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February 2, 2010 - by Eric Naing

Despite being a slow day in Congress, it was a busy day on Capitol Hill. Here's a look at what you might have missed: Sen. John Kerry [D, MA] has joined Sen. Arlen Specter [D, PA] in calling for a constitutional amendment in response to the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision lifting limits on corporate cash in campaigns. (The Hill) A group of centrist Senate Democrats including Sen. Jim Webb [D, VA], Sen. Mary Landrieu [D, LA], Sen. Ben Nelson [D, NE] and Sen. Blanche Lincoln [D, AR] ...

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Gates, Mullen Testify On Gays In The Military

February 2, 2010 - by Eric Naing

Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Joint of Chiefs of Staff Chairman Michael Mullen are testifying right now before the Senate Armed Services Committee about the Pentagon's plan to roll back "don't ask, don't tell." According to Marc Ambinder, Gates will announce a series of steps building up to the eventual end of the policy. According to an administration official, the most visible of those steps will be to revise the rule that allows third parties -- other soldiers or outside accusers -...

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