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by | Dec 30, 2009

Under fire for his health care vote and on the heels of a poll showing him trailing a potential rival by 31 points, Sen. Ben Nelson is taking out a television ad tonight to defend his vote. The Lincoln Journal…

by | Dec 30, 2009

The problem is that there is no evidence of Sen. Baucus being drunk other than the video itself, and the thing is that Baucus has a tendency to mumble (as Dave Weigel noted). I’ve seen him speak throughout the year…

by | Dec 29, 2009

Via Fox: Sen. John Kerry has filed a formal request to visit Iran, Iranian news agencies reported Tuesday — news made public in the middle of the government’s bloody crackdown on dissidents that has left more than a dozen dead. …

by | Dec 29, 2009

Rep. Rosa DeLauro, a key pro-choice Democrat in the House, has indicated to the Huffington Post that she’s willing to vote for a final health care bill that includes the abortion language in the Senate version. Speaker Nancy Pelosi is…

by | Dec 29, 2009

As a result of his vote for the Senate health care bill, Sen. Ben Nelson now trails Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman in a hypothetical reelection race by a two-to-one margin, or 61 percent to 30 percent, a new Rasmussen poll…

by | Dec 29, 2009

Last week, I wrote about a Congressional Budget Office memo — released too late to affect the outcome of the health care vote — that said Democrats couldn’t use the same money from cutting Medicare both to reduce the deficit…

by | Dec 29, 2009

The Washington Post editorializes that “Iran’s political crisis now looks like a battle to the death between the regime and its opposition.” With shards of information and video footage, and no active free press to report, it’s very difficult to…

by | Dec 28, 2009

As the year approaches a close, the New York Times reports that the city is set to have the lowest number of homicides since reliable statistics began being kept in 1962. I’ve been criticial of Mayor Michael Bloomberg on a…

by | Dec 28, 2009

At this early stage, in which information we have is relatively limited, it’s important to use caution when commenting on the attempted terrorist attack outside of Detroit on Christmas Day, but there are a few issues that the incident does…

by | Dec 24, 2009

There’s been a lot of anger among conservatives directed at Republicans leading up to the health care bill passing the Senate this morning. Is this anger justified? My answer is yes, but I mean that in a different way than…

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