Open Thread: Senate Action Saturday!

To the very very pouting discontent of Senate Republicans, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is making the Senators work weekends.  Oh noes, everybody freak out!

The Senate continues debate on the START treaty, and this morning there will be votes on cloture motions on the DREAM Act and the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell.  Senate Republicans have been throwing temper tantrums, pouting and threatening to derail the approval of START if a DADT repeal succeeds.  But Leader Reid seems willing to call their bluff.  Let's put some Senators on the record voting for terrorists with nuclear material.  I think Reid is betting that they can't actually do it, and I think he's right about that.

In another stroke of righteous pressure, servicemembers plan to sit in at the Senate gallery until repeal is passed:
Around noon Friday, Lieberman joined the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN) to announce a sit-in at the Senate gallery until repeal is passed.

"Service members are making it absolutely clear that Senators need to stay in town until repeal is passed," said Aubrey Sarvis, SLDN executive director and army veteran. "We simply cannot let the clock run out and lose this historic opportunity."
So, you gotta call your Senators.  Look up your Senators at or use the Capitol Switchboard number: (202) 224-3121.  When you call, tell them to cast vote for three things: the DADT repeal, the DREAM Act, and the START treaty.

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