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The push to end the policy barring openly gay men and women from serving in the military has new life on Capitol Hill, where lawmakers have announced plans to push forward with their efforts despite opposition from most Republicans.
President Obama and his friends in the media want the public to think Americans serving in uniform are just fine and dandy with homosexual conduct in the military. This view is being spread through a series of selective leaks from the Pentagon's Comprehensive Review Working Group, which is putting the finishing touches on a report regarding the future of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy.
Calling it a "national security imperative," President Obama on Thursday urged senators to quickly ratify a nuclear arms treaty with Russia before adjourning for the holidays.
Republicans in the House Thursday blocked a bill that would have extended jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed beyond the holiday season.
The chief counsel for the House Ethics Committee Thursday recommended that New York Democratic Rep. Charles B. Rangel be censured after the panel concluded he was guilty of 11 violations of House rules regarding financial reporting, use of official resources and fund-raising.
Congress is now in session. The American people will be watching intently the direction Congress will pursue concerning the George W. Bush tax cuts. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) also will be watching and listening. It couldn't care less about any extension of tax cuts for the American people.
A senior Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee is criticizing the State Department for refusing to brief him and his colleagues on an Iranian opposition group that some are calling to be removed from the department's list of terrorist groups.
The Senate late Thursday voted to postpone a massive cut in Medicare pay for doctors, agreeing to pay doctors at current levels through Dec. 31.
House Democrats re-elected Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday as their leader in the next Congress.