Posts Tagged “Senate”

It’s been far longer than I intended since my last post. Sometimes time just runs away from you. So let me just toss off a few ideas that have crossed my mind in recent days, and get caught up… — First off:  the wrangling in Washington over the new “economic stimulus package” has been interesting Continue reading →

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Sorry I haven’t posted for a few days. But the holiday interregnum is now well and truly over, and the ordinary part of winter has commenced. Kids are back in school, the full staff is back in the office, and as of today the new Congress has been sworn in. (Of course, that last part Continue reading →

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I don’t usually do this sort of thing, but sometimes an item is worth sharing whether I have much to add or not. So… Quoted for truth: From Nate Silver at FiveThirtyEight.com User B.R. writes in: “…everyone (media and blogs alike) are treating the filibuster as a far more commonplace occurrence than it should be. Continue reading →

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Well, despite some optimistic tea-leaf reading earlier in the day about turnout, the voters of Georgia have returned Republican Saxby Chambliss to the Senate in today’s run-off election, defeating challenger Jim Martin by a wide margin. Disappointing, but I guess even in a remarkable year, you really can’t win them all.

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Sorry about the last few days without new posts. Been preoccupied. Stuff happens. Anyway… With a lame-duck Congress in session (and busily accomplishing little other than upsetting Wall Street at the moment), it’s an opportune time to look ahead to the new 111th Congress we’ll have as of January 6th.

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Tomorrow night, we’re going to have a president-elect. That means, of course, that he will vacate his seat in the U.S. Senate. There’s been remarkably little mainstream media coverage of this—everyone’s attention has been focused on more immediate matters—but Obama has no heir apparent for that seat, and it’s an open question who’s going to Continue reading →

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