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By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, February 28th, 2017
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Trump’s budget unsurprisingly increases military spending, cuts into some domestic programs

The White House said Monday that President Trump’s upcoming budget will propose a $54 billion increase in defense spending and impose corresponding cuts to domestic programs and foreign aid. The 10 percent More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, February 11th, 2017
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Rand Paul speaks out against calls for increased military presence in Syria

The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a hearing Tuesday entitled, “The Plan to Defeat ISIS: Key Decisions and Considerations”, in which the panelists in front of the committee called for More...

By Sierra Jones On Thursday, January 26th, 2017
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Rev Ron Stief speaks out against Mike Pompeo as CIA Director, torture being legal

In a recent op-ed in The Christian Post, Rev. Ron Stief, executive director of the National Religious Campaign Against Torture, stressed that Christians should be opposed to the Trump administration using torture More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, January 26th, 2017
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President Trump confirms he’ll follow the law on torture, waterboarding, listen to Mike Pompeo, Gen Mattis to ‘fight fire with fire’

During an interview with ABC, President Trump discussed how he’d like to “fight fire with fire” when it comes to stopping terrorism, suggesting that he could be open to bringing back torture because More...

By Butter Bracco On Friday, January 20th, 2017
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Senate confirms Gen James Mattis, Gen John Kelly for Trump cabinet

As President Trump went down the parade route today in Washington DC, the Senate confirmed the first two members of Trump’s cabinet: Gen. James Mattis as Secretary of Defense and Gen. John Kelly as Secretary More...

By Zach Jones On Wednesday, January 20th, 2016
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Robert Gates attacks President Obama over his ‘centralized’ power, arrogrance

Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates went on MSNBC’s Morning Joe to promote his new book on leadership and Gates was asked what leadership qualities he would look for in the next president and Gates responded More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, December 5th, 2015
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Air Force says their running out of bombs, need more money

The U.S. military says its 15-month bombing campaign on the Islamic State is depleting its munitions supply and that additional money and other support is “critical” for “the long fight.” “We’re More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, October 12th, 2015
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US ends Syrian rebel training, the ‘failure’ should be a wake up call for Congress says Barbara Lee

The Obama administration abandoned its efforts to build up a new rebel force inside Syria to combat the Islamic State, acknowledging the failure of its $500 million campaign to train thousands of fighters and announcing More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, August 27th, 2015
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Ben Carson says VA can fold into DOD to reduce size of government

2016 GOP Presidential candidate Ben Carson appeared on the Dave Ramsey Show today and talked about reducing the size of government and one example was that “We don’t need a Department of Veterans Affairs. Veterans More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, May 26th, 2015
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‘Secret docs’: Obama administration, DOD warned of Benghazi attack

Judicial Watch announced that it obtained more than 100 pages of previously classified “Secret” documents from the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Department of State revealing that DOD almost immediately More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, April 27th, 2015
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Richard Dreyfuss on PoliticKING: civics in schools, ISIS, voting on ’empty phrases’

Richard Dreyfuss explains his movement to bring American civics back into the classroom and why he doesn’t vote to Larry King on his Ora.TV show PoliticKING with Larry King. DREYFUSS: So all the guys that More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, April 6th, 2015
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$10 billion missile defense program dead after many failures

The US “wasted” $10 billion on missile defense projects which were “doomed for failure from the beginning,” due to a lack of analysis, a report by the Los Angeles Times says. The article More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, February 11th, 2015
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Pentagon reveals new railgun technology

The Navy’s latest weapon is an electromagnetic “railgun” designed to fire projectiles fast and far without using gunpowder as a propellant, the Washington Post reports. Unveiled at a Navy expo More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, January 13th, 2015
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ISIS hacks Centcom Twitter, YouTube accounts

Islamic State hackers took control of the social media accounts of the U.S. military’s Central Command on Monday, posting threatening messages and propaganda videos, along with some military documents. The command’s More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, October 30th, 2014
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U.S. GDP soars 3.5% as Pentagon spending climbs to 5-year high

The Obama administration may be patting themselves on the back with the news that the GDP exceeded positive predictions and rose 3.5% during the third quarter. On Thursday, the US Commerce Department announced that More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, October 23rd, 2014
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US weapons sent to Kurds fell into the hands of terrorists, confesses Pentagon

The Pentagon admitted that a portion of its cache of weapons meant for Kurdish forces battling Islamic State militants in Kobani has fallen into the hands of the militants, a concern that Turkish leaders says is More...

By Laura Jones On Saturday, August 23rd, 2014
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New survey shows 1 in 7 family rely on food bank, 1 in 5 of military families

While NPR began their coverage noting the “economic recovery,” a new survey indicates more Americans are struggling to put food on the table and are relying on food banks for help. The data is even worse More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, May 15th, 2014
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Gillibrand, Rubio introduces ‘The Caring for Military Children with Developmental Disabilities Act of 2014’

U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Patty Murray (D-WA), Roy Blunt (R-MO), and Marco Rubio (R-FL) introduced bipartisan legislation to ensure that uniformed services families’ health plans provide adequate More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, January 7th, 2014
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DOD announces the first patient enrolled for Phase 3 clinical trials for broad spectrum flu drug, Favipiravir

 BioDefense Therapeutics (BD Tx)—a Joint Product Management office within the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)—announced the first patient enrolled in the North American Phase 3 clinical trials for favipiravir More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, October 30th, 2013
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Chris Matthews joins Benghazi investigative journalists, asking ‘Where was the US Cavalry’ VIDEO

Following the new 60 Minutes coverage MSNBC host Chris Matthews begins to repeat some of the hard questions for the Obama administration, the State Department and the Department of Defense. Chris Matthews says GOP More...



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