The Senate Armed Services Committee voted on Thursday to allow the Pentagon to repeal its controversial “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy.
The Obama administration will send 1,200 National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border in an effort to stop illegal immigration and narcotics smuggling.
The White House has endorsed a measure that would repeal the military’s controversial “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy.
President Obama is contending with two hot-button issues: gays in the military and government spending.
The nuclear non-proliferation conference this month is taking place amid a much more hopeful atmosphere. But challenges, including Israel’s nuclear program, remain.
Lawmakers around the country are mulling a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages, just as the Obama administration takes on childhood obesity.