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The Columbian
Panama Papers are available; why hasn’t U.S. asked to see them?Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., who sits on the Judiciary Committee, have unsu
Panama Papers are available; why hasn’t U.S. asked to see them?
The Columbian / Posted 2 hours ago
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., who sits on the Judiciary Committee, have unsuccessfully tried to attach an amendment to a defense spending bill. The plan would have made states provide the names of the true owners of limited liability companies to... Read more
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Zero Hedge
The US Government Will Spend $1.25 Million To Develop A Propaganda Cartoon For PakistanHowever, it's not only the massive defense spending projects that the governmen
The US Government Will Spend $1.25 Million To Develop A Propaganda Cartoon For Pakistan
Zero Hedge / Posted 4 hours ago
However, it's not only the massive defense spending projects that the government does that bleeds US taxpayers dry, it's little one's as well. As the Washington Free Beacon reports, the State Department plans on spending $1.25 million in order to... Read more
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New York Magazine
Paul Ryan’s Plan for Everything: Hide the Numbersof dollars in spending for the poor, since doing so is the only way to reconcil
Paul Ryan’s Plan for Everything: Hide the Numbers
New York Magazine / Posted 9 hours ago
of dollars in spending for the poor, since doing so is the only way to reconcile their commitment to deep tax cuts, higher defense spending, and maintaining retirement benefits for people age 55 and up. But Ryan also needs to pose as an earnest... Read more
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The Hill
NATO chief says post-Brexit alliance 'more important than ever'only five of the alliance's 28 members that meets a goal of spending at least t
NATO chief says post-Brexit alliance 'more important than ever'
The Hill / Posted 14 hours ago
only five of the alliance's 28 members that meets a goal of spending at least two percent of its gross domestic product on defense spending. Stoltenberg said the UK is the biggest force provider among European members and that the UK acted as a... Read more
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The Forward
Michael Oren Says Israel Should Wait To Agree on New American Aid Pactin 2013 as a harsh critic of President Barack Obama, opposes the agreement as i
Michael Oren Says Israel Should Wait To Agree on New American Aid Pact
The Forward / Posted yesterday
in 2013 as a harsh critic of President Barack Obama, opposes the agreement as it currently stands because it wraps missile defense spending into the agreement; because it calls for cuts in spending the allocation in Israel’s defense sector; and... Read more
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The Hill
How 'Brexit' would inflame populism abroad — and here in the USstandards and dramatically reducing poverty over the past half-century. One of
How 'Brexit' would inflame populism abroad — and here in the US
The Hill / Posted yesterday
standards and dramatically reducing poverty over the past half-century. One of the few NATO allies to meet the alliance's defense spending target of 2 percent of gross domestic product, Britain has an expeditionary tradition and the responsibility... Read more
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CNN
Why I'm running for presidentmay be wonderful personal values, but that are frankly none of the government's
Why I'm running for president
CNN / Posted 2 days ago
may be wonderful personal values, but that are frankly none of the government's business. I couldn't talk about increasing defense spending at a time when we are broke. And I had to tell the truth about entitlements that must be reformed if we are... Read more
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KQ2 St. Joseph
CNN's Reality Check Team vets Clinton's claimsones, but they attribute the differences to factors that are less closely tied
CNN's Reality Check Team vets Clinton's claims
KQ2 St. Joseph / Posted 2 days ago
ones, but they attribute the differences to factors that are less closely tied to U.S. economic policy, such as oil prices, defense spending and productivity changes. Reality Check: Clinton says Trump presidency a top risk to global economy By... Read more
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Roll Call
Larry Pressler’s Independent Streakdenouncing what he perceives to be a lack of substantive discussion about natio
Larry Pressler’s Independent Streak
Roll Call / Posted 2 days ago
denouncing what he perceives to be a lack of substantive discussion about national priorities ranging from superfluous defense spending to immigration reform. “We’re just not talking about real issues.” The next commander-in-chief, he... Read more
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Air Force Times
US Lawmakers Set To Reconcile Defense Policy Billsoperations fund to pay for base budget items, expecting the incoming president
US Lawmakers Set To Reconcile Defense Policy Bills
Air Force Times / Posted 2 days ago
operations fund to pay for base budget items, expecting the incoming president will ask Congress for a supplemental defense spending package. Simmons said the president’s veto threat over the bill was “ironic,” noting a Democratic Congress... Read more
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The Manila Times
