Category Congress

Kerry Tells Lawmakers He’s for Arming Ukraine

Kerry Tells Lawmakers He’s for Arming Ukraine 104 Feb 9, 2015 7:18 PM EST By Josh Rogin Secretary of State John Kerry told lawmakers during a private reception in Germany that he personally supports sending lethal aid to the Ukrainian military, even though President Barack Obama has yet to make a decision on whether to […]

New House Armed Services Chairman Plans Focus on Unconventional Warfare

New House Armed Services Chairman Plans Focus on Unconventional Warfare http://blogs.rollcall.com/ five-by-five/new-house-armed- services-chairman-plans-focus- on-unconventional-warfare/? dcz= By Tim Starks Posted at 7 a.m. Jan. 14, 2015 Comments in post: New House Armed Services Chairman Plans Focus on Unconventional Warfare0 ©Reprints Thornberry Langevin 04 022912 445×325 New House Armed Services Chairman Plans Focus on Unconventional Warfare Thornberry […]

Inside Ash Carter’s Pentagon Transition Team

Inside Ash Carter’s Pentagon Transition Team http://www.fortunascorner.wordpress.com Gordon Lubold, writing on today’s DefenseOne.com website, writes that new Secretary of Defense nominee Ashton Carter, “has picked a small team of experienced hands with whom he has worked closely with in the past — to form a transition team — to help prepare him for a confirmation […]

U.S. Rep. Randy Forbes: Chair, House Seapower And Projection Forces Subcommittee

Interview: US Rep. Randy Forbes By Christopher P. Cavas 4:44 p.m. EST January 5, 2015 Chairman, House Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee forbes (Photo: Thomas Brown/Staff) CONNECT 4 TWEET 1 LINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE Rep. Randy Forbes, a Virginia Republican, returns in 2015 as chairman of this influential subcommittee, one of a handful of congressional entities that directly […]

U.S. Debt Soars By $100B On Last Day Of 2014; Total U.S. Debt Hits Record Of $18.14 Trillion

U.S. Debt Soars By $100B On Last Day Of 2014; Total U.S. Debt Hits Record Of $18.14 Trillion http://www.fortunascorner.wordpress.com Tyler Durden, writing on the January 2, 2015 website Zero Hedge, begins, “it seems like it was only yesterday when we reported that, in yet another slight of hand for the U.S. Treasury and Social Security […]

2015: Will New Congress Get Serious About Putin, Russia?

2015: Will New Congress Get Serious About Putin, Russia? By Rebeccah Heinrichs Published January 02, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook27 Twitter11 livefyre15 Email Print putinfinal.jpg Russian President Vladimir Putin smiles during a live video link with members of Russian Geographical Society expedition to the Southern Pole in Moscow’s Kremlin, Russia on Friday, Dec. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/RIA […]

Immunity And Interrogators: A Second Look

Immunity and Interrogators: A Second Look http://www.washingtonpost.com/ world/national-security/ immunity-and-interrogators-a- second-look/2014/12/22/ 21189572-8602-11e4-b9b7- b8632ae73d25_story.html?wprss= rss_national-security By Walter Pincus Reporter December 22 at 7:40 PM Times change. More than eight years ago, the White House and Congress agreed to give immunity from criminal prosecution and civil lawsuits to those who engaged in torture under interrogation programs. That has […]