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    Senior Military Commander Nominees

    The Senate Armed Services Committee held a confirmation hearing for several military commanders. The commander chosen to replace General David Petraeus in Afghanistan was Lieutenant…

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    Afghanistan Strategy Assessment

    General Stanley McChrystal and Ambassador Karl Eikenberry testified about plans to send an additional 30,000 U.S. troops to Afghanistan and subsequent goals to begin reducing troop levels…

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    Senate Session

    Senators met to vote on the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act, the “Don’t ask, Don’t tell” policy in the military and the Strategic Arms…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a period of morning business and thereafter resumed consideration of S 2038, the STOCK Act, with senators continuing to come to the floor to offer their amendments.

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    Senate Session

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    Aviation Security

    Witnesses testified on changes in airline security operations and policy in the ten years since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Among the issues they addressed were the pilot…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate health care debate is temporarily on hold as Senators debate the FY 2010 Defense spending bill. Throughout the day, Senators may continue to speak on health care legislation…

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    Gays and Lesbians in the Military

    Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mike Mullen testified on the potential repeal of the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”…

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    Military Nominations Hearing

    The Senate Armed Services Committee held a confirmation hearing on the nominations of Admiral James G. Stavridis to be commander, U.S. European Command and Supreme Allied Commander, Europe;…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

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    Senate Session

    Senator Byrd spoke against using reconciliation on a tax bill and cited a conversation in 1994 in which he opposed using it on the Clinton health care bill.

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    Gulf Coast Oil Spill

    Homeland Secretary Janet Napolitano and Coast Guard Deputy National Incident Commander Peter Neffenger testified on the response to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill and clean up…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

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    Fiscal Year 2013 Navy Budget Request

    U.S. Navy and Marine Corps officials testified on the fiscal year 2013 Navy budget. Senators on the Armed Services Committee questioned plans to change the force structure of the…

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    Violence and Political Unrest in Syria

    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs Chairman Martin Dempsey testified on the violence in Syria. Several committee members pressed for military action against the forces of…

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    CIA Director Nomination

    The Senate Select Intelligence Committee held a hearing on the nomination of General David Petraeus to be director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Among the topics hie addressed…

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    Senate Session

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    Terrorist Threats to U.S. Military Communities, Defense Department Testimony

    Defense Department officials testified on homegrown terrorism, specifically threats to U.S. bases and the military community.

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    Secret Service Prostitution Investigation

    Secret Service and Homeland Security officials testified on the scandal surrounding Secret Service agent interaction with Colombian prostitutes. Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate debated compromise legislation to raise the debt ceiling and begin a deficit reduction process. The measure passed the House the previous day on a vote of 269 to 161. The…

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