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Americans are divided now as they were in 1861. Could armed conflict at home be in our future? Is the President moving us in that direction on purpose with a larger goal in mind?
Sam in ( 2012 Presidential Election , Right Wing , Sam Berninger )
Remember all the pandemonium back in 2000 when George Bush lost the popular vote to Al Gore, yet was elected to the presidency because he won the Electoral College by five votes? Democrats were furious, crusading against what they felt was a grossly unfair electoral system in which the majority doesn’t actually rule. Republicans vigorously defended the process as an integral part of our whole republican system of governance and resisted any attempts at changing it, that is, until now.
Zubick in ( Foreign Policy , Mainstream Headlines , Michael Zubick , Right Wing )
Outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made her long awaited Congressional Testimony today concerning what she knew and could have done about the situation in Benghazi on 9/11. During the testimony, when questioned about the Administration’s rhetoric that it was over a video and not terrorism, things got emotional. Continue reading “Clinton During Testimony: “What Difference Does it Make?”” »
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior defense officials say Pentagon chief Leon Panetta is removing the military’s ban on women serving in combat, opening hundreds of thousands of front-line positions and potentially elite commando jobs after more than a decade at war.
The groundbreaking move recommended by the Joint Chiefs of Staff overturns a 1994 rule prohibiting women from being assigned to smaller ground combat units. Panetta’s decision gives the military services until January 2016 to seek special exceptions if they believe any positions must remain closed to women.
A senior military official says the services will develop plans for allowing women to seek the combat positions. Some jobs may open as soon as this year. Assessments for others, such as special operations forces, including Navy SEALS and the Army’s Delta Force, may take longer.