Daily Archives: March 1, 2010

Sir Harold shall not purse the Senate

Sometimes, political venue shopping can be a b–ch. Harold E. Ford Jr., the former Tennessee congressman who has sought to parlay his star power and Wall Street connections into a political career in New York, has decided not to challenge … Continue reading

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No point waiting by the phone, John

John McCain tells The Hill he’d gladly campaign for Charlie Crist … if he asked …

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Gun nuts’ new gambit: scaring the hell out of coffeehouse customers

And this one sparks the quote of the day (so far): “If you want to dress up and go out and make a little political theater by frightening children in the local Starbucks, if that’s what you want to spend … Continue reading

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Day one of the Bunning hostage crisis

The HuffPo surveys the damage so far: Two thousand federal transportation workers were furloughed without pay on Monday, and the Obama administration said they have a Kentucky senator to blame for it. Federal reimbursements to states for highway programs will … Continue reading

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Joined at the hip: Jim DeMint and Marco Rubio

Apparently, if you like Jim DeMint, of “Obama’s Waterloo” fame, you’ll love Marco Rubio. St. Petersblog shows off the many ways Rubio and DeMint have become joined at the hip, even launching a new “conservative comeback” website and apparently, a … Continue reading

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Healthcare endgame: the House will go first

Related: Public option reconciliation supporters now number 30. Durbin says he’d vote yes. (The Plumline) Mother Nancy will ask her troops to walk the plank one more time for Barack Obama. The Hill’s reports on Sunday’s healthcare chatter had both … Continue reading

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At Christian forum, Rubio triple-doubles down on right wing nuttery, vows to send women back to 1972

So let me get this straight … if elected Florida’s next Senator, Marco Rubio will push to overturn Roe v. Wade, skipping past the namby-pamby “changing hearts” or preventing unwanted pregnancy crap and cutting to un-Jesus-like chase of throwing women … Continue reading

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Bye-bye Blanche?

[UPDATE: Blanche responds! See end of post ...] Reports last year that major labor unions, burned by Blanche Lincoln’s political co-habitation with Republicans and insurance companies on killing the public option, were not discouraging popular Arkansas lieutenant governor Bill Halter … Continue reading

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