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Eight Republicans vote for 'don't ask, don't tell', Vote 65-31

December 18, 2010 politisite 0

Eight Republicans bucked their party in backing the repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, potentially risking a backlash from the conservative base while giving the historic vote a stronger bipartisan finish than many expected. Scott Brown of Massachusetts, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, George Voinovich of Ohio, Mark Kirk of Illinois,  Burr of North Carolina, Ensign from Nevada,  plus Maine Sens. Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe voted to end […]

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GOP to Reid: Bush tax cuts first or face filibuster on entire agenda

December 1, 2010 politisite 0

Senate Republicans’ aggressive move to block virtually all business in the chamber has created a fresh round of partisan anger, threatening to derail or delay the rest of the Democratic agenda in an already gridlocked lame-duck session of Congress. A day after both sides signaled a willingness to work together at the White House, all 42 Senate Republicans sent Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid a warning shot: any bill brought […]