Congress is trying to block the release of 20 Gitmo inmates by refusing to pay for it
US lawmakers are once again trying to use the annual defense spending bill to block the transfer of Guantanamo Bay detainees who have been cleared for release.
The Pentagon Dodged a Bullet Thanks to the US Budget Deal
A surprise budget deal between the president and the House of Representatives means the Pentagon narrowly missed a host of looming political and budget problems.
Obama Vetoes Defense Budget — Now It's Time for a Showdown with Congress
Obama has vetoed the defense budget over Congress's use of emergency war funding to pay for non-emergency stuff, including a program designed to reassure NATO allies.
Obama Has 38 Billion Reasons to Veto the Senate’s Defense Spending Bill
The US defense budget has passed the House and is up for a vote in the Senate, but the president has said he’ll veto it because of the unorthodox way it would fund the Pentagon.
A Bipartisan Group of US Senators Would Like to Re-Ban Torture Again
An amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act introduced Tuesday would make permanent an executive order President Obama signed in 2009.
Congress Wants to Let Military Contractors Buy More Russian Rocket Engines
DC lobbyists and the military industrial complex seem to be stacking the deck against SpaceX.
A Remembered 'Hitchslap' For The Worst Censors of All, Ourselves
For all his smart, merciless and often polarizing diatribes on the tyrannical nature of organized religion, there is a spot amongst the vast and scathing rhetoric of Christopher Hitchens we'd all do well to explore in wake of his passing. With "SOPA...