Wednesday, February 09, 2011

The Seventeenth Summary 02-09-2011 AM

Tea Party senator draws praise for budget amendment
USA Today
The freshman senator has long ties to conservatives: his father, Rex Lee, was President Ronald Reagan's solicitor general, and the younger Lee twice clerked ...

US senator offers bill to give $7500 rebate to electric vehicle buyers
A bill that would give buyers of plug-in electric vehicles up to a $7500 rebate to stimulate customer demand was introduced Monday by US Senator Debbie ...

Maine senator gaining in call for Afghan probe
Boston Globe
US Sen. Olympia Snowe says she's gaining support in her call for a federal review of security forces in Afghanistan after a soldier from Maine ...

Senator Rand Paul Defends Israel
By (Daniel Sayani)
Senator Rand Paul's stance against foreign aid for countries including Israel has raised controversy. However, this must be evaluated in the context of his broader pro-Israel policy.

Hatch and Lugar blaze different paths as tea party stalks
Washington Post (blog)
They were both elected to the Senate in 1976, both are in their 70s, and both are well-regarded by their colleagues. ...

Senate Democrats Target Oil, Gas Tax Breaks
Wall Street Journal
Senate Democrats will urge House Republicans to include an end to tax breaks for the oil and natural-gas industry as part of GOP ...

Senate Dems Take Aim At Individual Mandate
ABC News (blog)
Still, it marks a troublesome prospect for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid if a group forms within his caucus to take aim at the health care law. ...

Democrats Preparing To Fight Anti-Abortion GOPers With Economic Message
Though the effort on the Senate is less coordinated, a number of Senators are planning to join the fight against the House abortion bills in anticipation of ...

Senate Republicans push Obama on Colombia, Panama trade deals
Washington Post
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Monday urged President Obama to act on pending trade deals with Panama and Colombia, ...

US Senate Finance Chief Vows Vigorous Tax Reform Effort This Yr
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus Tuesday said his panel will undertake a strong effort to overhaul the US's tax ...

Is Rand Paul a US Senate action hero?
Reuters Blogs (blog)
It didn't take Rand Paul long to become Captain America of the US Senate. He's tough-minded, strong-willed and he's ready to battle the most dangerous ..

Senate to tackle trade bill Thursday
The Hill (blog)
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said he hopes to clear legislation extending two trade programs on Thursday ...

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