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Jacqueline Klimas

Jacqueline Klimas

Jacqueline Klimas covers Capitol Hill for The Washington Times. She can be reached at

Articles by Jacqueline Klimas

Targeted Facebook ads warn students of rape on campus

A women's advocacy group announced a new series of web ads Thursday to educate students applying to college about problems with rape and sexual assault on their prospective campuses. Published December 18, 2014

This frame grab from video, provided by C-SPAN2 shows Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla. giving his farewell address on the floor of the Senate on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/C-SPAN2)

Tom Coburn stalls veterans-suicide bill in Senate

Sen. Tom Coburn, Oklahoma Republican, stalled a bill aimed at stemming veterans suicides Monday night, saying that it carries too hefty a price tag for authority that the Veterans Affairs Department could, in most cases, already exercise. Published December 15, 2014

Former Vice President Dick Cheney speaks at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI)  in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, about the current state and future of American foreign policy. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen) ** FILE **

Cheney on CIA interrogation: 'I'd do it again in a minute'

Former Vice President Dick Cheney said Sunday that in spite of the backlash from a recent Senate report and innocent men supposedly being imprisoned, he would authorize CIA interrogation tactics again with no hesitation. Published December 14, 2014

The now closed Camp X-Ray was used as the first detention facility for al Qaeda and Taliban militants who were captured after the Sept. 11 attacks at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. President Obama signed an executive order in his first days in office setting a deadline to close the prison within a year. Next month he will be five years delinquent, facing the prospect of finishing his term in 2017 without having met his goal. (Associated Press)

Defense bill keeps Guantanamo Bay open for one more year

President Obama will soon sign a law that keeps a tight rein on his ability to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay, even as he's actively looking for every possible avenue to let detainees out. Published December 14, 2014

Sen. Tom Coburn, Oklahoma Republican. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Tom Coburn puts hold on veterans suicide prevention bill

Sen. Tom Coburn said Friday a bill that veterans groups are trying to get passed before Congress leaves town for the year carries too hefty a price tag for authority that the VA could, in most cases, already exercise. Published December 12, 2014

With the Capitol in the background, Army veteran David Dickerson of Oklahoma City, Okla., right, and Air Force veteran Linda Stanley, from San Diego, Calif., now with Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), join others to place 1,892 flags representing veteran and service members who have died by suicide to date in 2014, Thursday, March 27, 2014, on the National Mall in Washington. The event also marked the introduction of The Suicide Prevention for America's Veterans Act by Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont., which calls for greater access to mental health care. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) **FILE**

Active duty suicides increase in 2014: report

More active duty service members have committed suicide in the first half of 2014 than over the same time period last year, according to a Defense Department report released Thursday. Published December 11, 2014

Retiring Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. Carl Levin said he's been disappointed by constant personal attacks on President Obama's foreign policy. (Associated Press)

Carl Levin fears foreign policy to be clouded

Sen. Carl Levin, the chairman of the Armed Services who is retiring at the end of this year, said Wednesday he fears Republicans' animosity toward President Obama will make it impossible to find compromises on critical national security issues over the next two years. Published December 10, 2014

Rep. Jeff Miller, Florida Republican, speaks May 28, 2014, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Associated Press) **FILE**

House passes bill to improve military mental health care

The House passed a bill Tuesday to improve mental health care for veterans in honor of a Marine who killed himself after struggling with a slow-moving appeal process at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Published December 9, 2014