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Ex-Arlington National Cemetery Head Leaves Senate Panel Scratching Heads

Philip Bunnell – Talk Radio News Service Senate Homeland Security member Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) had harsh words for former Arlington National Cemetery Superintendent John Metzler on Thursday, asking him if family members will be sure that they are “standing at the real grave site of [their] loved one.” Metzler ran the historic military burial […]

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Boehner Mocks Democrats’ Manufacturing Agenda

House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) took issue with Congressional Democrats’ recent attempts to pass legislation aimed at spurring America’s troubled manufacturing industry, casting the move as too little too late. “Finally after 18 months of moving their job killing policies now they want to go out and talk about their manufacturing agenda,” Boehner said […]

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Defense Train Wreck Could Be Coming, Cautions Independent Panel

By Sarah Mamula – Talk Radio News Service With future military engagements eminent, the independent panel assigned to examine the 2010 Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR), the Congressionally mandated overview of U.S. military policy, says that U.S. defense needs to be modernized in nearly every aspect. A report from the panel calls for more people, equipment […]

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Arizona Lawmakers React to Court Decision

Philip Bunnell – Talk Radio News Service Arizona lawmakers from both parties released statements in response to Judge Susan Bolton’s decision to curtail some of the more controversial provisions in the Arizona immigration bill, SB 1070. Republican senators John McCain and Jon Kyl released a joint statement condemning the court’s decision.  “We are deeply disappointed […]

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Sen. Johanns Wants Repeal Of Health Care Paper-Work Provision By August Break

By Alexa Gitler- Talk Radio News Service Sen. Mike Johanns (R-Neb.) told reporters Wednesday that he hopes to bring an amendment to the floor that would repeal a provision in the health care reform law requiring businesses to file a 1099 tax form if they spend more than $600 per year through an individual vendor. […]

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Democrats Attempt To Blur Line Between Tea Party And GOP

By Brandon Kosters – Talk Radio News Service As November’s midterm elections approach, the Democratic Party is moving to link the GOP with the extreme elements of the Tea Party movement. Speaking alongside a handful of Congressional Democrats at a press conference in the Democratic National Committee’s headquarters Wednesday, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz said that […]

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Afghanistan Needs Continued American Commitment, Says Official

Philip Bunnell – Talk Radio News Service Special Representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Holbrooke told the House Appropriations Committee Wednesday that if the United States is going have a successful run in Afghanistan, its commitment and investment must continue unwavered.  Holbrooke said strengthening the Afghan government and weeding out corruption is critical if President […]

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Senate Republicans Denounce Energy Bill

Robert Hune-Kalter – Talk Radio News Service Senate Republicans were quick to denounce Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-Nev.) new energy and oil spill legislation that was announced late Tuesday evening.  “Democrats are treating the serious subject of clean energy like an unwanted relative,” said Senate Republican Conference Chair Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.). Alexander told reporters that […]

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Mattis Faces CENTCOM Confirmation

Gen. James Mattis, the nominee to replace former Central Command head General David Petraeus, faced an amciable Senate panel Tuesday in the first step of what will likely be a smooth confirmation process. Mattis, who will be tasked with overseeing the American presence in Afghanistan and Iraq, emphasized that although there will be a change […]

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Web Privacy Policies Need Transparency, Say Heads Of FTC, FCC

By Rob Sanna – Talk Radio News Service  The men in charge of both the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) told members of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation on Tuesday that customers should be able to “opt-in” to information tracking when shopping on the internet. Under current […]

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Obama Signs Bill Banning Iranian Diplomat From U.S.

Hamid Abutalebi was involved in the 1979 hostage crisis in Iran where Americans were held for more than a year.

Homs, Syria A “Theatre Of Death And Destruction”: UN Envoy

Recent fighting in the city has cut its residents off from urgent deliveries of humanitarian aid, the opposition Syrian National Coalition said.

Crimea Will Be Ours Again: Ukraine PM

Arseniy Yatsenyuk said Ukraine is ready to fight to hold onto the annexed region, but will concentrate on working with the international community.

Review On Keystone Pipeline Delayed, Again

The delayed review of the pipeline now likely takes the issue off the table for the upcoming November elections.

White House: Antisemitic Flyers Disturbing, But Origins Unclear

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney on Friday told TRNS he wasn’t sure who was behind antisemitic flyers in eastern Ukraine.

Experts: Despite Little Progress, ‘Pivot To Asia’ Not Yet Dead

Senior Administration Officials

A talk hosted by The Brookings Institution looked at how the Obama administration can still make it’s ‘pivot to Asia’ work despite lost time.