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JAYVEE: Islamic State launches chemical attack against U.S., Iraqi forces, Pentagon confirms. Cha…

JAYVEE: Islamic State launches chemical attack against U.S., Iraqi forces, Pentagon confirms. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford told members of the Senate Armed Services Committee “mustard blister agent” was released in the vicinity of a military airfield in the western part of al Qayyara, about 40 miles south of Mosul, […]

House committee launches investigation into Wells Fargo sales tactics

The House Financial Services Committee has launched an investigation into improper sales tactics at Wells Fargo & Co., and plans to call the bank’s chief executive to testify at a hearing this month. Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas), the committee’s chairman, said Friday that the probe would look...

House panel to probe Wells Fargo opening of accounts

The House Financial Services Committee on Friday announced an investigation of the allegedly illegal activity by Wells Fargo employees to meet aggressive sales goals as well as the role of federal regulators in the debacle. In some cases,...Show More Summary

Now the Head of NSA Is Concerned About Russia Hacking U.S. Elections

The head of the National Security Agency, Adm. Michael Rogers, said on Tuesday that he is concerned about the possibility of Russia hacking the U.S. electoral process. During a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, Sen. John McCain asked Rogers if Russia could “disrupt the voting results in the upcoming election,” NBC reported. Show More Summary

Choosing Financial Stability

Tomorrow the House Financial Services Committee moves to “mark-up” (amend and vote on) the Financial Choice Act, introduced by Committee Chair Jeb Hensarling.  The Choice Act represents the most comprehensive changes to financial services...Show More Summary

JUST HOW MUCH MONEY DID OBAMA GIVE IRAN?: Testifying before a House Financial Services Committee sub…

JUST HOW MUCH MONEY DID OBAMA GIVE IRAN?: Testifying before a House Financial Services Committee sub-committee, Mark Dubowitz, executive director of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, said “the worst-case scenario here is that Iran may have received as much as $33.6 billion in cash or in gold and other precious metals.”

Joker Poker: Fed Governors Testify In The House, Fed’s Record On Handling Asset Bubbles

Jeffrey Lacker of the Richmond Fed and Esther George of the Kansas City Fed appeared before a subcommittee of The House Financial Services Committee today to discuss Federal Reserve “independence.” I say “independence” because The Fed...Show More Summary

House Armed Services Committee Chair: ‘I’ve got concerns’ about Trump

The Republican chair of the House Armed Services Committee is not comfortable with Donald Trump as a potential commander-in-chief. Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas), who has previously expressed wariness of Trump’s bid, would not specifically answer whether he had confidence in the businessman’s abilities to be commander in chief during an MSNBC interview Wednesday afternoon. The [...]

Fed's Lacker, George Defend "Fed Independence" To House Financial Services Committee - Live Feed

Richmond Fed President Jeffrey Lacker and Kansas City Fed President Esther George are set to defend public-private structure of U.S. central bank at a House Financial Services subcommittee hearing this morning. Lacker, George are set to say that private-public plan guards independence. Show More Summary

Bowe Bergdahl’s lawyers want charges dropped after ‘meddling’ by John McCain

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

The legal team for U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl on Monday asked to have the charges against the former prisoner of war dismissed, arguing comments made by Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain violated his due process rights. Bergdahl, 30, is facing a court-martial with a...

South L.A. Rep. Maxine Waters, top Democrat on House Financial Services Committee, to address delegates

Democratic National Convention live updates: Tim Kaine officially nominated for vice president July 27, 2016, 2:18 p.m. On the third day of the 2016 Democratic National Convention:• Watch live with us.• President Obama will headline the roster of speakers tonight, along with Vice President Joe...

Bill Clinton Said to Back Virginia’s Tim Kaine for Vice President

Mr. Clinton believes that Mr. Kaine, a former governor and member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, has the right domestic and national security résumé.

Sen. John McCain suggested he could subpoena Apple CEO Tim Cook (AAPL)

Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain invited Apple CEO Tim Cook to testify in front of the Senate Armed Services Committee, McCain said on Thursday. During a hearing on cybersecurity, McCain, who is the chairman of the committee, called...Show More Summary

Air dominance and the critical role of fifth generation fighters

Gen. Hawk Carlisle, the Air Combat Command commander, discussed the importance of air superiority and the need to assure it by modernizing the combat air force during a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee in Washington, D.C., July 13. This is the second of two hearings where ACC

Conservative Group Calls on Congress to Defend American Soldiers Who Protect Afghan Boys From Being Raped

A conservative group is calling on the House Armed Services Committee to support legislation that would allow members of the U.S. military to protect Afghan boys from being sexually abused and tortured at the hands of ally fighters.

Is the F-35 a Lethal 'Velociraptor' or Easy Prey for Russia or China?

Dave Majumdar Security, Who do you believe?  The United States Marine Corps’ top aviation officer offered an upbeat assessment of the Lockheed Martin F-35B Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) to the House Armed Services Committee during his testimony on July 6. Show More Summary

Senate confirms generals for top Air Force, Africa commands

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has confirmed two senior generals to lead the Air Force and the command responsible for military operations in Africa. Waldhauser is a Marine Corps general who told the Senate Armed Services Committee recently he is not aware the U.S. has an "overall grand strategy" for Libya.

Japanese American Service Committee Recommits To Being A Welcoming Space For LGBTQ People

As Pride Month comes to an end, we'd like to spotlight this wonderful inclusive statement from the Japanese American Service Committee, our neighbors with offices at 4427 North Clark. It reads: "Like many Americans throughout the United...Show More Summary

The Numbers Racket: AFRICOM Clams Up After Commander Peddles Contradictory Statements to Congress

3 months agoNews : Truthdig

By Nick Turse / TomDispatch Somehow, between 2015 and 2016, more than 200 missions from 2014 simply vanished. And the Senate Armed Services Committee apparently hasn’t bothered to ask for clarification.

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