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Senate's Do-or-Die Time for Don't Ask Don't Tell

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The Pew Research Center says 58% of Americans favor repealing "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."  The Pentagon says almost 70% of active duty troops and their families agree, but combat soldiers don't see it that way, and that could mean the 17-year old measure stays on the books. Also, two more conservatives announce support for the Fiscal Commission plan, and the US and the UK lost big today in international soccer.  Future World Cups will go to Russia and Qatar.

Banner image: Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, the Defense Department's General Counsel Jeh C. Johnson, and Army Gen. Carter Ham, commander, US Army, Europe, appear before the Senate Armed Services Committee to testify on the findings of the Pentagon's "Dont Ask, Dont Tell" report in Washington, DC, December 2, 2010. DOD Photo: US Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley

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Warren Olney

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