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The Swampby James Oliphant It's still too early to tell, but is bipartisan support for the Paulson Plan eroding? Tuesday's Senate Banking Committee hearing kicked off with strong words from the ranking Republican on the panel, Sen. Richard Shelby of Alabama.......
The Swampby William Neikirk The $700 billion bank bailout reminds me of global warming. Certainly the consequences of each are dire. But you wouldn't know the real impact if you took pre-emptive action that proved to be successful. If you cure......
The Swampby Frank James One of the biggest question marks right now about what will happen on Election Day is whether Democrats will gain a filibuster-proof Senate by reaching 60 votes. The filibuster, of course, is the way that the Senate......
Tags: Joe Lieberman, New Mexico, Connecticut, North Carolina, Oregon
Spin CycleRepublicans continue to give Geithner a hard time at his Finance Committee confirmation hearing. Olympia Snowe asks about his failure to effectively regulate credit swap derivatives, and his role in allow Lehman Brothers to fail. Jim Bunning says he......
WatchdogFormer Phillie Jim Bunning publicly anticipated Saturday that Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Cornell '54) would be dead within the year from pancreatic cancer. Then he apologized, which seems appropriate. (A donation would be a nice touch, Senator.) Regardless,...
Tags: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Social Issues, Death
The Swampby Mark Silva First there was Ron Paul, the Republican congressman from Texas who gave his party fits during a presidential campaign in which only the Democrats were supposed to be critical of the Bush administration. Now there is the......
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The SwampU.S. Senate candidate Rand Paul talks to voters this weekend at a diner in Lexington, Ky. (AP/John Flavell) by Mark Z. Barabak LOUISVILLE, Ky.--With anger all around, voters in three states will signal on Tuesday the depth of the......
The SwampFive-term Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania, standing with his wife Joan, concedes defeat in Philadelphia Tuesday evening. (EPA/Chris Gardner) by Mark Z. Barabak Delivering a powerful message of discontent, voters Tuesday swept out veteran Sen. Arlen...
The Swampby Janet Hook With voter anger about the federal deficit intensifying in this election year, Democrats in Congress are edging away from one of their long-held articles of faith -- government spending on social programs such as education and relief......
Tags: Tom Harkin, Elections, Iowa, Public Finance, Democratic Party
The Swampby Mike Memoli George Steinbrenner's legacy was built through baseball. But the owner of the New York Yankees, who died today at age 80, was no stranger to the world of politics. His first time in Major League Baseball's penalty......
The Swampby Mike Memoli An extraordinary denial in an extraordinary political year. Republican Senate candidate Rand Paul of Kentucky appeared on Fox News Channel today to reject an outsourced allegation that, while in college, he "kidnapped" a woman and forced...
The Swampby Mark Silva Yes, there are senators-only elevators on the Senate side of the Capitol. And Kentucky's Sen. Jim Bunning, the one-man barricade in the extension of unemployment benefits, made his elevator privileges perfectly clear today - as well as......
Tags: Fingers, Career and Workplace, Television, Movies, Kentucky
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