Merkel urges to boost defense spending ahead of NATO summitJune 22, 2016 4:37 pm MOSCOW: Chancellor Angela Merkel said Germany should inc
Merkel urges to boost defense spending ahead of NATO summit
The Manila Times / Posted 2 days ago
June 22, 2016 4:37 pm MOSCOW: Chancellor Angela Merkel said Germany should increase military spending instead of expecting allies to bear the burden of defending Europe, according to local... Read more
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The San Angelo Standard-Times
Gun issue pushes LGBT bills from viewleft a loophole for military contractors to fire employees based on their sexua
Gun issue pushes LGBT bills from view
The San Angelo Standard-Times / Posted 3 days ago
left a loophole for military contractors to fire employees based on their sexual orientation. Maloney tried to amend the defense spending bill to remove the language, but the House Rules Committee would not allow that amendment to be... Read more
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The Hill
Dems push for allowing base closuresplace undr the 2017 defense policy bills passed by the House and Senate recentl
Dems push for allowing base closures
The Hill / Posted 3 days ago
place undr the 2017 defense policy bills passed by the House and Senate recently. The same is true of the House-passed 2017 defense spending bill and the Senate version of the spending bill awaiting a floor vote. Smith proposed replacing the ban... Read more
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Madame Noire The Atlanta Post
Why I Oppose The Inclusion Of Women In The Military Drafttwo Republicans on the House Armed Services Committee, both opposed to women in
Why I Oppose The Inclusion Of Women In The Military Draft
Madame Noire The Atlanta Post / Posted 3 days ago
two Republicans on the House Armed Services Committee, both opposed to women in combat, pushed an amendment to the 2017 defense spending bill that required women to register, intending it as a “gotcha amendment” to prove that Democrats weren’t... Read more
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Eye Witness News
Justice Department opposes new Obama proposal on Guantanamolate May, White House officials found a sympathetic lawmaker who inserted langu
Justice Department opposes new Obama proposal on Guantanamo
Eye Witness News / Posted 3 days ago
late May, White House officials found a sympathetic lawmaker who inserted language authorizing video pleas into the annual defense spending bill. The White House drafted a policy memo publicly supporting the proposal, which is known as a Statement... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
U.S. Justice Department opposes new Obama proposal on Guantanamolate May, White House officials found a sympathetic lawmaker who inserted langu
U.S. Justice Department opposes new Obama proposal on Guantanamo
The Globe and Mail / Posted 3 days ago
late May, White House officials found a sympathetic lawmaker who inserted language authorizing video pleas into the annual defense spending bill. The White House drafted a policy memo publicly supporting the proposal, which is known as a Statement... Read more
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New York Post
Loretta Lynch opposes Obama’s Guantanamo Bay proposallate May, White House officials found a sympathetic lawmaker who inserted langu
Loretta Lynch opposes Obama’s Guantanamo Bay proposal
New York Post / Posted 3 days ago
late May, White House officials found a sympathetic lawmaker who inserted language authorizing video pleas into the annual defense spending bill. The White House drafted a policy memo publicly supporting the proposal, which is known as a Statement... Read more
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Reuters
Justice Department opposes new Obama proposal on Guantanamolate May, White House officials found a sympathetic lawmaker who inserted langu
Justice Department opposes new Obama proposal on Guantanamo
Reuters / Posted 3 days ago
late May, White House officials found a sympathetic lawmaker who inserted language authorizing video pleas into the annual defense spending bill. The White House drafted a policy memo publicly supporting the proposal, which is known as a Statement... Read more
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WXIA-TV Atlanta
Lindsey Graham predicts next president will be 'she'Monday that he expects Trump to lose to Democrat Hillary Clinton in November.
Lindsey Graham predicts next president will be 'she'
WXIA-TV Atlanta / Posted 4 days ago
Monday that he expects Trump to lose to Democrat Hillary Clinton in November. Talking about the need to lift caps on defense spending, the South Carolina senator made a reference to the gender of the next president. Graham also referred to... Read more
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WTSP-TV Tampa
Lindsey Graham predicts next president will be 'she'Monday that he expects Trump to lose to Democrat Hillary Clinton in November.
Lindsey Graham predicts next president will be 'she'
WTSP-TV Tampa / Posted 4 days ago
Monday that he expects Trump to lose to Democrat Hillary Clinton in November. Talking about the need to lift caps on defense spending, the South Carolina senator made a reference to the gender of the next president. Graham also referred to... Read more
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WHAS TV11 Louisville
Lindsey Graham predicts next president will be 'she'Monday that he expects Trump to lose to Democrat Hillary Clinton in November.
