Of the 39 Dems who voted against Health Care Reform, 12 are going to be returning in the next Congress. From Why Obama-care didn’t flip the house The blue-dogs were the ones who disproportional lost seats. Yet the narrative will continue to be that when conservatives loose seats it’s because that didn’t stick to conservatism and when liberals loose… Continue reading Why Obama-care didn’t flip the house
I kind of like Joe Biden. I think Biden would make a perfectly good VP. I think he would be an amazing Secretary of State. His problem is that sometimes his mouth runs out of words so his ass has to finish his thought for him.
Gov. Eliot Spitzer’s communications director, who was a central figure in an attempt to use the State Police to embarrass the governor’s main rival, is expected to return to state government as early as this week, people briefed on the matter said yesterday. From: Suspended Spitzer Aide Is Expected Back at Work – New York… Continue reading Suspended Spitzer Aide Is Expected Back at Work
Though two independent investigations proved that no illegal activity occurred on my watch, it is crystal clear that what members of my administration did was wrong — no ifs, ands or buts.I have apologized to Joe Bruno, the Senate majority leader, and now I want to apologize to all New Yorkers. From An Apology From… Continue reading Eliot Spitzer News
A crucial provision in the bill will change the way antiterrorism grants from the Department of Homeland Security are distributed to the states. It will cut in half the guaranteed minimum grant to each state, which was $3.8 million this year, and allow department officials to distribute money in discretionary grants where the threat and… Continue reading Antiterrorism Bill Passes House by Wide Margin
The House Judiciary Committee approved a contempt of Congress citation Wednesday against White House Chief of Staff Josh Bolten and one-time Counsel Harriet Miers, setting up a constitutional confrontation over the firings of federal prosecutors. From House Democrats pass contempt citation – Yahoo! News As much as I appreciate the shot across the bow, the… Continue reading House Democrats pass contempt citation
Delegation members said that they sought to persuade Mr. Assad to distance himself from Iran, and its president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Iran has become Syria’s ally in the growing confrontation with the so-called quartet of moderate Arab states, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates. From NYT This is one of those moments where… Continue reading Pelosi’s Delegation Presses Syrian Leader on Militants
House Democrats were scrambling today to find the 218 votes needed to pass a war spending bill that would set a timetable to bring American troops home from Iraq, as the Bush administration and Congressional Republicans worked aggressively to foil their effort. From Democrats Seek Votes for Bill on Iraq – New York Times The… Continue reading Democrats Seek Votes for Bill on Iraq