Archive for July 2nd, 2009

Jay Ambrose on climate bill: “1,500-page political sucker punch that could give family finances a bloody nose and ultimately flatten the economy”

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

Column at RCP.

Veteran White House reporter Helen Thomas frustrated at Obama over pre-packaged question: “amazed at you people who call for openness and transparency”

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

Breitbart has the video:

“The point is the control from here. We have never had that in the White House. And we have had some control but not this control. I mean I’m amazed, I’m amazed at you people who call for openness and transparency and you have controlled…” veteran White House reporter Helen Thomas said Wednesday.

Jay Cost: What Does 60 Votes Mean in the US Senate?

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009


Franken should be one of the most liberal members of the Senate. This helps move the chamber to the left. Additionally, when all Democratic senators are unified against all Republican senators on a particular issue – 60 votes means there is nothing the GOP can do. However, considering the moderates in both caucuses – Collins, Landrieu, Nelson, Snowe, Specter, etc. – I think the number of such cases will be relatively small. That’s why I suggested procedural stuff that favors one party over the other. (more…)