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Having declared his candidacy for President, South Carolina's four-term Republican senator plans to privatize military pensions while gutting a proposed pay ...
by JackCalvert
Comment Count 21 comments on Tue May 19, 2015 at 02:02 PM PDT with 20 Recommends
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by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 48 comments on Thu Apr 09, 2015 at 07:14 AM PDT with 51 Recommends
It would seem the freshman senator from Arkansas has been chomping at the bit to get to work in his new position on the Senate Armed Services Committee. In his grilling of National ...
by Doctor Jazz
Comment Count 4 comments on Sun Feb 08, 2015 at 06:05 PM PST with 10 Recommends
Henry Kissinger had a bad day at the Senate Armed Services Committee meeting this morning. In addition to a parade of aged dignitaries including former Secretaries of State Madeline Albright and ...
by Dartagnan
Comment Count 14 comments on Thu Jan 29, 2015 at 09:23 AM PST with 10 Recommends
The Senate Armed Services Committee, chaired by Chairman Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI), published an investigative report on torture by the military and CIA in 2009. As it happens, I wrote about it at the ...
by Frederick Clarkson
Comment Count 6 comments on Thu Dec 11, 2014 at 07:11 PM PST with 18 Recommends
From the Hill, Feb 2012: . Two prominent Republican U.S. senators urged that the United States arm opposition forces (ISIS) in Syria Sunday as the government of Bashar al-Assad continued a bloody ...
by kavips
Comment Count 37 comments on Thu Aug 07, 2014 at 10:45 PM PDT with 7 Recommends
While Republicans are mobilizing to push back against President Obama’s carbon initiatives, those in military sector are sounding the alarm about climate change—and the slew of issues that it ...
by Marcia G Yerman
Comment Count 6 comments on Tue Jul 29, 2014 at 11:15 AM PDT with 15 Recommends
Recent revelations about the content of a still secret Senate report on the CIA’s rendition, detention and interrogation program, which allowed for use of torture, highlight the use of techniques ...
by Valtin
Comment Count 25 comments on Wed May 07, 2014 at 07:14 PM PDT with 37 Recommends
When many progressives hear that sequestration is forcing cuts to the defense budget, we cheer. After all, who doesn't want to see the Department of Defense better manage their money and do away ...
by angelajean
Comment Count 18 comments on Tue Apr 22, 2014 at 10:00 AM PDT with 22 Recommends
Senator Kristen Gillibrand has been working incredibly hard to make sure that military service members who have been sexually assaulted by fellow military service members are able to have an ...
by angelajean
Comment Count 11 comments on Wed Jun 12, 2013 at 09:10 AM PDT with 16 Recommends
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand A record number of women on the Senate Armed Services Committee means ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 46 comments on Mon Jun 03, 2013 at 09:39 AM PDT with 45 Recommends
With Senator Carl Levin (D. MI) retiring and Senator Tim Johnson (D. SD) still needing to decide about his political future, Senator Jack Reed (D. RI) could be in store for two big promotions: ...
by poopdogcomedy
Comment Count 3 comments on Thu Mar 14, 2013 at 12:13 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
This is an early report on what Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, now leaving, will be discussing on NBC 'Meet the Press' this morning, 3 February 2013, and spot on as many were thinking same about ...
by jimstaro
Comment Count 20 comments on Sun Feb 03, 2013 at 04:47 AM PST with 13 Recommends
You've all heard the good news - we have the Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee on board. He believes that Rush Limbaugh should be removed from American Forces Network (AFN). That is ...
by angelajean
Comment Count 82 comments on Thu Mar 08, 2012 at 05:30 AM PST with 57 Recommends
C*O*N*G*R*E*S*S*I*O*N*A*L As most of you already know, AFN is refusing to make any changes to their line up. This really doesn't come as any surprise to those of us in the military community. ...
by angelajean
Comment Count 22 comments on Wed Mar 07, 2012 at 04:29 AM PST with 30 Recommends
On Tuesday, September 20th, 2011, the statute known as Don't Ask, Don't Tell will no longer be the law of the United States. This should mark a triumphant day for an administration currently ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 23 comments on Mon Sep 19, 2011 at 11:11 AM PDT with 36 Recommends
Hi, all. Today's report features: • West Wing Week: The White House’s video retrospective. • POTUS & VPOTUS meet with newly elected governors:
by Kat 4 Obama
Comment Count 28 comments on Fri Dec 03, 2010 at 08:17 AM PST with 31 Recommends
Senator McCain is insistent on leading a filibuster of the NDAA because it includes a provision that could lead to the eventual end of the military's long-standing gay ban. He's asserted that all of ...
by indiemcemopants
Comment Count 228 comments on Mon Nov 22, 2010 at 03:11 PM PST with 246 Recommends
The White House has said that they "think" repeal will be voted on during the lame duck session after the election. Gibbs has repeated over and over that there's not a plan to get this done but he ...
by indiemcemopants
Comment Count 123 comments on Mon Oct 18, 2010 at 03:02 PM PDT with 38 Recommends
It all seems so easy now. Don't Ask, Don't Tell : Unconstitutional ! The Defense of Marriage Act : Unconstitutional ! Proposition 8 : Unconstitutional ! But ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 15 comments on Wed Oct 13, 2010 at 09:56 AM PDT with 27 Recommends