Truthdig's editor-in-chief says the president is playing into the hands of the military-industrial complex by "jacking up the defense budget."
More than a generation after defeating the Soviet Union in the Cold War, the United States seems to be emulating some of the worst aspects of its former rival superpower.
The president spoke at a North Atlantic Treaty Organization summit in Brussels on Thursday morning, scolding member countries for "not paying what they should be paying."
President Obama wants to raise the Pentagon’s budget for fiscal year 2016 by $35 billion more than the law currently allows. Sen. John McCain wants to see Obama's $35 billion and raise him $17 billion more.
Somehow U.S. lawmakers have used a defense spending bill to sell Native American burial ground to mining giant Rio Tinto. Yay, capitalism!
A look at the day's political happenings, including Romney budget specifics and why the 2012 Congress could be one of the worst ever.
For most of President Obama's term, Republicans have ignored the millions of jobs the Congressional Budget Office says the 2009 stimulus legislation created and instead argued that the government is incapable of boosting employment. Now the same GOP is barnstorming the country telling us the government can, in fact, create jobs -- lots of them.
Republicans weren't the only ones irked at our nation's leader this week. President Obama has also ruffled some feathers in the Chinese government with his newly hatched military strategy, which he announced in a rare news conference at the Pentagon on Thursday, and which apparently strikes the Chinese as a potentially unwelcome display of U.S. prowess on their side of the globe.
On Thursday, President Obama dropped in at the Pentagon to outline some sizable changes he's making to America's defense strategy in this last year of his first elected term. His plans will no doubt lay him open to criticism on the campaign trail, but at least it seems to make room for the possibility of focusing funds on the home front.
Talks between congressional leaders charged with coming up with a plan by Wednesday to cut the national deficit by $1.2 trillion have descended into squabbling and finger-pointing, suggesting that automatic cuts to domestic programs, Medicare and defense spending—rather than a mix of cuts and tax increases—are inevitable. (more)