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Congress to Karzai: Sign the Darn Security Pact Already
As of last weekend, the much-anticipated security pact governing the future of American troops in Afghanistan looked good to go.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Defense Authorization Conferees Meet in Secret
The Senate has not passed its version of the National Defense Authorization Act - yet - but the main players in an NDAA conference aren't waiting.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
$15 minimum wage: Today SeaTac, tomorrow America
Workers at Sea-Tac International Airport were celebrating Tuesday as final election returns showed a $15-an-hour minimum wage initiative, Proposition 1, was approved by city of SeaTac voters on a razor-thin 77-vote margin.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
Obama's Asia 'Rebalancing' Weighted Heavy in China's Favor
President Obama's "rebalancing" toward Asia is already severely off-kilter as China barrels toward military superiority, bullies its way to territorial control and lengthens its manipulative reach far beyond its continent.
Sat Nov 23, 2013
Obama declares Iran deal 'important first step'
President Barack Obama declared an interim nuclear deal with Iran an "important first step" that cuts off the Islamic republic's most likely path toward a bomb.
Immigration reform pilgrimage targets Rep. Smith's Freehold office
Around 10 marchers on a 130-mile, nine-day pilgrimage through New Jersey to call for immigration reform met allies at the Freehold Township offices of Congressman Chris Smith for a short protest.
Fri Nov 22, 2013
Defense bill faces further setbacks in the Senate - Carter makes his last speech as DepSecDef
SENATE VOTE TO LIMIT FILIBUSTERS HURTS CHANCES FOR THE DEFENSE BILL, via POLITICO's Juana Summers and Austin Wright: Yesterday, the Senate invoked the so-called "nuclear option" and moved to eliminate the filibuster on all presidential nominations except those for the Supreme Court.
Thu Nov 21, 2013
Senate rejects advancing defense bill
The Senate tried but failed to end debate on the annual defense authorization bill after a day of historic upheaval on Thursday, leaving work unfinished and casting doubt on the ultimate passage of the measure.
Wed Nov 20, 2013
US panel: China navy power growing in the Pacific
A congressional advisory panel sounded a warning Wednesday about China's military buildup, predicting Beijing could possess the largest fleet of modern submarine and combatant ships in the western Pacific by 2020.
Tue Nov 19, 2013
U.S. Naval Institute
House Panel Will Take on Pentagon Acquisition
Saying "we're making it harder and harder for good people to serve in the system," the vice chairman of the House Armed Services Committee said Monday that for "roughly the next two years" the panel will focus on how to overhaul the acquisition process in all its hearings, including personnel policies limiting program managers to relatively short ... (more)
Thu Nov 14, 2013
Congressman Smith releases statement on 777X in wake of rejected deal
Boeing's largest union rejected an eight-year contract that would have guaranteed the plane maker's updated long-range 777X jetliner and its wings are built in unionized facilities in the Pacific Northwest.
Thu Nov 07, 2013
Bill Young's widow says Young asked Jolly to run
The widow of the late Rep. Bill Young says her husband asked on his deathbed for David Jolly to run for his seat.
Wed Nov 06, 2013
McKeon stews over Boehner travel lid
The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee is eager to travel - to Asia and other far-flung parts of the world.