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Politics Sep 26

Republican Sen. Corker says he won’t seek re-election

Republican Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, the chairman of the powerful Foreign Relations Committee and a political force on financial issues, announced Tuesday he would not seek re-election. File photo by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images. WASHINGTON —…

Politics Sep 18

Senate passes bill to pump $700 billion into military

WASHINGTON — The Senate has overwhelmingly approved a sweeping policy bill that would pump $700 billion into the military, putting the U.S. armed forces on track for a budget greater than at any time during the decade-plus wars in Iraq…

Nation Sep 13

Senate rejects bipartisan push for new U.S. war authorization

Voting to rescind existing war authorities without a replacement risks leaving U.S. troops and commanders without the necessary legal authority they need to carry out military operations. Opponents said they worried Congress would not approve a new law in the…

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