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Olbermann: Obama Stonewalling On "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (VIDEO)

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Keith Olbermann brought on author and noted gay rights activist Dan Savage to discuss whether President Obama is stonewalling on "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT).

Savage makes the important point that, just as Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has suspended enforcement of the 'widower's penalty,' which forces the deportation of someone who has been married to a U.S. citizen for less than two years, Obama has the executive authority to end the military discharges of gay and lesbian service members that are the result of DADT while Congress debates repealing the policy.

Considering that we're in the middle of two wars, there is a compelling national security imperative to do this. Savage sarcastically wondered if Napolitano has executive authorities that Obama lacks.

Watch the interview below.