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Tag: U.S. Senate

December 16, 2010 | 2:13 pm

Nancy Pelosi’s Comments After Passing Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Repeal

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The days of Democratic agenda-setting are dwindling to a precious few, but yesterday Nancy Pelosi and team were decidedly in the House, muscling through a repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. Now — as usual — it’s up to the crazy-rules Senate, where Sen. Joe Lieberman says he has the 60 votes necessary for passage. […]

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December 9, 2010 | 6:40 pm

Senate Blocks Repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell

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From AP: Senate Republicans blocked a major year-end push by Democrats to lift the military’s ban on openly gay troops on Thursday, dealing a huge blow to gay rights groups’ hopes for repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell” any time soon. President Barack Obama instantly appealed to lawmakers to make another, last-ditch try before going […]

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Senate Votes to Table DREAM Act Consideration

December 9, 2010 | 9:25 am

Senate Votes to Table DREAM Act Consideration

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From MSNBC: After previously scheduling a procedural vote for this morning, the Senate has again pushed back a vote to take up legislation to allow a path to U.S. citizenship for some foreign-born young adults who came to the country illegally as children. Instead, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid called a vote at the last […]

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