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The Budget Deal: Could Be Worse - Should Be Better

By Tila Neguse on 12/18/2013 @ 05:00 PM

Tags: Budget, Domestic, Poverty, budget news

The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 restores some much-needed funding to domestic programs in the next two years, but gives the Pentagon the same relief. The great thing about the deal is that the conversation about reining in Pentagon spending is still alive and well.

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Budget Deal at a Glance

By Tila Neguse on 12/11/2013 @ 01:00 PM

Tags: Budget, Domestic, Poverty, budget news

House and Senate Budget chairs Paul Ryan (WI-1) and Patty Murray (WA) reached agreement on a deal that would avert another government shutdown and provide short term relief for the across-the-board sequestration cuts.

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Call Congress: Don't Sabotage Iran Diplomacy!

By Kate Gould on 12/09/2013 @ 02:10 PM

Tags: Iran, Middle East

Call your Rep today to support--not sabotage--diplomacy with Iran: 1-855-68-NO WAR (855-686-6927) and post a blog comment here about your call.

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Hamba Kahle Nelson Mandela

By Jim Cason on 12/05/2013 @ 10:00 PM

Go well Nelson Mandela. What I'll remember is how Nelson Mandela never lost his focus on making a better South Africa and a better world.

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Gun Violence and Politics

By Diane Randall on 12/05/2013 @ 04:24 PM

Tags: gun violence, Diane

On December 12, hundreds of people will gather here in Washington, DC to remember the children murdered in Newtown, CT one year ago.

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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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