defense contractors

Chris Hayes explains why the $38 billion Corker-Hoven amendment is nothing but a huge giveaway for defense contractors at taxpayers expense. So much for those so-called "fiscal conservatives" and their complaints that "we're broke." Read more...
Fox News host Brian Kilmeade says that cutting defense spending is just not the Christian thing to do. During a Thursday Fox & Friends segment about a defense industry-sponsored study that warns unemployment will rise if Congress does not find a Read more...
This reports comes out while members of the congressional supercommittee are pissing and moaning about how we can't possibly cut any more money from the Defense department. These numbers seem to indicate otherwise: How often does the Pentagon Read more...
Amy Goodman: The private military firm Blackwater has hired former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft as the company’s new "ethics" chief. In a statement, Blackwater said Ashcroft will serve as "independent director,” tasked with overseeing Read more...
As usual the foreign press is doing a better job on this than our American media. From Aljazeera, some of the latest to come out of the recent WikiLeaks Iraq War Files. Leaks reveal Blackwater excesses: Blackwater, the private security Read more...

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Keith Olbermann and The Nation's Jeremy Scahill respond to the "revisionist historian", "credit where credit's due" right wingers who are demanding that everyone "thank Bush" after Obama's speech on Iraq this week. They've got some thanks for him Read more...
[media id=17549] Arizona's first debate for the Republican primary race had a few memorable moments but none summed up the Republican Party's view Read more...
Translation: "Santa Claus doesn't live here anymore, boys!" I remember doing a defense story years ago and being surprised to learn that defense c Read more...
Jeremy Scahill joined Keith Olbermann to discuss the company formerly known as Blackwater, Xe's new contracts despite their horrible record. Here's mo Read more...
It's crazy, isn't it? It happens like clockwork the minute a Democrat's in the White House. Mike Lux on the Democratic deficit talk that's all the Read more...