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‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ is history after historic vote

In a historic vote for gay rights, the Senate agreed on Saturday to do away with the military's 17-year ban on openly gay troops...

Congress goes into urgent mode; rushes to make it come for...

Rushing to finish by Christmas, congressional Democrats worked Friday to secure Senate ratification of a new arms control treaty and to end the military's...

New York Senator hit with half-million buck embezzlement charge

New York and federal authorities on Tuesday indicted a high-ranking state senator and his son on six charges that they embezzled more than $500,000...

Here we go again: Another vote on military gay ban

In a new showdown, the House this week will take up a bill that would overturn the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy on...

Dems mull changes while GOP grumbles

House Democrats considered changes in legislation to avoid a Jan. 1 jump in income taxes on Tuesday, despite a warning from Republicans that the...

Democratic mistakes, Tea Party success turn McConnell into power player

Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell has long been the butt of many Washington jokes, from the more than 200 cartoons that hang on his office...

Obama still predicting victory on tax compromise

President Barack Obama is predicting congressional approval of the tax-cutting compromise he has reached with Republican leaders, but he's not ruling out that unhappy...

‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ don’t pass

The US Senate dealt a potentially deadly blow Thursday to efforts to end a nearly two-decade ban on gays serving openly in the US...

Senate Dems think they can pull off a vote on military’s...

Senate Democrats said Wednesday they had a plan to overcome Republican objections and finally repeal the military's 17-year-old ban on openly gay troops. The...

Barack Obama completes his sell-out

Barack Obama's metamorphosis from symbol of change in Washington to puppet of a system still dominated by the Republican Party is complete.  The great...