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    Playing Politics with the "Troops"

    The White House has discovered a new tactic for pushing legislation that most Americans don’t want through Congress: implying the legislation in question is either all for the troops or could hurt the troops if not passed. Wrapping the crassest political messaging in the flag is the lowest of low-ball … More

    Scare Tactics on New START

    If the Senate doesn’t ratify New START, proponents of the arms-control agreement fear, then … well, the world will come to end. The latest warning came from Joseph Cirincione, president of the Ploughshares Fund, a foundation that advocates a nuclear weapons-free world. “A delayed ratification with a close vote would … More

    Only in D.C. Does Cheating Not Matter

    The Senate Armed Services Committee held a hearing on Tuesday on the implementation of the New START Treaty. Two weeks ago, Sen. John Kerry (D–MA) wrote in an op-ed that given all the testimony there was a clear record in favor of treaty ratification. However, had Sen. Kerry waited for … More

    Guys With All The Right Stuff

    Eleven members of the Senate Armed Services Committee released a letter to the chairman and ranking member of the Committee, Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI) and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) in anticipation of the hearings on the New START Treaty. The senators are calling for a broader spectrum of witnesses, beyond … More

    Video: McCain on Afghanistan

    Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) spoke at Heritage today about President Obama’s decision to send an additional 30,000 troops to Afghanistan. McCain said he was supportive of the move, but criticized Obama for setting a timetable for withdrawal.

    Obamacare in the Senate: Cutting Medicare

    Last week’s consideration of amendments to Obamacare focused on Medicare, which is used as one of the main sources of funding for the expansion of Medicaid and the establishment of a new health care entitlement under Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-NV) bill. The McCain Amendment. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) offered … More

    Afghanistan Debate Intensifies in Congress

    Congress has increased its focus on the war in Afghanistan as the Obama Administration fine tunes its new counterinsurgency strategy. Yesterday, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mike Mullen, testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee, where he supported “a properly resourced, classically pursued counterinsurgency effort.” Mullen … More

    Sen. John McCain Speaks at Heritage on Generational Theft

    Morning Bell: Preventing Generational Theft

    In the past 12 months the Bush Administration, the Obama Administration, and the Democrat controlled Congress have laid out $1.2 trillion in the name of stimulus, $700 billion for the Troubled Assets Relief Program, and over $400 billion for the Omnibus spending bill in debt on future generations of America. … More

    Unconstitutional? Who Cares? Just Let the Supreme Court Handle It

    The Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee voted yesterday to send to the Senate floor unconstitutional legislation that would give the District of Columbia a full seat in the House of Representatives.   Like the nearly identical proposal that died in the Senate two years ago, the District of Columbia … More