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Defense chief Gates backs push to end "don’t ask, don’t tell"

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Defense Secretary Robert Gates said on Sunday he hoped the outgoing Congress would approve legislation ending the military’s ban on gays but was unsure of the prospects…

GOP Climate Change Deniers Running For House Energy Committee

The House Energy Committee is seeing an intense leadership fight, as four different Republicans are vying to take over the influential post from Democratic Rep. Henry Waxman (Calif.), who shepherded…

Pelosi confident she’ll be Dem leader

She calls for the party to modernize its message. Read the full story from Politico…

Gen. James Amos, Marines Corps’ New Leader, Wants ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Kept In Place

SAN DIEGO — The new commandant of the U.S. Marines Corps said Saturday that now is the wrong time to overturn the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy prohibiting gays from…

Stuart Connelly: Learn To Tell A Story

I am watching my six-year-old daughter in the saddle, working a mare out during perhaps her third horseback-riding lesson. The ring is open oval, with a steep drop on one…

Bloomberg: Congress ‘Can’t Read’ And Some Members Don’t Know What, Or Where China Is

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Saturday that some newly elected members of Congress “can’t read” and don’t know what or where China is. Bloomberg delivered his stinging assessment…

Congressman Baldwin? A Bishop Loss Might Provide The Opportunity

It’s no secret that the Hamptons’ most famous outspoken citizen, Alec Baldwin, is interested in leaving acting to pursue a career in politics. But Baldwin, who plays Reaganite mogul Jack…

New GOP stars get V.P. look

By far the most buzzed-about candidate is Florida’s newly minted Senator Marco Rubio. Read the full story from Politico…

Russ Belville: 10 Lessons Learned from Marijuana Election Defeats

Marijuana supporters nationwide awoke on November 3rd to find they had been defeated in all four statewide initiatives on the ballot. While losing these battles is not good news for…

Craig Crawford: Was 2008 the Outlier?

How can elections two years apart look so different? But Tuesday’s vote seems to be the norm. Its center-right results fit into the main stream of the last 30 years…