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Defense Authorization/'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Repeal Bill Fails on Cloture Vote, 56-43 (Corrected)

3:04 PM, Sep 21, 2010 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
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Moments ago, the cloture vote on the Defense Authorization bill, which included a repeal of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy on gays in the military and the DREAM Act, failed on what was almost a straight party-line vote. Forty Republican senators, including moderates Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins of Maine, voted against cutting off debate on the bill. (Lisa Murkowski missed the vote).

Defense Authorization/'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Repeal Bill Fails on Cloture Vote, 56-43 (Corrected)

Blanche Lincoln and Mark Pryor of Arkansas were the only Democrats to vote with the Republicans (if you don't count Harry Reid, who switched his vote to "no" as a procedural matter, so he can bring the bill up for a vote again).

Lady Gaga has failed ... for now.

Correction: I initially reported that Blanche Lincoln was the only Democrat to vote with the Republicans.

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