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Robert Gates´ "Duty"
CBS News, by Staff

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 1/13/2014 9:22:39 AM

Washington has been abuzz this past week over the new memoir by former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. Now Secretary Gates speaks for himself in his first television interview about his book. Our Cover Story is reported by Rita Braver: Robert Gates doesn´t pull any punches about why he now lives in a town outside Seattle: "Well, other than the fact that it´s the farthest place from Washington, D.C. …" he laughed. But it wasn´t all that long ago that he was Secretary of Defense -- the first person in history to hold the job under two presidents from two different parties. And

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This contains the interview by Rita Braver. I wish he had published this prior to the 2012 election. Maybe we would have been spared from another four years of the disastrous, corrupt 0bama.

      


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Robert Gates´ "Duty"
CBS News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 1/13/2014 9:22:39 AM     Post Reply
Washington has been abuzz this past week over the new memoir by former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. Now Secretary Gates speaks for himself in his first television interview about his book. Our Cover Story is reported by Rita Braver: Robert Gates doesn´t pull any punches about why he now lives in a town outside Seattle: "Well, other than the fact that it´s the farthest place from Washington, D.C. …" he laughed. But it wasn´t all that long ago that he was Secretary of Defense -- the first person in history to hold the job under two presidents from two different parties. And

   

 

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Posted By: KarenJ1- 1/8/2014 8:39:34 PM     Post Reply
Today the Drudge Report covers the Justice Department’s racialist attack on school discipline policies. The DOJ policy is based on the idea that school discipline policies are racially discriminatory because black students comprise a greater percentage of students disciplined than their percentage in the general population. Call it exceeding the bad-behavior quota. That this four-year-old federal policy exists wasn’t news. I covered it in my 2011 book Injustice. What is newsworthy is how these radical racialist education policies will outlast the Obama administration, and Republicans are ill-equipped to reverse it even if they win the White House.

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Michelle Obama and Beyoncé Knowles are both powerful women married to powerful men. They are friends. Their families have spent time together. They praise each other publicly and support each other’s projects. Few would be surprised if Knowles is in town for the first lady’s 50th birthday party later this month. (Beyoncé’s husband, Jay-Z, will be in concert at Verizon Center on Jan. 16, the day before Obama’s birthday.) As their friendship has developed, these two women have — wittingly or not — become markers of 21st-century feminism. “They are incredibly competent women who have not just flourishing careers but

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