Pentagon push to extend benefits to same-sex couples stirs debate

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has directed Pentagon personnel to immediately begin efforts to extend certain benefits to same-sex domestic partners of military members. But the move has sparked a heated debate, with critics arguing the policy gives special treatment to one class and winds up discriminating against others.

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Ambassador Power touts international support against Islamic State but won’t name countries, commitmentsComments Off

The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said Sunday that the American-led effort to destroy the Islamic State has support from more than 40 countries but declined to name them or the extent of their support.

Rep. King is ‘sure’ House Homeland Security panel will probe White House intruder incidentComments Off

Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., said Sunday that he expects the House will hold a hearing on the weekend incident in which a man carrying a knife got inside the White House front door before being apprehended by the Secret Service.

Rep. King is ‘sure’ House Homeland Security panel will probe White House intruder incidentComments Off

Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., said Sunday that he expects the House will hold a hearing on the weekend incident in which a man carrying a knife got inside the White House front door before being apprehended by the Secret Service.

Sick veterans who served at shuttered, toxic Army base turn to Congress, VA for helpComments Off

Ailing veterans who were stationed at the now-shuttered Fort McClellan believe they were exposed to dangerous chemicals — and they’re looking anew to fresh leadership at the VA, and allies in Congress, to finally take on their case.

GOP Hall of Famer Dole to stump for incumbent Sen. Roberts in home state KansasComments Off

The campaign for incumbent Kansas GOP Sen. Pat Roberts is reaching into the GOP hall of fame to try to win a tight race and help the party take control of the Senate — bringing 91-year-old Bob Dole on the trail.

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