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Friday, December 18, 2009

Senate Blocks GOP Filibuster


“The Senate early Friday headed off a Republican filibuster on the final spending bill of the year, clearing the way both for the bill’s passage and for the final end-game on a health care bill. Republicans had tried to drag out the debate on the $636.3 billion 2010 defense spending bill as a way of delaying a return to the health care debate, which Democrats are trying to finish by Christmas.” (Washington Times, Friday)

Don’t put it past Congress to tack a public option onto the defense spending bill. Or at least use earmarks in the bill as bargaining chips.

FEE Timely Classic:
“Legal Plunder Mislabeled ‘Defense’” by Sheldon Richman