Previewing the Pentagon budget

Next week, the president will present his 2015 budget to Congress (about a month later than usual). With elections coming up, there will be a brief window of time for Congress to weigh in. While [...]

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The automatic spending cuts passed by Congress and signed by the president were designed as leverage to bring both parties to the table to negotiate a deal. Republicans wouldn’t be able to [...]

Antiwar momentum builds in Congress

Today the House voted on a slew of amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act, a bill authorizing hundreds of billions of dollars for the Pentagon and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan [...]