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April 12, 2010 - by Eric Naing

All the buzz in Washington is about the 47 world leaders who have descended upon the city for president Obama’s Nuclear Security Summit. But in the Senate, lawmakers are also buzzing about unemployment benefits once again. In a familiar refrain, Democrats are trying to overcome the objections of a key Republican to pass a short-term extension for the now-expired benefits. Check out today’s edition of Congress Links for more on this topic and others:

  • Some Senate Democrats say they will have the votes to pass a short-term extension. (The Hill)
  • But Majority Whip Sen. Dick Durbin [D, IL] isn’t so sure. (The Hill)
  • Jonathan Cohn wraps up his truly excellent health care blog “The Treatment.” (The New Republic)
  • Rick Santorum, a former Pennsylvania senator and potential presidential candidate, warns his fellow conservatives about filibustering President Obama’s eventual nominee to the Supreme Court. (The Plum Line)
  • Speaking of the Supreme Court, the White House says not to expect a Justice Hillary Clinton. (The Washington Post)
  • The battle over abortion coverage in the Affordable Care Act moves to the states. (Newsweek)
  • A special election in Hawaii pitting the liberal grassroots against the Democratic Party establishment may favor the Republican candidate. (The Weekly Standard)
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