We've been following Don't Ask, Don't Tell since Senator Barack Obama was campaigning on its repeal. After all these years, watching the ceremony in which he kicked it to the curb, in person, was a special kind of early Christmas gift.
The event was not held at the White House, but in an aud ... More >>
Granted, it's hard to see how the tools for putting out Cosmopolitan (this month's lead article: "First, Take Off His Pants") and Seventeen ("Amazing Hair") instantly translate into running the nation's largest and most troubled public school system. But for the moment anyways, it might be wo ... More >>
It's a big day in the U.S. Senate for two issues we watch, but it's kind of a win-win for conservatives on both of them, regardless of how the pending votes on 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' and the 'Dream Act' go down.
The bigger of the day is a cloture vote on the military spending bill, which has a kin ... More >>
The Democrats just won a cloture vote on the Obama jobs bill. Frank Lautenberg was out sick, and Ben Nelson voted against, so they needed some Republican backup, and got it from Republicans Susan Collins, Olympia Snowe, Kit Bond, George Voinovich, and newcomer Scott Brown.
This was just a v ... More >>
It's been cut from to $900 billion to $838 billion to $789 billion, but a version of Barack Obama's stimulus plan appears to have been agreed upon by negotiators from both houses of Congress. Senator Harry Reid told reporters "The differences between the House and Senate versions, we've resolved" ... More >>
Obama's stimulus bill, sheared to a mere $838 billion, has passed in the Senate, by a vote of 61 to 36 with one abstention, with Republicans Arlen Specter, Olympia Snowe, and Susan Collins joining all the Senate Democrats. They are the only Republicans in the entire Congress to vote for the bill, fo ... More >>