Tag Archives: DADT

Lieberman And Collins Introduce Stand-Alone DADT Repeal Bill

With co-sponsors Sen. Mark Udall, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, and GOP Sen. Susan Collins, independent Sen. Joe Lieberman has introduced the stand-alone DADT repeal bill he promised yesterday. The above-linked bill-tracking site indicates that Lieberman’s measure has been referred to the Senate Armed Services Committee, although Lieberman has promised that his bill will go directly to a floor vote without Committee ...

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HRC’s Joe Solmonese On DADT Vote

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Tweet Of The Day II – Nancy Pelosi

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Hate Groups React To DADT Vote

Porno Pete LaBarbera We are gratified that enough Senators acted to prevent a lame-duck vote to effectively homosexualize the American military — a Democratic-led effort that is all about Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), President Obama and the Democrats pandering to their ‘gay’ activist base and NOT keeping our military strong, nor defending the best interests of our fighting men ...

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Joe Manchin Apologizes For DADT Vote

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) has issued an explanation and apology for his DADT vote today. “While I believe the ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy will be repealed someday, and probably should be repealed in the near future, I do not support its repeal at this time,” Manchin said in the statement. “I truly understand that my position will anger those ...

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President Reacts To Senate DADT Vote

“A minority of Senators were willing to block this important legislation largely because they oppose the repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.’ As Commander in Chief, I have pledged to repeal this discriminatory law, a step supported by the Secretary of Defense and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and informed by a comprehensive study that shows overwhelming ...

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Senate DADT Roll Call

Democrats Voting NoManchin (D-WV) Republicans Voting YesCollins (R-ME) Independents Voting YesSanders (I-VT)Lieberman (I-CT) Not VotingBrownback (R-KS)Cornyn (R-TX)Lincoln (D-AR)

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Tweet Of The Day – Sen. Joe Lieberman

Lieberman follows that up with this: “Senator Reid told me he will bring our free-standing #DADT repeal up for a vote before end of session.” So NOW what? Oy, I’ve been blogging since 6AM and I’d really like to be able to lie down for a few minutes. That ain’t gonna happen.

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DADT Failure Reactions

GetEQUAL I have to be honest — I just vomited a little in my mouth. The Senate just voted on whether to bring the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) up for conversation. Not for passage — just for conversation. It failed. We all laid everything we could on the line for this bill — a piece of legislation that would ...

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Motion To Consider DADT Fails 57-40

Sen. Susan Collins did vote YES. Sen. Scott Brown voted NO. I’ll have the full roll call shortly.

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DADT Vote Scheduled For Today

AmericaBlog reports that the cloture vote on the Defense Authorization Act is now scheduled for noon today. As we know, that could change. [Obviously, it did.] Right now the Senate is voting on the DREAM Act, which passed in the House yesterday. Watch live on C-SPAN. UPDATE: The Senate has voted to table the DREAM Act until next week by ...

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Activists Deliver 528,000 DADT Petitions To DC Office Of Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME)

Via press release: “The folks who made the delivery on behalf of the 582k proponents of DADT repeal were Saif Khan, an Iraq War veteran; Colonel William Cline, a retired Army physician; and Brad Reichard, the spouse of a West Point graduate.”

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Sen. Carl Levin: DADT Repeal Timeline May Be Insurmountable

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Coulter Vomits Up Another DADT Column

“Maybe we could have an all-gay service! They’d be allowed to wear camouflage neckerchiefs (a la Paul Lynde) and camo capri pants. To avoid any sexual harassment claims, they’d have to have their own barrack, which we could outfit with a dance club, a cosmo bar and a counseling center called ‘The Awkward Place.’ Their band would mostly play show ...

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LIVE VIDEO: “Possible” DADT Senate Cloture Vote To Take Place At 5:30PM

Nobody seems to be sure it will happen, but the Family Research Council is claiming on Twitter that a cloture vote on the Defense Authorization Act is scheduled for around 5:30PM. The FRC has spent the day marshaling their followers to deluge Senate offices with protesting calls, so this could be a panicked push to generate more calls while folks ...

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Tweet Of The Day – Greg Sargent

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Obama Calls Senators On DADT

Metro Weekly’s Chris Geidner reports that President Obama today contacted members of the Senate asking for their support of the Defense Authorization Act, which includes the repeal of DADT. White House spokesman Shin Inouye tells Metro Weekly, “The President has been reaching out to Senators from both sides of the aisle to reiterate his desire to see Congress pass the ...

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Call Your Senators Now!

Servicemembers Legal Defense Network has issued an “all hands on deck” alert, asking you to call your Senators and demand their support of the repeal of DADT. If you live in the following states, call the Capitol switchboard number below: Maine, Indiana, Massachusetts, Ohio, Missouri, West Virginia, Arkansas and Illinois. 202-224-3121 KEY SENATORS WHO NEED TO HEAR FROM REPEAL SUPPORTERS ...

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RUMOR MILL: Surprise DADT Vote Today?

Several Washington sources including the usually reliable Roll Call are saying that Sen. Harry Reid may actually propose a Senate cloture vote on the Defense Authorization Bill today. Proposing the cloture vote and making it happen are two different things, of course. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has scheduled cloture votes for Wednesday on a host of bills opposed ...

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