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  • New Pentagon policy on same-sex benefits 'encouraging,' Hoyer says; more change needed

    Rep. Steny Hoyer called plans to extend some benefits to same-sex partners of military personnel “an important step in the right direction” – but said more change is needed. Outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Monday that...
  • Schiff lauds move to extend military benefits for same-sex couples

    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) on Monday lauded a Department of Defense decision to extend some benefits to same-sex couples serving in the military. Schiff was one of 40 other members of the House who signed onto a letter last week urging Leon E....
  • Transcript: Obama's remarks on bin Laden's death

    Transcript: Obama's remarks on bin Laden's death
    THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary ________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release May 1, 2011 REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT ON OSAMA BIN LADEN East Room 11:35 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Good evening. Tonight,...
  • Obama defends 'judicious' use of drone strikes during online Q&A

    Obama defends 'judicious' use of drone strikes during online Q&A
    President Obama offered a vigorous defense of the use of unmanned aircraft to kill Al Qaeda operatives and other militants in Pakistan's tribal areas and in the process, officially acknowledged the highly classified CIA drone program which, until now, U....
  • N. Korea Rocket Breaks Up, U.N. Security Council to Meet

    N. Korea Rocket Breaks Up, U.N. Security Council to Meet
    PYONGYANG, North Korea -- Defying warnings from the international community, North Korea launched a long-range rocket on Friday, but it broke apart before escaping the earth's atmosphere and fell into the sea. The launch drew condemnation from United...
  • Obama at CIA: 'I put my bet on you'

    Obama at CIA: 'I put my bet on you'
    President Obama thanked the intelligence community Friday for its role in the successful raid that led to Osama bin Laden's death, saying it made the "critical difference" in the "most significant victory yet in our war to defeat Al Qaeda." On a visit to...
  • Pakistan Protest Against Anti-Muslim Film Turns Deadly

    Pakistan Protest Against Anti-Muslim Film Turns Deadly
    The United States braced Saturday for more protests over an independently produced anti-Islam film that has ignited anger in the Muslim world, temporarily closing some of its diplomatic missions and warning American citizens in some countries to be...
  • Gen. John M. Shalikashvili dies at 75; former Joint Chiefs chairman

    Gen. John M. Shalikashvili dies at 75; former Joint Chiefs chairman
    Retired Army Gen. John M. Shalikashvili, who became the first foreign-born chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and guided military and humanitarian efforts in the post-Cold War era of the 1990s, has died. He was 75. Shalikashvili died Saturday...
  • Letters to the Editor: Guns in Florida, oil prices and natural gas

    Letters to the Editor: Guns in Florida, oil prices and natural gas
    Guns in Florida Here we go again. Sentinel columnist Beth Kassab wants to blame the death of Trayvon Martin on the "Stand Your Ground" law ("'Stand Your Ground' law goes too far," Tuesday). This is the usual liberal absurdity. The facts are plain. An...
  • Cheney name checks Emanuel twice in new book

    Cheney name checks Emanuel twice in new book
    Just before Rahm Emanuel became President Barack Obama’s chief of staff, he got some unsolicited advice from the men who held the job before him. The gathering was hosted by Josh Bolten, who was President George W. Bush’s last chief of staff....
  • Health and defense lobby groups ready for super fight

    Health and defense lobby groups ready for super fight
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With as much as $1.5 trillion in federal funds hanging in the balance, the mammoth healthcare and defense industries are scrambling to lobby a special congressional committee tasked with slashing the deficit -- but in markedly...