The three key components of McCain’s approach are these:
Expand the U.S. force in Iraq from the current 2,300 troops to 10,000 to assist Iraqis troops. Rather than keeping U.S. service members confined to bases and headquarters, many of them would be dispatched to the front lines to direct or call in air strikes and take other steps to assist the Iraqis.
Establish safe zones or no-fly zones in neighboring Syria. McCain initially was reacting to news reports last year that ISIS was attempting to assemble a modest air force with pilots trained by Iraqi military defectors. While that threat has yet to materialize, McCain and administration officials have considered establishing
The good Affordable Care Act news is that 6.7 million people got health insurance through the Obamacare exchanges in 2014.
The bad Affordable Care Act news is that millions who got a government subsidy to help pay for that coverage could face unwelcome tax surprises at filing time.
Just about everyone will have to do some tax task related to the ACA -- even if only checking a box on their Form 1040. For the folks who got coverage through a state or the federal marketplace, there will be new tax reporting documents to hang on to, extra work sheets and forms to fill out and, in some cases, smaller
Protesters opposed to a major, multi-national trade deal being negotiated in secret by a dozen countries – including the United States – hijacked a US Senate hearing early Tuesday to speak out against the proposal.
Capitol Police removed no fewer than three demonstrators Tuesday morning during testimony delivered before the Senate Committee on Finance by US Trade Representative Michael Froman concerning the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP.
Sen. Orrin G. Hatch (R-Utah), the Committee’s chairman, attempted to rein the hearing in while acknowledging the ambivalence concerning the TPP — a 12-nation proposal that would encode new trade rules for intellectual property and market access and eliminate long-existing tariffs while, according to opponents like intellectual Joe Stiglitz, "restrict access to knowledge."
We’re going to have to roll up our sleeves and recognize that there is a greater good
As long as it's for the "greater good"....
GOP leaders to Georgia mayors: Brace yourself for road revenue pain
Once again, the state’s top Republicans repeated their vow to raise new revenue for transportation projects this year. And once again, they offered little detail on what that solution might be.
That may not be for long. Gov. Nathan Deal said an initial draft of legislation is expected soon. But in the meantime, he and others warned hundreds of mayors at a Georgia Municipal Association meeting that they may not like what they come up with.
House Speaker David Ralston talked of inevitable “disagreements”
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was released by the Taliban last year in exchange for five prisoners, is being charged with desertion, retired Lt. Col. Tony Schaffer told Bill O’Reilly on “The O’Reilly Factor” Monday.
Mr. Shaffer, who now works for the London Center for Policy Research, said two separate military sources have confirmed to him that Sgt. Bergdahl’s attorney has been given a “charge sheet,” listing out the articles of the uniform military code that have been violated.
“The army has come to its conclusion and Bowe Bergdahl will be charged with desertion,” Mr. Shaffer said.
Sgt. Bergdahl left his unit in Afghanistan without permission in 2009 and was captured by the Taliban, and held prisoner by the group for five years. Following the much-criticized
If you have to deal with the federal government — be it the seemingly innocuous Social Security Administration or the eternally-despised Treasury Department, home to the IRS — prepare to be even more annoyed than in the past.
According to a report released Tuesday by the American Customer Satisfaction Index http://www.theacsi.org/news-and-reso...nt-report-2014, our satisfaction with the federal government has hit an all-time low (at least since the company began collecting data for this index in 2007). The federal government now scores a 64.4 out of 100 in terms of satisfaction (the average across all industries is 75 out 100). This is the lowest score across the 40 different industries – including industries
This is long but extremely thorough, including recommended tools for personal security and a list of exactly which laws and executive actions need to be changed.
The National Security Agency is working to collect as much as possible about the digital lives of people worldwide. As the Washington Post reported, a former senior U.S. intelligence official characterized former NSA Director Gen. Keith Alexander's approach to surveillance as "Collect is all, tag it, store it… And whatever it is you want, you go searching for it."
The NSA can't do this alone. It relies on a network of international partners who help collect information worldwide, especially the intelligence agencies of Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and
"I knew there was a Washington Post writer in the audience at the Mises Institute’s event on secession this past weekend in Houston, and I knew exactly why he was there: to write an article about the “extreme” Ron Paul, as a way of causing problems for Rand. Now that you know that, you’ll better understand the tone and content of my remarks, which were in large part directed right at him. In the resulting article, he didn’t quote me at all. No wonder." ~TW
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