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In discussing the possibility of military action in Syria, Pompeo said that multiple administrations have determined that the president has authority to act without seeking congressional approval such as in Kosovo, but said that the U.S. ... Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.; Ron Wyden, D-Ore.; and Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii.
In Algeria, the government has declared three days of national mourning, after a military passenger jet crashed outside the capital Algiers on Wednesday, killing 257 people on board. It was Algeria's worst-ever air disaster and the deadliest plane crash since 2014, when Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was ... Syria

With US President Donald Trump weighing "all options on the table" in response to the deadly chemical-weapons attack that he blames on the Syrian government forces, top Democratic leaders have questioned his legal authority to order a military attack on Syria. Sen. Bernie Sanders asserted ...
Who calls U.S. military "into the actual Service of the United States"? Per Article I, Section 8, Congress -- and only Congress -- can declare war. This resolution is not an attempt by senators to be commanders in chief. Rather, it simply reinforces that the Constitution delegates the power to declare war ... Bernie Sanders
Sanders's comments came as Trump weighs a potential military response to a suspected chemical weapons attack on the Damascus suburb of Douma over the weekend that left dozens of people dead. The U.S. has blamed that chemical strike on the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad. ...
President Donald Trump's announcement yesterday that the government will deploy the military to the US-Mexico border is a threat to the safety of undocumented ... As Bernie Sanders said in January 2018, “If the president wants to work with us to make sure we have strong border security, let's do that.”.

Secretary Clinton will be a better general election candidate and president because of the principled, passionate campaign run by Bernie Sanders,” he told the El Paso Times. “I am deeply grateful that he made campaign finance, military intervention and growing income inequality central to the Democratic ...
Former Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., similarly said the Senate “should not approve any nominee for secretary who supports the privatization of the VA,” a charge which he has also leveled at Trump. The current top Democrat on the committee, Montana Sen. Jon Tester ...
Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, says that he thinks it's too early to tell what President Trump's pick to take over leadership at the embattled Department of ... The department's understanding of service-related health problems, its groundbreaking research and its special ability to work with military veterans cannot ...
Modeled after the Predator drone program that was the go-to-resource during President Obama's War on Terror, the FMCSA has been collaborating on a project initially created by Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) to accelerate his War on Trucks. As stated during the election, Sanders intended to build out a ...
As Saudi Arabia's military intervention in Yemen enters its fourth year, U.S. lawmakers from both parties are running out of patience with a campaign that ... Still, 44 senators voted for the resolution, sponsored by Bernie Sanders, an independent from Vermont; Chris Murphy, a Democrat from Connecticut; ...
As Saudi Arabia's military intervention in Yemen enters its fourth year, U.S. lawmakers from both parties are running out of patience with a campaign that ... Still, 44 senators voted for the resolution, sponsored by Bernie Sanders , an independent from Vermont; Chris Murphy , a Democrat from Connecticut; ...
The U.S. Senate is set to vote Tuesday on a resolution directing the U.S. military to stop cooperating with Saudi-led air raids in Yemen, a move the Trump administration fiercely opposes. The vote comes the same day U.S. President Donald Trump is Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Supporters ...
The Senate is gearing up for a vote next week on whether or not to end U.S. military involvement in Yemen. Coming out of a closed-door briefing early Wednesday evening, Sen. Bernie Sanders Bernard (Bernie) SandersAnti-abortion Dem wins primary fight Lipinski holds slim lead in tough Illinois primary ...
The House voted 366 to 30 for a resolution that declared US military involvement to be unauthorized. It is therefore illegal under US law. On February 28, Democratic Senators Bernie Sanders and Chris Murphy and Republican Senator Mike Lee introduced a bill to put an end to this illegal war. Under the ...
Curtis Scaparrotti, who serves as both the head of U.S. European Command and Supreme Allied Commander Europe for the NATO Western military ... The U.S. and Russia blame one another for the Cold War-like arms buildup and a group of four U.S. senators, including Bernie Sanders, reached out to the ...
Bernie Sanders Talks Unity & Divide In Trump's America & The Sensationalism Of Stormy Daniels In SXSW Talk ... buy guns without background checks; banning strawman purchases where criminals can get guns; and making provisions banning the sale and distribution for assault and military weapons.

