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FOF--BREAKING: House of Representative approves ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ repeal

BREAKING: House of Representative approves ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ repeal « Feast of Fun:
"The House of Representatives has passed an amendment to the Defense Department Authorization 234 to 194 that repeals the US Law that enacted the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Policy in 1993. Ron Paul joined three other Republicans–Ros-Lehtinen, Djou, and Cao–in voting for the amendment. The 194 that voted against, however, included 26 Democrats, and believe me, I’ll help you memorize all of their names and districts soon enough–and if they have any primary opponents yet, I’ll tell you where to send your money.

Earlier today the Senate Armed Services Committee approved the Senate’s version of the amendment which will now go before the whole body. Here is the breakdown of that vote:

Yes..."

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