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Mattis Urges Congressional Support for Additional $30 Billion for Defense

The $30 billion in requested additional defense funding for fiscal year 2017 would be used to strengthen the military and protect the nation against emerging global security challenges, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Capitol Hill today.

George Curry (Former Featured Editor)Sonia Sotomayor??? At this point, there is no way of knowing - For President Dwight D. Eisenhower, it was Earl Warren. In Richard M. Nixon's case, it was Harry Blackmun and Lewis Powell. And for George H.W. Bush, it was David Souter. In
Robert Paul ReyesObama Betrays Gay Community - Gay rights groups expressed dismay with the Obama administration Friday over its championing of the Defense of Marriage Act.
SOP newswire3Obama's D-Day Speech - In Normandy this morning, the President spoke at the D-Day 65th Anniversary Ceremony.
Robert Paul ReyesCouple Accused Of Spying For Cuba For 30 Years - A retired State Department worker and his wife have been arrested on charges of spying for Cuba over three decades.
George Curry (Former Featured Editor)Sick Whites 'Blame a Black Man' - Last week, Sweeten and her 9-year-old daughter, Julia, were the subject of a national missing persons search.
SOP newswire2Obama's Cairo Speech "Comprehensive, Balanced and Forthright` - It may serve as a turning point in what have been deteriorating relations between America and the Muslim world.
SOP newswire3Obama Tours Buchenwald Concentration Camp - Obama paid a visit to Buchenwald accompanied by Chancellor Merkel and Elie Wiesel.
SOP newswire3UN Chief Ban Praises Obama's Speech To Muslim World - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon strongly welcomed the speech delivered today in Cairo by President Barack Obama.
SOP newswire3Michelle Obama's Speech To A Charter High School - In her address to the graduating seniors of Washington Math and Science Technology Public Charter High School today, the First Lady told graduates they would be more than ready for the world after high school.
Robert Paul ReyesIs Dick Cheney Becoming A Lefty? Supports Gay Marriage - Dick Cheney said he supports gays being able to marry but believes states, not the federal government, should make the decision.
SOP newswire2Obama: Reconciliation with the Islamic World - Mr. Obama will be traveling to Cairo, the Egyptian Capital, to deliver a message to the Islamic world. The speech is expected to address
SOP newswire2Court Upholds Prop. 8 - Today the California Supreme Court rendered its opinion regarding Proposition 8, upholding the traditional definition of marriage in the state Constitution. By a vote
SOP newswire3Judge Sonia Sotomayor's Qualifications To Serve On Supreme Court - Judge Sonia Sotomayor is supremely qualified to serve on the Supreme Court.
Robert Paul ReyesHispanics Rejoice In Nomination of Sonia Sotomayor - It's imperative that the Supreme Court reflect the cultural and ethnic diversity of America and with the choice of Sonia Sotomayor Obama has made the high court more representative of our great nation.
SOP newswire2Sotomayor's Extensive Record Immaculate - As expected, President Barack Obama has named Judge Sonia Sotomayor as his choice to replace Judge David
SOP newswire3Barack Obama And Mike Mullen Denounce North Korean Nuclear Test - The president and the nation`s top military officer today denounced North Korea's claim that it carried out a powerful underground nuclear test.
SOP newswire3Obama's Memorial Day Message At Arlington National Cemetery - Obama participated in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery.
SOP newswire2Jerry Falwell, Jr. Speaks Out - A number of media sources recently reported that Liberty University banned Democrats from meeting on campus. One headline erroneously read: "Democrats at Liberty University
Robert Paul ReyesHillary Clinton Promises Equal Benefits For Gay Diplomats - Hillary Rodham Clinton will soon announce that gay American diplomats will be given benefits similar to those that their heterosexual counterparts enjoy.
Christopher HIllenbrandObama Hails Veterans Often Overlooked This Hallowed Memorial Day - So as Obama himself hailed those courageous individuals who saw combat in wars past and present on the weekend prior to Memorial Day, he hoped fellow Americans would respect servicemembers in the manner they deserve.
SOP newswire3Robert Gates: Taint Attached To Guantanamo's Name - Obama has little choice in closing the military-run prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, because its name alone is a taint " on U.S. war efforts, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said
SOP newswire3Obama Talks About New Credit Card Rules - Thanks to President Obama credit card companies are kept in check.
SOP newswire3Obama: American Values Our Most Powerful Security Weapon - President Barack Obama today vowed to protect the American people while staying true to American values.
SOP newswire3President Obama: I Will Close Guantanamo - This morning the President spoke at length on the values that guide his foreign policy decisions, including the closing of Guantanamo.
SOP newswire2President Obama and Speaker Pelosi Want You - Would you like to come to Washington, D.C. and spend time with President Obama, Speaker Pelosi and other leaders of the Democratic Party?
George Curry (Former Featured Editor)An Unholy Alliance - As anyone who tunes in each Tuesday for my weekly radio segment on "Keeping it Real with Rev. Al Sharpton" knows, he and I usually agree on most civil rights issues.
SOP newswire2Sen. Specter and Anti-Islam - The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) announced today that Sen. Arlen Specter (D-PA) has canceled a scheduled appearance at an anti-Islam "
SOP newswire3Bill Clinton Appointed Special UN Envoy to Haiti - Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Bill Clinton as the United Nations Special Envoy for Haiti.
SOP newswire3Obama's Words Of Wisdom On Abortion - In speech at Nortre Dame Obama calmed the crowd and spoke about finding respect and common ground even if all Americans will never agree completely on abortion.
SOP newswire3Obama To Bring Back Military Commissions - Obama today moved a step closer toward reforming and reviving the military commissions that have been stalled since the change in administrations.
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