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4 hrs ago | The Washington Post
Sens. Tom Coburn , left, and Tom Carper at Monday's hearing of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee dealing with D.C. statehood. D.C. residents and city lawmakers packed a Senate hearing Monday for their first chance in two decades to make the case that the nation's capital should be the 51st state.
5 hrs ago | Washington Times
Sen. Thomas R. Carper said Monday he scheduled the first congressional hearing on D.C. statehood in 20 years to restart the conversation over a "more thoughtful solution" to the city's lack of voting representation on Capitol Hill. The "New Columbia Admission Act" would reduce the federal District of Columbia to an enclave that includes the National Mall and White House while the remainder of the city would become the country's 51st state.
8 hrs ago | Politico
Kentucky Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes uses a shotgun in her new campaign commercial to distance herself from Barack Obama. The 35-year-old is shown skeet shooting in Mark Putnam's newest spot for her campaign against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.
A website posting and a call out of the blue led the mother of U.S. Army Spc. 4 Donald P. Sloat, of Coweta, Oklahoma, who was killed 40 years earlier in Vietnam, on a long-shot quest to get his selfless act of bravery recognized.
On this 13th Anniversary of 9/11, local lawmakers are questioning if the lines between police and military have been blurred in the war on terrorism. 8News Anchor Kerri O'Brien recently exposed some heavy military equipment like MRAP's, mine resistant vehicles, in the hands of local law enforcement.
Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton and Mayor Vincent C. Gray will both testify Monday on D.C. statehood before a Senate committee. The District's top elected officials and a panel of legal and policy experts will testify next week before Congress on statehood for the District of Columbia .
Sen. Tom Coburn said the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is a situation the U.S. created and now... Sen. Tom Coburn said the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is a situation the U.S. created and now it's "time for us to clean it up." The Oklahoma Republican likened the Islamic State threat to "spilled milk" on "Morning Joe," a situation the country is now past and ready to address.
President Obama will be meeting with congressional leaders and military advisers on Tuesday to frame a strategy for battling ISIS overseas. Better late than never.
Shawnee police officer Cpl. Andrew Terry demonstrates a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle in Shawnee, Friday September, 05 2014.
During a U.S. Senate hearing, data was released on military equipment provided to local law enforcement, including the Del Rey Oaks Police Department. THIS NEWS OUT OF HOLLISTER COMES AS POLICE DEPARTMENTS HERE ON THE CENTRAL COAST AND ACROSS THE COUNTRY ARE COMING UNDER CLOSER SCRUTINY FOR THEIR USE OF MILITARY EQUIPMENT-- THAT THEY'RE BECOMING TOO MILITARIZED.
In a Senate Homeland Security Committee hearing Tuesday , Democratic and Republican lawmakers slammed officials from the Department of Defense, Homeland Security, and the Department of Justice for their handling of federal programs that help provide military grade vehicles, equipment, and weapons to local police departments across the country. The hearing was called in response to the events that took place in Ferguson, Missouri, after an unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown, was shot and killed by a white police officer, and peaceful protests were met by a heavily militarized police force.
One month after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., the Senate convened its first hearing on police militarization. After watching a suburban street in St. Louis be transformed into a "war zone," complete with camouflage, armored vehicles and guns with laser sight grips, Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., sought answers on how the federal government played a significant role in "enabling" police to obtain the fatigues, weapons and equipment that were used against protesters .
A riot police officer aims his weapon while demonstrators protest the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown, in Ferguson, Mo., in this file photo taken Aug. 13, 2014. A month after protesters and heavily armed police first began to clash in Ferguson, Mo., the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee held a hearing Tuesday morning on the use of military equipment by police departments, and the federal programs that make it possible.
Experts predict that by the year 2020, 89 percent of the federal budget will be devoted to paying the interest on the national debt and funding Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security. There are two approaches to solving this problem: One, Congress could adjust social welfare spending to where the nation could live within its means, maintain a strong defense, and still care for the truly needy.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 02:28 pm
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