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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……

Ezra Klein: Can White House win in 2012 by losing on tax cuts now?

The compromise the White House is negotiating on the Bush tax cut is looking more and more like the White House’s opening gambit in the 2012 campaign. 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…