davidl on February 7th, 2009

From the New York Slimes: Mr. Obama called Ms. Collins and Mr. Specter, as well as Senator Olympia J. Snowe of Maine, another Republican expected to support the deal, to acknowledge they were acting against pressure from their party and, one official said, to thank them for their patriotism in helping advance the bill at […]

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davidl on February 7th, 2009

From Swamp, Micheal Steele, video: Text: “This is Michael Steele, Chairman of the Republican National Committee. Democrats have controlled both branches of government for less than a month. And you have to wonder if all that power has gone to their heads.”For the last two weeks, they’ve been trying to force a massive spending bill […]

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Eric Florack on February 7th, 2009

Bruce McQuain, this morning at Q&Q: Well there’s an agreement on the Generational Theft Act of 2009.  The squishy middle has capitulated. As expected, just enough Republicans have signed on to ensure its passage.  Names? Specter for one: Specter said Friday night that action was “very necessary,” and this bill, though not perfect, is better […]

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davidl on February 7th, 2009

Mrs. Pelosi on the Pelosi-Reid-Obama Debt bill: “Washington seems consumed in the process argument of bipartisanship, when the rest of the country says they need this “ Whereas back in the real world, support for Pelosi detb plan craters: But support for the bill has fallen 12 points since January, and nearly half of those […]

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