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Playin’ Politics

Artist – Jeff Darcy House Republicans are preparing to sacrifice blue collar workers with good paying jobs on the alter of weapons programs that the military doesn’t even want or need. Six House Republicans have proposed legislation that would cut … Continue reading
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That’s Not a Bad Thing

Dick “Dick” Cheney does not approve of the plan to downsize the military because obviously having a larger military is more important than feeding people. Or so I gather. “I’ve obviously not been a strong supporter of Barack Obama. But … Continue reading
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Defense Secretary Hagel Expands Same-Sex Benefits

Nine states have refused to grant full benefits to same-sex couples serving in the National Guard, prompting Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel to take action himself to ensure that couples receive the benefits they deserve. In a speech at the … Continue reading
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Lindsey Graham: Interrogate Abu Gaith at Guantanamo

If it’s not Senators grandstanding on the administration’s national security policy with regards to drones which has allowed us to brings troops home sooner rather than later, it’s Senators grandstanding on the administration’s desire to reverse Bush-era detention policy which, … Continue reading
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The More Things Change…

Artist – John Cole In other news, following a month of conspiracy theories and tomfoolery, former Senator Chuck Hagel has been confirmed as the next Secretary of Defense. And Friends of Hamas, Iran, communists at Harvard Law, and probably Satan … Continue reading
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Here’s Another Reason to Strike Down DOMA

Pentagon officials announced today that the military will soon grant benefits to same-sex couples, but they will be severely limited in what they can and cannot grant because of federal law. Officials at the Pentagon would not say which new … Continue reading
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Panetta Ends Ban on Women in Combat

From the Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior defense officials say Pentagon chief Leon Panetta is removing the military’s ban on women serving in combat, opening hundreds of thousands of front-line positions and potentially elite commando jobs after more than … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

The time has come for me to return to my wife Sylvia, our three sons, their families, our six grandchildren, and my walnut farm. Dealing with a different set of nuts. -Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on his retirement Watch: As … Continue reading

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Another Nothingburger

A Senate Homeland Security report has concluded that the CIA, FBI, and the Department of Defense share the blame for confusing reports on what caused the attack on the American embassy in Libya. WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate report says … Continue reading

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Paul Ryan Then. Paul Ryan Now.

Paul Ryan was for the defense cuts he did or did not vote for before he was against the defense cuts he did or did not vote for. Do you follow? Me neither. via ThinkProgress SEAN HANNITY (FOX NEWS, HOST): … Continue reading

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Fox News Gets Their Wish

A week after Fox News revealed the identity of the Navy SEAL writing a book about his participation in the Bin Laden raid, the Department of Defense is now threatening the writer with legal action. (Reuters) – The Pentagon warned … Continue reading

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Flashback: Paul Ryan Says Joint Chiefs Are Dishonest

In March of this year the pentagon debuted their budget request for fiscal 2013 which included the cuts mandated by the Budget Control Act (the debt ceiling deal). The Joint Chiefs of Staff expressed their satisfaction with the budget proposal, … Continue reading

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Senate Republicans Kill “Boon to Business” Sea Treaty

Republicans in the senate have reached the vote threshold required to block passage of a bill authorizing the president to sign a treaty governing internal waters and territorial disputes, which Secretary of State Clinton says would be “a boon to … Continue reading

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Mr. Dimon

Artist – RJ Matson In other news, on June 26th the military will officially recognize LGBT pride month for the first time in history.

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John McCain’s Latest Nothingburger

Senator John McCain is engaging in a little bit of political grandstanding and posturing today by adding an amendment to the farm bill demanding a report from Leon Panetta on the potential harms that await the Pentagon should congress fail … Continue reading

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House GOP Thumbs Their Nose at the Pentagon Again

Via TPM, hidden inside the House Armed Services Committee defense budget, which the Obama Administration is now threatening to veto, is a ban on the Pentagon’s biofuel research. Earlier this week, the Republican-led committee voted to ban the Department of … Continue reading

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GOP Votes for Sequester Replacement

The House of Boehner has officially voted to pass the bill that would overt the automatically-triggered cuts to the Pentagon agreed to under the Budget Control Act (the debt-ceiling deal) by cutting social programs instead. The House of Representatives voted … Continue reading

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Taking Food From Children

The New York Times offers more details on the bill, aimed at preventing automatic-cuts to the Pentagon, advanced by House Republicans yesterday which, among other things, would impose a massive cut to Meals on Wheels. The Congressional Budget Office estimated … Continue reading

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Obviously Another Solyndra Waiting to Happen

The U.S. Army announced the creation of a new green-energy laboratory in Warren, Michigan yesterday which will design, develope, and test alternative energy technology to be used in our nation’s military vehicles. The new lab, called the Ground Systems Power … Continue reading

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Paul Ryan’s Conspiracy Theory

From the Derpartment of “you can’t make this shit up.” Tax-cut magician Paul Ryan is accusing the Joint Chiefs of Staff of being dishonest in their budget request, and the reason is –wait for it– they’re requesting less spending than … Continue reading

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