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House Armed Services Committee Chairman Ike Skelton Opposes 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Repeal

AP | ANNE FLAHERTY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee on Tuesday said he thinks the military should keep its ban on openly gay service...

MLK Jr., Civil Rights, DADT and the Urgency of Leading

Aubrey Sarvis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aubrey Sarvis

Yesterday the president said, "The urgency of the hour demands that we fight discrimination, whatever form it may come." He's said the same thing more times than I can count. Martin Luther King Jr. talked the talk. He also walked the walk.

Which Legislator Is Charging $2,500 For Chips And Salsa?

Huffington Post | Julian Hattem | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Herewith, LobbyBlog's three favorite political fundraisers happening this week: ANYTHING FIR CASH At noon on Tuesday, Rep. Mike Michaud (D-Maine) has...

Petraeus Says No New Buildup for Iraq

AP | ANNE FLAHERTY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — America's war commander in Iraq told Congress Wednesday he is unlikely to endorse any fresh buildup of troops even if security in t...