Posts Tagged ‘Olympia Snowe’

President Barack Obama delivers a televised address from the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, June 22, 2011 on his plan to drawdown U.S. troops in Afghanistan.

Obama defers to public on speed of Afghanistan exit

By Steven Thomma, Jonathan S. Landay and Nancy A. Youssef, McClatchy Newspapers on June 22, 2011, at 9:37 p.m.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama announced plans Wednesday to pull 33,000 U.S. troops out of Afghanistan well before next year’s election, signaling a rapid drawdown sure to please Americans weary of the nearly decade-long war and its costs. The drawdown will be faster than military commanders had recommended. Instead, it …

How they voted: Maine’s congressional delegation, June 10-16, 2011

By Targeted News Service on June 17, 2011, at 8:29 p.m.
House votes Democratic Reps. Mike Michaud and Chellie Pingree Vote 1: Project labor agreements: The House has approved an amendment sponsored by Rep. Steven LaTourette, R-Ohio, to the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (HR 2055). The amendment would strike a bill provision to end funding …