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Senate Tables Blunt Amendment

The Senate has voted to table the Blunt amendment 51–48. The amendment would have outlawed the contraception mandate, and it was opposed by almost all Senate Democrats and Republican senator Olympia Snowe of Maine. Steve Ertelt of LifeNews.com has more: Keep reading this post...
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Angling for a Two-fer

US Politics / Liberal : Talking Points Memo Editor's Blog (5 years ago)

With the Senate Democratic caucus less-than-united on a public option, Maine's Republican senators, Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins, are now back at the negotiating table as the White House and Senate leaders work to get 60 votes fo... Read Post

Blunt Amendment Tabled: Casey, Manchin, Nelson Cross Over

US Politics / Liberal : Firedoglake (2 years ago)

The Senate voted to table the Blunt amendment today, but several Democrats crossed the aisle to vote with Republicans and for an amendment that would give employers effective control over the medical procedures their employees could... Read Post

Olympia Snowe Will Not Seek Re-Election in Maine

US Politics / Liberal : Firedoglake (2 years ago)

In a highly unexpected announcement, Olympia Snowe, the Senator from Maine, will not seek re-election, putting another seat on the table for the Democrats in the Senate and possibly shifting what was seen as a likely Republican take... Read Post


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