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Christmas change of heart: Pregnant soldiers won’t be punished

After a week of public controversy and recriminations from a group of US senators, the US military in northern Iraq has backed out of a new policy that could see soldiers court-martialed for becoming pregnant or impregnating another soldier. A reorganization of US forces in Iraq, to take effect Jan.…

Revealed: Bush officials e-mailed bogus rumor blaming Gore for failure to kill Bin Laden

“Missing” Bush White House emails found White House emails retrieved from Bush administration records reveal that top Bush Justice Department officials circulated a memo falsely blaming Al Gore for U.S. failure to get Osama bin Laden. The apocryphal Osama-Al Gore-Oliver North story, already debunked on snopes.com, was forwarded internally to…

SNL: Unfaithful senators suggest race factors on Tiger Woods coverage

“Saturday Night Live” began Saturday’s show with a bit suggesting there may be more to the media obsession with the Tiger Woods scandal than just the famous golfer’s celebrity. The show opened with Sen. John Edwards, Sen. John Ensign and Gov. Mark Sanford apparently jealous of the coverage Woods has…

Baucus kept relationship from Justice Department when recommending girlfriend

Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT) did not disclose to the Justice Department anything about his personal relationship with a woman he recommended to be a United States Attorney, according to a Department official involved in the selection of federal prosecutors. Baucus has acknowledged that he recommended his girlfriend, Melodee Hanes, to…

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