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Panetta Calls For Long Term Budget Deal

“We don’t elect people to survive in office,”Panetta said. “We elect them to govern.”

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President Awards Capt. With Medal Of Honor For Heroic Rescue

Capt. Swenson served one tour in Iraq and was on his second deployment to Afghanistan when members of the Taliban ambushed his patrol.

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Deputy Defense Secretary To Step Down In December

Prior to his post as second in command of the DoD, Carter served as Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics from April 2009 until October 2011.

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DoD And Non-Profit Team Up To Cover Military Death Pay

The decision by the Pentagon to enter into the private contract comes after the Fischer House Foundation decided to pay the death gratuities during the government shutdown.

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26 Military Families Missing Death Pay Amid Shutdown

The death gratuity program provides a special tax-free payment of $100,000 to eligible survivors of members of the armed forces, who die in combat.

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Pentagon Announces Special Envoy For Guantanamo Closure

The envoy will also facilitate the transfer of detainees from the controversial prison.

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Kerry, Hagel Emphasize Cooperation With Japan

Secretaries Kerry and Hagel are in Japan to discuss an array of security issues, including North Korea’s missile threats.

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Intelligence Officials Claim Shutdown Threatening National Security

“This seriously damages our ability to ensure the safety and security of our citizens,” said Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.

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Hagel: Shutdown Creates Concern Overseas


Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Tuesday that he is looking into ways to exempting more civilian DoD employees from the mandatory furloughs caused by the federal government shutdown, which took effect at midnight.

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Senate Approves Funding For Military Pay

The proposal was passed in the House on Sunday.

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Listen: Jindal Says 2016 Decision Could Come Mid-June

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R)

Jindal is waiting until Louisiana wraps up its current legislative session.

Report: DoJ Leaning Toward Opposing Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger


According to the report, lawyers have raised concerns that the proposed merger by Comcast would harm consumers.

Obama And Italian Leader Pledge Cooperation Over Extremism

Obama and the Prime Minister agreed that Italy is at a particular risk because of its geographic proximity to North Africa where violent extremism has grown in the last several years

Obama Defends New Trade Deal Policy

The new trade deal leaves some Democrats fearful of job outsourcing and lax labor and environmental regulations

Federal Court To Hear Arguments Over Obama’s Immigration Orders

The Obama administration is requesting an emergency stay on a ruling from a Texas judge who halted the president’s executive orders


Thom Hartmann

Some activists are looking for natural solutions to climate change.