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Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates says the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, a Clinton era military regulation governing the conduct of gay persons in uniform, was the only time he say President Obama animated or passionate about the military. Gates also said Obama was stoic at Medal Honor of ceremonies, while he observed President Bush’s “eyes well up.”

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'Children of Giant' explores legacy of 'Giant' in Marfa, Texas

'Children of Giant' PBS Voces series on April 17, returns to Marfa — Written and directed by Hector Galan, "Children of Giant" features interviews with the director's son, George Stevens Jr., an award-winning filmmaker himself; cast members Earl Holliman and Elsa Cárdenas; and several of residents who remember the summer when Hollywood came to town.

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There are three possible answers: yes, no, or maybe. If it’s either of the first two, the path is clear cut. There is no upside to watering down or discarding a core belief in the name of coalition building. Even among their own natural allies, self-described GOP conservatives, politicians court the votes that come with social issues, but in variably go wobbly on walking the walk.