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[UPDATED 8:20am ET] Sgt. Stein's attorney Gary Kreep says if Stein loses his hearing on Friday, plan is to file with 9th Circuit Court.
[UPDATED 8:19am ET] Sgt. Stein's attorney Gary Kreep says Stein can't be discharged for what he wrote.
[UPDATED 8:16am ET] Marine Sergeant Gary Stein, who faces a less than honorable discharge for criticizing President Obama on Facebook, says his comments were made on a closed forum and only 3 people saw them.
[UPDATED 7:56am ET] Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH) says meditation is the #1 issue for education. Soledad suggests creating a meditation room at CNN.
[UPDATED 7:42am ET] Rep. Farenthold on GSA conference videos "There's a difference between having fun and mocking."
[UPDATED 7:39am ET] Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-TX), member of House Oversight Committee and Transportation & Infrastructure Committees, discusses GSA videos. Says their jobs is to be saving government money. If they're laughing about spending, there's something amiss.