Tag 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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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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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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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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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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