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Obama’s Sequester Move Irks Senate Republicans

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) unleashed a blistering criticism of the Obama administration today for relaxing lay-off notice rules for defense contractors. On Friday, the administration’s Office of Management Personnel informed contracting giant Lockheed Martin that it would not be required to provide lay-off notices to employees 90 days in advance. The company announced that it […]

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Afghanistan War Enters 11th Year As Death Toll Hits 2,000

The war in Afghanistan officially entered its 11th year on Sunday, the same day that media outlets reported that 2,000 American soldiers have died since the start of the conflict. Sgt. 1st Class Riley G. Stephens was the latest American casualty confirmed by the Defense Department. Stephens, a 39 year-old man from Tolar, Texas, died […]

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Panetta Says Benghazi Attack Was Terrorism, But Perpetrators’ Affiliations Remain A Mystery

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told reporters Thursday that the attack on a U.S. consulate in the Libyan city of Benghazi was a blatant act of terror, but that the group behind the violence was not yet identified. “A group of terrorists obviously conducted that attack on the consulate and against our individuals,” Panetta said during […]

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Romney Endorsed By 42 Medal Of Honor Recipients

By Zach Schwartz Today Mitt Romney announced the endorsements of 42 Medal of Honor recipients including Thomas Norris who was one of three Navy SEALs to receive the Medal of Honor for their actions during the Vietnam War and Leo Thorsness, who spent six years in captivity in North Vietnam as a prisoner of war. […]

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Navy Names Research Vessel After Neil Armstrong

The Navy announced Monday that a research vessel being constructed to map deep portions of the ocean will be named after recently-deceased astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first human being to walk on the moon. “Naming this class of ships and this vessel after Neil Armstrong honors the memory of an extraordinary individual, but more importantly, […]

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U.S. Returns Last Of Surge Forces From Afghanistan

The drawdown leaves Afghanistan with 68,000 U.S. soldiers and approximately 30,000 soldiers from other ISAF nations.

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Obama Marks One Year Anniversary Of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal

President Barack Obama marked the one-year anniversary of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’s repeal Thursday, saying that the elimination of the controversial law banning gay and lesbian soldiers from openly serving “upheld the fundamental American values of fairness and equality.” “Gay and lesbian Americans now no longer need to hide who they love in order to […]

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Pentagon Comptroller: Sequestration Must Be Stopped, Not Tweaked

During a hearing with the House Armed Services Committee Thursday, Defense Department Comptroller Robert Hale said that there is no legislative tweak Congress can make to improve sequestration. Rather, Hale said, Congress needs to stop the deep cuts to the Defense budget completely. “We need to avoid this thing, not try to make it better,” […]

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Pentagon Official: Sequestration Can’t Be Tweaked

During a hearing with the House Armed Services Committee Thursday, Defense Department Comptroller Robert Hale said that there is no legislative tweak Congress can make to improve sequestration. Rather, Hale said, Congress needs to stop the deep cuts to the Defense budget completely.

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Former Defense Heads Issue Sequestration Warnings

Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates and former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen returned to the public sphere Monday to issue grave warnings about the looming threat of sequestration and to urge lawmakers to work together on defense issues. “This is no way to run a government,” Gates said  of the […]

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LISTEN: The World in Two Minutes – August 29, 2014

The World in 2:00

David Cameron warns of terror risks in the U.K., Malaysia Airlines axes 6,000 jobs, and severe drought from California to Central America.

You Don’t Know What ‘Libertarian’ Means

Don’t ask a libertarian, because most of them don’t know.

UK Raises Terror Threat Level Over ISIS, U.S. Declines

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the FBI are unaware of any specific, credible threat to the U.S. homeland,” Jeh Johnson said.

The Soviet Union Folds, Hurricane Katrina Splashes Down And the Air Force Loses Six Nukes

Here’s what happened today in American political history.

Click here for: Friday, August 29

● Poll: Obama foreign policy isn’t tough enough

● Millipede invasion is blocked at border

● Cable boxes go on a power diet

● Suit targets tuition breaks for illegal aliens

● New profile of the 113th Congress

● Labor official stole union funds