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Tea Party Marine Gets Congressional Support

April 12, 2012

A GOP congressman is reaching out to military leadership in defense of a Marine sergeant facing dismissal from the Corps after posting comments critical of the president on a Facebook page. Sgt. Gary Stein, an outspoken conservative who began a Facebook page called Armed Forces Tea Party, faces allegations that he violated DoD policy in […]

Marine Corps to Ask Pentagon for Social Media Rules

April 12, 2012

Marine Corps officials will ask the Pentagon to update the rules governing troop political activity on social media, our media partner North County Times reports. The decision was prompted by the recommended dismissal of Camp Pendleton Marine Sgt. Gary Stein. Stein posted anti-Obama statements on Facebook and participated in Tea Party events, which landed him […]

Marine Will Fight Discharge Over Obama Comments

April 12, 2012

(CNN) — A Marine facing discharge over criticism of President Barack Obama on a Facebook page he administers will fight in military and civilian courts, his attorney said Tuesday. A military board recommended last week that Sgt. Gary Stein be given an other-than-honorable discharge on grounds that he violated “good order and discipline” by calling Obama […]

Marine who criticized Obama says hearing board ignored law

April 12, 2012

SAN DIEGO – The Marine sergeant facing discharge because of critical comments about President Barack Obama says the board that recommended his dismissal ignored the law and instead relied on “personal opinion.” “I believe it was more based on personal opinion on the three members than it was based on the legalities of the case,” […]

Anti-Obama Marine: Discharge decision based on ‘personal opinion’ not law

April 12, 2012

Marine Sgt. Gary Stein, who is facing dismissal for posting critical comments about President Obama on Facebook, accused the review board that recommended he be discharged of basing its decision on “personal opinion” Tuesday. “I believe it was more based on personal opinion on the three members than it was based on the legalities on […]

Anti-Obama Marine Says He’ll Take His Case to Supreme Court

April 12, 2012

Sgt. Gary Stein, the Camp Pendleton Marine who made national headlines for writing anti-Obama Facebook posts, is still awaiting the final decision of Brig. Gen. Daniel Yoo. It’s up to Yoo – as the commanding officer of MCRD San Diego – to decide whether to accept the recommendation of the Marine administrative board that voted unanimously last week to […]

Marine who criticized Obama says hearing board ignored law

April 12, 2012

The Marine sergeant facing discharge because of critical comments about President Obama says the board that recommended his dismissal ignored the law and instead relied on “personal opinion.” “I believe it was more based on personal opinion on the three members than it was based on the legalities of the case,” Sgt. Gary Stein told CNN […]

MARINE WILL APPEAL EXPULSION

April 12, 2012

A Camp Pendleton Marine who faces expulsion for making disparaging comments about President Barack Obama on Facebook is prepared to take his case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, he and one of his attorneys said. Sgt. Gary Stein, 26, of Temecula will return to federal court Friday morning to seek a preliminary […]

Tea Party Marine talks about new court hearing

April 12, 2012

A Camp Pendleton Marine who faces expulsion for making disparaging comments about President Barack Obama on Facebook is prepared to take his case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, he and one of his attorneys said. Sgt. Gary Stein, 26, of Temecula will return to federal court Friday morning to seek a preliminary […]

Soledad O’Brien interviews Gary Kreep and Sgt. Stein

April 11, 2012

THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT. THIS COPY MAY NOT BE IN ITS FINAL FORM AND MAY BE UPDATED. (COMMERCIAL BREAK) SOLEDAD O’BRIEN, CNN ANCHOR: Welcome, everybody. Our STARTING POINT this morning, George Zimmerman asking for money. The man who shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin has a Web site now where he asks for financial […]

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