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  •  Not good. (8+ / 0-)

    The House will kill the Baucus bill.  It better.  

    They tortured people to get false confessions to fraudulently justify our invading Iraq.

    by TomP on Tue Jul 28, 2009 at 01:29:10 PM PDT

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    •  Horrible. Reid sucks so bad ! Quote/link (7+ / 0-)

      Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) has been under increasing scrutiny since the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee already passed a rival bill several weeks ago. Asked Tuesday whether a bill would be produced this week, Baucus said "I hope so" without elaborating.

      Reid stepped out to defend Baucus at a mid-afternoon press conference, but avoided details. Asked if he was confident that a bill will reach the Senate floor by the time the recess begins on Aug. 7, Reid simply said, "Yes."

      The Hill

    •  This, from the same article, is not good: (6+ / 0-)

      Reid also said Tuesday that the Supreme Court confirmation vote on Sonia Sotomayor will go forward next week as planned. Republicans are insisting that all of their members be allowed to speak for one hour each, he said, meaning at least 40 hours would be needed. That would put a vote on the nomination around midweek, with senators likely leaving town on Thursday night.

      OMG, 40 hrs of Repubs talking on Sotomayor?! Yikes - and don't the Dems get to speak? LOL  The way this is worded, seems not!  Cuz that would require 100 hrs - and how does 40 hrs end in a vote midweek? that means they would be talking 13 hrs a day starting Monday and voting late Wed.

      This item does not make sense!  

      And yes, the house will kill the Baucus bill if the HELP committee/full Senate hasn't already.

      "Don't Bet Against Us" - President Barack Obama

      by MRA NY on Tue Jul 28, 2009 at 01:41:17 PM PDT

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