Lindsey Graham predicts next president will be 'she'
WHAS TV11 Louisville / Posted 4 days ago
Monday that he expects Trump to lose to Democrat Hillary Clinton in November. Talking about the need to lift caps on defense spending, the South Carolina senator made a reference to the gender of the next president. Graham also referred to... Read more
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WWL-TV, Channel 4 New Orleans
Lindsey Graham predicts next president will be 'she'Monday that he expects Trump to lose to Democrat Hillary Clinton in November.
Lindsey Graham predicts next president will be 'she'
WWL-TV, Channel 4 New Orleans / Posted 4 days ago
Monday that he expects Trump to lose to Democrat Hillary Clinton in November. Talking about the need to lift caps on defense spending, the South Carolina senator made a reference to the gender of the next president. Graham also referred to... Read more
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WLTX-TV Columbia
Lindsey Graham predicts next president will be 'she'Monday that he expects Trump to lose to Democrat Hillary Clinton in November.
Lindsey Graham predicts next president will be 'she'
WLTX-TV Columbia / Posted 4 days ago
Monday that he expects Trump to lose to Democrat Hillary Clinton in November. Talking about the need to lift caps on defense spending, the South Carolina senator made a reference to the gender of the next president. Graham also referred to... Read more
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WLBZ Bangor
Lindsey Graham predicts next president will be 'she'Monday that he expects Trump to lose to Democrat Hillary Clinton in November.
Lindsey Graham predicts next president will be 'she'
WLBZ Bangor / Posted 4 days ago
Monday that he expects Trump to lose to Democrat Hillary Clinton in November. Talking about the need to lift caps on defense spending, the South Carolina senator made a reference to the gender of the next president. Graham also referred to... Read more
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13 WMAZ Macon
Lindsey Graham predicts next president will be 'she'Monday that he expects Trump to lose to Democrat Hillary Clinton in November.
Lindsey Graham predicts next president will be 'she'
13 WMAZ Macon / Posted 4 days ago
Monday that he expects Trump to lose to Democrat Hillary Clinton in November. Talking about the need to lift caps on defense spending, the South Carolina senator made a reference to the gender of the next president. Graham also referred to... Read more
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WZZM 13 Grand Rapids
Lindsey Graham predicts next president will be 'she'Monday that he expects Trump to lose to Democrat Hillary Clinton in November.
Lindsey Graham predicts next president will be 'she'
WZZM 13 Grand Rapids / Posted 4 days ago
Monday that he expects Trump to lose to Democrat Hillary Clinton in November. Talking about the need to lift caps on defense spending, the South Carolina senator made a reference to the gender of the next president. Graham also referred to... Read more
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KTHV Little Rock
Lindsey Graham predicts next president will be 'she'Monday that he expects Trump to lose to Democrat Hillary Clinton in November.
Lindsey Graham predicts next president will be 'she'
KTHV Little Rock / Posted 4 days ago
Monday that he expects Trump to lose to Democrat Hillary Clinton in November. Talking about the need to lift caps on defense spending, the South Carolina senator made a reference to the gender of the next president. Graham also referred to... Read more
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NorthWest Cable News
Lindsey Graham predicts next president will be 'she'Monday that he expects Trump to lose to Democrat Hillary Clinton in November.
Lindsey Graham predicts next president will be 'she'
NorthWest Cable News / Posted 4 days ago
Monday that he expects Trump to lose to Democrat Hillary Clinton in November. Talking about the need to lift caps on defense spending, the South Carolina senator made a reference to the gender of the next president. Graham also referred to... Read more
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KING5 Seattle
Lindsey Graham predicts next president will be 'she'Monday that he expects Trump to lose to Democrat Hillary Clinton in November.
Lindsey Graham predicts next president will be 'she'
KING5 Seattle / Posted 4 days ago
Monday that he expects Trump to lose to Democrat Hillary Clinton in November. Talking about the need to lift caps on defense spending, the South Carolina senator made a reference to the gender of the next president. Graham also referred to... Read more
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KGW Channel 8 Portland
Lindsey Graham predicts next president will be 'she'Monday that he expects Trump to lose to Democrat Hillary Clinton in November.
Lindsey Graham predicts next president will be 'she'
KGW Channel 8 Portland / Posted 4 days ago
Monday that he expects Trump to lose to Democrat Hillary Clinton in November. Talking about the need to lift caps on defense spending, the South Carolina senator made a reference to the gender of the next president. Graham also referred to... Read more
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First Coast News
Lindsey Graham predicts next president will be 'she'Monday that he expects Trump to lose to Democrat Hillary Clinton in November.
