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The White House has already begun lobbying Louisiana Sen. John Breaux, who while receptive to the discussions has made it clear the White House would have to go a long way in compromising to get his vote.
If the White House hopes to successfully get the bulk of its stimulus package through the Senate, use of the reconciliation parliamentary technique would appear to be its only alternative. But according to several White House legislative lobbyists who work Capitol Hill, the administration is ready to negotiate on the Senate side and believes that it may have to cut its dividend tax cut in half.p> DASCHLE CAVES br> South Dakota Sen. Tom Daschle sure whipsawed his wife’s role in his decision not to run for the presidency. Linda Daschle , a well-known Washington lobbyist, was thought by many Daschle insiders to be opposed to a run by her husband. But just two weeks ago, the current Senate minority leader was telling friends and donors that his wife was supportive of a run. /p>
In announcing his decision on Tuesday in Washington, Daschle again invoked Linda’s name, saying that after speaking with her in the past few days he had decided not to run, that his passion remained in the Senate.p>Daschle was thought to be set to run. He’d brought former Clinton br> White House chief of staff John Podesta
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
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The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
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Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?