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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