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June 8, 2010 - by Moshe Bildner

  • We’ve got another round of primaries tonight, with a contentious Senate run-off in Arkansas and congressional and gubernatorial races in 11 other states. (live results at Politico)
  • New polling shows that support for congressional incumbents remains very, very low. (Gallup)
  • Rep. Ike Skelton (D. MO-4) is daring Obama to veto the DADT repeal over the unpopular jet engine program spending that is attached to it. (Washington Independent)
  • Skelton’s move is backed by over 13 lobbying firms. (Politico)
  • Democrats, nervous over the upcoming mid-term elections, are backing away from further spending. (AP)
  • Voters overwhelmingly say they want Congress to extend unemployment benefits and COBRA payments. (Examiner)
  • White House issues a formal veto threat on Sen. Murkowski’s resolution to block the EPA from regulating carbon dioxide. (Senatus)
  • Sen. Lindsey Graham (R, SC), one of the key swing votes on climate legislation, says he will vote against the energy-only bill that the Democrats are now moving forward with. (Washington Independent)
  • Democrat Sen. Jay Rockefeller (WV) says he “could very well” vote in favor of the Murkowski resolution. (The Hill)
  • The Senate won’t get around to passing the jobs/stimulus/tax extenders bill until sometime next week. (HuffPo)

Today’s edition of Congress Links compiled by OpenCongress Research Assistants Moshe Bildner and Jason Rhee. Questions, comments? Let us know what you think :: writeus@opencongress.org.

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