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Gates to Congress: Repeal ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ before new members are seated

Gates to Congress: Repeal ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ before new members are seated

Defense Secretary Robert Gates wants a lame duck session of Congress to repeal the ban on gays serving openly in the military before new, more anti-gay members are sworn in.…

Obama admits ‘mid-course corrections’ needed but remains vague on details

Obama admits ‘mid-course corrections’ needed but remains vague on details

President Barack Obama may be in India but he is haunted by rejection back home and admits he must make what he calls “mid course corrections” if he wants to…

Bush book not kind to John McCain

Bush book not kind to John McCain

Sen. John McCain never asked then-President George W. Bush to campaign for him in 2008, though Bush thinks he could have helped the Arizona senator. In his forthcoming memoir, “Decision…

Indian media say Obama visit hitting right notes

MUMBAI (Reuters) – Indian media on Sunday hailed President Barack Obama’s decision to ease export controls and support India’s membership of powerful nuclear groups, saying he had set the right…

U.S. military moves in Asia not aimed at China: Gates

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – U.S. military efforts to strengthen its presence in Asia are not aimed at countering China, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Sunday, ahead of talks on deepening defense…

Texas Conservatives Weigh Medicaid Withdrawal

Some Republican lawmakers — still reveling in Tuesday’s statewide election sweep — are proposing an unprecedented solution to the state’s estimated $25 billion budget shortfall: dropping out of the federal…

Bush praises Obama’s Afghan policy

The former president strongly believes the “mission is worth the cost,” he writes in his memoir. Read the full story from Politico…

Obama signals he may compromise on tax cuts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama gave his clearest signal yet on Saturday of a possible post-election compromise with resurgent Republicans that could prevent tax rates from rising for any…

Friends say Boehner not D.C. ‘insider’

Who is John Boehner? Among friends, he’s just one of the guys. Read the full story from CNN…

The Civil War taught us to fight for the right to be wrong

Twice before, the United States has celebrated major anniversaries of the Civil War, and twice before, a nervous sense of reticence governed the events. Fifty years after the guns fell…