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Whitehouse.gov Reinserts Call to “Repeal” Don’t Ask Don’t Tell

Yesterday afternoon, we noted our handy Changetracker tool had spotted some interesting changes on Whitehouse.gov. In particular, the call to “repeal Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” had been replaced with softer language saying, President Obama "supports changing Don’t Ask Don’t Tell in a sensible way that strengthens our armed forces and our national security."

Well, last night the White House reinserted language saying President Obama supports the “repeal” of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. The new phrasing: "He supports repealing Don’t Ask Don’t Tell in a sensible way that strengthens our armed forces and national security."

Thanks for the update to the original article, “Whitehouse.gov Backs Down on Repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.” ChangeTracker is a crackerjack tool that helps readers gain a handle on the transition. And ProPublica is my daily go-to for investigative journalism. It’s fast becoming an institution that suggests that it’s not pro journalism that is in decline but rather it is new modes of news gathering that is on the ascent.