Unemployment Compensation Extension

Unemployment Compensation Extension

A typical headline on the most recent vote: "Senate Rejects Jobless Benefits 58-38" 

Doesn't exactly sound like a rejection. In headlines and in the text of news articles, reporters should emphasize what's really happening. Something like "Republicans Filibuster, Prevent Vote on Unemployment Compensation"

homer  www.altara.blogspot.com

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RE: Unemployment Compensation Extension

Yup. Come November and December, when it's time to write the rules for the new Congress, I hope the Netroots turn the focus to filibuster reform. I'll certainly be plugging away at it.

The extenders/unemployment bill was in many ways the Main Street bailout Republicans have been howling for. Hypocritical.

by Nathan Empsall 2010-07-01 12:20PM | 0 recs
The filibuster isn't the problem

The problem is Republicans.

by QTG 2010-07-01 12:33PM | 0 recs

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