Lindsey Graham predicts next president will be 'she'
First Coast News / Posted 4 days ago
Monday that he expects Trump to lose to Democrat Hillary Clinton in November. Talking about the need to lift caps on defense spending, the South Carolina senator made a reference to the gender of the next president. Graham also referred to... Read more
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KENS 5 San Antonio
Lindsey Graham predicts next president will be 'she'Monday that he expects Trump to lose to Democrat Hillary Clinton in November.
Lindsey Graham predicts next president will be 'she'
KENS 5 San Antonio / Posted 4 days ago
Monday that he expects Trump to lose to Democrat Hillary Clinton in November. Talking about the need to lift caps on defense spending, the South Carolina senator made a reference to the gender of the next president. Graham also referred to... Read more
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KTVB Boise
Lindsey Graham predicts next president will be 'she'Monday that he expects Trump to lose to Democrat Hillary Clinton in November.
Lindsey Graham predicts next president will be 'she'
KTVB Boise / Posted 4 days ago
Monday that he expects Trump to lose to Democrat Hillary Clinton in November. Talking about the need to lift caps on defense spending, the South Carolina senator made a reference to the gender of the next president. Graham also referred to... Read more
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The News & Observer
LGBT legislation takes a beating as Congress focuses on gun controlleft a loophole for military contractors to fire employees based on their sexua
LGBT legislation takes a beating as Congress focuses on gun control
The News & Observer / Posted 4 days ago
left a loophole for military contractors to fire employees based on their sexual orientation. Maloney tried to amend the defense spending bill to remove the language, but the House Rules Committee would not allow that amendment to be... Read more
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The Hill
Graham: Opponents of lifting military spending caps are 'a-holes'budget agreement, but Defense Department leaders have voiced concern about retu
Graham: Opponents of lifting military spending caps are 'a-holes'
The Hill / Posted 4 days ago
budget agreement, but Defense Department leaders have voiced concern about returning to sequestration. The fight over defense spending came to a head recently in the Senate, when the chamber voted down amendments to a defense policy bill that... Read more
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Slate
One Building Bears Battle Scars From Every Afghan War. Should It Be Preserved?security threats from the Taliban and groups claiming to be part of ISIS. (A la
One Building Bears Battle Scars From Every Afghan War. Should It Be Preserved?
Slate / Posted 4 days ago
security threats from the Taliban and groups claiming to be part of ISIS. (A large part of Afghanistan’s economy is defense spending.) Many find it all wasteful. “For $16 million, they can build a new palace from scratch. Why do they need to... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
British farmers crave independence but fear cost of EU exitcamp says the pledge is unrealistic: the "leave" side has also promised to boos
British farmers crave independence but fear cost of EU exit
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 4 days ago
camp says the pledge is unrealistic: the "leave" side has also promised to boost funding for the health service, maintain defense spending and much more, at a time when the government is committed to cutting public-sector spending. Farmers have a... Read more
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Al.com
Armed Services Chair in Alabama: Reps. Mac Thornberry, Mike Rogers on critical role of Anniston Depotmade in Russia. Last week, Alabama Sen. Richard Shelby was successful in his ef
Armed Services Chair in Alabama: Reps. Mac Thornberry, Mike Rogers on critical role of Anniston Depot
Al.com / Posted 4 days ago
made in Russia. Last week, Alabama Sen. Richard Shelby was successful in his efforts to have the Senate's version of the defense spending bill allow for the engine buys. Thornberry said the rocket engines are crucial to U.S. security. "I think... Read more
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Salon.com
British farmers crave independence but fear cost of EU exitcamp says the pledge is unrealistic: the “leave” side has also promised to boos
British farmers crave independence but fear cost of EU exit
Salon.com / Posted 4 days ago
camp says the pledge is unrealistic: the “leave” side has also promised to boost funding for the health service, maintain defense spending and much more, at a time when the government is committed to cutting public-sector spending. Farmers have a... Read more
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The Hill
Defense talks to zero in on war fundis that the Senate requires women to register for the draft, while the House bi
Defense talks to zero in on war fund
The Hill / Posted 4 days ago
is that the Senate requires women to register for the draft, while the House bill does not. While the House passed its defense spending bill this week, the Senate still needs to pass its version. The chamber was planning to consider it this... Read more
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The Alpena News
Senators need to be more sensible with military billSugar Grove, W.Va., is an example. The facility no longer served the purpose fo
