Preliminary Whip List – War With Syria

By: Monday September 2, 2013 10:16 am

The Senate is basically a lost cause — the only Democrats I could find who openly oppose action in Syria are Begich and Manchin, and there is more than enough Republican support to get to 60 votes. So the battle is going to be in the House.

Senate Debt Ceiling Watch Party – Part II

By: Saturday July 30, 2011 1:29 pm

Video: McConnell and Reid spar over vote on Reid amendment today

Kay Hagan Voted For Audit the Fed, But Will Now Oppose

By: Thursday May 6, 2010 10:55 am

JP Morgan chief Jamie Dimon sits on the board of the NY Federal Reserve. He knows what the Fed is doing. But Hagan says Congress can’t be trusted with that information because they would leak like a seive and the markets would crash. In the short span of a year, she has decided she doesn’t want anyone to tell her anything, and that we should just trust Jamie Dimon to do the right thing.

That’s. . . delightful.

Liveblog – House Floor Debate on Health Care Bill

By: Sunday March 21, 2010 10:53 am

Welcome to the liveblog on the House of Representative’s health insurance reform vote live on C-Span).   Whether you support the bill or opposite it, whether the bill passes or doesn’t this is a historic vote. If a potential deal is struck with the Stupak bloc and the “pro-choice” caucus does not bolt, there would [...]

Blue Dog Kabuki: Why Exactly Do They Need Protecting?

By: Monday June 29, 2009 11:21 am

Tom Perriello  wanted to vote against the bill as an act of conscience. He had his arm twisted and wound up voting yes,  giving cover to Blue Dogs like Gene Taylor so they could vote “no.”

Gene Taylor is utterly and completely safe.  He won 74.6% of the vote in 2008, and 79.8% in 2006.  He’s beloved.

Periello, on the other hand, was a photo finish at 50.1% to Virgil Goode’s 49.8%.

Whatever this is about, it ain’t about protecting “vulnerable” Blue Dogs at risk of losing their seats.  

Voters Inexplicably Dropped from Ohio Rolls

By: Tuesday November 4, 2008 12:59 pm

Election Protection is getting reports of Ohio voters whose names have mysteriously vanished from the voter rolls:

Mercenary Firm Offers to “Detain Troublemakers” on Election Day

By: Monday November 3, 2008 9:05 am

A mercenary firm in Oregon offered to provide “security” on election day in case voters “get out of control,” Danger Room reports

Brave New Films: The Truth About ACORN

By: Tuesday October 21, 2008 7:40 am

Brave New Films released a new short film yesterday debunking the McCain campaign’s smears against ACORN. The film argues that spurious charges against the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now are part of a larger Republican strategy to depress the turnount of low income, minority, and young voters in battleground states.

ACORN = Stabbed in the Back

By: Friday October 17, 2008 10:43 am

Why have the Republicans redoubled their attacks on the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) as Obama’s lead increases?

Republicans: ACORN Schemed to Sabotage Itself

By: Tuesday October 14, 2008 10:42 am

For a minute, forget the difference between voter fraud and registration fraud and the history of ACORN-bashing as voter suppression. Has anyone stopped to consider whether the Republican National Congressional Committee’s allegations against ACORN make any sense?