Category Archives: Senate

Senate Fails to Break Filibuster and Repeal DADT

Tuesday, September 21, 2010 This afternoon by a vote of 56-43, Senate Democrats fell short of the 60 votes needed to pass a defense spending bill. Attached to it was legislation repealing the 17-year old Clinton-era policy known as “Don’t … Continue reading

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41 Obama White House Aides Owe the IRS $831,000 in Back Taxes

Friday, September 10, 2010 According to the Los Angeles Times, the Obama White House is awash with tax cheats. Confirming the widely held view among us regular folks that Washington DC and its population of opportunistic Federal transients who see … Continue reading

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Pelosi Concedes Healthcare: “I don’t see the votes for it at this time”

Thursday, January 21, 2010 This is depressing. President Obama squandered all of 2009 trying to pass healthcare reform, only to have Speaker Nancy Pelosi today concede: “I don’t see the votes for it at this time.” Pelosi said the Senate … Continue reading

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Final Massachusetts Poll Chart

Tuesday, January 19, 2010 A big shout out to Chris Bowers at Open Left for putting together this polling chart of what is probably the final Massachusetts snapshot of the smackdown between Martha Coakley and Scott Brown. Unless you believe … Continue reading

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Will Gay Men in Massachusetts Elect Scott Brown Because He’s Hot?

Wednesday, January 13, 2010 Scott Brown is the Republican candidate in the special election to fill the U.S. Senate seat formerly held by the late Senator Edward Kennedy. He is challenging Democratic candidate Martha Coakley. Question? Will gay men who … Continue reading

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Bad News for Democrats

Wednesday, January 6, 2010 The 2010 midterm election year is barely a week old but already, dire consequences exist for the razor-thin majority held by senate Democrats. Two Democratic senators and one governor will announce they’re not running for reelection … Continue reading

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Congressional Democrats Turn Sour on President Obama

Wednesday, December 16, 2009 What do you get when you add: No Single Payer+No Public Option+No Medicare Buy-In+No Importation of Canadian Drugs? A first year president in trouble with his own party. The Huffington Post reports: Congressional Democrats are starting … Continue reading

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Sotomayor Hearings: Who Yapped the Most?

Saturday, July 18, 2009 In case you’re wondering who yapped the most during Sonia Sotomayor’s Supreme Court nomination hearing, I have the breakdown. Of course, you might not give a hoot and may be wondering what wonk at POLITICO had … Continue reading

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Was I Wrong About Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand?

Monday, July 13, 2009 I have been an ardent critic of Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand ever since the trifecta of Gov. David Paterson, Sen. Chuck Schumer and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton plucked Gillibrand from the relative obscurity of New York’s … Continue reading

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DiFi’s $25 Billion Dollar Conflict of Interest

Tuesday, April 21, 2009 DINO Democrat, Sen. Dianne Fienstein (CA), has a troubling history of engaging in behaviors that some might say meet the definition of conflict of interest. A few years ago, during the run-up to Iraq war, Sen. … Continue reading

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Pelosi: DOMA Repeal Not a Top Priority

Friday, April 17, 2009 House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told the Bay Area Reporter on Wednesday, that repealing the viciously homophobic, Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is not a top priority of hers right now. The Speaker said that her two … Continue reading

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New York’s Newest Senator Keeps Two Rifles Under Her Bed

Monday, February 16, 2009 New York’s newest senator, Kristin Gillibrand, keeps two rifles under her bed. Hillary Clinton’s personal choice to replace her in the U.S. senate seat made the shocking revelation through her chief of staff, Jess Fassler, in … Continue reading

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Angry Senator Wants Pay Cap on Wall Street ‘Idiots’

Saturday, January 31, 2009 Finally, a Democratic senator with a spine. One day after President Obama ripped Wall Street executives for their “shameful” decision to hand out $18 billion in bonuses in 2008, Congress may finally have had enough. Sen. … Continue reading

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CONFIRMED: Kirsten Gillibrand Chosen to Replace Hillary in Senate

Thursday, January 22, 2009 According to sources at WPIX News in New York, Congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand is the reported choice of Gov. David Paterson to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Hillary Clinton. Gov. Paterson will make the  announcement … Continue reading

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A Housekeeper and Taxes Derailed Caroline Kennedy’s Senate Bid

Thursday, January 22, 2009 The mercurial announcement by Caroline Kennedy that she was withdrawing from consideration to replace Hillary Clinton in the U.S. Senate citing “personal reasons” was more than a little curious. These two words — “personal reasons,” were … Continue reading

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Sen. Whitehouse: “If Obama Won’t Investigate Bush’s Crimes, I will”

Wednesday, January 14, 2009 President-elect Obama this week said his team was in the midst of “evaluating” Bush administration policies to see whether a criminal investigation would be worthwhile. NPR reports that Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) says that he understands … Continue reading

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52% of Illinois Voters Oppose Burris Appointment

Tuesday, January 13, 2009 It looks like the Roland Burris saga is about to come to an end. Thanks to pressure from Gov. Rod Blagojevich and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, and a certification from the Illinois Secretary of State, Senate Majority … Continue reading

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Senate Showdown 2009

Tuesday, January 6, 2009 Embattled Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich,undeterred by criminal charges that he sought to sell the U.S. Senate seat vacated by President-elect Barack Obama, blithely marched forward and appointed Roland Burris to fill the disputed seat. Burris said … Continue reading

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