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12 February 2010
Feb 12, 2010 5:45:00 AM
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"Deal on Jobs Shows Limits of Push for Bipartisanship"
NY Times: Key Democrats and Republicans in the Senate reached a rare bipartisan agreement on Thursday on steps to spur job creation. But Democratic leaders said they would move ahead on only some elements as the two parties maneuvered to address both the struggling economy and voter unrest over gridlock in Washington. Senator Harry Reid, the Nevada Democrat and majority leader, said he would take four core job-creating initiatives from the bipartisan proposal — including tax breaks for businesses that hire unemployed workers and increased public works spending — and seek to move those rapidly through the Senate. “We feel that the American people need a message,” Mr. Reid said. “The message that they need is that we’re doing something about jobs.” Yet his decision to embrace only portions of the bipartisan plan developed by Senators Max Baucus, Democrat of Montana, and Charles E. Grassley, Republican of Iowa, caught some...
Poll: 75% Support Gays Openly Serving In Military; 66% Think It's Discrimination To Not Allow It
First a Wash Post poll (complete data): Three-quarters of Americans say that they support openly gay people serving in the U.S. military, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll, a finding that could lend momentum to the Obama administration's effort to dismantle the policy known as "don't ask, don't tell." The level of public support for allowing gay men and lesbians to serve openly far outpaces that in the spring of 1993, when Congress and the Clinton administration established the policy ... The percentage of Americans who say they support gays openly serving is the same as a Post-ABC News poll found in July 2008; both are far above the 44 percent who said so in May 1993. In the new poll, majorities across party lines favor such a policy, with support among Democrats (82 percent) and independents (77 percent) higher than among Republicans (64 percent). The poll also...
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Sotomayor Political Cartoons
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The More Dependent on the Government You Are, the More You Want to Cut It!
The cartoon captures the spirit of denialism, b...
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