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Senate Republicans on Tuesday blocked a Democratic bill that would have repealed about $2 billion in annual tax breaks for the five biggest oil companies, though Democrats say they'll push for the measure during negotiations to increase the nation's debt limit.
The Republican-controlled House has passed another bill putting offshore oil and gas drilling on the fast track.
The last time Sen. Ben Nelson ran for re-election, in 2006, Democrats held four of the six Senate seats representing the 650 miles of plains from Nebraska north to the Canadian border.
In a year when spending, deficits and debt have dominated the national debate, the recent push to strip Planned Parenthood of government funding is a reminder that the abortion issue retains its political potency.
I am dismayed by the premature rejoicing of pro-lifers concerning the passage of H.R. 217, which might result in defunding Planned Parenthood. The bill is a great first legislative step, but it is only a first step. Sadly, it does not deny funding to hospitals that kill unborn babies - just free-standing "clinics." Hence, the bill is clearly targeting Planned Parenthood and leaving the fight over hospitals for another day. That said, I would rejoice if the bill became law, denying Planned Parenthood our money.
Misusing body scanner images would become a federal crime punishable by up to a year in prison under a proposal approved Tuesday by the Senate, an attempt by lawmakers to address concerns raised by some travelers.
When Sen. Joe Manchin III, West Virginia Democrat, voted last week to block a Republican attempt to repeal the 2010 health care law, his action on some levels was routine. The vote was straight along party lines, and the GOP effort was viewed largely as a symbolic gesture with little chance of success.
Snowprah Winfrey, Snoverkill, SnOMG, Snonami — the nation has moved far beyond mere Snowpocalypse.
If you would like to know what the White House really thinks of Obamacare, there's an easy way. Look past its press releases. Ignore its promises. Forget its talking points. Instead, simply witness for yourself the outrageous way the White House protects its best friends from Obamacare.