In Congress Thursday morning, a U.S. senator proposed spending nearly a billion dollars to acquire an icebreaker – and that senator was not from Alaska.
Officer & Senator: Sullivan cedes command but says roles jibe
Now that he’s a senator, the Marines have removed him from his assignment as a commander, saying it’s incompatible with congressional office.
White House Announces Campaign Against Campus Sexual Assault
The “It’s On Us” campaign, which includes several new public service announcements, is backed by the NCAA and promoted by media giant Viacom.
Democratic Effort To Override Hobby Lobby Ruling Fails
A Democratic effort to override the Supreme Court’s recent ruling on contraceptive coverage failed in the Senate on Wednesday.
U.S. Spying Allegations Chafe An Already Angry India
McCain’s two-day visit was overshadowed by reports that the U.S. National Security Agency was granted permission in 2010 to spy on Modi’s political party.
McCain’s ‘Liberal’ Record Earns Him Censure From Arizona GOP
The Arizona Republic says: “Saturday’s censure came two weeks after the Maricopa County Republican Party passed a resolution to censure the senator on a 1,150-to-351 vote.
Senate Democrats Detonate ‘Nuclear Option’ To Curb Filibusters
There was high drama Thursday on the floor of the Senate as Democrats significantly changed the way business in the chamber is done.
– Friday at 8:00 pm – Senator Mark Begich will speak on Arctic Issues in this Juneau World Affairs Council event taped in Juneau with questions from the local audience.
Court Says CIA Can’t Have It Both Ways on Drones
A federal appeals court has rejected an effort by the CIA to deny it has any documents about a U.S. drone program that has killed terrorists overseas, ruling that the agency is stretching the law too far and asking judges “to give their imprimatur to a fiction of deniability that no reasonable person would regard as plausible.”
Holder Responds To Paul About Drone Strikes On U.S. Soil
As he rose to begin his nearly 13-hour filibuster Wednesday, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said “no American should be killed by a drone on American soil without first being charged with a crime, without first being found to be guilty by a court.”