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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The Gang of 18

Friday, December 12, 2008 These 18 senate Republican douchebags voted in favor of the $700 billion bailout of Wall Street crooks and criminals, but against the $14 billion emergency bridge loan package to keep the ailing U.S. auto industry from … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

Friday, December 5, 2008 “The country has bailed out people who take showers before work. Doesn’t it owe the same to people who shower after they’ve done their jobs?” – Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH)

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Caroline Kennedy to Replace Hillary?

Friday, December 5, 2008 The speculation about Hillary Clinton’s Senate seat is heating up. A Democrat in the know tells ABC News that New York governor David Paterson has talked to Caroline Kennedy about taking the seat, which was once … Continue reading

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Tweety Is Running

Friday, November 28, 2008 I reported Wednesday that Chris Matthews, AKA, Tweety, was considering a run for the U.S. Senate seat currently occupied by the ancient Republican Arlen Specter. Well, the super-reliable website FiveThirtyEight confirms Chris Matthews will run in … Continue reading

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Senator Seeks to Halt Second Portion of Wall St. Rescue

Tuesday, November 18, 2008 Following the news Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson may have given some or all of the first portion of the Wall Street bailout to friends, one U.S. Senator said he will introduce a bill to stop the … Continue reading

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Welcome Back, Teddy!

Monday, November 17, 2008 Sen. Ted Kennedy returned to Capitol Hill today looking fit and acting jovial. He was accompanied by his wife, Vicki, and their two Portuguese Water Dogs, Splash and Sunny. Other than the assist of a walking … Continue reading

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It’s Raining Pork

Thursday, October 2, 2008 The nation’s economic gloom and doom gave way to a Congressional pork fest last night as the senate stuffed the $700 billion dollar bailout deal with an orgy of special interest “sweetners” designed to lure fence-sitting … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

Thursday, October 2, 2008 “This bill does not deal with the absurdity of having the fox guarding the hen house. Maybe I’m the only person in America who thinks so, but I have a hard time understanding why we are … Continue reading

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BREAKING: Senate Passes FISA

Wednesday, July 9, 2008 The Senate committed the unconscionable act of passing The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) Amendments Act this Wednesday afternoon by a final vote of 69-28. The bill’s passage comes after three proposed amendments were defeated earlier … Continue reading

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