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Judges ask tough questions on Arizona immigration law

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – U.S. judges considering whether to let Arizona’s crackdown on illegal immigrants take effect asked attorneys tough questions on Monday about the constitutionality of the law and…

Republicans set to win House, gain in Senate: Reuters/Ipsos poll

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Americans unhappy with the economy are poised to hand control of the House of Representatives to Republicans in Tuesday elections that are shaping up as a rebuke…

Pentagon says Navy ships meeting likely this week

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Top U.S. defense officials will meet soon, possibly this week, to review the Navy’s new Littoral Combat Ship program for a new class of warships that operate…

Court keeps military ban on gays during appeal

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A federal appeals court on Monday ordered the U.S. military’s ban on openly gay troops to remain in place while the Obama administration challenges a lower-court…

Utah Election 2010

Utah’s electoral season started off with a bang as Bob Bennett, the presumed Republican nominee was ousted in the primary by Mike Lee. Read the full story from The Washington…

‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Extended Indefinitely By Federal Appeals Court

SAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals court on Monday indefinitely extended its freeze on a judge’s order halting enforcement of the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. A three-judge panel…

Bill Barol: Ted Sorensen, behind the scenes

I never met Ted Sorensen, who was an all-purpose Kennedy insider but most celebrated for being JFK’s principal speechwriter. But one had a sense that with Sorensen — unlike a…

Who needs voters? The pundits have spoken.

Election results won’t come until Tuesday night at the earliest. But luckily, you don’t have to wait. This is because you have prognosticators. Read the full story from The Washington…

Douglas S. Massey: Segregation: The Invisible Elephant in the Foreclosure Debate

The foreclosure mess just will not go away. Neither will incomplete if not misleading explanations for the crisis, or partial if not ineffective policy proposals. More than 10 million families…

New GOP class tougher on immigration?

It could include several freshmen who have experience cracking down on illegal immigration. Read the full story from Politico…