How Senators Voted for the 2003 Bush Tax Cuts

The 108th Congress voted to approve President George W. Bush’s 2003 tax cut legislation. It passed the Senate with a 50 to 50 vote and Vice President Dick Cheney provided the tiebreaker vote. Democrat Yeas Miller (GA) Nelson (NE) Republican Nays Chafee (RI) McCain (AZ) Snowe (ME) You can see the entire roll call for

How Senators Voted for Bush’s 2001 Tax Cuts

The 107th US Senate voted in 2001 for the first of President George W. Bush’s tax cut. Democrat Yeas Baucus (MT) Breaux (LA) Carnahan (MO) Cleland (GA) Feinstein (CA) Johnson (SD) Kohl (WI) Landrieu(LA) Lincoln (AR) Miller (GA) Nelson (NE) Torricelli (NJ) Akaka (HI) Present, Giving Live Pair Bingaman (NM) Present, Giving Live Pair Kerry

Senator Bernie Sanders Filibustering Tax Cuts

At approximately 10:30 a.m. this morning, Senator Bernie Sanders began his filibustering of extending Bush tax cuts on millionaires and billionaires. “I think we can do better, and I am here today to take a strong stand against this bill, and I intend to tell my colleagues and the nation exactly why I am in

House Will Pass Reworked Tax Cut Deal

Reuters reports today that a Democratic aide said House Democrats will likely pass President Obama’s tax cut deal he made with Republicans some time next week. The aide told Reuters that some tweaking to the estate tax provisions are in the works, but it appears that the rest of the Senate bill will be passed

Republicans Say They Will Block all Legislation Until Bush Tax Cuts Voted On

So much for bipartisan politics sweeping the nation’s capitol. It feels like it was just yesterday when President Obama met with Republicans to talk about how they should work together. It was yesterday, but today Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said his party will block all legislation until Democrats vote on extending the Bush

Joe Miller Won’t Stop Complaining

Joe Miller’s a lawyer. Today, he filed a “reply memorandum” to “delay certification of the US Senate Election until a series of voting irregularities, that could affect the ultimate outcome of the Race.” By capitalizing “race,” is he referring to the election or Caucasians? Probably not, but he said, “The campaign asked a US Federal

Dems Lose Big

Democrats took it on the chin last night. Republicans and Tea Party Republicans landed one body blow after another before delivering the knockout punch. Republicans took 60 House seats and at least 6 Senate positions away from the Democrats. That means that Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) will become the next Speaker of the United States

John Kerry’s Funny Statement About Reid Victory

John Kerry (D-MA) slaps around Politico, Huffington Post and pundits while he reassures us that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is not simply Dracula or even just Lazarus. “Politico was wrong, Huffington Post was wrong, hell, all the pundits were wrong. Harry Reid isn’t just Dracula, he isn’t just Lazarus, he’s our Leader and

Joe Miller Is Now Dead Last

A few weeks ago, heck a few days ago, Tea Party Republican Joe Miller was leading the US Senate race in Alaska, but now a new poll puts him dead last. A Hays Research Group poll released today shows write-in candidate Lisa Murkowski in the lead with 34 percent and Democrat Scott McAdams with 29

Joe Miller Admitted That He’s a Liar

Alaska’s Tea Party Republican senatorial candidate Joe Miller admitted in 2008 that he’s a liar. After being caught using Fairbanks North Star Borough computers for political purposes, Miller tried to cover it up by lying. “I lied about accessing all of the computers. I then admitted about accessing the computers, but lied about what I

Polls Show GOP Might Pick up Three Senate Seats

The polls are bouncing all over the place in the Senate races so take everything you hear about polls with a huge chunk of salt, but here’s my latest analysis. For awhile the polls were clearly trending for big GOP wins in the Senate, but now not so much. Data Analysis for October 21, 2010

Karl Rove’s Super PAC is Lying to you

According to, all of these “Super PAC” ads you’ve been seeing on TV in Florida, Illinois, Nevada, Washington, Pennsylvania and Kentucky are a pack of lies. Of 31 claims in TV ads that PolitiFact has checked from groups such as American Crossroads and the Patriot Majority PAC, the vast majority have earned a Half

In West Virginia, Democrats Look A lot Like Tea Party Republicans

Democrat Joe Manchin is running to fill the seat left vacant by the death of Democrat Robert Byrd. Manchin released an ad showing him shooting a hole through the Democrats comprehensive energy bill – literally. In the ad, Manchin also takes aim at health care reform with a message of repeal, and he boasts about

Kentucky’s Rand Paul Supports a $2,000 Medicare Deductible

Kentucky’s Tea Party Republican senatorial nominee Rand Paul said that he supports instituting a $2,000 deductible for Medicare recipients, and his opponent Democrat Jack Conway is slapping him around for that position. Paul responded by calling Conway a liar with a counter-attack ad. Then Paul pulled that ad, and replaced it with an ad that

Polls Show O’Donnell Down by 19 Points Against Coons

Christine O’Donnell won the Senatorial Republican nomination on September 14, 2010. She beat out Republican Mike Castle and Republicans were shocked while the Tea Partiers jumped for joy – they were going to “take America back.” But for the Republican Tea Partiers, that doesn’t look like it’s going to happen. A new poll by the

NV: Sharron Angle Says, ‘There’s nothing wrong with our health care’

In a rare TV interview with a reporter that doesn’t work for Fox News, Nevada Republican senatorial candidate Sharon Angle said, “There’s nothing wrong with our health care system.” We have the best doctors in the world, Angle explained in her condescending tone. That might be true, maybe, but more than 50 million Americans don’t

Next Senate Could be Loaded With Conservative Ideologues

If the polls are right – you have every reason to believe that they aren’t – but if they’re right, as many as 12 never-before-seen ultra-conservative Republicans will be in the Senate next year. Ron Brownstein wrote today that if it happens, this will be the biggest class of extremely conservative freshmen Senators we’ve seen

Christine O’Donnell Says Evolution is a Myth

In 1998, Delaware’s current Republican senatorial nominee, Christine O’Donnell was on Bill Maher’s Politically Incorrect when she said that evolution is a myth. A bewildered O’Donnell said that if it were real, “why aren’t monkeys still evolving into human beings?” O’Donnell is so sure that evolution is a myth, yet, she doesn’t even have a