Tuesday, February 09, 2010

The loyal opposition - The Senate upheld a filibuster against labor nominee Craig Becker tonight. Republicans opposed him because they felt he would push a union agenda; newly-minted Senator Scott Brown voted against the nominee. Much more interesting was that Ben Nelson (D-NE) and Blanche Lincoln (D-MO) joined the Republican filibuster. Hearing footsteps going into the midterms?

Related - Slate: "The Senator's Dilemma - What game theory can teach us about the fate of health care reform."

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