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  • Obama: 'Don't ask, don't tell' won't do

     
    by Katherine Skiba and Peter Nicholas President Obama, speaking to the nation's largest gay rights organization, pledged tonight to end the law prohibiting openly gay and lesbian citizens from serving in the military. "I will end 'don't ask, don't tell';...
  • Hillary Clinton: 'Gosh... White House'

     
    by Mark Silva Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says she is "shocked'' at how much time she spends over at the White House.these days. And Clinton, a former first lady who knows the place pretty well, recalls just what she...

    Obama: Hate crimes, defense spending

     
    by Mark Silva Only Congress can produce a bill authorizing $680 billion in national defense spending and extending the protections of federal hate-crime legislation to gay Americans. President Barack Obama will get to sign both today in one stroke, but...

    'Change:' Defense spending, hate crimes

     
    by Mark Silva "The Pentagon is not the kind of place that can turn on a dime,'' says Defense Secretary Robert Gates, hailing the signing of a defense-spending bill that targets wasteful spending and unneeded weapons. "It will take more...

    Senate blocks Guantanamo-saving bid

     
    by Richard Simon The Democratic-controlled Senate today thwarted an effort to block spending for upgrading facilities in the United States for housing prisoners transferred from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, a move that Illinois officials feared could have...