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The government reopened its doors Thursday after a battle-weary Congress approved a bipartisan measure to end a 16-day partial shutdown and avert the possibility of an economy-jarring default on U.S. obligations.
A nearby, decades-old military operation little known by locals is coming to an end, but not without skeptics who say satellites are now left vulnerable.
Prolific documentary-maker Alex Gibney delivers a gripping account of the wins and losses of hard-charging idealism on the front lines of the information wars in "We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks." Exhaustively researched and balanced in its view of the controversial key player, the film slips in ahead of DreamWorks' dramatic take on the exploits of Julian Assange, "The Fifth Estate," which is currently shooting.
President Obama’s new “religious tolerance” consultant to the Pentagon, Mikey Weinstein, wants Christian military service members who openly talk about their faith in uniform to be charged with treason, which is a crime punishable by death according to military law.
I was surprised to learn from the Friends Committee on National Legislation that 37 cents of every dollar we pay in federal income taxes go to pay for current and past wars. At the same time, education, diplomacy, and help to the nearly 100 million people living in poverty in this country get only pennies on every dollar.
Reading the paper recently, one phrase from one letter shocked me: “One percent of our citizens serve in the military.”
In a week when North Korea posted a homemade video showing the U.S. Capitol building being destroyed by a missile, what more logical response could Hollywood offer than a macho thriller about a Secret Service agent who takes on North Korean terrorists who attack the White House? The first of two similarly themed action dramas set for this year ("White House Down" arrives in June), "Olympus Has Fallen" will put to the test the question of whether American audiences are ready, 12 years after 9-11, to watch, strictly as disposable popcorn entertainment, a film in which the United States and some of its most prominent landmarks are devastated by foreign terrorists.
WASHINGTON — The Army chief of staff said Friday that the protracted fight over the budget is having a severe impact on Army training.
Our country would be infinitely better off after sequestration than it is now. $500 billion could easily come out of the military budget without compromising our security in any way.
Do Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway and Helen Mirren really need a category just for women — a singular kind of affirmative action — to snare one of Hollywood’s favorite accessories, an Oscar, Emmy or Screen Actors Guild trophy?
I am a former Army Officer and combat veteran. I was commissioned from the University of Arizona’s Army ROTC Program. As a Cadet and as a young Lieutenant I believed that women should not serve in combat units for all of the same reasons we are used to hearing; physical ability, unit cohesion, rape, capture, etc. However, as most of us know, actual experience vs theory often changes one’s opinion. Once in combat my opinion changed as I witnessed all of my seemingly legitimate reasons fall to pieces one by one; they just never materialized. I expected to see combat units fall apart once a woman was attached, I expected to see women fail physically on the combat field and get men killed, I expected to see women raped when captured, I expected to see men flee a post or duty because a woman was in danger ... none of it happened, none of it. Experience trumps theory every time, and when it does intelligent humans must begin to change their mind.
Can there be any doubt that it has become little more than a game, run by and for the wealthiest 1 percent and corporate CEOs?
WASHINGTON — Efforts to save the nation from going over a year-end "fiscal cliff" were in disarray as lawmakers fled the Capitol for their Christmas break. "God only knows" how a deal can be reached now, House Speaker John Boehner declared.
BOCA RATON, Fla. — President Barack Obama sharply challenged Mitt Romney on foreign policy in their final campaign debate Monday night, accusing him of "wrong and reckless leadership that is all over the map." The Republican coolly responded, "Attacking me is not an agenda" for dealing with a dangerous world.
WASHINGTON – Arizona could lose more than 9,800 health-care and other jobs next year if a 2 percent cut in Medicare takes effect Jan. 2 as part of the $1.2 trillion federal budget “sequestration,” a new report claims.
When Michael McAvoy walks through Tempe’s Healing Field remembering those killed during the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, he said he usually walks through the sea of nearly 3,000 American flags when no one else is there.
BOSTON — With swing voters in his sights, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is tacking toward the center on health care and defense spending now that he's put his final partisan hurdle behind him and the sprint to Nov. 6 is underway.
The Exchange Club and City of Tempe will be keeping up a tradition of remembering victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks at Tempe Beach Park.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — President Barack Obama inherited a wreck of an economy, "put a floor under the crash" and laid the foundation for millions of good new jobs, former President Bill Clinton declared Wednesday night in a rousing Democratic National Convention appeal aimed at millions of hard-pressed Americans yet to decide how to vote.
As Arizona celebrates the Pentagon’s decision to base three F-35 fighter squadrons at Luke Air Force Base, U.S. Sen. John McCain warned Thursday that potential defense spending cuts could cost thousands of jobs and $3 billion to the state’s economy.
In this image released by the Department of Defense, actor, director and musician Gary Sinise performs with his "Lt. Dan Band" during the 4th annual America Supports You concert as part of Military Appreciation Month at the Pentagon, Friday, May 16, 2008, in Washington. (AP Photo/Department of Defense, Jerry Morrison)
Chandler will dedicate a steel beam from the ruins of the World Trade Center during a memorial service on Sept. 11 to honor the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The city is inviting the public to the 30-minute event that will include Mayor Jay Tibshraeny, Fire Chief Jeff Clark and Police Chief Sherry Kiyler.
LOS ANGELES — Oliver Stone has smoked great marijuana all over the world, from Vietnam and Thailand to Jamaica and South Sudan. But the filmmaker says the best weed is made in the USA and that pot could be a huge growth industry for taxpayers if it were legalized.
The King of Glory (KOG) Lutheran Church Sanctuary Choir in Tempe, also represented by participants from Chicago, Eveleth, Minn., Yuma, Tucson, and Scottsdale joined together with six other choirs from across the nation to celebrate in the National Memorial Day Choral Festival in Washington D.C. May 25-28.
“Republicans: Trillions could be cut from budget if we eliminate empathy.”