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Athletic shoe vouchers for Army, Navy and Air Force recruits could be used to purchase only American-made footwear under a bill introduced Thursday by two senators from Maine.
WASHINGTON Two senators have signed onto a bill originally introduced by Rep. Mike Turner aimed at stopping what they call an "epidemic" of sexual assault in the Armed Forces.
Investors understandably paid more attention to Ben Bernanke's views on monetary policy when he testified in Congress this week than to his thoughts on fiscal policy.
On the heels of a recent report detailing 26,000 cases of military sexual assault in 2012 alone, a handful of lawmakers are pushing tough new laws that would punish the perpetrators of these crimes rather than the victim, and which seek to help transform the culture in a military that has been riddled with sexual offense.
In 2011, Newsweek published a sobering piece on sexual assaults in the military.
Amid scrutiny and oversight of the Obama administration's many failures and the scandals that have resulted, it's easy to forget that Congress has failed - once more - to fulfill its statutory duty to pass an annual budget by April 15.
As members of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Maine Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King now are faced with a particularly important opportunity - the chance to finally publicize this country's use of torture since 9/11. In December, the Intelligence Committee approved a 6,000-page report on the CIA's use of torture on post-9/11 detainees.
Garret Oliver has been brewmaster at The Brooklyn Brewery since 1994. He was the brewmaster at Manhattan Brewing before that and has served as editor-in-chief of The Oxford Companion to Beer , written two other books on beer and continues to make a series of brews that gets all the beer geeks excited.
A divided U.S. Senate confirmed on Wednesday the nomination of William Orrick III , a former top immigration lawyer in President Obama's Justice Department , to the federal court in San Francisco.
A bipartisan group of lawmakers on Thursday proposed major changes to military laws for sexual assault cases, backing a bill to prevent military commanders from handling sexual assault cases that involve their subordinates.
The White House and U.S. lawmakers went on the offensive against sexual assault in the armed forces on Thursday after a rash of scandals discrediting the military's efforts to stamp it out.
Maine's House and Senate members agreed that the Internal Revenue Service overstepped its bounds by subjecting conservative or tea party groups to more scrutiny.
The Red Hook Lobster Pound DC food truck welcomes hundreds of customers during lunch at Farragut Square, in Washington D.C., on Friday.