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Watch: CNN on DADT Showdown, Lady Gaga Rally in Maine


CNN has been covering the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" vote set for this week and the rally headed by Lady Gaga scheduled for this after noon in Portland, Maine.


Meanwhile, the search for 60 votes continues, with moderates seeking concessions from Harry Reid:

"The vote for cloture on the defense authorization is set for Tuesday at 2:15 p.m. A 'yes' vote from 60 senators is required to move forward. The Republican caucus has reportedly been telling GOP senators not to vote for cloture on the defense authorization bill because Sen. Reid is allowing limited amendments on the legislation. The votes of Collins and Snowe are seen among repeal advocates as key to breaking a filibuster and moving forward with the defense authorization bill."

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  1. Aubrey Sarvis is my hero.

    Posted by: Shawn | Sep 20, 2010 3:32:01 PM

  2. I don't understand how they're going to get this thing voted if they can't even find 60 votes!

    Can someone explain? Are these 60 votes just to get the measure on the defense bill or something?

    Posted by: James | Sep 20, 2010 3:46:19 PM

  3. Sixty votes are needed to close debate on the bill. Until debate is officially closed, no up or down vote can take place.

    Pres. Obama is once again missing in action! Why hasn't he spoken out on the necessity of voting cloture and passage of the act? I suspect that he's not speaking because he believes he will veto the bill (with the money for the new jet engine still part of the bill). This would be very, very difficult to explain to the so-called "gay leadership" and their allies in Congress- not to mention the New York Times! If cloture fails, that ends the matter, and Obama can blame Congress. What a great leader!

    Posted by: Jerry | Sep 20, 2010 3:56:32 PM

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