Webinar Helps to Build Ham Community Cohesion, Momentum for H.R. 4969
An August 13 webinar on "The Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2014" - H.R. 2014 - attracted some 450 online participants who wanted to learn more about the proposed legislation and how they could get involved in speeding its passage.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
U.S. expands campaign against Islamic State
The U.S. military has significantly ramped up its bombing campaign in northern Iraq in recent days, sending fighter jets and armed drones to support Kurdish and Iraqi forces who reclaimed control of the Mosul Dam from Islamic State fighters early Monday.
No options off the table: Iraq
Kristina Wong reported in The Hill today that a Republican and Democrat representative who are each Iraq War Vets say that the U.S. should be all-in in stopping ISIS from taking over all of Iraq.
Fire Dog Lake
lican Congressmen Open To Boots On The Ground In Iraq
Over the weekend both Congressman Eliot Engel and Congressman Adam Kinzinger said they believe sending troops to Iraq may be necessary to protect US national security interests.
Sun Aug 17, 2014
Kinzinger: US Special Forces Have to Re-Grow Iraqi's Military's Spine
Reps. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., and Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, both veterans of the war in Iraq, agreed Sunday on ABC's "This Week" that the main mission for the United States' current action in Iraq should be to defeat the Islamic State [ISIS] militants who are wreaking havoc in Iraq.
National Review Online
Dem Iraq Vet and Congresswoman Goes After Obama Admin's Incoherence in Iraq
Democratic representative Tulsi Gabbard criticized the Obama administration's lack of focus and strategy in Iraq.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
Sunday on a This Weeka : The Latest on Ferguson, Missouri
Plus, Iraq war veterans Rep. Adam Kinzinger , R-Illinois, and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard , D-Hawaii discuss U.S. military action in Iraq.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
John Bolton Endorses Four Florida Candidates For Congress And Will Make PAC Contributions
Ambassador John Bolton endorses four Florida Congressional candidates. Citing the importance of the electoral map in Florida, Bolton's PAC also contributes to the GOP candidates' campaigns to ensure each has the resources needed to win in November.
Politicians partake in ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
Members of Congress and politicians around the country joined in the viral video trend of dumping buckets of ice over their head to raise ALS awareness.
Something Wicked This Way Comes
Back in 2011, after the TEA Party wave handed Republicans control of the US House of Representatives, Michael Tomasky of The Guardian prophetically wrote : Having taken control of the House of Representatives as of tomorrow, Republicans now have to govern.
Wed Aug 13, 2014
HOH: Congressional Bucket Brigade Swells
At the rate things are going, every single congressional lawmaker may very will get roped into the #IceBucketChallenge before the end of the summer.
Thu Aug 07, 2014
Obama Authorizes Airstrikes in Iraq
Ottawa, IL Congressman Adam Kinzinger released the following statement in reaction to President Obama's announcement that he has authorized the United Stated military to perform targeted air strikes and provide humanitarian aid in Iraq: "I am cautiously optimistic that President Obama is finally beginning to take the march of violent extremism in ... (more)
Rep. Kinzinger: US, Europe Can Make Russia 'Irrelevant'
Calling Russia unpredictable, but also desperate and overestimated, U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger told Newsmax TV on Wednesday that a united West can punish Russian aggression against Ukraine and hasten Russia's demise as a global military and economic power without firing a shot.
Wed Aug 06, 2014
GOP: Shooting shows folly of Afghan pullout
Republican lawmakers say the killing of an Army general in Afghanistan this week should be a warning to President Obama not to pull out forces there too quickly.
Mon Aug 04, 2014
Stars and Stripes
Congress expands visas for Afghan interpreters
In a rare show of bipartisanship, the Senate on Friday passed legislation that will grant an additional 1,000 visas to Afghan interpreters who have worked for the U.S. military and are seeking a chance to come to the United States.
Sun Aug 03, 2014
Kinzinger votes with Dems against slowing down Obama's childhood immigration plan
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Sat Aug 02, 2014
Border Impasse Won't Win Latino Votes for Republicans
Republicans running the U.S. House started this session of Congress vowing to consider immigration policy changes that would appeal to Hispanic voters, the nation's fastest growing voter bloc.
House passes border funding bill
Republicans in the House passed a $698 million border funding bill that would speed deportation of illegal immigrant children and authorize funds for the deployment of National Guard troops at the border.
Fri Aug 01, 2014
Bill banning cruel horse practice stalls
Diana Anshakov of Newark near DeKalb County, with Starfire, stopped showing her Tennessee Walking horses because she did not want to be associated with the practice of soring – purposely injuring a horse's front feet to make it step higher in the show ring.
Air Force Times
IG report on F-22 pilots expected soon
The Defense Department inspector general is set to complete its report on two F-22 pilots who spoke out more than two years ago about oxygen problems with the jet.