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The Coming Crackdown On Free Speech

Submitted by Simon Black via SovereignMan.com, It’s amazing what can happen in a week. Before this publication went on hiatus last week, one of the last letters I wrote to you in 2016 was about the National Defense Authorization ActShow More Summary

Obama Just Signed off on a Shadowy New 'Anti-Propaganda' Center That Will Be Handed Over to Trump

Click here for reuse options! Without meaningful debate, the provision was included in the 2017 defense bill. The 2017 National Defense Authorization Act that was signed by President Obama on December 23 greenlights the creation of a...Show More Summary

Global Engagement Center

National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 (Extract) SEC. 1287. Global Engagement Center (a) Establishment.— (1) IN GENERAL.—Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of State, in...Show More Summary

Under Cover of Christmas, Obama Establishes Controversial Anti-Propaganda Agency

5 months agoNews : Truthdig

By Lauren McCauley / Common Dreams U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday signed the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) into law—and buried within the $619 billion military budget is a controversial provision that establishes a national anti-propaganda center that critics warn could be dangerous for press freedoms.

Obama Quietly Signs The "Countering Disinformation And Propaganda Act" Into Law

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. Show More Summary

Speaker Ryan's Office Furious Obama Didn't Sign Troop Pay Raise Before Vacation

Last week, Congress presented President Obama with the National Defense Authorization Act of 2017, legislation which would provide our troops with...

NDAA Leaves Door Open for U.S. to Send Syrian Rebels Missiles That Can Shoot Down Planes

Click here for reuse options! Provisions slipped into the latest defense bill could give anti-aircraft missiles to extremist groups. Congress has quietly added a provision to the renewal of the National Defense Authorization Act that would leave the door open for the U.S. Show More Summary

Trump TV could really be a thing ... and on the government's dime

5 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

What could possibly go wrong with this? Last week’s National Defense Authorization Act disbands the bipartisan board of the Broadcasting Board of Governors—which runs Voice of America, Radio Free Europe, and other networks—and lets the president appoint a CEO. Show More Summary

Will Donald Trump Have Complete Control of America's Propaganda Arm?

Click here for reuse options! Changes to the Broadcasting Board of Governors could allow Trump to build a propaganda arm—paid for by taxpayers. Thanks to the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act last week, President-elect Donald Trump could have the power to transform the Broadcasting Board of Governors—an independent U.S. Show More Summary

Congress Just Armed Donald Trump and Steve Bannon With a Global Propaganda Machine 

5 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

Haha, so here’s some fun news: the National Defense Authorization Act that passed last week included a provision that empowers the president to effectively control a taxpayer-funded global media arm. What could possibly go wrong? Read more...

Trump could make good on his defense spending promise in his first 100 days

Barely one week after a blockbuster Washington Post investigationrevealed that the Pentagon had suppressed a report identifying $125 billion in wasteful spending, Congress has passed the new National Defense Authorization Act, directing a fresh $619 billion to the Department of Defense. Show More Summary

Congress Passes Global Magnitsky Act; Legislation Includes Tools to Fight Human Rights Abuses Abroad

Yesterday, Congress passed the Global Magnitsky Act as part of the National Defense Authorization Act for 2017. The Magnitsky Act gives the U.S. government the authority to deny U.S. visas and freeze the U.S. assets of anyone who has...Show More Summary

Congress Votes for Sage Grouse Conservation, Sends Bill to President

The Senate voted today to send the National Defense Authorization Act to the president’s desk. The House voted in favor on Friday, Dec. 2. This post Congress Votes for Sage Grouse Conservation, Sends Bill to President appeared first on AmmoLand.com Shooting Sports News.

Congress Passes Annual Defense Bill Without Anti-LGBTQ Amendment

Today, HRC issued the following statement after the U.S House of Representatives and U.S. Senate passed the FY 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The final version of the legislation did not include a House-passed provision...Show More Summary

The U.S. Military's 2017 Defense Budget Protects Its Most Important Weapon: Submarines

Dave Majumdar Security, A big victory for the U.S. Navy.  The final version of the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act, which just passed the House of Representatives earlier today, protects the U.S. Navy’s submarine fleet and fully funds America’s new Ohio Replacement Program (ORP) ballistic missile submarines. Show More Summary

Women won’t be drafted into the military as House passes defense spending bill

A behemoth $619 billion defense spending bill passed the House on Friday, and Texans had their hands all over it. The annual bill, dubbed the National Defense Authorization Act, which … Click to Continue »

House Passes 2017 Defense Bill Without Controversial Draft Provision

The House has just passed the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act by a vote of 375-34, authorizing $618.7 billion in defense spending. Part of...

Congress Will Not Require Women to Register For the Draft

The final draft of the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act does not include a controversial provision that would have required women to...

TAKE ACTION: Ask Your Lawmaker to Support Religious Freedom

The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is still being debated in the U.S. Senate and House. Even though the House version has already passed, lawmakers are considering stripping out language that provides religious freedom protections for chaplains and other people of faith who serve our country. Show More Summary

HRC Delivers More Than 340,000 Petitions Against Taxpayer Funded Discrimination

Yesterday, HRC joined several organizations on Capitol Hill to deliver more than 340,000 petitions calling on Congress to reject the Russell Amendment, an amendment to the annual National Defense Authorization Act which would sanction taxpayer funded discrimination. Show More Summary

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