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Chinese President Xi Jinping steps out from behind China's flag as he takes his position for his joint news conference with President Barack Obama, Friday, Sept. 25, 2015, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Chinese Surveillance Firm Builds Up Beltway Lobbying Muscle

A Chinese electronics company called Hikvision, partly owned by the Communist government, was one of several such firms banned from working for the U.S. government under the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) signed into law by President Trump on Monday.

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Feds to Fund Texas Border Security Efforts

The Trump Administration is providing funding for the Texas National Guard’s efforts to assist in securing the state’s border with Mexico. This follows more than three years of the Obama Administration’s refusal to help with any funding for Texas’ border security operations.

U.S. troops salute during the opening ceremony of the 2015 Balikatan exercises between the Philippines and U.S. at the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) headquarters in Camp Aguinaldo, metro Manila April 20, 2015. REUTERS/ROMEO RANOCO

GOP-Led Senate Seeks to Trim Troop’s Housing Allowance

A proposal tucked deep inside the Senate’s draft of the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), currently being debated on Capitol Hill, seeks to radically reform the U.S. troops’ Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH), arguing that “the benefit now far exceeds the actual cost.”

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Obama Signs NRA-Backed Bill Expanding Military-to-Civilian Gun Sales

On November 25, President Obama signed the NRA-backed National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) containing provisions to protect lead ammo, expand military-to-civilian gun sales, and give local commanders the ability to allow base personnel to be armed.

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Shiite Cleric Asks Top Sunni Institution to Unite with Him Against the Jews

Muqtada Al-Sadr, one of the most influential clerics in the Shiite world, has sent out an olive branch to Egypt’s Al-Azhar, a known hotbed for jihadi indoctrination and the most prominent Sunni institution in the world, seeking to unite the sects of Islam against the Jews.

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Fischer Pushes Senate NDAA In GOP Weekly Address

Senator Deb Fischer (R-NE) urged passage of the Senate’s National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) during Saturday’s GOP Weekly Address. Transcript (via ABC News Radio) as Follows: “Hello, I’m Senator Deb Fischer and I have the honor of representing the great

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Thornberry Pushes NDAA In GOP Weekly Address

Representative Mac Thornberry (R-TX) urged Congress to pass the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) during the GOP Weekly Address on Saturday. Transcript as Follows: “Hello, I’m Mac Thornberry.  I’m privileged to represent the people of the Panhandle and North Texas