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Dems Will Not Get 60 in the Senate

February 2, 2009 - by Donny Shaw

A few days ago, the Democrats' all-but-forgotten dream of a 60-seat, filibuster-proof majority in the Senate was suddenly renewed by rumors that Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH) was under consideration to be Obama's Secretary of Commerce. New Hampshire's Governor, John Lynch, is a Democrat, so the immediate assumption was that he would appoint a Democrat to fill Gregg's Senate seat. Usually when there's a vacancy in the Senate to be filled by gubernatorial appointment, governors choose someone from their...

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Stimulus Package Moves to the Senate

February 1, 2009 - by Donny Shaw

The ever-growing economic stimulus package, which was passed by the House of Representatives last week, is slated to be debated in the Senate beginning this afternoon. Since the House's action on the bill last week, the stimulus package has grown by about $70 billion (now totaling $888 billion), and it is expected to grow even more as it is dealt with by the Senate, probably to more than $900 billion.

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