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Obama promises to end ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’

 During his state of the union speech on Wednesday night, President Obama promised to repeal the controversial "don’t ask, don’t tell" law that bans gay members from living open lives while serving in the military. During his presidential campaign, President…

Why delay lifting the ban on gays in the military?

Guest post by Randall Ryder Legal counsel for United States top military officer recommend the Pentagon delay a request to Congress to repeal the ban on openly gay military service officers. In 1993, the "don’t ask, don’t tell" policy was…

Can Congress keep sex offenders in prison past their sentence?

The Supreme Court will decide whether a federal law that permits the Justice Department to hold "dangerous" sex offenders past their sentences is Constitutional. The law was passed in 2006 and allows the Justice Department to hold sexually violent or…

Congressional commission to ask bank leaders about economic crisis

Congress will hear testimony from the heads of major banks about lending practices, risk management, and pay practices and how that is related to the recent recession. The leaders of the Congressional committee echo the sentiments of many Americans: “People…

Guantanamo Not Closing for At Least Another Year

Congress has balked at the Obama administrations request to pay $150 million dollars for an Illinois prison to house Guantanamo inmates, delaying the closing of Guantanamo until at least 2011. In the meantime, officials can work on upgrading security at…