Tag Archives: Harry Reid

DADT Repeal Vote Set For Tuesday

The Washington Post reports: The U.S. Senate will hold a key vote Tuesday on a defense bill that includes language repealing “don’t ask, don’t tell,” the Clinton-era policy banning gays from openly serving in uniform, Democratic and Republican aides said Thursday. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid earlier this week vowed to hold a vote next week, even taking to Twitter …

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Family Research Council Launches Phone Campaign Against DADT Repeal Vote

The Family Research Council has issued an action alert calling for its members to deluge the Senate with complaints about Sen. Harry Reid’s promised vote on the repeal of DADT. Finding jobs for homosexuals in the military appears to be the top priority for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) Yesterday he told colleagues that next week he will bring …

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Harry Reid Schedules Senate Vote On DADT Repeal For Next Week

It appears that the long-overdue Senate vote on the repeal of DADT will come at last next week. A senior Democratic leadership aide, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said Reid met with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Monday to inform the Republican leader that the fiscal year 2011 defense authorization bill will come to the Senate …

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DADT Repeal “In Harry Reid’s Hands”

Kerry Eleveld reports at the Advocate that unless the Senate acts on DADT before the midterms, proponents fear its repeal will be delayed by a year or more. Activists are pushing Sen. Harry Reid to schedule a September vote on the defense funding bill to which the compromise DADT repeal is attached. “I’m a little anxious,” said Aubrey Sarvis, executive …

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More Double-Speak From Sharron Angle

In this ad Angle claims to want to save Social Security (from Harry Reid, of course), but that’s certainly not what she’s said in the past: “We need to phase Medicare and Social Security out in favor of something privatized. I’m saying it can’t be fixed. It’s broken.”

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GetEQUAL & Las Vegas Activist Derek Washington Spar Over ENDA Protest

Via Karen Ocamb’s LGBTPOV, here’s an audio clip of GetEQUAL’s Robin McGehee and Las Vegas Stonewall Democrats chairman Derek Washington sparring over the effectiveness and purpose of GetEQUAL’s blockage of the Las Vegas strip during Netroots Nation. This was recorded during Washington’s local radio show and things get rolling at the 9:00 mark. Below are photos I later took of …

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DREAM Act Protest At Netroots Nation

During Sen. Harry Reid’s appearance at Netroots Nation, four undocumented students in caps and gowns approached the stage to stand in silent protest for the passage of the DREAM Act, the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors bill that would provide conditional permanent residency to students that have no arrest record, have graduated high school, and have been in …

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