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Judge halts “don’t ask, don’t tell”

U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips in Riverside, Calif., ordered the military Tuesday, Oct. 12, to immediately stop enforcing the controversial “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, putting a halt to the 17-year-old law.

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Lady Gaga urges Senate to repeal ‘don't ask, don't tell'

The Senate is expected to vote on repealing a 17-year-old law barring open gays from serving in the military Tuesday afternoon, but supporters of the repeal say they lack the necessary 60 votes to pass the legislation.

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Tea party candidate vies for open House seat in Illinois

Illinois is an election battleground with important races up and down the ballot. The fight has only begun as voters become aware of just how reactionary some of the Republican candidates are.

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Right-wingers frenzied to save tax cuts for rich

Several House and Senate Republicans are complaining that GOP Minority Leader John Boehner fell for a trap laid by President Obama when he said last weekend that, given no other option, he would vote for extending middle class tax cuts even if it meant allowing the Bush tax cuts for the rich to expire.

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Boehner blinks on Bush tax cuts for the rich

House Minority Leader John Boehner says he'll vote for Obama's tax plan.

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Stop the Republicans from pulling the trigger on Social Security

GOP congressional candidates are itching to pull the trigger on Social Security should they gain power, a fact that makes our participation in these elections as important as ever.

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GOP candidate Dino Rossi wins "crooked" listing

The Republican Senate candidate in Washington state, Dino Rossi, has been listed as one of 12 "crooked candidates" in 2010 by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington.

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Maxine Waters rejects ethics violation, wants public trial

"In sum, the case against me has no merit," Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., said in a statement

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Obama draws line in the sand on Bush tax cuts for the rich

President Obama vowed at a closed-door White House meeting with Congressional leaders yesterday, July 27, that Democrats will end the Bush tax cuts for the rich and continue the middle class tax cuts they enacted last year.

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Obama tackles immigration reform

President Barack Obama made an appeal to the American people and Congress today, July 1, to put politics aside, and work together to pass comprehensive immigration reform.

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