As Arizona lawmakers today contemplate a bill to deny citizenship to children born in the U.S. to non-citizen parents, it is interesting to note what other states and cities and counties have spent defending similarly unconstitutional laws.
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This weekend, Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) announced that she has enough votes and support to put an end to “secret holds” — an individual senator’s ability to anonymously delay nominees or legislation:
McCaskill, a first-term Democrat, appears to have persuaded enough of her colleagues to back her effort to take
Long before the financial crisis, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were synonymous with moral hazard in the minds and classrooms of most economists. Everyone (including Fannie and Freddie) believed that if they got into trouble by making risky investments, the government would bail them out. Of course, the feeling that More…
Citizens United’s David Bossie reacted to his massive win in the Supreme Court:
Today’s U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing Citizens United to air its documentary films and advertisements is a tremendous victory, not only for Citizens United but for every American who desires to participate in the political process.
It was meant to be a populist legislative victory that would usher Democrats straight through the 2010 midterm elections: a sweeping health care reform bill offering affordable coverage to tens of millions of uninsured Americans, while preventing insurance companies from denying coverage based on pre-existing conditions.
Then came Massachusetts.
It’s been unclear from the start exactly who Sen. Joe Lieberman’s (I-Conn.) target constituency was as he frustrated progressives by significantly weakening health reform legislation and then frustrated conservatives by supporting the eventual Senate bill.
Senate Democrats on Thursday approved the best health care reform bill they could manage: a sweeping $871 billion proposal designed to extend coverage to tens of millions of uninsured Americans and slow the growth of runaway costs. It was at once a monumental achievement, representing the most expansive overhaul of More…
The compromise Senate health reform bill cleared its first major hurdle early this morning, as senators voted strictly along party lines to block a Republican filibuster of changes to the bill.
The New York Times reports:
The vote was 60 to 40 — a tally that is expected to
The Minnesota Independent’s Andy Birkey reports that Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) has thrown her support behind a Nov. 9 fundraiser in St. Paul for the Citizens’ Council on Health Care, which bills itself as “a free-market resource for designing the future of health care.” More…
The smart take among liberal and Democratic strategists is that Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) is making an empty threat to filibuster his party’s health care bill. But there are short-term consequences for what Lieberman is doing. The National Republican Senatorial Committee is using Lieberman to push Democrats More…