure filling President ...

Gates: Financial Woes No Excuse To Avoid Funding Afghanistan War

AP | ANNE GEARAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

CORNWALLIS, Nova Scotia — Even in a global financial crisis, the world cannot afford to skimp on its obligations to Afghanistan, which wants to ...

Sam Stein

Senate GOP Set To Block Troop Funding Bill | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republicans in the Senate may be walking into a political trap this week, in which their insistence on considering energy legislation leads them to bl...

House rejects bill funding Iraq, Afghanistan wars

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Bush's Iraq war funding request collapsed in the House Thursday as anti-war Democrats and Republicans unhappy about added...

House Drafts Bill to Fund War Efforts

AP | ANNE FLAHERTY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The leaders of a House panel that oversees military spending said Wednesday they are drafting legislation that would pay for combat...

US War Costs Increased Significantly In 2007

Reuters | Richard Cowan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The Iraq war may not dominate U.S. news reports as the carnage drops, but a new report underscores the financial burden of persistent combat that is h...

Anti-War Groups Retreat On Funding Fight

Politico | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

After a series of legislative defeats in 2007 that saw the year end with more U.S. troops in Iraq than when it began, a coalition of anti-war groups i...