Tuesday Mar 4
The News Tribune
No new JBLM construction included in defense secretarys proposal
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's $496 billion Pentagon budget proposal signals the end of a long run of military growth in the South Sound.
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Mon Mar 03, 2014
Northwest Asian Weekly
Smith celebrates diversity
Congressman Adam Smith and Seattle Urban League board chair Nate Miles of Eli Lilly celebrate cultural diversity.
Top Armed Services Democrat: Don't Bet on Sequestration Going Away
The Obama administration is submitting a five-year budget that largely ignores sequester budget caps, but the House Armed Services Committee ranking member said the lower spending levels are likely here to stay.
The Washington Post
Big or small, spending-cut efforts hit roadblocks
In this Sept. 30, 2013, file photo Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., leaves the Senate Chamber.
Sat Mar 01, 2014
Key House Republicans Almost Get Accounting Control Fraud
To prepare myself for a guest lecture to a class at the University of Kansas I did some research about the House Financial Services Committee, now chaired by Jeb Hensarling .
Fri Feb 28, 2014
Chambersburg Public Opinion
Proposal for smaller military may affect Letterkenny
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's 2015 budget proposes cutting the number of soldiers in uniform by 15 percent and eliminating some weapons and equipment programs.
Bainbridge Island Review
House approves Hansen bill to strengthen state's response to derelict vessels
The historic tugboat "Chickamauga," which sank in its mooring at Eagle Harbor Marina in October of last year, is only one of many such incidents involving derelict vessels that inspired the recent legislative push to hold the boat owners more accountable for damage caused by their ill-cared-for vessels.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
Stars and Stripes
Most Pentagon savings would come on weapons, admiral says
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's proposed reductions in military compensation, such as housing allowances, amount to only about 10 percent of cuts being sought over the next five years, the No.
Wed Feb 26, 2014
Why Lockheed's F-35 is 'the poster child for doing procurement the wrong way'
Lockheed Martin Corp.'s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter isn't going anywhere. But members of the House Armed Forces Committee don't have to be happy about it.
Tue Feb 25, 2014
Congress skeptical about plan to shrink military
FEBRUARY 24: U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen.
Mon Feb 24, 2014
The News Tribune
Defense secretary's cuts would affect JBLM, but how much?
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's plan to reshape the military as the war in Afghanistan ends would slash the ranks of active-duty soldiers to the Army's lowest level since before World War II.
Sat Feb 15, 2014
COLA cap repealed; 'mini-Redux' awaits new entrants
Bowing to colossal pressure from military associations, younger retirees and angry careerists who served through long and nasty wars, Congress has repealed the retiree COLA cap it enacted only six weeks ago.
Fri Feb 14, 2014
The Huffington Post
Supporting Repressive Governments Does Not Enhance Security
After watching authoritarian regimes in the Arab region crumble over the last few years, often leaving terrible problems and great instability in their wake, it was disappointing to listen to ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee, Congressman Adam Smith talking about the U.S. government "supporting a government that is not as free ... (more)
Thu Feb 13, 2014
Creative Loafing Tampa
Mitch Perry Report 2.13.14 - Conflicting polls keep Sink-Jolly a toss-up
The big news this morning in the CD13 race is the Tampa Bay Times poll that shows Democrat Alex Sink with a relatively comfortable lead over Republican David Jolly 42-35 percent.
Wed Feb 12, 2014
House Votes to Undo Mil Pension Cuts (which it just passed) by Extending Sequestration
Yesterday, the House passed a bill to undo the cuts to military pensions from the Murray-Ryan budget deal and to pay for this change by extending sequestration cuts to mandatory spending under Medicare for an additional year, to 2024 instead of 2023.
The Montgomery Advertiser
Roby, GOP's new Benghazi report absolves military of blame
Administration officials should have anticipated the terrorist threat to the American consulate in Benghazi before it was attacked in 2012, according to a Republican analysis released Tuesday.
Tue Feb 11, 2014
The Tea Party is making Congress' Republicans less green
The Tea Party is making Congress' Republicans less green, with already-low ratings falling often to the single digits, according to the new annual rating of Congress' by the League of Conservation Voters.
House votes to repeal COLA caps
The House's repeal of COLA caps would offset the lost savings by extending sequestration on mandatory Medicare spending by one year, to 2024.
Albany Times Union
House approves military pension bill
The House voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to restore full cost of living increases to pension benefits for younger military retirees, responding eagerly to election-year pressure from veterans groups.
Alderman Runs Scorched Earth Political Campaign on City Time
Politics on the West Side of Chicago has never been for the faint of heart. Now, in the race for the Illinois 10th House District, parts of it have gotten downright ugly.