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Air Force Rules 'So Help Me God' Optional in Oath

Those enlisting now have the choice to omit the reference to a supreme being

(Newser) - The Air Force says it will now allow men and women taking a service oath to omit the words "so help me God" since an airman in Nevada was recently refused re-enlistment after striking out the words on his paperwork. "We take any instance in which Airmen report... More »

Arabs Outraged Over Israel's Loyalty Oath

Bill would force non-Jews to pledge loyalty to Jewish state

(Newser) - Israel’s Arab minority is decrying a new law that would force new citizens who are not Jewish to pledge a loyalty oath to the “Jewish and democratic” state. Critics say the bill is yet another move intended to stifle dissent and marginalize the country’s Arabs, who already... More »

Willie Nelson's High on Kucinich

Singer takes up for candidate in Texas primary flap

(Newser) - White House hopeful Dennis Kucinich has gained Willie Nelson’s support in his federal lawsuit to get on the Texas primary ballot. The Ohio congressman wasn’t having any of the Texas application’s pledge to support the eventual Dem nominee—so he scratched it out. Now Nelson has joined... More »

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