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Gibbs demands apology over Bond’s claim White House ‘helpful’ to terrorists

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs is demanding an apology from Sen. Kit Bond (R-MO) over Bond’s claim that a recent White House briefing on the Christmas bomb plot was “helpful” to terrorists. “I think he owes an apology to the professionals in the law enforcement community and those that…

Clarence Thomas suggests Obama’s SOTU criticism was ‘irresponsible’

According to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, the atmosphere at State of the Union addresses is too partisan, making it unfitting for a judge to attend. But Thomas’ complaints about partisanship apparently didn’t stop him from taking a not-so-subtle shot at the Democratic president during a speech on Thursday. The…

Daily Show demands ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ for old senators

John McCain said he’d support ending the US military’s ban on gay soldiers if military leaders agreed. On Tuesday, the nation’s highest military officer, Adm. Mike Mullen, did just that. But McCain said he still wouldn’t support the law’s repeal. “I’ve never seen someone be so dickish about going back…

Pentagon likely to stop enforcing key parts of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

Fresh off a promise from President Barack Obama in his State of the Union address to repeal a law barring gays from serving openly in the military, the Pentagon is expected to announce that they will stop enforcing the most controversial elements of the law. Buried in a New York…

Authors of Bush torture memos to be cleared of misconduct

The men who advised former President Bush to waterboard detainees and deprive them of sleep will be cleared of charges of professional misconduct by a Justice Department ethics report.…

Pot legalization almost certainly headed for California ballot

Voters in California will likely decide this November whether or not to legalize marijuana, after legalization activists handed in far more than the necessary number of petition signatures to get the measure onto the ballot. Organizers of the Regulate, Control and Tax Cannabis Act of 2010 filed some 700,000 petition…

Gays riled over Joint Chiefs’ silence on DADT repeal

WASHINGTON — Military leaders are expected to remain publicly silent about their personal political views. But it seems they aren’t afraid to show their enthusiasm for policies they like — or suggest their disapproval when they don’t. During President Obama’s State of the Union Wednesday, the Joint Chiefs of Staff…

Obama to push for ‘Don’t Ask’ repeal in SOTU

UPDATE: President Barack Obama has pledged to work with Congress this year to end the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy that bars homosexuals from serving openly in the military. But the president’s words weren’t strong enough for some gay-rights activists, who say that pledging to “work” on changing the…

Fox analyst: ACORN worker’s lawsuit ‘absolutely’ has merit

A Fox News legal analyst says the ACORN employee who last week filed a lawsuit against two filmmakers who secretly recorded her has a strong case. In a heated discussion on Fox & Friends, former prosecutor Arthur Aidala told host Gretchen Carlson that, under Pennsylvania law, it is illegal to…

Federal judges turn to Congress, Obama for direction on indefinite detention

Three judges on the federal trial court hearing challenges brought by Guantanamo prisoners are calling on Congress and the Obama administration to enact a law to address one of the nation’s most perplexing moral and legal dilemmas: When can the United States indefinitely detain terrorism suspects? In lengthy interviews, Chief…

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