October 12th, 2009
08:13 PM ET
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Podcast: Pop star demands Obama to take action on gay rights

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In the latest installment of CNN=Politics Daily: Pop star Lady Gaga dramatically demands President Obama to end "don't ask, don't tell" hours after he introduced her at an event put on by the country's largest gay rights group. Senior White House Correspondent Ed Henry reports on how the White House is handling calls to eliminate the controversial policy.

Meanwhile: NFL players are saying thanks, but no thanks to an ownership bid by a group which includes conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh. CNN's Brian Todd has the story.

Finally: A new report released Monday by the health insurance industry slams the health care reform bill being considered by the Senate Finance Committee. Congressional Correspondent Brianna Keilar takes a look at how members of Congress are reacting and why the report is so divisive.

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soundoff (29 Responses)
  1. RNC = DNC = politics as usual

    Obama can pick up the phone and say "end the policy". He is the Commander in Chief now folks.

    Time to step up and actually keep one of his promises.

    October 13, 2009 12:11 am at 12:11 am |
  2. Nea

    What do they want the President to do Yes i agree that gays should be treated the same as any body else but when it comes to marriage thats a whole different ball game. Then they really need JESUS!

    October 13, 2009 12:30 am at 12:30 am |
  3. DFWDelia

    I'm sorry but I honestly don't believe it would be a good idea to allow openly gay men to share living areas with non-gay men in a military setting. Anything that might distract troops from performing their duties cannot be allowed simply for the sake of giving into people of a minority sexual persuasion.

    By the way, please don't think I'm homophobic. I am married but I am bi and I have had girlfriends. I also have a heterosexual brother in the army who should not be used for some social engineering purpose.

    October 13, 2009 12:57 am at 12:57 am |
  4. Matt

    CNN has been covering really wierd news stories lately. They really are the Fox News of the left. Please cover all news–not just left wing propaganda.

    And if CNN wants to continue to be a news source, start moderating the comments. Most seem to be by off-base liberal loons. American is made up of different opinions, instead of calling names, have some facts and present a logical arguement–too much to ask?

    October 13, 2009 01:08 am at 1:08 am |
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