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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 ...

146 Votes Away From Afghanistan Exit

Tom Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Andrews

The WikiLeaks documents demonstrate why those 162 Members of the House were so right in casting their vote against an open ended military commitment to the government of Afghanistan.

Defense News: War Supplemental Not Needed to Fund Troops

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

If the war supplemental is not approved this week, the troops will still be paid and the troops will still be fully supplied. There is no "emergency" requiring action this week.

Will House Dems Oppose a Jobless War Supplemental?

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Naiman

The war supplemental for Afghanistan is expected to come back from the Senate to the House next week, without any kind of timetable for military withdrawal, and without money to save teachers' jobs.

We Are Losing Our Nation to Lies About the Necessity of War

Rep. Dennis Kucinich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Dennis Kucinich

While millions of Americans are out of work, losing their homes, losing their savings, their pensions, and their retirement security, we are literally sending pallets of cash overseas to benefit warlords and corrupt politicians.

Speaker Pelosi, More War Funding Next Week Is No "Emergency"

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

The administration hopes to dodge questions about the war supplemental urgently being asked by Democratic leaders in the House by claiming that more funds are an exigent, "emergency" need. They're not.

3 Things You Missed in Rolling Stone's McChrystal Profile

Tom Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Andrews

Unfortunately, President Obama missed an opportunity today to not only replace an out-of-control general but an out-of-control and failing strategy in...

Asking Minnesotan Senators to Say NO to War

Coleen Rowley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Coleen Rowley

On Tuesday April 13th, over 100 Minnesotans demonstrated outside Senator Amy Klobuchar's office with half of our group eventually going inside to see...

Congressional Pressure Can Help End the War, Save Many Lives

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

The coming fight over the war supplemental is an opportunity for Members of Congress to use the megaphone provided by the debate to attack specific egregious aspects of U.S. foreign policy.

Arthur Delaney

Democrats Retreat From Class Warfare | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On one side: teachers, doctors and their patients, the jobless, disaster victims, the troops. On the other: private equity firms, hedge funds, ventu...

Dan Froomkin

Obama's War Supplemental: Recent Reports Strengthen The Case Against It | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Members of Congress with any inclination to balk at President Obama's massive emergency war-funding request have found their case strengthened by two ...

If One Phone Call Could End the War

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

In the next few days the House of Representatives is expected to debate and vote on a "privileged resolution" that would establish a timetable for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan.

Republicans: "We Abandon the Troops"

Scott Payne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Payne

No one ever went broke betting on the hypocrisy of congressional Republicans.

Congress Should Vote No on War Funding Bill

Tom Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Andrews

After years of working and voting to end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Congressional progressives have a chance to do just that.

A Movement to Make Obama Bring an End to War

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Hamsher

In 2007, 82 Democratic members of Congress signed a pledge to not fund the war in Iraq without plans for troop withdrawal. Tuesday, they must vote against the Supplemental Appropriations Act.

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 ...

Jane Hamsher's Call to Action Against the War/IMF Supplemental

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

The White House and the House leadership want progressive Democrats in the House to abandon their constituents, their commitments, and their principles and vote for the War/IMF supplemental. But when progressive Democrats tried to have input into the process earlier, they were locked out by the leadership, on orders from the White House and Treasury.

Harry Reid: Interrogation Photos "Are Not Going To Be Released"

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid just made two seemingly contradictory assertions: First, that so-called "torture" photos of interrogations won't ev...

Washington Showdown Over IMF Money

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Weisbrot

Obama and the House Democrats can't seem to muscle the votes they need to pass a $108 billion appropriation for the IMF. The stakes are high for both the administration, and the world.

Why the War Supplemental Should Be Defeated (Video)

Nathan Havey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nathan Havey

We need to stay engaged in Afghanistan, but we need a radically different strategy that emphasizes quality of life for the Afghan people, regional diplomacy, and for God's sake, a reduction of boots on the ground.

Afghan Women Speak Out: Mariam Nawabi

Jodie Evans | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jodie Evans

Money spent on military would be much better spent on infrastructure, jobs, and international partnerships. People don't have the tools the need to move toward a peaceful reality.

The Next big Taxpayer Bailout? IMF Could get Hundreds of Billions for European Banks

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Weisbrot

The Obama administration wants $108 billion for the IMF. Why? Most of the Central and Eastern European economies are in free fall right now, and they're counting on the IMF to save their banks.

Jeff Muskus

Lieberman, Graham Seek To Block Torture Photos At All Costs | Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With the war supplemental under fire from some unlikely allies in the House, Sens. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) threatened Mond...

Thomas B. Edsall

Obama Could Be Handed First Legislative Defeat Due To Anti-War Liberals | Thomas B. Edsall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama, who has suffered relatively few setbacks in the Democratic-controlled Congress, has allowed one key administration bill -- the $96.7 ...

Will 34 Democrats Oppose Endless War and Funding the IMF's European Bank Bailout?

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

The Administration is combining two sets of policies -- endless war and IMF austerity -- that most progressive Democrats vigorously oppose; and are trying to ram them through by strong-arm tactics.