Sen. Bernie Sanders wants to know why so much of taxpayer money goes to the CEOs of defense companies. The CEOs of the top five defense contractors in the U.S. earned a combined total of $96 million in compensation last year. Lockheed Martin takes the lion's share of DoD funds with nearly 90 ...
Senator Chris Murphy has teamed up with an unlikely pair of colleagues seeking to end U.S. military involvement in Yemen. Murphy, Vermont Independent Bernie Sanders, and Utah Republican Mike Lee introduced a resolution this week calling on the Pentagon to remove U.S. forces from hostilities ...
CHARLESTON, W.Va.—After pushing 90 for the better part of an hour to get here to the gold-domed Capitol from his home in rugged, woebegone Logan County, the former Army paratrooper and current state senator with 36 tattoos, bulging muscles and a dry-razored buzz cut jumped out of his red Jeep ...
... somehow received almost a million votes even though he was serving a ten-year jail sentence for sedition for urging people to resist the military draft of ... Some political observers invoked the ghost of Debs during Bernie Sanders's surprising presidential run in 2016—a campaign that helped change ...
Ojeda is different still, with aggressively and blunt rhetoric reminiscent of Donald Trump, and politics that run the gamut but skew towards the Bernie Sanders wing of the party. On abortion, Ojeda said “I hate the idea of telling a woman what to do with her body,” and expresses support for Roe v Wade and ...
The Vermont senator reiterates his call for an assault weapons ban while defending his record on other gun control issues. By Alexander C. Kaufman. 5.5k. 54. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has once again called for a ban on the sale of assault weapons in the wake of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting ...
the last event of this type took place after the end of the Gulf War in 1991. At that time, a $12 million dollar victory parade took place. This time, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis avoided the word “parade” when reporters asked about it, but did cite Trump's “tremendous affection and respect for the military.
Bernie Sanders, Mike Lee, and Chris Murphy had their Yemen resolution killed. The US will therefore continue to help commit war crimes in Yemen. ... The Saudi military has conducted more than 145,000 missions in Yemen over the past three years. A Saudi general told the Wall Street Journal that about ...
Bernie Sanders, seen here at Capitol Hill on Feb. ... Bernie Sanders has kept himself in the national spotlight from his perch in the U.S. Senate. ... those so-called "Dreamers" is the main reason he opposed the recent bipartisan deal to fund the government, along with the increase in military spending.
Bernie Sanders, Mike Lee and Chris Murphy are cosponsoring a resolution that would remove U.S. armed forces from activities such as targeting ... Even accepting the constitutionality of the WPR, a president might argue that the level of military commitment in Yemen (in which the United States plays an ...
Rather than spending more on military, border walls, tax reductions at the highest levels; the government should spend funds on infra-structure, education, health care and opioid drug prevention ... Today, one Koch donation equals 15 million Bernie Sanders donations, which averages $27 per person.
Instead, military budgets are increased. The vast majority of House and Senate members publicly support Washington's imperial war agenda – including self-styled progressive Bernie Sanders. Without strong opposition, endless US wars continue, others in the wings to be launched. Catastrophic nuclear ...
People laughed at Bernie Sanders when he proposed health care for all and free education in state colleges. ... Put succinctly, it's warfare as welfare – and wealth-care – for the military-industrial complex. ... He taught history for fifteen years at military and civilian schools and blogs at Bracing Views. He can ...
Washington, D.C. - Following the tragic shooting in Parkland, FL, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine has co-sponsored the Assault Weapons Ban of 2017, a bill to ban the sale, transfer, manufacture and importation of military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines. As Mayor of Richmond, ...
Ojeda is different still, with aggressively and blunt rhetoric reminiscent of Donald Trump, and politics that run the gamut but skew towards the Bernie Sanders wing of the party. On abortion, Ojeda said “I hate the idea of telling a woman what do do with her body,” and expresses support for Roe v Wade and ...
Trump, Who Cited Bone Spurs To Avoid Military Service, Claims He Would Have Fought Off Parkland Shooter Without A Weapon · MANDEL NGAN via Getty Images ...
Last year, in fact, when Democrats were offered a standalone vote on big increases in military spending—in the form of House and Senate defense authorization .... Despite all this, many Democrats agreed to boost defense spending by more than what Bernie Sanders estimates it would cost to make every ...
