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Topic - Niki Tsongas
Fundraising information for Massachusetts' all-Democratic congressional delegation, including how much cash each member had on hand at the end of 2013 and how much they received from political action committees:
WASHINGTON (AP) — Students at the U.S. military academies often believe they have to put up with sexist and offensive behavior, according to a Pentagon report released Friday, reflecting a culture of disrespect that permeates the schools and their sports teams and fuels reports of sexual harassment and assaults.
The military is looking at ways to modify its training for women to help them qualify for direct ground combat roles in the infantry, tanks and special operations.
The military is looking at ways to modify its training for women to help them qualify for direct ground combat roles in the infantry, tank units and special operations.
Members of a House panel angry over sexual abuse problems in the military are set to vote on a bill that would strip commanding officers of their authority to unilaterally change or dismiss court-martial convictions — a change that lawmakers believe will lead to a cultural shift that encourages more victims to step forward.
Scandal-scarred Rep. Anthony Weiner is clinging to his perch in Congress despite new efforts to pry him away and a pair of developments that might inspire others in his position to give up the fight:
The political career of embattled Rep. Anthony D. Weiner appeared more tenuous Wednesday, as several fellow Democrats called on the New Yorker to resign after he admitted sending a lewd photo to a college student.
"We used to conform behavior to the military. Now we're conforming the military to behavior."
A majority of Americans see no end in sight in Afghanistan, and nearly six in 10 oppose the nine-year-old war as President Obama sends tens of thousands more troops to the fight, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.
"We must remain focused on creating an environment that prevents retaliation and revictimization," said Rep. Niki Tsongas, D-Mass.
"The Wilkerson case and Lt. Gen. Franklin's actions highlighted an egregious power within the chain of command that warranted change. It prompted a significant and historic reform to the military justice system, which is now the law of the land," said Rep. Niki Tsongas, D-Mass., who worked on the legislation.