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Facing mounting scrutiny over his lack of action regarding immigration reform, President Obama has ordered 1,200 National Guard troops to be deployed along the Mexican border, according to administration officials close to the matter.
As Congress prepares for a series of votes that could potentially lead to the repeal of the "don’t ask, don’t tell" policy, a newly released poll has found that most Americans do not trust Washington politicians with the decision.
At the request of the White House, former President Bill Clinton attempted to dissuade Representative Joe Sestak (D-Pa.) from challenging Senator Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) in the Pennsylvania Democratic primary by offering him an unpaid advisory position, according to an internal report released May 28.
Representative Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), the top ranking Republican on the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, says he will file an ethics complaint against Representative Joe Sestak (D-Pa.) if he doesn’t provide details about an alleged illegal job offer from the White House.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates gave his approval on the vote to overturn the "don’t ask, don’t tell policy" earlier this week. However, many media outlets stressed the apparent "lukewarm" nature of the endorsement, which may be unsurprising given the significant opposition to the measure, especially in conservative quarters.
Faced with a growing challenge from a right-wing rival for the Arizona Republican nomination, Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) is taking an increasingly intransigent stance on the Democrats’ efforts to repeal the "don’t ask, don’t tell" policy.
Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin heavily criticized the Obama administration May 23 for what she considers to be its insufficient efforts to help clean up the recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
The controversy surrounding the government’s attempts to impose internet regulations continues, with the Alliance for Digital Equality (ADE) announcing it will oppose the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) "third way" approach to network neutrality.
Despite gun opponents’ warnings that easier access to guns leads to escalating violence, the most recent statistics from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) suggest that crime in the United States dropped dramatically in 2009.
Early next month a self-described human rights organization will conduct a rally at Ground Zero in New York City to protest the construction of a mosque at the site where terrorists brought down the Twin Towers on Sept. 11, 2001.