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Farewell 2009, greetings 2010

December 31, 2009

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Another year has passed us yet again as time continues its eternal and unchanging march toward the uncertain future. Others have no doubt recounted better than I all of the notable events of the last year in politics, sports, and world history. Indeed, the transition is made even more memorable this January as we leave […]

Sen. Baucus drunk on Senate floor?

December 28, 2009

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Heads-up from Hot Air and Newsbusters. If I’d met a person in real life acting as Sen. Max Baucus does on the floor of the Senate, I would probably assume he’d gotten into the wassail a little early. It’s obviously not the Scandal of the Century™, but it is quite bizarre to have one of […]

Merry Christmas

December 25, 2009

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[picapp align=”none” wrap=”false” link=”term=star+of+bethlehem&iid=77621″ src=”0074/4616d3c1-d133-4857-affa-3eb5b30c8c5e.jpg?adImageId=8628651&imageId=77621″ width=”234″ height=”156″ /]  ‘And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be […]

Senate passes health care bill

December 24, 2009

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At 7 am on Christmas Eve, the Senate passed its version of health care reform in a party line vote of 60-39 (Sen. Jim Bunning of Kentucky didn’t vote). The vote was really a foregone conclusion with Sen. Ben Nelson announcing his support for the bill after saying the abortion funding language satisfied him – and […]

Dems on track for 60 votes with Nelson’s cave-in

December 20, 2009

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It looks like Harry Reid finally has all the votes he needs as Nebraska Sen. Ben Nelson has said he will now support cloture on Reid’s 400-page manager’s amendment introduced on Saturday. Nelson postured as a concened advocate of pro-life considerations, but Reid’s bill ties federal funding of abortions to the Hyde amendment, which can quite easily […]

Bad end to Chris Henry story

December 17, 2009

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  The world of professional football was saddened today when it was learned that Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chris Henry had died Thursday morning after falling out of the bed of a moving pickup truck the night before during a domestic dispute with his fiancée. Those with a passing knowledge of football or the Bengals probably think of […]

Debt ceiling raised as two spending bills advance

December 17, 2009

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In one of its last acts before adjourning for a winter break, the House of Representatives passed legislation that raises the amount of debt the US government is legally allowed to owe by an amount of $290 billion to a record $12.4 trillion in allowable government debt. The 218-214 vote saw unanimous Republican opposition, though […]