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Speed Read: Robert Gates disses Obama

New Mexico's Republican governor won't support a push to approve a state constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates disses President Obama over Don't Ask Don't Tell repeal. And more...

Gates leaves certification to Panetta

Defense Secretary Robert Gates told a French newspaper Thursday, June 23, that the Pentagon hopes to certify the military is ready to implement repeal of "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" "in the last half of July, early August."

Gates could certify this month

U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Monday that he may be able to certify the military’s readiness to enact repeal of "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" before he retires from office June 30.

DADT certification likely mid-summer

Pentagon officials told a House subcommittee Friday that training for implementation of repeal of "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" has gone "extremely well so far" and that certification to Congress might come by mid-summer.

Shooting prompts calls for a more civil Congress

The 112th Congress went barreling into all-out partisan warfare, as expected, in its opening week, and then the unexpected took over. A man gunned down a member of Congress in broad daylight.

2010: The perfect alignment and the quiet costs

The suspense is over: The U.S. Senate finally took a vote on a bill to repeal the ban on openly gay people in the military and passed it, 65 to 31. Having Congress pass that bill, to repeal Don’t Ask

Military leaders stand firm: For repeal

The Pentagon’s top four leaders stood their ground Thursday during the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the Defense Department’s report concerning Don’t Ask Don’t Tell repeal. But there was considerable pushback from Republicans on the committee—and not just John

Significant recommendations in DADT repeal report and fuzzy math on timing

Defense Secretary Robert Gates sent mixed signals Tuesday, in releasing the Pentagon’s long-awaited study about how to implement repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. He said repeal “can and should be done,” but he urged Congress to consider the views

Gates: DADT study out Nov. 30

Secretary of Defense Robert Gates told reporters Sunday that he will release the Pentagon’s study on “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” one day early, adding that, “if this law is going to change, it’s better that it be changed by legislation

Two groups send mixed message on DADT repeal timing

When Congress came back to begin its lame-duck session on Monday, it was suddenly hearing mixed messages from LGBT groups concerning repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.