The national media is getting all ready to get worked up with the idea that the primary race between Sen. Thad Cochran and Chris McDaniel is going to be a real contest. Sam Hall on his Clarion Ledger blog noted a story in the National Journal yesterday. After noting that seven sitting Republicans have […]
Word clouds set the size of a word based on how many times it was used in a text. This is based on Sanders’s 8+ hour speech in the Senate on Friday.
There are much harder gyrations politicians attempt to make– take, for instance, McCain’s current claim that he didn’t realize the Tarp money was going to banks (he said he was mislead by Bush’s secretary of treasury) and that Obama suspended his campaign, too– but the two Mississippi senators are in a small and exclusive […]
James Fallows has an update with readers input about his filibuster quote from earlier today. The two most interesting are from lawyers, one noting the language of the constitution and the other some history and experience of the use of filibusters. His blog post also includes an interesting point about California’s budget paralysis and […]
James Fallows has a nice blog post about the explosion in number of fillibusters in the Senate and what it does to the ability to govern– it has suddenly become necessary to get 60 votes and not a majority of votes in order to get through the Senate. This is something new– fillibusters and […]
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Rumors are floating that U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran may decide to step down early in 2010. If that happens, Gov. Haley Barbour would have the opportunity to make the appointment. Any guesses as to who that would be?
There follows in comments some speculation from that rumor.
This post is not going to be what you think from the heading.
Ipse Bloggit has posted a compliant just filed in Hinds County Circuit, in which Mrs. Pickering (wife of the former Congressman) is suing Elizabeth Creekmore Byrd for allienation of affections.
Standard disclaimer: These are just allegations, one side of a law […]
Al Franken won a unanimous decision from the Minnesota Supreme Court; Coleman concedes, and so the senate race there is finally over.
Here’s a Franken Decision, thanks to Third South. While Franken may now be the Minnesota legislator who is funniest on purpose, Michele Bachman may be (not on purpose) the funniest (she’s also […]