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Key Republican senators back plan to address military sex assaults

A proposal to establish an aggressive new system to prosecute sex cases in the military has picked up two key Republican backers as proponents continue seeking enough support to force a vote on the plan in the coming weeks.

July 16, 2013 9:03 pmLoading…
McCain says he cannot support women enlisting as military grapples with sex-assault epidemic

McCain says he cannot support women enlisting as military grapples with sex-assault epidemic

WASHINGTON — Sen. John McCain said he cannot support women joining the military as it grapples with a sexual assault epidemic some lawmakers described as a cancer at a hearing Tuesday in which senators dressed down senior military leaders, led by female lawmakers, combat veterans and former …

June 04, 2013 4:53 pmLoading…

E.J. Dionne: Gun sanity needs bipartisanship

The first and most important victory for advocates of sensible gun laws would, on almost any other matter, seem trivial. But when it comes to firearms, it’s huge: Since the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, attention to the issue has not waned and pressure for action has not diminished.

January 09, 2013 11:00 pm Related Loading…

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