President Barack Obama’s military budget cuts are hurting preparedness, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel testified before the House Budget Committee Wednesday afternoon.
New Hampshire voters support the continued operation of the Guantanamo Bay detention facility and say detained suspected terrorists should be tried in military tribunals rather than civilian courts, according to a Washington Free Beacon poll.
Rep. Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) called on conservatives to reach out to poor and inner-city communities with a message of local initiative during an address to the American Enterprise Institute’s annual dinner on Wednesday evening.
The top Republicans on the House and Senate budget committees said they were “disappointed” with President Barack Obama’s budget plan during a conference call Wednesday, arguing it will add $8.2 trillion to the deficit while increasing taxes by $1.1 trillion.
Republican leaders are dismissing charges that the party is fractured on national security issues following the overwhelming passage of a House GOP budget measure that fully restored recently slashed defense spending.