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Obama signs end to ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’

President Barack Obama signed a new law Wednesday that will allow gays for the first time in history to serve openly in America's military....

Next up: ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’

The Senate was headed toward a landmark vote Saturday on legislation that would let gays serve openly in the military, testing waning opposition among...

Lobby this: Prosecutors urged hard time for lobbyist

Federal prosecutors recommended a prison term of nearly five years Monday for a former lobbyist who specialized in getting congressional appropriators to funnel money...

What’s the damage from WikiLeaks? That’s hard to quantify

The Pentagon said Tuesday it would be "hard to quantify" the danger posed by the WikiLeaks release of secret documents but insisted the information...

Get ready for the post-WikiLeaks big chill

After the latest WikiLeaks revelations, the government is setting in motion a new information "big chill," reversing almost a decade of post-Sept. 11 efforts...

The Latest Attack on our Nation

David Hume once wrote, "It is seldom that liberty of any kind is lost all at once." Few words ring ever so true and appropriate today. It isn't so much the point that our rights and liberties are at risk, but that so many people are so willing to give up those rights and liberties, without the least bit of struggle.

Supreme Court rejects request to lift military gay ban

The Supreme Court on Friday denied a request to lift the Pentagon's ban that prevents openly gay men and women from serving in the...

Gates on gay ban report leak: Who asked? Who told?

Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Friday condemned the leak of a Pentagon study looking at ending a ban on gays in the US military,...

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

Defense Secretary Robert Gates wants a lame duck session of Congress to repeal the ban on gays serving openly in the military before new,...

U.S. lied about number of Iraqi deaths

Military documents laid bare in the biggest leak of secret information in U.S. history suggest that far more Iraqis died than previously acknowledged during...