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how did I miss this one?

Cover on the Seattle Weekly after DADT repealed. Love it! Like 0

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DADT repeal

I wound up waking up in time to watch this live. [Audio, no captions, full 20 minute speech] Transcript here: Remarks by the President and Vice President at Signing of the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Act of 2010 There … Continue reading

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looking to the future

DADT was repealed yesterday, and goes to the President today to be signed. I want to thank Majority Leader Reid, Senators Lieberman and Collins and the countless others who have worked so hard to get this done. It is time … Continue reading

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DADT countdown to repeal

Ooh, following twitter — cloture vote commencing on DADT repeal! Following announcements — positive & negative (and in the case of McCain, utterly incoherent) — from the various senators prior to voting on closing debate… Some choice tweets… MCCain’s getting … Continue reading

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dadt and dream on saturday

Looks like everything’s all set up to vote on these bills this Saturday. According to Reid Schedules DADT Vote: The DREAM Act will be considered first on Saturday morning, according to a Democratic Senate aide. If the legislation fails to … Continue reading

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DADT update

The work to bring a standalone bill to repeal DADT in Congress has been proceeding apace. While at first it looked to be a Senate bill sponsored by Joe Lieberman and 39 others including one Republican (Collins), it appears that … Continue reading

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this n that

Boosting the signal: Guest Post – Carl Siciliano Youth homeless shelters in NYC are taking a severe beating with the budget cuts. Carl Siciliano, the Executive Director of Ali Forney Center describes the magnitude of the problem. If you can … Continue reading

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DADT drama

After closely following (on twitter) the Senate vote on DADT today, I’m exhausted. It was close, with in the end, only one Democratic (Manchin) voting No, one Republican (Collins — in a surprise move, but admittedly after it was clear … Continue reading

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we’ll see very soon, won’t we?

Andrew Sullivan has an interesting POV posted up at Obama: President; McConnell: Sucker. I grant you it’s a good take on what’s possibly going on (without the benefit of several-years-down-the-road hindsight, of course) — but if, as he says: Now … Continue reading

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DADT today — call yer critters!

Reid: Senate ‘likely’ to consider Defense Authorization ‘this evening’. Latest news is that Murkowski is on board now: Lisa Murkowski supports repeal of DADT Like 0

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political roundup

Finally a court case that may help wind down the excessive use of tasering: Taser Breakthrough. DADT discharges have been dropping steadily since 2002 and even more dramatically when the Obama administration revised the rules, requiring the additional approval of … Continue reading

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