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Military chiefs oppose ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ compromise

In a setback for Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.), Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-Pa.) and Senate Armed Services Committee supporters like Colorado's Mark Udall, efforts to...

LGBT groups gear up for today’s ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ repeal...

The Senate Armed Services Committee goes into room 222 of the Russell building today at 2:30 p.m. to mark up the fiscal 2011 defense authorization bill. Until members emerge at 9 p.m., it’s a black box of information for determining the contours of the half-trillion-dollar-plus piece of legislation, including the fate of Sen. Joe Lieberman’s (I-Conn.) amendment to repeal the military’s ban on open gay service, an amendment strongly supported by Colorado's Mark Udall. The coalition of LGBT-rights organizations pushing to secure passage in the committee and then later this week on the House floor are trying as hard as they can to lock down votes by mid-afternoon before the Senators gather behind closed doors.

Udall push to repeal ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ wins nod from...

In the culmination of Monday's big push among activists and key members of the Senate Armed Service Committee to repeal "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell"--...

Obama nominee Kagan has embraced expanded executive authority

Solicitor General Elena Kagan will be President Obama’s second Supreme Court nominee. The emerging conventional wisdom is that Kagan, a rare nominee for the high court who hasn’t been a judge, is a very smart blank slate. On at least one category of issues that Kagan will face — the intersection of national security and law during a time of war — that conventional wisdom looks correct. But there’s a proxy for that set of issues, however inexact, that offers a few clues in advance of her confirmation hearings: Kagan’s deference to executive power.

Number of military gays fired in 2009 dips to record low...

That statistic comes to you from Servicemembers United, which opposes “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and seeks its repeal. It’s lower than in previous years:...

Gen. McPeak’s reasoned and bigoted argument against gays in the military

Obama-supporter Gen. Merrill "Tony" McPeak, Air Force Chief of Staff, wrote an op-ed in the New York Times Friday saying he believed repealing the...

Udall: DADT waste of time, energy, money

Sen. Mark Udall said he was moved to introduce legislation repealing the nation's "Don't Ask Don't Tell" military policy banning gay service members from serving openly in part because the policy has wasted hundreds of millions of dollars over the past 17 years and negatively effected the lives of thousands Americans dedicated to their country.

Udall co-sponsors bill to repeal ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

Colorado Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Udall joined with Connecticut Independent Sen. Joe Lieberman and eleven co-sponsors to introduce legislation this morning to repeal the...

Udall urges Pentagon to speed the repeal of “Don’t Ask; Don’t...

In the wake of a Senate Armed Service Committee hearing today on the "Don't Ask; Don't Tell" military policy that forces gay service members to remain closeted, Colorado Democratic Sen. Mark Udall pressed for more urgent action to effect a repeal.

Gay Task Force to Obama: Don’t say it; do it

A little more than an hour into his State of the Union speech, Obama glancingly addressed the fact that he has done nothing notable...
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