unemployment benefits

Temper, Temper…

Yesterday I reported that the GOP storm on health care seemed to be subsiding. Indeed, reconciliation looks on schedule to go through by Friday, though Senator Tom Coburn says he believes he’ll be able to successful strip out certain provisions forcing the Senate to send the bill back to the House for final passage. It seems, though, …

Bunning Caves

More than five days after he began but two days too late to prevent a cut off in services that will now have to be fixed retroactively, Senator Jim Bunning gave up his one-man filibuster of a $10 billion bill to extend unemployment benefits for 30 days. The measure passed with large bipartisan support 78-19. The Kentucky Republican said …

Bunning Budges?

Third Floor U.S. Senate

The GOP Senate conference is downstairs having their weekly policy lunch on the second floor of the Senate. I hear Kentucky’s Jim Bunning is getting an earful in the meeting and rumors are swirling that he may cave and accept Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s offer to have a vote on his plan to use stimulus …

Bunning: No Excuse

Why is Jim Bunning blocking the extension of unemployment benefits?

“Excuse me. This is a ‘Senator Only’ elevator.”

Maybe he wants to savor the experience. After all, he won’t be riding that elevator much longer.

more about "Bunning: No Excuse", posted with vodpod