Senate to Vote on Don't Ask Don't Tell

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) isn’t playing it safe before his reelection bid: He has scheduled several tough votes before his colleagues depart for heavy October campaigning, the most potentially explosive being a measure to repeal Don’t Ask Don’t Tell that he added to a defense authorization bill. Senators will also vote on extending the Bush tax cuts only to people making less than $250,000 a year, and scaled-down immigration reform, which will help children of illegal immigrants become citizens. Reid traded tweets with Lady Gaga Tuesday, when the singer star urged fans to ask the Navada senator to end DADT. Reid responded, “There is a vote on DADT next week. Anyone qualified to serve this country should be allowed to do so.”