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Same-Sex Initiative Reaches Next Hurdle

A federal three-judge panel will begin hearing arguments Monday on Proposition 8, California‚Äôs ban of same-sex marriage. Read more……

44: Obama warns of new ‘Sputnik moment’ for United States

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.–President Obama warned of another “Sputnik moment” in the United States in a speech here, saying the country must invest in innovation and technology as it did in the…

Federal Eye: Gates ‘not particularly optimistic’ about ‘don’t ask’ repeal

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates is joining a growing chorus of skeptics who doubt that Congress will end the ban on gays in the military this year. Read more……

Cash Flow to Terrorists Evades U.S. Efforts

American officials say that millions of dollars are going to extremist groups and that some Middle East allies are not helping to stop it. Read more……

Future uncertain for W.H. energy post

Carol Browner’s possible promotion raises new questions about her current role. Read more……

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…

Flake may finally land Approps gig

Arizona rep. gets a key endorsment from Boehner. Read more……

Rhee not heading to any state

The former D.C. schools chief will be the CEO of Students First, a group she is calling a “revolution.” Read more……

Bush job rating higher than Obama’s

George W. Bush’s job approval rating is one point higher than the current president’s job approval rating. Read more……

Obama signals yield on tax cuts

Extension of tax cuts for rich is likely. Read more……