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Sen. Rand Paul calls on Congress to formally end Iraq War

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on Thursday introduced an amendment to the Department of Defense Authorization bill that would formally end the war in Iraq. President Barack Obama announced in early October that all U.S. troops would be withdrawn from Iraq by the year’s end. But Paul said the war could…

Dems make last-ditch attempt at passing ‘don’t ask’ repeal

WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid plans to schedule a vote to end the Pentagon’s ban on gays serving openly in the military before the start of the new Congress in January. “During the work period following the Thanksgiving holidays, I will bring the Defense Authorization bill to the…

Protesting ‘Don’t Ask’, gay activists arrested after chaining themselves to White House fence

Famed activist Dan Choi, a West Point graduate and military translator who was expelled from the service for being gay, was arrested Monday afternoon along with 12 others who chained themselves to the White House fence in protest of the military’s exclusionary policy. Activists with the group GetEQUAL had paid…

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