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The Pentagon on Tuesday released a long-awaited report intended to advance a key campaign promise made by then-Sen. Obama to the fringe activist groups that supported his presidential aspirations. Now as commander in chief, President Obama has made it clear to military brass that he expects them to embrace the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered) agenda. It should come as no surprise that the release of the military's new "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" survey was carefully orchestrated to accomplish this mission.
To understand their stinging election defeat in 2010 and their perilous prospects in 2012, Democrats on the Hill and in statehouses across the country need only reflect on President Obama's demand to freeze the salaries of federal civilian employees ("Obama demands 2-year pay freeze for federal workers," Page 1, Tuesday).
The chairmen of President Obama's deficit-reduction commission said members are halfway to securing the support they need to forward their recommendations of unpopular spending cuts and tax increases to Congress, where Democratic leaders have vowed to hold a vote before the end of the lame-duck session.
Republican senators said Wednesday they'll block all business in the chamber until Democrats tackle the long-overdue spending bills and tax increases impending at the end of this year, raising the level of brinksmanship to new heights.
President Obama turned to former Secretary of State Colin Powell for help Wednesday in getting a stalled nuclear weapons treaty with Russia through the Senate.
U.S. combat forces have voiced strong reservations about the effects on readiness of allowing open gays in the ranks, the Pentagon said Tuesday in a report that is likely to influence a Senate vote on whether to repeal the "don't ask, don't tell" policy.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Tuesday kicked off a four-nation diplomatic tour dogged by the WikiLeaks disclosure of U.S. diplomatic cables, an act she called an assault on the international community.
Here we go again. President Obama is trying to ram a legislation through Congress knowing that by so doing, he is maximizing the chances that his project's defects will not become widely understood until it is too late. Call it the pig-in-a-poke stratagem.
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and members of a new "children's union" called Tuesday for the swift reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB).