Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Today on the Signorile Show

The Senate will be voting during the first hour of our show on whether to even begin debate on the defense authorization bill, to which the amendment to repeal "dont' ask, don't tell" is attached. Republicans are threatening to filibuster. We'll go through some of the remarks from senators earlier in the day making the case for and against a vote -- with John McCain leading the charge against even having a debate on the defense bill because of DADT repeal, something unprecedented. Imagine if Democrats were holding up a defense bill? Why isn't Barack Obama pointing to the GOP holding up support for our troops in two wars? And will any Democrat join the filibuster? We'll follow the vote as it happens, and we'll revisit Lady Gaga's speech from Portland.

Guest 3:30 ET Whatever way the vote turns out, we'll speak with Joe Sudbay of Americanblog for his perspective and analysis of how Democrats and the White House handled "don't ask, don't tell" repeal and where things go from here.

Guest 4:30 ET As the tea party hurls toward the elections, unraveling the Republican Party along the way, we'll speak with Kate Zernike, author of Boiling Mad: Inside Tea Party America.

Speaking of the tea party, Delaware Republican U.S. Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell is now being called a "criminal" by the influential watchdog group, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, as more of her demented statements - including that gays are suffering from a "disorder" -- and past behaviors surface. We'll go through it all.

Disappointed and exhausted Obama supporters challenged the president at a town call. Did he get the message? We'll take your calls.

These stories and so much more, today on The Michelangelo Signorile Show!

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