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Buck Mckeon

GOP Rep. Retiring

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — An emotional Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, has announced his retirement. McKeon says...

GOP Rep To Retire

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon, the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, has decided to retire after 11 terms. Republican o...

GOP Chairman Seeks Afghan Detainee Names

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House Republican chairman is seeking from U.S. military officials the names of 72 detainees that Afghan President Hamid Karzai h...

Congress Works On Fallback Bill For Crucial Funding

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 12.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing a standoff in the Senate, the top Democrats and Republicans on Congress' military panels are working on a backup plan to en...

What The Pentagon Means When It Says The U.S. Military Is 'Ready'

AP | PAULINE JELINEK | Posted 11.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Warnings from defense officials and some experts are mounting and becoming more dire: The nation's military is being hobbled by bu...

Keep America at Peace: Keep the Pentagon Sequester

Robert Naiman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Cutting the Pentagon budget is in the interests of the vast majority of Americans who would rather that our tax dollars be used for domestic needs -- including by lowering taxes on working people -- than for foreign wars, foreign military bases, and exotic science fiction weapons systems.

Paul Blumenthal

These House Challengers Are Defying The Fundraising Odds

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Raising money for a congressional run is hard work. Candidates have to spend hours each day dialing for dollars and attending fundraiser...

After the Shutdown, Don't Exempt the Pentagon

William Hartung | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
William Hartung

A new report from the Stimson Center -- shows how the Pentagon can make the roughly $50 billion in cuts required by current law. An important assumption underpinning the approach is that the era of large scale, boots-on-the-ground conflicts is over.

Sequestration Seeps Into Syria Debate

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Armed Services Committee Chair Rep. Buck McKeon (R-Calif.) has an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday, in which says he wi...

Another Republican Ties Terrorist To Latino Border-Crossers

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 08.09.2013 | Politics

Rep. Buck McKeon (R-Calif.) said at a town hall meeting this week that more border security is needed to keep terrorists from posing as Hispanic to en...

GOP Lawmakers Urge Hagel To Re-Test Missile Defense System

Reuters | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

By Andrea Shalal-Esa WASHINGTON, July 12 (Reuters) - Four U.S. Republican lawmakers on Friday urged Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to ...

Congress OKs Killing of Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime?

Michael Shank | Posted 05.06.2013 | Politics
Michael Shank

A handful of Democratic and Republican senators are considering a rewrite of 60 of the most consequential words to ever pass through Congress: The Authorization for Use of Military Force, which is enabling a system of eternal warfare.

John Boehner Mourns Death Of Staffer

Roll Call | Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics

Speaker John A. Boehner’s office is mourning the loss of one of its own, the Ohio Republican announced Tuesday....

#StopSequestration: Not All Cuts Are Equal

Edward Headington | Posted 04.29.2013 | Los Angeles
Edward Headington

If ever there was a time to come together and remind ourselves that Peace Through (Economic) Strength is a virtue still embraced, it is now.

Pro-Obama Group Targets GOP Lawmakers

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 02.22.2013 | Politics

Organizing for Action, the pro-Obama advocacy group formed last month out of the president's reelection campaign, is launching an online campaign urgi...

GOP Lawmakers Offer Alternative To 'Dire Straits'

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A group of GOP lawmakers from House and Senate on Wednesday offered a plan to cut the federal workforce and use the savings to repl...

Molly O'Toole

Lackland Sex Scandal Reaches The House

HuffingtonPost.com | Molly O'Toole | Posted 01.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Paula Coughlin and Jennifer Norris finished each other's sentences, laughed loudly and put a hand on the other's shoulder. Coughlin is a...

Laura Bassett

Abortion For Military Rape Victims Amendment Passes Senate

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 12.06.2012 | Politics

In a historic bipartisan vote on Tuesday, the Senate passed Sen. Jeanne Shaheen's (D-N.H.) amendment to the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act th...

Investigate Air Force for Openly Violent, Sexist and Hostile Environment to Women

Nancy Parrish | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics
Nancy Parrish

The prevalence of rape of both men and women in our military, the failure to prosecute perpetrators and the retaliation against victims continues to undermine readiness, unit cohesion and morale.

GOP Rep. Visits Base Rocked By Sex Scandal

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 11.10.2012 | Politics

By DONNA CASSATA, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee said the Air Force is diligently investigat...

It's A Bird! It's A Plane! It's A Firefighter!

AP | MICHAEL R. BLOOD | Posted 10.16.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — The U.S. Forest Service said Thursday it will permit agency helicopters to attack wildfires at night in Southern California, a sig...

As Lackland Air Force Base Scandal Widens, Tailhook Whistleblower To Demand Hearing

The Huffington Post | Molly O'Toole | Posted 08.02.2012 | Politics

At least 83 women were sexually assaulted or molested in 1991 at the Las Vegas convention of the Tailhook Association, a group of active-duty and reti...

Patrick Svitek

White House Budget Chief: Don't Send WARN Act Layoff Notices Before 'Fiscal Cliff'

HuffingtonPost.com | Patrick Svitek | Posted 08.01.2012 | Politics

The latest chapter in budget cut politics opened Wednesday as the Obama administration's top fiscal guru stood by federal direction that some companie...

Patrick Svitek

Romney Campaign Keeping Obama's Leadership In Spotlight As 'Fiscal Cliff' Looms

HuffingtonPost.com | Patrick Svitek | Posted 07.31.2012 | Politics

One of Mitt Romney's top surrogates in national defense on Tuesday urged President Barack Obama to "step up and provide some leadership" on how to ave...

Buck Mckeon's Big Job Scare Goes Bust

Winslow T. Wheeler | Posted 09.22.2012 | Politics
Winslow T. Wheeler

As the economic news continued to show poor job growth, Rep. Buck McKeon, and defense contractor Lockheed-Martin saw a major opportunity to protect the defense budget and their bottom lines.