McCain wants study of 'don't ask' repeal on troop morale Article | Sen. John McCain on Sunday said the Pentagon should study how ending the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy would impact troop morale and battle effectiveness, instead of reporting to President Obama and lawmakers on how the Defense Department could lift the gay ban.
'Don't ask, don't tell' splitting gay rights groups Article | Disagreements over how Congress should proceed on ending the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy are dividing gay rights groups as lawmakers are trying to determine how to proceed on the issue. The schism could rip apart a year-long effort to end the Pentagon's ban on gay men and lesbians open
GOP 'Pledge to America' to call for U.S. spending freeze Article | House Republicans will unveil a sweeping "Pledge to America" on Thursday that proposes reining in the size of the federal government and deficit, charting a conservative agenda that illustrates how they would govern if voters give them a congressional majority in pivotal midterm elections.
5 Myths about 'don't ask, don't tell' Article | It's been 17 years since Congress enacted the law known as "don't ask, don't tell" (DADT), and the Senate will finally vote on its repeal this week. Public figures from Adm. Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, to Lady Gaga have said it's time for the policy to go. A federal ju...
Supreme Court declines to end 'don't ask, don't tell' Article | The U.S. Supreme Court refused Friday to stop enforcement of the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy while a lower court hears a challenge to the Pentagon's ban on gays and lesbians serving openly.