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Military / Gay Policy / "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" / A Discussion #981962

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 08, 2010
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Breaking news on whether or not Congress will repeal the military's gay policy of "don't ask, don't tell" this year introduced; details given about the key vote from Senator Susan Collins, who is holding out for procedural reasons. [September 21, COLLINS - says she agrees that the laws should be repealed.] [Last night, Senator Joseph LIEBERMAN - comments on the bill.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Dana Bash, Democratic strategist Paul Begala and former McCain adviser Nancy Pfotenhauer about whether the repeal can go through. [BASH - says there is genuine progress in the negotiations; comments on Collins' position on discussing amendments and the support for the repeal bill.] [BEGALA - comments on the prior committee hearings on the bill, Collins' intention and on the backroom deals.] [PFOTENHAUER - says we should deal with the tax amendment first and the reasons for debate on amendments to the military bill; notes the mixed messages about the bill.]

Reporter(s):
Cooper, Anderson
Duration:
00:11:30

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