WASHINGTON — National Guard units in nine states that have been balking at issuing identification cards for same-sex military spouses have been brought into compliance under orders from Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. That comes nearly three months after U.S. Rep. Adam Smith of Bellevue, the top Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee, and Sen….More
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Good Morning: Who said the third of three presidential debates has the biggest impact? Let’s go to the actual viewership, which was not bad, 59 million plus, but considerably less than the first two presidential debates this cycle. Coming out of the debates, the campaigns offered new ads and pitches. Romney’s latest ad, for example,…More
U.S. Reps. Adam Smith and Jim McDermott joined eight other members of Congress in signing a letter calling for an independent investigation into the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s authority to stop people and vehicles within 100 miles of the northern border. The letter instructs the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), to look into practices by…More
WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Adam Smith of Tacoma is proposing that the Pentagon change the definition of spouse to include same-sex couples, thereby allowing legally married gays and lesbians to collect military benefits. Smith, the ranking Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee, on Thursday introduced a bill to essentially exempt the Department of Defense and the…More