Gates not optimistic on end to ban on gays

MUSCAT (Reuters) – Defense Secretary Robert Gates told thousands of sailors aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln Monday that he was not especially hopeful that Congress would lift a ban on gays serving openly in the military by year’s end. Read more

The Plum Line: Why the left is angry at Obama

Dem Rep. Anthony Weiner, who has a real talent for crystallizing liberal anger at Obama into pithy phrases, has just released a statement opening fire on all the talk about a pending “deal” on the tax cuts. It gets at a key reason the left is ticked at Obama: Read more…