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Obama Orders Review Of Military Sexual Assault

Posted 12.20.2013 | Politics

By NEDRA PICKLER, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is ordering a review of the military's response to sexual assault...

Senate Committee Passes Key Spending Bill

AP | RICHARD LARDNER | Posted 08.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House would need an OK from Congress to use military force in Syria under a defense spending bill in the Senate. The bill cle...

House Panel Unveils Defense Spending Bill

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 07.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A House panel on Tuesday unveiled a $649 billion defense spending bill for next year's Pentagon budget that funds the nation's wars...

The Truth Regarding Defense Spending

David M. Walker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David M. Walker

Even if we pull all our troops out of Iraq and Afghanistan and crack down on DoD waste, the savings would still only get the government a relatively small fraction of the way toward restoring overall fiscal sustainability.

Democrats' Quiet Changes Pile Up

Wall Street Journal | JONATHAN WEISMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

While President Barack Obama still faces stiff headwinds on a range of major legislation on his agenda, he has been signing into law a slew of smaller...

Senate Advances Pentagon Bill, Defeats GOP Stalling On Health Care

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Senate headed for a Saturday morning vote on a package that funds the Pentagon and keeps other key programs, including benefits...

Is This Any Way to Treat Our Heroes?

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joan E. Dowlin

43% of homeless males over 25 are veterans. What kind of a country are we when the men and women who fight for us overseas return to a system that neglects and discards them at home?

Congressional Porkers Up to Their Usual Tricks

Winslow T. Wheeler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Winslow T. Wheeler

I have taken a quick look at the brand, spanking new 2010 Department of Defense Appropriations Conference Report - the bill with the final say on how much money will be dealt to the Pentagon.

Obama Signs Bill To Curb Wasteful Defense Spending

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama granted the Pentagon new power to rein in wasteful defense spending Friday, a change he said was long overdu...