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  • The Senate refused to vote on an amendment to protect due process. But why?

    06/15/2018 6:49:46 PM PDT · by TBP · 10 replies
    The Blaze ^ | June 15, 2018 | Mike Ciandella
    On Monday, Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) proposed an amendment to this year’s National Defense Authorization Act. The National Defense Authorization Act has to be renewed every year, and every year Lee proposes the same amendment. This year, it was co-sponsored by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (R-Calif.), who may be as far to the left of the political spectrum as Lee is to the right. What was this amendment about? The proposal for Amendment 2366 read simply: To clarify that an authorization to use military force, a declaration of war, or any similar authority does not authorize the detention without charge or...
  • Congressman Paul Gosar: Have the Army Build the Border Wall

    05/18/2018 6:32:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Phoenix New Times ^ | May 18, 2018 | Joseph Flaherty
    Arizona Congressman Paul Gosar wants a border wall, and he's ready to order the military to do the job. In an amendment filed on Wednesday to a defense spending bill, Gosar proposed authorizing the Secretary of the Army to carry out President Trump's signature campaign promise of a security wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. Gosar's proposal was tucked in the slew of amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act, a massive annual appropriations exercise that determines military spending and policy. The Hill reported Gosar's amendment in a roundup of the most notable of the 554 amendments to the NDAA that...
  • Trump to Allow Gun Collectors to Purchase Military Surplus M1911 Pistols

    12/10/2017 11:41:27 AM PST · by shove_it · 61 replies
    ConservativeTribune ^ | 27 Nov 2017 | V SAXENA
    Included in the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act, which President Donald Trump intends to sign soon, is a provision that will allow the military to save an estimated $200,000 per year by selling surplus M1911 pistols to those in the public interested in purchasing them. Used widely during World War I, World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War, these historic firearms have been officially out of service since 1985, when the military replaced them with Beretta 92 pistols. Since then, the military has been forced to store leftover M1911 pistols at a price of $2 per year....
  • Monopoly critics decry ‘Amazon amendment’

    11/09/2017 4:45:08 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    The (S)Hill ^ | 11/9/17 | Ali Breland
    Lawmakers put the finishing touches this week on military funding legislation that contains a provision that stands to significantly benefit Amazon. The amendment, Section 801 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), would help Amazon establish a tight grip on the lucrative, $53 billion government acquisitions market, experts say. The provision, dubbed the “Amazon amendment” by experts, according to an article in The Intercept, would allow for the creation of an online portal that government employees could use to purchase everyday items such as office supplies or furniture.
  • Would You Trust The Government With Your Intellectual Property?

    09/21/2017 6:02:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 21, 2017 | Derek Hunter
    Planned Parenthood of Northern New England along with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit Wednesday challenging a provision of a Maine law that says abortions can only be performed by physicians.The ACLU claims that the law “significantly restricts patient access to abortion services in Maine, and prevents some Maine women from receiving an abortion from their regular primary and gynecological care provider,” and “blocks qualified nurse practitioners and nurse-midwives (also known as advanced practice registered nurses, or APRNs) from doing so, despite their rigorous post-graduate training and extensive clinical experience.”“Today, while medication abortion is available via telemedicine...
  • CMP Sales of {Army Surplus} 1911s One Step Closer With House Passage of 2018 NDAA

    07/15/2017 10:40:37 AM PDT · by PROCON · 35 replies
    nraila.org ^ | July 14, 2017
    On Friday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2810, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2018. Included in the bill is a provision that would make U.S. Army surplus 1911 .45 ACP pistols available to the American public through the Civilian Marksmanship program (CMP). In November of 2015, then-President Obama signed the NDAA for Fiscal year 2016 into law with language that authorized the Secretary of Defense to transfer 1911s no longer in service to the CMP for public sale. That language made the transfers subject to the Secretary’s discretion and capped them at 10,000...
  • CNN MSNBC ABC FOX CBS --- In 2013 Obama repealed the "Propaganda Law" (Smith–Mundt Act)

    08/15/2016 4:58:08 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 18 replies
    CNN MSNBC ABC FOX CBS --- In 2013 Obama repealed the "Propaganda Law" (Smith–Mundt Act)'Anti-Propaganda' Ban Repealed, Freeing State Dept. To Direct Its Broadcasting Arm At American Citizens [link to www.techdirt.com (secure)] The NDAA Legalizes The Use Of Propaganda On The US Public [link to www.businessinsider.com] U.S. Repeals Propaganda Ban, Spreads Government-Made News to Americans [link to foreignpolicy.com] US ends ban on 'domestic propaganda' [link to www.rt.com (secure)] US Government-Funded Domestic Propaganda Has Officially Hit The Airwaves [link to www.sfgate.com]  
  • Obama and Hillary In Violation Of The National Defense Authorization Act.

