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Pare Down the Senate Filibuster

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on November 29th, 2012 12:08 am by HL

Pare Down the Senate Filibuster

Global Fuel Prices Will Spark Next Revolutions
Vivienne Walt, Time
While the demonstrators that have mobbed the streets of Amman for two weeks now are demanding the overthrown of King Abdullah — a criminal offense in Jordan — it’s not the demand for democracy that sparked their protests. Instead, thousands of Jordanians have been spurred to act by a more basic issue: the rising price of gas after the government withdrew its subsidies.

Regarding Saxby Chambliss
Erick Erickson, Red State
Saxby Chambliss is waffling around like a dog off its leash for the first time.He says he does not care about a “twenty year old pledge” he signed. He’s talking about the Americans for Tax Reform pledge that says he pledges not to raise taxes. He has clarified his remarks to mean he wants tax reform that increases revenue through job growth.Everyone knows that Saxby meant he was happy to raise taxes. Now, under pressure back home, he is waffling. He covets his seat in Washington and is fearful of being primaries. Georgia has primary run-offs, whichs means he can…

Republican Hypocrisy on Susan Rice
Michael Williams, The Guardian
The Republican crusade against Susan Rice, US ambassador to the United Nations, continues unabated. Dr Rice, a favourite to succeed outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, is charged by some Republicans with “lying” about the nature of the attacks against the US Consulate in Benghazi, Libya on 11 September 2012.While Rice should be thoroughly vetted by the Senate, the logic of current witch hunt is laughable; and it sets a precedent the GOP should want to avoid. Following the logic of Senator John McCain, the Obama administration should launch an investigation into the George W…