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Biden declared the pandemic over, but unvaxxed Air Force pilots are still grounded

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Despite President Biden's assertion that the COVID-19 pandemic is "over," unvaccinated Air Force pilots seeking religious accommodations to the vaccine mandate are still being prohibited from flying, despite those with medical exemptions being able to perform their usual duties. Biden said during an interview with CBS' "60 Minutes" Sunday: "The pandemic is over. We still have a…

Officer Explains What New EC-37 Electronic Warfare Jets Can Do, Warns Program Is Underfunded

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AU.S. Air Force officer with ties to the EC-37B Compass Call program has shed light on the issues affecting the system's progression to The War Zone and made it clear just how exciting the type's capabilities are set to be. According to the officer, the proposed Department of Defense budget for Fiscal Year 2023 presents significant implications in regard to the program's fate…

Douglas County Veterans Treatment Court Fights For Those Who Fought For Us

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They live by the credo, “leave no Veteran behind.” These are not mere words. These are actions not on the battlefields, but in everyday life, where their fellow veterans – who vowed to fight for our nation – often struggle to survive. These solemn words are part of the Volunteer Veteran Mentor’s Oath and represent the mission of the Douglas Country Veterans Treatment Court (DCVTC). In…

GOP reps fear loan forgiveness plan will hurt military recruiting

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A group of 19 Republican lawmakers is demanding President Joe Biden respond to concerns that his recent student loan forgiveness decision will hurt military recruiting by devaluing GI Bill benefits. “By forgiving such a wide swath of loans for borrowers, you are removing any leverage the Department of Defense maintained as one of the fastest and easiest ways to pay for…

Moolenaar supports IRS Reduction Act to protect taxpayers from increase in audits

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U.S. Rep. John Moolenaar (R-MI) on Sept. 2 signed on as one of 22 GOP original cosponsors of legislation that would rescind the funds appropriated to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) under the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, which President Joe Biden signed into law on Aug. 16. “This new legislation I am supporting will stop the IRS from hiring 87,000 new employees to comb through the…

Tri-state lawmakers react to passing of Queen Elizabeth II

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(KCAU) — Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch and a symbol of stability in a turbulent era that saw the decline of the British empire and embarrassing dysfunction in her own family, died Thursday after 70 years on the throne. She was 96. The palace announced she died at Balmoral Castle, her summer residence in Scotland, where members of the royal family had…

On 9/11 anniversary, I think about serving in Iraq and now Congress

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Like most Americans, I will never forget where I was on Sept. 11, 2001. Having been promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel, I worked for the commander of 12th Air Force overseeing our combat air forces west of the Mississippi River.  As I was preparing to depart for work that day, the morning news reported that one of the Twin Towers was hit by an aircraft and was…

On 9/11, an opportunity to honor our nation through service

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On the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, our nation and the world were forever changed. That day, nearly 3,000 innocent people lost their lives, and we were plunged into a war that would define the next two decades of American foreign policy. Much has happened in the 21 years since the Sept. 11 terror attacks, but as we reflect on the fear, sadness, and uncertainty every American felt…

Biden’s MAGA-bashing is turning off centrist House Republicans

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President Biden's blistering attacks on Republicans in recent weeks may have targeted pro-Trump lawmakers, but his tough rhetoric also appears to be creating some collateral damage among moderate members. Centrist Republicans who are more in the mood to reach bipartisan agreement told Fox News Digital that they are not fans of Biden's attacks, and said the strategy will make it…

Kim-led bipartisan effort calls on Biden to deny U.S. visa to Iranian president

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U.S. Rep. Young Kim (R-CA) led a bipartisan group of 51 lawmakers in urging President Joe Biden to deny entry visas to the United States for Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and his delegation to attend the United Nations General Assembly’s 77th session in New York that runs Sept. 13-27. [...] Among those who joined Rep. Kim in signing the letter were U.S. Reps. Brian Fitzpatrick…