Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, who helped force the military to allow gays in its ranks, is determined to upend laws governing how the armed services handle an epidemic of sexual assaults.Full story
Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand and Claire McCaskill both want to stop the "scourge" of military sexual assault. But their competing plans have forced lawmakers, officers and even survivors to take sides. Full story
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The chairman of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee on Wednesday released letters from Pentagon officials defending the military's system for handling sexual assault cases, fending off a fellow Democratic senator's plan for sweeping changes to deal with the rise in sexual Full story
The Up panel talks about the dangers of the nuclear option in the Senate: that the majority benefiting today could easily become the unhappy minority of tomorrow.
MSNBC contributor and former marine Goldie Taylor talks with MSNBC’s Craig Melvin about Senate hearings on sexual assault in the military.
In a debate in Congress to ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, the bill’s sponsor, Rep. Trent Franks said the incidence of rape resulting in pregnancy is low, sparking a controversy. Former RNC Chairman Michael Steele explains that the GOP needs to find a different national voice and this to
The battle lines that have been drawn on the issue of what to do about sexual assault in the armed forces between those on the side of the Pentagon who don't want fundamental reform and do not want to take this outside of the chain of command versus an insurgent group of senators, led by Senator Gil
Chris Matthews talks with Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., and former congressman Patrick Murphy discuss the debate on the Hill about taking military sexual assault prosecution out of the chain of command.
Committee Chairman Carl Levin (D-MI) is seen during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the nomination of former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE) to be U.S. Secretary of Defense on Capitol Hill in Washington, January 31, 2013. REUTERS/Larry Downing
Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., left, talks with committee member Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 9, 2014, prior to the start of the committee's hearing focusing on the Korean peninsula as it reviews defense authorization r
Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI) questions witnesses at the Senate Homeland Security Investigations Subcommittee in Washington March 15, 2013. Levin is the chair of the subcommittee which is looking into the JPMorgan Chase Whale Trades. REUTERS/Gary Cameron (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)
Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman, Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., left, accompanied by committee member Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., second from left, greets Marine Gen. James Mattis, commander, U.S. Central Command, center, and Navy Adm. William McRaven, commander, U.S. Special Operations Command,