09 Dec 2010

Press Release Reactions to Senate Blocking Defense Programs Bill/ DADT Repeal, 57-40

Just posting them as they come in… How they voted: YEAs —57 Akaka (D-HI) Baucus (D-MT) Bayh (D-IN) Begich (D-AK) Bennet (D-CO) Bingaman (D-NM) Boxer (D-CA) Brown (D-OH) Cantwell (D-WA) Cardin (D-MD) Carper (D-DE) Casey (D-PA) Collins (R-ME) Conrad (D-ND) Coons (D-DE) Dodd (D-CT) Dorgan (D-ND) Durbin (D-IL) Feingold (D-WI)

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09 Dec 2010

Thursday DADT Repeal Open Thread: Calls to Action and Press Release

This post remains on top for breaking news. New Blend content is below. Watch C-SPAN 2 livestream online. UPDATE 4:10 EST: Vote is 57-40. We lost. UPDATE 4:05 pm EST: Susan Collins just bucked Republican leadership and voted “aye.” She is working the floor and putting herself forward in a

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09 Dec 2010

Senator Susan Collins’ Releases Statement Regarding DADT Negotiations

We’ll see what happens today! Will put up a new thread later on with link to C-SPAN, etc.   SENATOR COLLINS’ STATEMENT ON DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION BILL NEGOTIATIONS WASHINGTON, D.C.- U.S. Senator Susan Collins, who supports repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” released this statement tonight. “Senator Joe Lieberman and I

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08 Dec 2010

BREAKING: Possible Senate DADT Repeal Vote TODAY

This post remains on top for breaking news. New Blend content is below. Watch C-SPAN 2 livestream online. UPDATE (7:30 PM): From today’s press gaggle with Robert Gibbs: Q    Robert, I just want to make sure we ask about “don’t ask, don’t tell” because there’s a big vote in

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02 Dec 2010

Press Release Reactions to DADT Repeal Hearing

Popping them up as they come in… Servicemembers United Hearing Reaffirms Validity of Comprehensive Review on DADT Repeal Debate Over Repeal Remains Settled as Pentagon Backs Lame Duck Action on NDAA FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 12/02/2010 Contact: Jarrod Chlapowski: 252.721.8152 | Email: jchlapowski@servicemembersunited.org Alex Nicholson: 202.531.4839 | Email: anicholson@servicemembersunited.org (BOTH PRESENT

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02 Dec 2010

Mr. LePage Goes To Washington

We in Maine are just so damned proud of our new governor-elect, who squeaked in was swept into office with a 38% mandate from the people! (Thanks, Eliot… don’t let the airport door on your return flight to DC or China hit ya in the backside!) Anyways. This is what

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01 Dec 2010

2010 World AIDS Day

Information, links and data here. Much love to all Blenders- and an open thread post for the evening.

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01 Dec 2010

The 42 Member Senate GOP Holds Its Breath and Stomps Their 84 Feet- While MY Rep LEADS.

HuffPo has the letter here Reason Number- what? Seven Billion and Twelve?– as to why I love my “Congress Critter”, Maine’s First Congressional District Representative Chellie Pingree. First off. I can’t photoshop all 42 of these yutzes acting like spoiled widdle children with puffy blue faces, so this will have

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01 Dec 2010

MSNBC’s Chris Matthews Corrects and Discredits FRC Misinformation

Wow, that was fast! Watched “Hardball” tonight and had to grab the lil camera, back up the TiVo gizmo, and get this clip, which I have transcribed below. Please forgive the rough video quality: Chris Matthews: On Monday night’s edition of ‘Hardball’, we had a debate of course between the

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