DADT Repeal Fails

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Harry Reid’s move for cloture on the defense authorization bill only got 57 of the 60 votes necessary to cut off debate. Strangely, in the end, Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), who had been the main sticking point on this issue, voted with the Democrats. But by then it was clear the bill would fail.

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David Kurtz is Managing Editor and Washington Bureau Chief of Talking Points Memo where he oversees the news operations of TPM and its sister sites.
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