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Debt Deal Watch; Boehner Having Trouble Rounding Up Enough House Votes; Politico: Biden Says Tea Party Has ‘Acted Like Terrorists;’ Update: Mr. Gaffetastic denies smear; Giffords’ return eclipses anticlimactic House passage, 269-161

By Doug Powers  •  July 31, 2011 12:59 PM

**Written by Doug Powers (Scroll down for updates) I’ve got C-Span 2 on right now because, well, it isn’t football season yet — that and a vote may take place soon in the Senate on the Reid bill (I’ve discovered that the Detroit Lions aren’t the only thing that can make me yell at the […]

Pelosi: Boehner Chose to ‘Go to the Dark Side’

By Doug Powers  •  July 31, 2011 11:23 AM

The Sith Sense

Saturday night Kabuki bickerfest; Update: Sunday Senate Vote Pushed Back to 1pm; Backroom deal details emerge

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 30, 2011 06:26 PM

The Senate Punch and Judy show…all for show It’s around 6:15pm Eastern. Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid just summoned all Senators and took to the floor to lament a GOP filibuster of his bill. Earlier today, the House rejected his plan. He repeated “filibuster” 100 times and even spelled it out — f-i-l-i-b-u-s-t-er. Senate […]

Saturday Roundup & Debt Ceiling Collision Warning System Test

By Doug Powers  •  July 30, 2011 12:32 PM

**Written by Doug Powers Lots going on this weekend, and not all of it is debt ceiling related. Here’s a quick rundown: –Funny how the Democrats and mainstream media outlets started talking about Republicans taking “hostages” almost simultaneously. It’s almost as if it was planned somehow. –Shortly after the White House began its Twitter spam-fest, […]

What a, uh, Surprise: Scott Brown Says He’d Support the Reid Debt Plan

By Doug Powers  •  July 29, 2011 07:43 PM

**Written by Doug Powers Given Sen. Brown’s brief Senate voting history (i.e. this and this), it won’t be surprising at all if he votes for Harry Reid’s debt bill. It’s just too bad that the fact Brown is in Kennedy’s old seat makes him feel compelled to ask “what would Ted do” before deciding how […]

The Boehner-Obama-Reid-Obama-McConnell-Obama-Anti-Hobbit Debt Ceiling Increase Vote; 6:23pm update Bill passes House, 218-210; 8:25pm update: Senate tables Boehner bill 59-41, Reid whinnies about “filibuster” while filibustering himself

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 29, 2011 05:43 PM

I’m spent, how about you? The Friday night vote on Boehner 3.0 or whatever iteration it is now will take place at approximately 6:15pm Eastern tonight. C-SPAN has it live here. Latest versions of the House GOP and Senate Reid Illusory Cuts bills are here. Fiscal conservatives fought the good fight. But after all is […]

New Obama motto: Yes, We Spam!

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 29, 2011 04:21 PM

The King of Spamalot The social media-amusement of the day from D.C. involves the White House campaign to spam House and Senate Republicans on Twitter. You can see it in real time on the Barack Obama Twitter account. Here’s a screen grab to give you an idea of what it’s all about: The whole thing […]

Gallup: No Need to Raise the Presidential Approval Rating Ceiling

By Doug Powers  •  July 29, 2011 04:07 PM

**Written by Doug Powers The presidential approval rating ceiling doesn’t have to be raised, but the floor might need to be lowered soon. Los Angeles Times: As the economy sags, unemployment climbs and debt negotiators dawdle, President Obama’s job approval rating has fallen to a new low. A new Gallup Poll, just released, finds the […]

Harry Reid: The Only Compromise There Is, Is Mine

By Doug Powers  •  July 29, 2011 02:16 PM

**Written by Doug Powers I let out a hobbit-like laugh just writing the headline — and it’s not an exaggeration, he really said it. Reid also complained today about “behind closed doors” dealings in the Republican leadership offices. Reid’s frustration must stem from the fact that the GOP isn’t being as transparent and open to […]

The George Soros waivers

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 29, 2011 10:23 AM

Obama’s exclusive George Soros waivers by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2011 “Millionaires and billionaires,” President Obama says derisively, must make more “sacrifices” and live by the same rules the rest of America lives by. But there are seven little words that will never appear on the White House teleprompter: “And that means you, too, […]