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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…

Arizona Immigration Law May Be Partially Struck Down, Appeals Court Hints

SAN FRANCISCO — Arizona’s immigration law faced tough scrutiny from a federal appeals panel Monday as the state’s governor appeared in person to support the controversial provision on the day…

US-Generic Ballot: 50% Republican, 43% Democrat (Democracy Corps 10/23-25)

Democracy Corps (D) 10/23-26/10; 800 likely voters, 3.5% margin of error Mode: Live telephone interviews Democracy Corps release National 2010 House: Generic Ballot 50% Republican, 43% Democrat (chart) Jump to…

Wayne Pacelle: Arizona, California, Missouri and North Dakota Voters: Animals Need You

The next few hours are critical for the future welfare of countless hundreds of thousands of animals — from dogs to wildlife. Please join me in the waning hours of…