It's been a long time since I took a Civics class. Why is it that the Senate (I assume the Majority leader) can tack on to a bill another item which has nothing to do with the original bill? Case in point is Reid adding the repeal of "Don't ask, don't tell" and the Dream Act to the pending Defense Policy Bill.
I know why they do it but why is it allowed? It's probably done with every bill that's passed but with the Senate's reputation of not reading bills this may be where a lot of the crap comes from.