    03/15/2017 2:51:10 PM PDT · by davikkm · 7 replies
    IWB ^ | Pamela Williams
    I will prove to you that Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton violated The National Defense Authorization Act while President and Secretary of State. It is the elephant in the room, and it is time it is talked about by the American people. As an American citizen and as a reader of this post, please commit to viewing the video below and reading the materials. I am asking you after doing so, please answer the question: Could a citizen’s arrest be made of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama? If the answer is “no”, please state your reasoning behind that answer. Further...
  • Obama Quietly Signs The “Countering Disinformation And Propaganda Act” Into Law

    12/26/2016 4:57:27 AM PST · by Cheerio · 26 replies
    ETF News ^ | December 25, 2016 | ETF News
    (ZHE) Late on Friday, with the US population embracing the upcoming holidays and oblivious of most news emerging from the administration, Obama quietly signed into law the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) which authorizes $611 billion for the military in 2017. In a statement, Obama said that: Today, I have signed into law S. 2943, the “National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017.” This Act authorizes fiscal year 2017 appropriations principally for the Department of Defense and for Department of Energy national security programs, provides vital benefits for military personnel and their families, and includes authorities to facilitate...
  • 'My boy, my love, my life': Last photographs of Tu-154 crash victims emerge on social media

    12/25/2016 9:00:15 PM PST · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 27 replies
    R T News ^ | 12-25-2016 | staff
    Relatives and loved ones of those who were on board the fatal Russian flight en route to Syria shared their memories of those who died in the Sochi plane crash on Sunday. A woman named Yulia Galkina posted a photograph of a man on board a plane on Russian social network VKontakte, and wrote, "my boy... my love... my life... you are the best on Earth!!! I've always told you this ..rest in peace!!" The man with his thumb up was Aleksandr Shtuko, who performed in the choir of the Alexandrov Ensemble. He was one of the 64 members of...
  • Senate Quietly Passes The "Countering Disinformation And Propaganda Act"

    12/11/2016 11:24:17 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 42 replies
    While we wait to see if and when the Senate will pass (and president will sign) Bill "H.R. 6393, Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017", which was passed by the House at the end of November with an overwhelming majority and which seeks to crack down on websites suspected of conducting Russian propaganda and calling for the US government to "counter active measures by Russia to exert covert influence … carried out in coordination with, or at the behest of, political leaders or the security services of the Russian Federation and the role of the Russian Federation has been...
  • Senate Passes Major Portman-Murphy Counter-Propaganda Bill as Part of NDAA

    12/09/2016 4:06:02 AM PST · by EBH · 96 replies
    Portman/Senate ^ | 12/8/2016 | Rob Portman
    Portman/Murphy Bill Promotes Coordinated Strategy to Defend America, Allies Against Propaganda and Disinformation from Russia, China & Others WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) today announced that their Countering Disinformation and Propaganda Act – legislation designed to help American allies counter foreign government propaganda from Russia, China, and other nations – has passed the Senate as part of the FY 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Conference Report. The bipartisan bill, which was introduced by Senators Portman and Murphy in March, will improve the ability of the United States to counter foreign propaganda and...
  • Senate Republicans Strip Religious Freedom Protection from Defense Spending Bill

    12/02/2016 11:12:08 AM PST · by george76 · 13 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 2 Dec 2016 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Senate Republicans have agreed to a deal that strips an amendment protecting religious freedom for faith-based organizations from a defense spending bill, making the measure more favorable to signature by outgoing resident Barack Obama. Obama threatened to veto the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) if the bill included the Russell Amendment, which applies religious freedom exemptions to federal grants and contracts. The NDAA is an annual piece of legislation that addresses Department of Defense budget and expenditures. The Russell Amendment restated current United States law via the First Amendment. The measure would have protected, for example, faith groups that run...
  • US House blocks aid to duplicitous Pakistan

