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Defense bill calls climate change a national security threat
The House has approved a defense policy bill that declares climate change is a threat to U.S. national security, demands rigorous oversight of the Pentagon's cyber operations, and rebuffs the Trump administration's bid to close excess military bases
66 Democratic Congress Members Planning to Skip Inauguration
Dozens of Democratic members of Congress have announced they will skip Donald Trump 's inauguration this Friday. While some of the 66 made their decision in previous weeks, many more have come forward in recent days, citing the president-elect's perceived insult of Rep. John Lewis as the final
Hillary Clinton's Long-Awaited Benghazi Hearing Marked by Testy Exchanges
Democratic presidential frontrunner and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is appearing today before the House Select Committee investigating the 2012 Benghazi attack in Libya that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. Washington observers and political junkies have
Top Congressional Leaders Urge President Obama to Extend ‘Lethal’ Aid to Ukraine
House Speaker John Boehner and a bipartisan group of senior congressional leaders want President Obama to beef up Ukraine 's military, including though the transfer of lethal defensive weapons systems, urging the president to utilize powers given to him by Congress late last year that he has not
President Obama's Strategy for Fighting ISIS
President Obama signaling another expansion in the US fight against Islamic extremists.
Homeland on Alert Before 9/11 Anniversary
Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., and Rep. Adam Smith, D. Wash., discuss the threat from ISIS and how the U.S. should respond.
'This Week' Transcript: Sen. Ted Cruz
Below is the rush transcript of "This Week" on September 7, 2014. It may contain errors. ANNOUNCER: Starting right now on ABC THIS WEEK -- breaking overnight, the president set to announce new strategy, as U.S. planes strike brand new ISIS targets. Also breaking this weekend, President Obama backs
Sunday on 'This Week': Ted Cruz
Sunday on “This Week,” Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, takes on President Obama’s response to ISIS. Plus, Counterterrorism and Intelligence Subcommittee Chair Rep. Peter King, R-New York, and Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Rep. Adam Smith, D-Washington, discuss the latest on the terror threat from
Intel Questions Plague Obama
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES SENATE INTEL CHAIR CALLS FOR ‘MAJOR REVIEW’: Despite the furor over spying on its friends, the Obama administration is undecided on whether it will stop surveillance of all its allies after the head of the Senate Intelligence Committee claimed it...
Congress to Convene Hearing on Amanda Knox
With issues like immigration reform and the budget looming, Congress is turning its attention to a completely different subject: Amanda Knox. On Thursday two Washington State Democrats — Sen. Maria Cantwell and Rep. Adam Smith — are hosting a panel discussion about the third trial...