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By a 277 to 148 margin, the House just passed the tax deal that President Obama struck with Republicans, making it a signature away from becoming law. Despite a lot of huffing and puffing among House Democrats, they rejected an amendment to alter the estate tax, and a majority of them ended up voting for the deal. Overall, Democrats voted for the compromise by a 139 to 112 margin and Republicans voted for it by a 138 to 36 margin. If you would have told me in January 2009 that not only would all the Bush tax cuts be extended, but that that more Democrats than Republicans would vote to extend them, I would have said you were insane.
Here is the roll call.
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.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
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.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?