The Democratic legend — who thought he had a 22nd term locked up when The Associated Press called last Tuesday’s primary, with him up by 6% of the vote — fired off an SOS email Monday, asking supporters for $10 donations. Continue reading
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Jesse Jackson criticized Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert on Sunday, saying Gilbert sees LeBron James (FSY) as a “runaway slave” and that the owner’s comments after the free-agent forward decided to join the Miami Heat put the player in danger. Continue reading
Jene Newsome played by the rules as an Air Force sergeant: She never told anyone in the military she was a lesbian. The 28-year-old’s honorable discharge under the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy came only after police officers in Rapid City, S.D., saw an Iowa marriage certificate in her home and told the nearby Ellsworth Air Force Base.
Newsome and the American Civil Liberties Union filed a complaint against the western South Dakota police department, claiming the officers violated her privacy when they informed the military about her sexual orientation. The case also highlights concerns over the ability of third parties to “out” service members, especially as the Pentagon has started reviewing the 1993 “don’t ask, don’t tell” law.
“I played by ‘don’t ask, don’t tell,’” Newsome told The Associated Press by telephone. Continue reading