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Gates announces results of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ study

Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced Tuesday the results of the Pentagon’s 10-month study on how to repeal the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. “In summary, a strong majority of those who answered the survey, more than two-thirds do not object to gays and lesbians serving openly in uniform,” Gates told…

Huckabee calls for leaker to be executed

The person that gave WikiLeaks 250,000 secret diplomatic cables deserves to die, says one Fox News host who is widely thought to be planning a 2012 presidential run. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee was caught on video at a book signing at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in…

False equivalence troops, attack!

With the recent TSA controversy, many right wingers who got full of themselves as warriors for liberty and justice, fighting the battle for white people’s civil rights to demand that only other people get man-handled at airport security. They would prove that they totally love liberty, and all that Tea…

Repealing ‘Don’t Ask’ would not harm military, defense secretary says

Repealing the military’s discriminatory anti-gay policies “would not be the wrenching, traumatic change that many have feared and predicted,” Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced Tuesday. Gates was speaking at a press conference announcing the release of a long-term study on the impacts of allowing gays to serve openly in the…

Rep. Cantor puts defense spending ‘on the table’

The next House Majority Leader is so serious about cutting the federal budget that he is open to cutting defense spending, he said. “I think, you know, we’ve got to have everything on the table right now, Matt,” Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) told Matt Lauer of NBC’s Today Show on…

C-Span mic catches US Senator’s candor: The Senate ‘is all rigged’

Is the US Senate “rigged”? It may be, at least according to one Democrat whose words of candor were picked up by a hot microphone on the Senate floor, the audio of which was broadcast live by C-Span 2 on Tuesday afternoon. “Because — because … It’s all rigged,” Sen.…

Tea party leader: Restricting vote to property owners ‘makes a lot of sense’

Tea Party Nation President Judson Phillips said denying the right to vote to those who do not own property “makes a lot of sense” during a weekly radio program. “The Founding Fathers originally said, they put certain restrictions on who gets the right to vote,” Phillips said. “It wasn’t you…

Mexican chief hopes Republicans change on climate

Mexico’s Calderon chides China, holds out hope for US Republicans on global warming Mexican President Felipe Calderon says he can understand why U.S. voters in an economic crisis turned to the opposition party, but he hopes the Republicans will eventually accept the need to protect the planet’s climate for “new…

Comcast forces Netflix partner to pay a ‘toll’ to deliver video

An Internet service provider who competes with Netflix is now setting up a roadblock which could prevent consumers from streaming movies online. Critics have compared Comcast’s recent demand that a Netflix partner pay a fee to deliver video over its network to extortion and blackmail. Netflix partner Level 3 claims…

Student protests turn violent in Rome

Italian students throwing eggs clash with police over reforms in protest that paralyzes Rome Italian students angry at state university budget cuts clashed Tuesday with riot police who used tear gas and police vans to seal off much of Rome’s historic center to stop protesters reaching Parliament. There were no…

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