Senators need to be more sensible with military bill
The Alpena News / Posted 4 days ago
Sugar Grove, W.Va., is an example. The facility no longer served the purpose for which it was built. Trimming unnecessary defense spending for everything from unneeded bases to superfluous weapons systems is difficult enough without politics in... Read more
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The Advertiser-Tribune
Remove politics from US spendingWest Virginia, is an example. The facility no longer served the purpose for whi
Remove politics from US spending
The Advertiser-Tribune / Posted 4 days ago
West Virginia, is an example. The facility no longer served the purpose for which it was built. Trimming unnecessary defense spending for everything from unneeded bases to superfluous weapons systems is difficult enough without politics in... Read more
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FOX News
Former Guantanamo prisoner vanishes in South America, prompting searchbut Brazil hasn’t allowed him to enter the country previously, the Post reporte
Former Guantanamo prisoner vanishes in South America, prompting search
FOX News / Posted 6 days ago
but Brazil hasn’t allowed him to enter the country previously, the Post reported. Just this week the Senate passed a defense spending bill that bars shuttering the Guantanamo prison in Cuba. The debate over closing Guantanamo, which President... Read more
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Salon.com
Endless war, endless greed: The Pentagon is lining its pockets with taxpayer dollarsthe inside, recalls an early 1970s bow wave at a time when withdrawal from Viet
Endless war, endless greed: The Pentagon is lining its pockets with taxpayer dollars
Salon.com / Posted 6 days ago
the inside, recalls an early 1970s bow wave at a time when withdrawal from Vietnam appeared to promise a future of reduced defense spending. The military duly put in place an ambitious “modernization” program for new planes, ships, tanks,... Read more
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Lisbon Morning Journal
Mission impossible: keeping politics out of defense spendingSugar Grove, W.Va., is an example. The facility no longer served the purpose fo
Mission impossible: keeping politics out of defense spending
Lisbon Morning Journal / Posted 6 days ago
Sugar Grove, W.Va., is an example. The facility no longer served the purpose for which it was built. Trimming unnecessary defense spending for everything from unneeded bases to superfluous weapons systems is difficult enough without politics in... Read more
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Roll Call
No. 8: Guns, Surveillance and How Trump’s Rhetoric Could Boomerangdiscuss why voters could lose interest in Donald Trump’s rhetoric. And National
No. 8: Guns, Surveillance and How Trump’s Rhetoric Could Boomerang
Roll Call / Posted 7 days ago
discuss why voters could lose interest in Donald Trump’s rhetoric. And National Defense Reporter Megan Scully unpacks the Defense spending bill that includes debates over war funding, measures to keep the Guantanamo Bay prison open and why... Read more
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Salon.com
Capitol Hill Buzz: House takes aim at military band spendingduties, including the funerals of service members and other special ceremonies.
Capitol Hill Buzz: House takes aim at military band spending
Salon.com / Posted 7 days ago
duties, including the funerals of service members and other special ceremonies. Her amendment was added to the annual defense spending bill, which also passed the House on Thursday. McSally won the backing of an important ally: Rep. Rodney... Read more
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SaukValley.com
CIA director: US hasn't been able to curb IS global reachwithout a warrant. The vote came days after the mass shooting in Florida. Oppon
CIA director: US hasn't been able to curb IS global reach
SaukValley.com / Posted 7 days ago
without a warrant. The vote came days after the mass shooting in Florida. Opponents of the amendment to the annual defense spending bill said the measure would have blocked investigators from searching lawfully collected information to... Read more
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Salon.com
Sorry, Gary Johnson: The libertarian movement is fringe and it will remain fringeof the budget (a 2011 poll found that some Americans think it is up to 50 perce
Sorry, Gary Johnson: The libertarian movement is fringe and it will remain fringe
Salon.com / Posted 7 days ago
of the budget (a 2011 poll found that some Americans think it is up to 50 percent of the budget) — yet they believe our defense spending — which was almost $600 billion, or 54 percent of the discretionary budget in 2015 — is too small. Even the... Read more
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Roll Call
House Rejects Call for New War Powers Resolution to Fight ISISThe House on Thursday rejected two amendments to a defense spending measure tha
House Rejects Call for New War Powers Resolution to Fight ISIS
Roll Call / Posted 7 days ago
The House on Thursday rejected two amendments to a defense spending measure that would have effectively called on Congress to pass a new war powers resolution. The votes show that Congress is no rush to approve a new Authorization for Use of... Read more
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