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First-Ever Hearing on NDAA Indefinite Military Detention

First-Ever Hearing on NDAA Indefinite Military Detention

By Sam Milgrom, Washington Legislative Office at 5:04pm

Though this hearing was a good first step in fixing the mess made by the NDAA, it's clear neither side of the debate plans to give an inch.

Al Franken Flags Torture Program Architect at NDAA Hearing

Al Franken Flags Torture Program Architect at NDAA Hearing

By Sam Milgrom, Washington Legislative Office at 11:47am

The senator took the opportunity yesterday to publicly condemn the torture program and question the credibility of Steven Bradbury's testimony.

Reid Detains Defense Bill over Problematic Detention Language

By Sam Milgrom, Washington Legislative Office at 2:57pm

Earlier this month, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) made it clear that significant changes to the detention provisions in the Defense Authorization bill are in order. In a letter to Senators Carl Levin (D-MI) and John McCain (R-AZ), Reid…

Time to Turn the Page on Endless War

By Sam Milgrom, Washington Legislative Office at 12:12pm

In an earlier post, we said that we don't have to say no to war forever, but we must say no to a forever war.

Eugene Robinson of the Washington Post wrote about the harm caused as a result of 10 years of war:

It's hard to overstate…
Cheney Digs in on Legacy of Torture

Cheney Digs in on Legacy of Torture

By Sam Milgrom, Washington Legislative Office at 5:11pm

Former Vice President Dick Cheney is busy promoting his new book. The take-home message appears to be: He is not sorry for the torture and abuse that took place during the Bush administration.

Senate Armed Services Committee Says "No" to Worldwide War; Overreaches on Indefinite Detention

By Sam Milgrom, Washington Legislative Office at 5:12pm

Hooray! With your help, we prevented the Senate from authorizing the president to engage in worldwide war.

For months, we have been pushing to prevent Congress from passing legislation that would give this president (and any of his successors)…

Congress Denies Authority for War in Libya

By Sam Milgrom, Washington Legislative Office at 10:57am

One thing is clear after the House of Representatives considered two measures regarding military action in Libya last Friday — the president does not have authority to take the United States to war there.

In March, we wrote to members…

House Passes Authority for Worldwide War

House Passes Authority for Worldwide War

By Sam Milgrom, Washington Legislative Office at 5:52pm

The House just passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), including a provision to authorize worldwide war, which has no expiration date and will allow this president — and any future president — to go to war anywhere in…

House to Vote on Endless Worldwide War Next Week

House to Vote on Endless Worldwide War Next Week

By Sam Milgrom, Washington Legislative Office at 3:46pm

We called for your attention and you responded. Members of Congress are starting to pay attention, and many media outlets quickly followed your lead. But that wasn’t enough. We needed more attention brought to an upcoming House vote on a…

More Eyes Needed on Congress as they Prepare to Vote on Worldwide War Authorization

More Eyes Needed on Congress as they Prepare to Vote on Worldwide War Authorization

By Sam Milgrom, Washington Legislative Office at 4:50pm

The fact that Congress is getting ready to vote on a new worldwide war is finally receiving the attention it deserves — by the media.

The New York Times ran an editorial today that highlights the lunacy under which many members of…

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