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U.s. Senate Candidate Ken Cope Condemns Planned Cuts to U.S. Military Strength

Source: Politics Balla | Feb 27 2014, 4:11am CST | by PR.com

U.S. Senate candidate Ken Cope today condemned the severe budget cuts planned for the Army, which would reduce our fighting force to 1940 levels.
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Military Ebola Response Training Underway in San Antonio

Oct 25 2014 7:30am CDT | Source: Big Government

WALLER, Texas -- Joint Base San Antonio is hosting a variety of military units that are training to fight Ebola, both at home and in Africa. The effort involves units of both the Air Force, Navy, Marines and the Army. This week a 30-person medical team began training to provide short-notice assistance to support civilian hospitals dealing with Ebola cases in the United States according to an article posted Wednesday in the Air Force Times. The team began their ...
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UN General Assembly again urges US to end Cuba embargo
United Nations, Oct 29 (IANS) The UN General Assembly (UNGA) asked the US to lift its Eisenhower-era embargo against Cuba in a near unanimous vote Tuesday that showed a stark isolation of Washington on the issue. | by IANS
 
China to join Afghanistan's infrastructure construction
Beijing, Oct 29 (IANS) China is willing to participate in Afghanistan's infrastructure construction, Premier Li Keqiang said Wednesday. | by IANS
 
Filipino peacekeepers from Liberia to be quarantined
Manila, Oct 29 (IANS) Filipino peacekeepers who will return from Liberia in November because of the Ebola virus threat will be quarantined at a military camp in Tarlac province, a senior military officer said Wednesday. | by IANS
 
 

New Studies, Reports Heighten Need for Action on Climate Change

Oct 24 2014 7:27pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

For years our Congress has ignored humans' impact on climate change. Many members of Congress have used terms like "pseudoscience" and ignored the fact that 97 percent of scientists studying the issue have concluded that climate change is real, that its impact will significantly worsen with time and that human activity is the principal cause. It is about time for Congress to address the issue and pas ...
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Clay Aiken's Latest Attack Ad Is Off Key

Oct 21 2014 4:52pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

The Following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. Clay Aiken’s latest attack ad against incumbent Republican Rep. Renee Ellmers hits a couple of bad notes. Aiken falsely claims Ellmers “voted against the payroll tax cut because she thought $1,000 out of your pocket is not that much money.” She voted against a two-month extension because it wasn’t long enough, and helped craft a bipartisan bill that extended t ...
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Transgender Troops In Other Nations Are Proof That Inclusive Militaries Work

Oct 21 2014 3:28pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- Cpl. Natalie Murray has been a member of the Canadian Armed Forces for 27 years. She is a radar technician, and she has been deployed as far away as Bosnia to put her specialized training to use. That was in 2002. About a year later, she transitioned from publicly identifying as a man to identifying as a woman. It didn't take long for word to spread in the military. "I've arrived at a unit, and the ...
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US Military Launching 'Strike Team' To Deal With Ebola Cases In America

Oct 20 2014 10:00am CDT | Source: Big Government

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has ordered the military to put together a special "strike team" to aid civilian health workers in the event of future Ebola cases in America. The "strike team" will consist of 30 members and will include "20 critical care nurses, five doctors trained in infectious diseases and five trainers in infectious disease protocols." According to Mail Online, Hagel spokes ...
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Neil Young: Forget ISIS, Fight Climate Change Instead

Oct 14 2014 4:18pm CDT | Source: Big Government

Rock legend Neil Young told radio host Howard Stern on Tuesday that the "free world" ought to fight climate change rather than the Islamic State, or ISIS. Visiting the Howard Stern Show for a long-awaited interview, Young slammed both Democrats and Republicans for ignoring the plight of the planet, suggesting that environmental damage from the "carbon footprint" of the U.S. military was a greater threat than Islamic terror in the Mideast. The relev ...
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Congressman Defends Tobacco Sales to Troops: 'Leave Us the Hell Alone'

Oct 8 2014 10:07am CDT | Source: Big Government

California Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter is fighting a potential ban on tobacco sales on military bases and ships. The idea of a ban is currently under a department review, thanks to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. But Hunter, a Marine reservist who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, is already fighting the idea.  “It’s not curbed for anybody else. Why pick out the folks who choose of their own accord to fight for their country and serve their country, and punish them?” Hun ...
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