Defense Spending

How the Military Wasted Your $

Matthew Gault, Medium.com

With a $614 billion budget in '13—expected to decline by $62 billion in '14—there’s plenty of opportunity for waste. That means bloat that floats a lot of needless projects. Some are badly managed, others the result of political pork-barrel spending.

Pro-War Sens. Rake in Defense Money

Brendan Bordelon, Daily Caller

The ten Senate Foreign Relations Committee members who voted to attack Syria received 83% more campaign contributions from defense contractors than the seven who voted against it.

Pentagon Delays Fighter Jets to Egypt

Associated Press Staff

The Pentagon is delaying delivery of F-16 fighter jets to Egypt. Will it suspend other aid too?

Amash Rattles Obama’s Surveillance State

In addition to actually curtailing the extra-constitutional actions of the Obama NSA – if it passes – the great benefit of Justin Amash’s amendment to the Department of Defense Appropriations Act of 2014 will be to put every Member of the House on the record with regard to the Obama NSA’s overreach.

Conservatives Get NSA, Egypt Votes in DoD Bill

Pete Kasperowicz , The Hill

The House approved a rule for the Defense spending bill that'll allow votes on Syria, Egypt, and NSA spying amendments.

Radel and Massie Forcing the Constitution on Obama and Neo Cons

Two of the limited government constitutional conservative “boat rockers,” Representatives Trey Radel (FL-19) and Tom Massie (KY-4), whom we endorsed in the 2012 primaries are living-up to our expectations and fighting to force the Obama administration back inside the strict limits of the Constitution – especially with regard to Obama’s foolish adventure into the Syrian civil war.

Tea Party, Libs Decry Syrian Action

Jeremy Herb, The Hill

In a rare alliance, Tea Party and Dem reps posted bills that restrict funds to arm Syrian enemies.

What Conservatives Are Trying to Conserve

In the final installment of "Why I'm A Conservative, Not A Libertarian," Writer Ben Hart says he's a "William F. Buckley, Jr. conservative" and argues that what conservatives are trying to conserve is nothing less than what has made America exceptional in world history. Please tell us what you think by posting your comments or submitting your rebuttal to chqeditor[at]gmail[dot]com.