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Samantha Bee Targets Senators Stalling Military Sexual Assault Reforms #PassMJIA

  • by: Alan Duke
  • (Tue, 07 Jun 2016 19:08:14 Z)

"Full Frontal with Samantha Bee" digs into the political roadblocks stopping legislation to change the way the U.S. military investigates reports of sexual assault in the ranks. Congressional testimony revealed that 62% of the victims of sexual assault suffer retaliation for reporting it, which is 12 times the rate of rapists being brought to justice in military courts.

While the measure has bipartisan support in congress -- including Sen. Ted Cruz -- Pentagon opposition has kept it from getting the 60 votes in the senate to avoid a filibuster.

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Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after ending a 26-year career with CNN, where he mainly covered entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosted a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace" and hosted the podcast series "Stan Lee's World: His Real Life Battle with Heroes & Villains." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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