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  • Congress standoff on US spending focuses this time on Defense

    WASHINGTON Members of Congress are raising the risk of a U.S. government shutdown this year as the latest spending standoff focuses on a high-stakes target: the annual Defense Department policy bill, usually backed by large majorities. Democrats are...
  • U.S. orders more troops to Iraq, but no overhaul of strategy

    U.S. orders more troops to Iraq, but no overhaul of strategy
    President Barack Obama ordered the deployment of up to 450 more American troops to Iraq on Wednesday in an effort to reverse major battlefield losses to the Islamic State, an escalation but not a significant shift in the struggling U.S. strategy to defeat...
  • Showdown begins in Senate over defense spending

    A Senate panel approved a $575.9 billion defense spending bill on Tuesday, but its fate is uncertain as lawmakers argue over spending caps. The usually bipartisan bill has run into snags this year. The GOP-led House and Senate both have bills that give...
  • Senate defends tactic to sidestep defense spending limits

    WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate defended a tactic to sidestep budget caps for the Pentagon by swelling emergency war funding by $38 billion. Senators voted 46-51 on Tuesday, defeating an amendment to the annual defense authorization bill by Sen. Jack Reed...
  • Bicyclists rejoice as west portion of Cal-Sag Trail opens

    Bicyclists rejoice as west portion of Cal-Sag Trail opens
    Tired of dodging traffic on busy streets in the Southland, bicyclist Francis DeCastro, 44, of Oak Lawn, has been looking forward to the opening of the western half of the Cal-Sag Trail for years. He's eager to ride on a smooth, recently paved trail...
  • White House to Senate: Scuttle 'marriage penalty' on BAH

    The Obama administration applauds several steps the Senate Armed Services Committee has taken to dampen military compensation growth next year, including support for a third straight pay raise cap, a jump in co-pays on drug prescriptions filled off base,...
  • Theory: OPM Hack Was Aimed At Finding Blackmail Targets

    WASHINGTON — The investigation into the cyberattack on computers at the federal Office of Personnel Management is proceeding on the theory that the hack was directed by the Chinese government and aimed at uncovering sensitive, personal information...
  • Can Bruce Bartlett save the GOP by bursting its 'bubble'?

     Can Bruce Bartlett save the GOP by bursting its 'bubble'?
    Bruce Bartlett has 24-karat conservative credentials. He worked in the Reagan White House, the George H.W. Bush Treasury Department, for former Texas Rep. Ron Paul and the Heritage Foundation. So when he saw Republicans doing things he believed damaged...
  • Randall Balmer: Mike Huckabee's presidential campaign revives message of religious right

    Randall Balmer: Mike Huckabee's presidential campaign revives message of religious right
    Just prior to announcing his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination, Mike Huckabee addressed the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition in Waukee. "We are criminalizing Christianity in this country," Huckabee declared. "We cannot stand by...
  • Surveillance powers lapse with no deal in Senate

    Surveillance powers lapse with no deal in Senate
    The National Security Agency lost its authority at midnight to collect Americans' phone records in bulk, after GOP Sen. Rand Paul stood in the way of extending the fiercely contested program in an extraordinary Sunday Senate session. But that program...
  • Lindsey Graham to enter GOP race with hawkish counterpoint to Rand Paul

    Lindsey Graham to enter GOP race with hawkish counterpoint to Rand Paul
    Sen. Lindsey Graham, the South Carolina defense hawk, plans to enter the crowded Republican presidential primary field Monday with a campaign that probably won't deliver him to the White House, but will highlight the party's divide over national security....