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CShine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 09:39 PM
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GOP Unity In Congress Frays
For most of the 108th Congress, Republicans have held ranks with President Bush, especially on the issues he cared most about: tax cuts and the war. But suddenly, Democrats are finding unexpected openings in that GOP line on issues that usually don't usually engage members of Congress: new administration regulations.

In a vote expected Tuesday, the Senate - with GOP help - is expected to brave a presidential veto to block new FCC rules on broadcast ownership. Last week, six Republicans voted with Democrats to block a change in how the Department of Labor regulates overtime, also in the face of a presidential veto threat. Justice Department proposals to extend the reach of the USA Patriot Act could prompt similar defections.

http://www.csmonitor.com/2003/0915/p02s01-uspo.html
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PartyPooper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 09:44 PM
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1. Bring 'em down!
Republicans and Democrats alike, bring this Junta down!

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Don_G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 09:45 PM
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2. I Wonder If The First Crack Was The 87 Billion?
87 Billion plus for a war we can't afford and no one wants. I'm sure more than a few votors had something to say about this on top of the record deficit and the missing surplus Clinton left.

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neverforget Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 10:14 PM
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4. The first crack is his falling poll numbers. The farther they fall, the
more the moderate Repubs will break ranks.
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Nottingham Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 09:55 PM
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3. is that 87 Billion for the Senators Districts or for Bush
and the Senators are realizing it is all in Bush's hands

thats a bunch of money thats not gonna go to their districts and to them! :bounce:
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