December 8, 2010 at 1:09 pm EDT | by Chris Johnson
White House: Obama reaching out on ‘Don’t Ask’ vote

President Obama has been talking to both Democratic and Republican senators regarding “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” repeal with a vote to end the military’s gay ban likely to come up today in the Senate, according to the White House.

Shin Inouye, a White House spokesperson, issued the following to the statement early Wednesday afternoon:

“The President has been reaching out to Senators from both sides of the aisle to reiterate his desire to see Congress pass the National Defense Authorization Act, including a repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’, during the lame duck,” Inouye said.

Chris Johnson is Chief Political & White House Reporter for the Washington Blade. Johnson attends the daily White House press briefings and is a member of the White House Correspondents' Association. Follow Chris

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  • Senators Defy American People / Have Priorities Exactly Backwards!

    Dear Senator ____________,

    I am increasingly concerned that Senators are not paying attention to that which is truly the Will of the American People.

    All polls show that Americans do not want Tax Cuts for Millionaires, and a majority of Americans do want DADT Repeal, and yet the Senate seems intent upon Defying Americans, going their own way on these issues, and in reverse order of priority.

    Millionaire handouts are LAST on the priority list of any American, yet Senators deem this as #1 on their list of priorities. They are dead wrong, this is not fiscally responsible, and those voting in this manner, or holding out and letting the clock run out on DADT Repeal, will be voted out of office in the next election, I regretfully assure you.

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