U.S. Congress

Monday, November 30, 2015 - 06:36
President Obama on Wednesday signed a defense bill into law despite provisions that will continue to impede his goal of closing the wartime prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. But he again suggested that he thought those provisions might be unconstitutional and not necessarily binding.
Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 06:46
Former U.S. Army vice chief of staff retired Gen. Jack Keane, laid out a plan to Congress today for defeating the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria that would involve thousands of troops, vehicles, attack helicopters and large-scale commando raids.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 06:04
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Tuesday signed the 2016 defense policy bill, which now heads to the president's desk for his signature for the second time.
Monday, November 16, 2015 - 06:06
Congress is considering a proposal meant to help the Department of Justice pursue a wider range of players in the transnational drug trade, potentially foreshadowing an increase in extraditions and prosecutions of drug traffickers based abroad.
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 07:56
The Senate on Tuesday approved an annual military policy bill, and the White House spokesman said President Obama would sign it despite provisions that will make it extremely difficult for him to fulfill his promise of closing the terrorist detention center at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 06:48
Is Congress finally taking a serious look at the interservice rivalries that for years have led to duplication of weapons purchased, overlapping military capabilities and closed-door fights over defense dollars?
Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 06:37
The legislation puts wildlife trafficking in the same category as weapons and drug-trafficking, and presses the U.S. government to “provide security assistance to appropriate African security forces to counter wildlife trafficking and poaching”.
Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 06:30
U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson traveled to Central America this weekend to get a closer look at the area's ongoing immigration crisis and the factors pushing migrants to try to cross the border.
Friday, October 30, 2015 - 06:49
Instead of challenging an escalation of American military forces in the Syrian war, several prominent members of Congress are irresponsibly demanding even more hawkish approaches
Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 06:36
The U.S. military on Wednesday sent home a long-held Mauritanian captive who was cleared for release six years ago.