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Congress LInks

June 5, 2007 - by Donny Shaw

* TPMMuckraker has been following the Senate Judiciary Committee's hearing with former head of the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice Bradley Schlozman. Really interesting stuff. * "Six weeks ago the Democrats held a 24-point lead over Bush as the stronger leadership force in Washington; today that's collapsed to a dead heat. The Democrats' overall job approval rating likewise has dropped, from a 54 percent majority to 44 percent now -- with the decline occurring almost exclus...

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Immigration Debate - Round Two

June 3, 2007 - by Donny Shaw

By the end of the week, it should be clear whether the Senate's immigration bill has been designed to sink or swim. Majority leader Harry Reid (D, NV) and the bill's sponsors are planning to bring the bill to a conclusive vote by Friday. The Senate will return from recess this afternoon and take up the immigration debate where they left off, debating and voting on a long list of amendments. With about 100 amendments still untouched, there is an enormous amount of potential for this delicat...

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Congress Links - Weekend Edition

June 1, 2007 - by Donny Shaw

* "The Senate and House Intelligence Committees are asking former attorney general John Ashcroft to testify about a March 2004 hospital-room confrontation during which he refused to sign off on a continuation of President Bush’s warrantless eavesdropping program, according to congressional and administration sources." - Newsweek * A new study from the Washington Post shows that, during the five months that the 110th Congress has been in session, House Democrats have displayed an unprecedented ...

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