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And hello everyone I'm looking arrived here in Washington with this Fox News alert.
On this week before Christmas it's busy here in the nation's capital with the weekend at work for senators.
Here within the past few minutes of senators voted to end debate on the bill repealing Don't Ask Don't Tell.
But cloture -- on the controversial dream act at the White House President Obama has delayed leaving where his holiday vacation.
To see just how all -- votes play out our car camera has been following all -- -- latest development and he's joining us now from Capitol Hill.
Call what does today's vote on Don't Ask Don't Tell actually mean.
-- is particularly significant and it means that the repeal of the military policy is almost inevitable which means once that's accomplished perhaps tomorrow or Monday.
There will be opportunity for gays to serve openly in the military.
This is one that had been filibustered by Republicans for some time and today's vote this 63 to 33 margin.
-- that filibuster and shuts off debate.
Making it now possible for the final passage vote to come John McCain the Republican of Arizona who is the ranking Republican minority member of the armed services committee.
Had been the main sticking point.
And had railed against this for some time.
And then -- -- and Harry Reid the senate democratic majority leader in triumph today made the case on behalf of the supporters.
My Republican friends have said well this is something we I should do but when we have.
A study by the military and see what the Pentagon thinks they do that.
More than 70% of the people who served in the armed forces believe it doesn't matter.
-- it's considered a historic day for gays lesbians who fought hard for this.
Alive because procedural hurdle being cleared now again.
All but guarantees final passage in the -- -- so -- Very interesting crawl and what about the dream act what happens now well it did not clear the procedural hurdle to filibuster against it stands.
The -- was only 55 to 41 they need to get sixty.
So that ultimately kills at Lindsey Graham spoke for the Republican opposition.
And to those sitcom the -- that you're always welcome to -- but you're wasting your time.
We're not going to pass the dream -- Or any other legalization program until we secure our borders.
And I think now we have an opportunity there is the Illinois senator Dick Durbin number two and democratic Senate Leadership.
-- strong proponent of the dream act calling a news conference to talk about its defeat and presumably the strategy to continue to fight for it.
This is the legislation that would have allowed the children of illegal immigrants who are brought to this country at a young age.
To earn a path to citizenship if they serve in the military or attend college critics argue that that amounts to amnesty.
And shouldn't be undertaken under any circumstances but that any immigration reform on a comprehensive level has to first start -- border security look.
Our Karl -- -- you're keeping close watch it all the developments playing out there today thank you very much.
As we mention earlier to.
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