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Historic U.S.-Iran Deal

By Kate Gould and Col. Lawrence Wilkerson on 11/25/2013 @ 09:00 AM

Tags: iran, middleeast, news

Col. Lawrence Wilkerson and FCNL’s Kate Gould write in the Guardian: The last thing the world needs is Congress thwarting historic US-Iran nuclear deal. It would be foolish for Congress to jeopardize a good deal with Iran that addresses the most urgent proliferation concerns.

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Pentagon Lobbyists Gear Up For Big Lobbying Campaign

By Jim Cason on 11/01/2013 @ 10:00 AM

Tags: budget, budget news

Our FCNL lobbyists are busy on Capitol Hill. But they are not alone. We hope you'll join FCNL in lobbying for a budget that meets the needs of the nation.

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Steps to a $20 Billion Reduction in Pentagon Spending

By Tila Neguse on 10/31/2013 @ 06:20 PM

Tags: Budget, Domestic, Poverty, budget news

We have some recommendations for how the Pentagon could cut the $20 billion it will need to shave off its budget in 2014.

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U.S. Drone Policy: Morally Indefensible

By Matt Southworth on 10/23/2013 @ 09:10 PM

Tags: Afghanistan, Drones, Iraq, AUMF, Africa, War Is Not the Answer

The more we learn about the U.S. drones policy—especially related to targeted killing—the harder it is for the Obama administration to justify it either legally or morally.

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Next Step: Budget That Meets the Needs of the Nation

By Jim Cason on 10/17/2013 @ 02:15 PM

Tags: budget, budget news

After voting to end the government shutdown, Congress is now negotiating a long term budget deal. Will your senators give more money to the Pentagon or approve a budget that meets the needs of the entire nation?

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A Quaker Witness to the Shutdown's Quietest Victims

By Megan Fair on 10/15/2013 @ 01:00 PM

A Quaker in North Carolina writes how thousands of refugees scheduled for resettlement to the United States were left in limbo during the government shutdown.

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Let the People's House Vote

By Ruth Flower on 10/10/2013 @ 11:30 AM

Tags: budget, budget news

Congress is playing tiddlywinks with our future, flipping major issues into the air without much thought about where they land or who gets hurt.

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Congress Must Rein in President's War Powers

By Elizabeth Beavers and Ruth Flower on 10/04/2013 @ 01:00 PM

While diplomatic developments are underway regarding the use of chemical weapons in Syria, now is the perfect time to re-examine the democratic method in war-making. For too long, the president's powers have expanded and now is the time for Congress to take active steps to rein those powers in.

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Today's the Day

By Ruth Flower on 09/30/2013 @ 03:30 PM

Tags: budget, budget news

Congressional gridlock has now shut down large parts of the federal government. Congress should do its job: fund the government and pass a budget that meets the needs of all of us.

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This is What Victory Looks Like

By Kate Gould on 09/30/2013 @ 03:10 PM

Tags: Iran, Middle East

On Friday, the unthinkable happened: the President of the United States picked up the phone and called Iran’s President. The leaders made history simply by talking, and they made progress toward resolving decades of hostility by discussing the need for U.S.-Iran cooperation on a host of global issues.

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