Specter Loses, Paul Wins, Lincoln in Run-Off: What Does it Mean?

In yesterday’s much ballyhooed Super Duper Tuesday Primaries, we got the results most of us were expecting based on an analysis of the polls and the trendlines. Arlen Specter’s bid to save his career, which was going to end in the Republican primaries, by switching parties ended instead in the Democratic primaries, losing 47 to […]

Mini Super-Tuesday a Preview Of Coming Attractions

Primary elections in four states next Tuesday promise to give us a fairly good indication of just how deeply the anti-incumbent, anti-Washington feelings are and what we might see come November: Never mind Rep. Alan Mollohan’s (D-W.V.) primary defeat Tuesday. Avert your gaze from Sen. Bob Bennett’s (R-Utah) loss last Saturday. The biggest and most […]

Congress Receiving Death Threats

As many as ten Congressmen have allegedly received death threats over their votes on health care reform. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer is warning that some of his Democratic colleagues are being threatened with violence when they go back to their districts — and he wants Republicans to stand up and condemn the threats. The […]

Bunning ‘Furlough’ Wasting Millions in Name of Fiscal Responsibility

Remember Jim Bunning blocking unemployment extension and playing chicken with dozens of projects?  Well, they’re now coming home to roost: The Department of Transportation said Monday that Republican Sen. Jim Bunning’s blockage of legislation designed to keep a host of federal programs operating forced the agency to furlough nearly 2,000 employees without pay, temporarily shut […]

Bunning Blocks Unemployment Extension

A single Senator has blocked a routine measure that would extend unemployment benefits to 1.1 million people. The Senate failed late Thursday to extend programs for laid-off workers, jeopardizing unemployment benefits scheduled to expire over the weekend.  The benefits are part of a larger package of government programs, from highway funding to loans for small […]

Senate Health Care Vote Breakdown

Steven Taylor (here and here) breaks down the Senate’s party-line vote on the health care bill in some interesting ways.  The upshot: The 60 Yes votes represented 64.22% of the population Only 12 state delegations split their vote: AK, FL, IA, IN, LA, MO, NC, NE, NH, NV, OH, SD  (KY’s Jim Bunning, scheduled to […]

Bunning: Ginsburg Likely Dead Soon

U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning guessed that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg would likely be dead from pancreatic cancer within nine months. During a wide-ranging 30-minute speech on Saturday at the Hardin County Republican Party’s Lincoln Day Dinner, Bunning said he supports conservative judges “and that’s going to be in place very shortly because Ruth […]