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Gays In The Military Study: Most U.S. Troops, Families Say Gays OK

WASHINGTON — An internal Pentagon study has found that most U.S. troops and their families don’t care whether gays are allowed to serve openly and think the policy of “don’t ask, don’t tell” could be done away with, according to officials familiar with its findings. The survey results were expected to be used by gay […]

Mark Kirk Loses Endorsements To Giannoulias

CHICAGO — Several Illinois advocacy groups that backed Republican Mark Kirk in past elections are endorsing his Democratic opponent in the race for President Barack Obama’s old Senate seat. The groups held a news conference Thursday with Democrat Alexi Giannoulias (jeh-NOO’-lee-us). Ken Swanson, president of the Illinois Education Association, says Kirk hasn’t been consistent in […]

Polls Gone Wild: Political Gripes In An Internet Age

WASHINGTON — When a widely publicized poll showed Republican John Kasich with a commanding, 10-point advantage in Ohio’s governor’s race, aides to Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland fought back hard. Against the poll. “With just two weeks until Election Day, it is our opinion that the Quinnipiac polls are irresponsible, inaccurate and completely removed from the […]

Andy Ostroy: "Dude," Where’s My President!?

With the midterm elections just days away and bloated predictions of a massive Republican victory sweeping the nation, President Obama has been pulling out all stops to get out the Democratic vote, including an unprecedented appearance Wednesday night on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, the self-described “fake news” show. It was a […]

Chris Rodda: Should the U.S. Military Be Promoting and Endorsing Glenn Beck?

Over the past several years, the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) has received a steady stream of complaints about two related issues: 1.) religious “infomercials” on the American Forces Network (AFN), the television and radio service provided by the military to service members stationed overseas and on naval vessels; and 2.) televisions located in various […]

Private Prison Industry Helped Draft Arizona Immigration Law

Last year, two men showed up in Benson, Ariz., a small desert town 60 miles from the Mexico border, offering a deal. Glenn Nichols, the Benson city manager, remembers the pitch. “The gentleman that’s the main thrust of this thing has a huge turquoise ring on his finger,” Nichols said. “He’s a great big huge […]