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  •  Jed, one question based on MB's earlier diary: (1+ / 0-)
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    LilithGardener

    What makes you think that the Republicans in the House won't hold unemployment benefits hostage again?  They've done it before, and it's been effective leverage for them.  I'm confused why this isn't getting greater play.

    Ancora Impara--Michelangelo

    by aravir on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 08:34:23 AM PST

    •  That, "The Fiscal Cliff" the Debt Ceiling, any (0+ / 0-)

      bill supported by the White House ....

      And when it comes to hostage taking the House isn't nearly as target rich and environment as the Senate where SCOTUS Justices, Cabinet members and Department head  nominees can be filibustered into obscurity.

      The question is: will Dems push back with any force ... or will they continue with oblique and mildly critical comments on the back pages of Blue state newspapers.

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