House Wants To Block Predatory Lending Protections For American Troops

This isn’t just a problem at the national level – it’s at the state level as well.  These terrible, horrible “payday lenders” contribute to the ruined credit and desperation of enough military families that the Joint Chiefs asked for regulations against them.  For once, it looks like the Congress doesn’t […]


Anti-Gay Lawmaker Outed In Gay Chat Group : Political Wire

Uh – yeah…. North Dakota state Rep. Randy Boehning (R) sent an explicit photo of himself to another man and claims “the exchange being made public is retaliation for a recent vote against expanding gay rights via Anti-Gay Lawmaker Outed In Gay Chat Group : Political Wire.


129 Army battalion, brigade commanders fired since 2003

Since 2003, the Army has relieved 98 battalion commanders and four lieutenant colonel staff officers, according to information provided by the Army. Twenty-four of those reliefs were conducted in combat. In that same time period, 31 brigade commanders and four colonel staff officers were relieved; one of those was conducted […]


What’s in Those Supplements? – NYTimes.com

The authorities said they had run tests on popular store brands of herbal supplements at the retailers — Walmart, Walgreens, Target and GNC — which showed that roughly four out of five of the products contained none of the herbs listed on their labels. In many cases, the authorities said, the […]


Let’s do this – pass the Clay Hunt SAV act!

A message from Clay’s Mom Yesterday, Clay Hunt’s parents, Susan and Richard Selke, joined IAVA on Capitol Hill to push for the passage of the Clay Hunt SAV Act, which will improve access to veteran mental health care. After unanimous approval by the House, the bill goes to the Senate […]


Wendy Anderson heads back to defense

This could be a big deal: Former Hagel deputy chief of staff Wendy Anderson is leaving Commerce. Anderson, who also served Ash Carter, the former Deputy Secretary of Defense as his chief of staff, is announcing this morning that she will leave the Commerce Department after only five months for […]