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Stories with person: Adam Smith
  • House defense bill - at odds with Obama, Iraq, sage grouse 
    Updated: Apr-30-15 4:11 pm

    WASHINGTON - A nearly $612 billion defense policy bill headed to the House floor is at odds with the White House, a Shiite cleric in Iraq, anyone who wants to bar lethal aid to Ukrainian forces fighting Russian-backed rebels - and a bird known for its strutting.

  • GOP defense budget challenges Obama on Ukraine, Guantanamo 
    Updated: Apr-27-15 8:38 pm

    WASHINGTON - The GOP chairman of the House Armed Service Committee on Monday recommended a $604 billion defense budget for 2016 that challenges the White House because it includes lethal weapons for Ukraine, makes it harder for the president to empty the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay and restores funding for the A-10 fleet.