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'Birther' Posts on Facebook Cost Defense Department Employee His Job

Todd Johnson posted videos and pictures about Obama being dead, Muslim and the Antichrist, and he compared people on food stamps to animals.

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Before he was appointed to the Department of Defense, Todd Johnson shared hateful posts about former President Barack Obama on Facebook, from pushing the birther conspiracy to joking about the then-president dying. This week, those comments cost Johnson his job.

Johnson served on Trump's campaign team before the president appointed him to the Defense Department. An inquiry from CNN about the posts on social media led to his resignation.

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Dems Make Sure Trump Crosses T's on Transgender Ban

Democrats want proof that Trump consulted military advisors before unveiling his transgender ban.

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Dems are calling what they think is a bluff in the political poker game that is Donald Trump's transgender military ban. Not long after the 45th President announced via Twitter, this after allegedly consulting with military personnel, that he plans to ban transgender Americans from serving in the military, over 100 Democrat lawmakers penned a letter to Secretary of Defense James Mattis demanding proof that Trump actually got expert opinions that led to his decision.

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Proposed Budget Hurts Trump Voters

Many people who trusted President Trump during his campaign would be negatively impacted by his proposed budget plan.

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President Donald Trump's proposed budget for FY 2018 is set to impact a lot of people negatively — including many people who voted to put him in office. The proposal has drawn criticism even from members of Trump's own party.

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Pentagon Ends Ban on Transgender Troops

The policy allowing transgender people to serve openly not only "is the right thing to do," but also benefits the military's ability to recruit and retain the best talent.

U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter

U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter on Thursday announced the military would no longer discriminate against transgender individuals.

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Senate Seeks to Slash Fed Hiring Preference for Vets

The VFW is "adamantly opposed to a Senate proposal" that "harms veterans."

U.S. Army Soldiers serving with the 5th Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division speak to each other about the training they are conducting on Forward Operating Base Mehtar Lam, Laghman province, Afghanistan, March 12, 2013. The Soldiers are training Afghan National Army soldiers how to operate the D-30 howitzer. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Andrew Claire Baker/Released)

The VFW is "adamantly opposed to a Senate proposal" that "harms veterans."

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U.S. Military to Allow Women to Serve in All Combat Roles

The move is the latest of inclusive steps by the military and opens up more than 220,000 jobs to women.

The U.S. military last week announced it is opening all combat positions to women, a move that allows women to apply to approximately 220,000 jobs previously limited to men.

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Increased Support for Military Rape Survivors

One in five military women have been sexually harassed or assaulted. Can a "zero tolerance" policy help?

By Dara Sharif

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