Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The Seventeenth Summary 01-25-2011 AM

GOP Moves Healthcare Repeal Battle to Senate
U.S. News & World Report
"If Republicans insist on bringing the repeal bill up in the Senate, we will require them to vote up or down on the parts of the law that protect consumers ...

Marco Rubio: Does Senate need Tea Party caucus?
USA Today
Marco Rubio, a Florida Republican who got elected with the Tea Party's help, is questioning the need for a Tea Party caucus in the Senate. ...

Comment: First Rubio jetted over to Israel immediately after the election to kow-tow and now he’s jettisoning his ties with the Tea Party. Well I’d say that is strike two in my book. Florida voters need to take notice and start applying pressure to this guy to live up to his election platform. Likewise Tea Party members through out the US need to take notice as well because this has been the historical trend when grassroots groups get involved with main stream parties. It might also be the time to support a third party that does more than talks the talk, but walks the walk.

Va. Politics: Allen officially enters race for US Senate
Washington Post
James Webb (D) in what will probably be one of the most-watched Senate races of 2012. Webb said in December that he would announce a decision on whether ...

Bid launched to draft Olbermann for Senate
USA Today
A bid to draft Keith Olbermann to run for Joe Lieberman's Senate seat in Connecticut has been launched. ...

The Week Ahead: Senate repeal push
The Hill
The effects of that vote will be felt this week: The Senate returns to Washington, and House Republicans will continue to pressure Senate Majority Leader ...

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