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Newt Gingrich Channels His Inner Pervez Musharraf

Newt Gingrich, who is just finishing his turn as King of the Hill in the Iowa caucus polling, recently raised eyebrows when he suggested that "activist" judges should be forced to testify in Congress, explaining their controversial rulings. He even went a far to suggest abolishing entire courts.

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Judge Overturns "Don't Ask Don't Tell," Or Does She?

Tuesday, a federal judge in San Diego ruled that the military policy of "Don't Ask Don't Tell" (DADT) regarding homosexuals in the armed forces is unconstitutional. But before you cue the streamers and the "DADT Is Dead" banners, you might want to prepare yourself the usual screams about those darn "activist judges." This most recent decision is unlikely to be the last we hear of this controversial debate that has been on-going since DADT was created during the Clinton Administration.

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Nothing Can Stop the Sotomayor Train (So What Was All That Whining For?)

It's inevitable.

Baring some Hitchockian turn of events, Judge Sonia Sotomayor is destined to become the first Latino and third woman to sit on the highest court in the land. While a majority of Republican senators plan to vote no, because of their minority status their no votes will largely be a symbolic protest. Sotomayor enjoys just enough Republican support and nearly all 60 Democrat and Democrat-leaning Independent support on the Senate. She's getting in. Today.

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