... Dems pick up deep-red legislative seat in Missouri Speier on Trump's desire for military parade: 'We have a Napoleon in the making' MORE for not taking action to protect the U.S. from Russian meddling in future elections, saying "that we don't have a president speaking out on this issue is a horror show.
Republican National Committee (RNC) spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany claimed Friday that an indictment charging 13 Russian nationals with allegedly attempting to interfere in the 2016 election proved that Russians harbored bias against President Trump · Donald John TrumpTillerson: Russia already ...
Vermont Business Magazine Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) delivered a speech on immigration on the Senate floor Wednesday. ... "Insane as it may sound, I suppose that the 900 DACA recipients who now serve in the United States military today could find themselves in the position of being arrested ...
The Tallahassee Democrat reported at the time that Jereb was “known to ride a bike through neighborhoods wearing para-military garb. He has filmed numerous run-ins with law ... Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) to anti-fascist protesters — were somehow connected to the shooter. Trolls will also routinely claim that ...
In 2016 Trump was very successful campaigning against global trade agreements, U.S. foreign aid and U.S. military interventions in Iraq and Afghanistan, in much the same vein as Bernie Sanders. But now, as president, that same rhetoric will be less convincing: it is his own budget putting billions more of ...
He also criticized Abe for supporting a three-way military alliance with South Korea and the United States, saying that most Koreans naturally oppose it .... While in Washington, Hatoyama met with several top lawmakers, including Senators Dianne Feinstein and Bernie Sanders, to discuss the issue.
Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. and a member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, accused Trump of working to undermine the system instead of strengthening it. On Thursday, Shulkin is scheduled to appear before Congress to answer questions about the president's fiscal 2019 budget request and rebut those ...
... in Missouri Speier on Trump's desire for military parade: 'We have a Napoleon in the making' MORE's budget the budget of the Koch brothers and the billionaire class at a Senate Budget Committee hearing Tuesday morning. “This budget is the budget of the Koch brothers, it is the budget of the billionaire ...
... she's technically still on Army active duty when military personnel are prohibited from running for office. Maryland Governor (June 26): In the crowded field to take on Republican Gov. Larry Hogan in November, former NAACP head Ben Jealous, who backed Bernie Sanders in the 2016 Democratic race, ...
When President Donald Trump said he wanted a “military parade,” many citizens and lawmakers responded with sharp criticism. According to The New York Times, the last event of this type took place after the end of the Gulf War in 1991. At that time, a $12 million dollar victory parade took place. This time ...
Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with Duckworth (@SenDuckworth) about the budget votes Thursday, Trump's call for a military parade in Washington and other topics. ... Bernie Sanders Says ... He did the same thing when he accused Democrats of not supporting our military during the budget fight.
... and parties -- from military contractors in 2017 and 2018. Northrop Grumman gave $785,000 to Democratic candidates since 2017. Hillary Clinton took over $1 million from the industry in 2016. Even progressive darlings like Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders take money from weapons manufacturers, ...
Widely accepted as the world's mightiest, the U.S. military has no tradition of putting itself on parade like in Russia, North Korea or China. But President Donald Trump does not often ...... Bernie Sanders, a Vermont independent who caucuses with Democrats. "There is an essential agreement on what has to ...
Expanded military funding drew a rebuke from Sanders, as did the absence of any resolution to the plight of at least 800,000 people who came to the U.S. illegally as children, and now face the prospect of deportation. The issue has divided Congress and the White House for weeks. While the White House ...
This is not the first time the Pentagon has apparently been financially irresponsible and it provides further ammunition to those who argue the military's budget is bloated. As Republicans pushed for a massive increase in defense spending this past fall, Senator Bernie Sanders decried the idea, urging that ...
... desire for military parade: 'We have a Napoleon in the making' MORE's State of the Union address. The senator's office said Tuesday that Sanders has invited Luis Alcauter, a former worker on his presidential campaign, to accompany him to the president's address before a joint session of Congress.


 

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