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Obama Talks Football, Gender Issues, Taxes Before Super Bowl

Obama Talks Football, Gender Issues, Taxes Before Super Bowl

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — As the nation geared up for the Super Bowl XLVII matchup between the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens, President Obama said he stood by his recent comments that as a parent he’d hesitate allowing his …

Gingrich, Santorum on Women in Combat: Infections, Emotions

Gingrich, Santorum on Women in Combat: Infections, Emotions

Jessica McGowan/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Wednesday’s announcement that women will be allowed to serve in combat was hardly the first time the subject has come up.When it cropped up during the Clinton administration, it drew opposition from the…

Female Servicewomen Sue Pentagon over Combat Policy

Female Servicewomen Sue Pentagon over Combat Policy

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The American Civil Liberties Union is suing the Pentagon on behalf of four women who served in Iraq and Afghanistan but feel stifled “by a policy that does not grant them the same recognition for their service as…

Santorum ‘Completely Misunderstands’ Modern Warfare, Gingrich Says

Santorum ‘Completely Misunderstands’ Modern Warfare, Gingrich Says

Jessica McGowan/Getty Images(TULARE, Calif.) — Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich said Tuesday that Rick Santorum has a “complete misunderstanding” of modern warfare.Gingrich was responding to comments Santorum made Thursday o…

Rick Santorum’s Comments on Women in Combat Arouse Public

Rick Santorum’s Comments on Women in Combat Arouse Public

DoD photo by Staff Sgt. James Lieth, U.S. Air Force(WASHINGTON) — Rick Santorum’s comments that “the front line of combat” is not the best place for women appear to put the Republican presidential candidate on the other side of publi…

Pentagon to Lift Some Restrictions on Women in Combat

Pentagon to Lift Some Restrictions on Women in Combat

Comstock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The Pentagon on Thursday will propose rule changes that will allow more women to formally serve in jobs closer to the front lines. Defense officials say as many as 14,000 positions could be opened up, though the restr…

Leon Panetta, NATO Officials Meet About Future of Afghan Mission

Leon Panetta, NATO Officials Meet About Future of Afghan Mission

U.S. Marine Corps/Lance Cpl. Dexter S. Saulisbury(BRUSSELS, Belgium) — NATO defense ministers, including Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, are in Brussels, Belgium, where the future of the mission in Afghanistan is topping the agenda at a two-day summit…

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