    05/20/2016 12:08:54 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 5 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Saturday, May 21, 2016 | Editorial
    US House blocks aid to duplicitous Pakistan The US House of Representatives' decision to incorporate stringent requirements for the release of American aid to Pakistan, even in the face of opposition from the White House, is indicative of a gradual change of heart in Washington, DC, towards what was once its frontline ally in the war on terror. It comes days after the US Congress objected to the sale of American F-16s, which have little value in fighting insurgents but help Pakistan build parity with India. This is not to suggest that the US is anywhere close to changing its...
  • McConnell: 'I Suppose' Women Should Be Required to Register With Selective Service

    05/18/2016 9:22:46 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 53 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 18, 2016 | 7:20 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) says he does’t anticipate “going back to the draft,” but nevertheless, he thinks “it would be appropriate” for young women to register with the Selective Service. A reporter asked McConnell on Tuesday if he anticipates a separate Senate vote on an amendment requiring women to register for the draft. The amendment is attached to the Senate’s National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). […] Should women be “required to register?” the reporter asked. “I’m not sure. Required, I suppose. We’ll see. What’s in the bill? Required?” the Senate leader asked. …
  • New Defense Bill Will Boost War and Tyranny

    05/18/2016 4:57:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 18, 2016 | Ron Paul
    For many of us concerned with liberty, the letters “NDAA” have come to symbolize Washington’s ongoing effort to undermine the U.S. Constitution in the pursuit of constant war overseas. It was the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for 2012 that introduced into law the idea that American citizens could be indefinitely detained without warrant or charge if a government bureaucrat decided they had assisted al-Qaeda or “associated forces that are engaged in hostilities against the United States.” No charges, no trial, just disappeared Americans. The National Defense Authorization bill should be a Congressional mechanism to bind the president to spend...
  • Will the Defendant please rise?

    02/19/2016 8:21:43 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 11 replies
  • Obama Signs NDAA; DCM to Sell Surplus .45s

    11/26/2015 6:57:07 AM PST · by marktwain · 34 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 26 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    On Wednesday, 25 November, 2015, President Barack Hussein Obama signed the National Defense Authorization act.  He had vetoed the first version of the bill to reach his desk on 22 October, 2015, about a month ago.  In the latest version, S. 1356, there is a section, 1087, which re-authorizes the Civilian Marksmanship Program to sell surplus 1911 and 1911A1 pistols and their parts and accessories to the public.  The sales are limited to 10,000 per year.  There are about 100,000 of these pistols available that are surplus, so they should be available for a several years.From the bill(pdf):''(h) AUTHORIZED TRANSFERS.-(1)...
  • Obama vetoes defense funding bill to get back at Republicans

    10/23/2015 6:07:55 PM PDT · by 100American · 11 replies
    http://www.allenbwest.com/ ^ | October 23, 2015 | Allen West
    An issue that reflects the utter political nature of Barack Obama is this statement, “This legislation specifically impeded our ability to close Guantanamo in a way that I have repeatedly argued is counterproductive to our efforts to defeat terrorism around the world.” But here, ladies and gents, is the truth as shared by the HASC staff led by Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) “FACT: The President has never submitted a plan for closing Guantanamo Bay. Despite years of campaigning and veto threats, he has never proposed where detainees too dangerous to release might be held, or what he would do with...
  • GOP Challenges Obama: Are You Really Going to Veto Our Bipartisan Defense Bill?

    10/21/2015 8:45:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 21, 2015 | Guy Benson
    We've been critical of Republicans' chronic inability to thrust political predicaments upon Senate Democrats and President Obama by forcefully spotlighting risky, unpopular filibusters, and forcing politically painful vetoes. Progress on these fronts has been maddeningly rare, though not nonexistent. With additional Democratic obstruction efforts afoot, the GOP now appears poised to require presidential vetoes on measures that would gut much of Obamacare and defund Planned Parenthood, via a budget maneuver known as reconciliation.  But perhaps their best opportunity to draw political blood, or even win, is on a showdown involving the National Defense Authorization Act, which large bipartisan majorities have now sent to Obama's desk, directly challenging a veto threat: Speaker...