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Voting With Pelosi

October 6, 2010 - by Donny Shaw

Hopefully one of the effects of easier access to government information and the kind of detailed, independent reporting that you can get on the internet is that when people hear politicians called out on their voting record, they're less willing to just accept what they hear as a fact. If you've spent any time looking at congressional vote data or reading quality blogs on Congress, you'd know that nothing is ever straight-forward.

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The Week Ahead

September 20, 2010 - by Donny Shaw

I know a lot of you out there are waiting on the Senate to take up legislation extending unemployment insurance to 99ers and other exhaustees, but it looks like this week will instead be used to hold a couple politically-charged votes on a bill that Majority Leader Harry Reid [D, NV] doesn't even plan on finishing until after the November midterms. "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" and the immigration-related DREAM Act are scheduled for debate and votes this week as amendments to the 2011 Defense AUthorization Act, which Reid said on Thursday most likely won't be completed until the lame-duck session.

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Mini-Super Tuesday Wrap Up

May 18, 2010 - by Donny Shaw

It was a bad night to be an establishment politician and a good night to be a progressive Democrat. On Tuesday, four states -- Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Oregon and Arkansas -- held congressional primaries, and in all the big races pitting D.C.-insider candidates against grassroots-supported "outsiders," the insiders lost or did worse than anyone expected. Here's a quick rundown of what went down.

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