EIN Political Briefs: Pentagon to Address Policy Toward Gays; Communities Fear Consequences of School Closures; Has Palin TV Show Found a Home?

March 24, 2010 /EIN PRESSWIRE/ Here are today’s top US political stories from the EIN News media monitoring service:

Pentagon Expected to Announce Change of Policy Toward Gays
Reuters reports that the Pentagon is expected to announce steps this week that would address how gays in the military are treated. Short of a “don’t ask, don’t tell” repeal, the military is expected to change how the policy is enforced, including doing away with disciplinary proceedings against gay members who are outed by others.

Read more at Military Industry Today:
Gays in the Military News – http://military.einnews.com/news/gay-military

Communities Fear School Closures Will Bring Neighborhood Blight
Faced with massive budget shortfalls, major metropolitan areas are making moves to close schools and consolidate school districts. Although the closings will save the local governments money, the impact of the closings on local communities are expected to further depress already hard-hit areas, some to the point of complete vacancy.

Read more at Education News Today:
Kansas Education News – http://education.einnews.com/kansas/

Palin TV Show May Finally Have a Home on The Discovery Channel
A reality series starring Sarah Palin may be picked up by The Discovery Channel, The Washington Post reports. Created by Mark Burnett, the series is purportedly a travelogue about Alaska hosted by Palin.

Read more at US Politics Today:
Sarah Palin News – http://uspolitics.einnews.com/news/sarah-palin

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