Tag Archives: Mitch McConnell

The Kentucky Case Study

Cross-posted at CorieWhalen.com The Republican primary for the race that will replace retiring Senator Jim Bunning is heating up in a major way. The tension between the moderate, if not liberal GOP Establishment and Outside-The-Beltway conservatives is on full display. This is an internal fight familiar to those of us who feel we have a stake in the fate of…

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Kirk Is Still Voting

( – promoted by Garrett Quinn) To protect the sensibilities of Simple Festus I will attempt to keep this post hyperbole free. Back when our appointed Senator Paul Kirk floated the idea of passing a health care bill before Scott Brown could be seated, republicans made the following points: “Based on Massachusetts law, Senate precedent, and the U.S. Constitution, Republican…

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Judd Gregg Withdraws!

Gregg withdraws as commerce nominee

Posted by Foon Rhee, deputy national political editor February 12, 2009 08:31 PM Senator Judd Gregg, the New Hampshire Republican, withdrew this afternoon as President Obama’s nominee for Commerce Secretary, saying he had too many policy differences on the stimulus package and the Census. “It has become apparent during this process that this will not…

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