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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 05:30 PM
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Senate rejects measure to defund Planned Parenthood (42-58)
Source: MSNBC

Senate rejects measure to defund Planned Parenthood

Carrie Dann writes:As expected, the Senate has voted down a measure to defund Planned Parenthood, with five Republicans voting with Democrats to keep the funding in place.

The vote was 42-58.

Republicans voting against the stand-alone resolution to defund Planned Parenthood were: Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts, Sen. Mark Kirk of Illinois, Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, and Sens. Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe of Maine.

The same resolution passed the House earlier today by a vote of 241 to 185. Seven House Republicans voted to keep the Planned Parenthood funding, while 10 Democrats voted to eliminate it.
The budget agreement completed last Friday included a deal to eliminate a rider attached to the must-pass funding bill that would have cut Title X funding for womens health organizations that also conduct abortions.

Read more: http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/04/14/6472644... -
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Drale Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 05:36 PM
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1. Wow Mark Kirk did something for America for once
The only reason he got elected was because of a smear campaign.
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Stuart G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 05:43 PM
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2. He Kirk, is not a good person, this will be his last decent vote..
Whle the future cannot be predicted. He will stand with the Pukes in the future, on all important votes..this wasn't one of them, the Pukes were going to loose in the Senate..so he got permission to vote the way he did..budget time..
He was a puke, is a puke and will always be one..

In the HOuse, he always went along with the majority on all important votes...
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TxVietVet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 05:51 PM
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7. He certainly is a
:puke:
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 05:50 PM
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6. if you look at kirk he`s always run hard right then...
after he`s elected he moves to the left. he`s in a democratic state with durbin and obama. he`s not going hard right because he knows he won`t get jack shit. he`s also teaming with brown in ohio to get some jobs legislation.
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Drale Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 05:52 PM
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8. I don't know if you've ever met him
but he is a complete ass. He treats people like shit as well.
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HockeyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 05:48 PM
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3. Thank Goddess, for the cooler heads of the Senate
If left of the House, we would all be begging in the streets.
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HockeyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 05:48 PM
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4. Thank Goddess, for the cooler heads of the Senate
If left of the House, we would all be begging in the streets.
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Lasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 05:49 PM
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5. Why is no Democrat calling this an earmark?
It would certainly be accurate to describe it as such.
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eggplant Donating Member (395 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 05:58 PM
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9. I disagree.
Earmarks benefit a state or a district. PP funding benefits everyone. And it is money clearly spent in the public interest. Every one of those dollars spent saves us countless more because of better public health.
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Lasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 07:53 AM
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10. Close enough to resonate in political discourse.
It would put Republicans on the spot after all their whining about earmarks since Obama was elected.
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rgbecker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 08:38 AM
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11. Scott Brown is going to be hard to get rid of at this rate.
He knows he has to move to the middle to keep his seat in Massachusetts.
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karynnj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 09:22 AM
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12. He did vote for the anti-EPA amendments and he praised Ryan's budget (vaguely as usual)
What I wonder is that it is usually accepted that many people want to give the answer they think a pollster wants to here - which is why most companies try to calibrate market research results by past experience of that bias. Brown has gotten puffy star treatment - especially by the more liberal Boston Globe. At this point his favorable number is around 53. What I wonder is how solid is it?

Once the Democrats converge around a candidate, you wonder if votes like the EPA ones and the mere fact that he will vote for McConnell for majority leader might pull him down. The best thing that national Democrats could do to help is what Obama just started - the defining question of 2012 may be the Obama budget vs the Ryan budget. In 1996, Weld has favorables in the 70s and was his record was more liberal than Brown's, but Kerry won by 7 points. (I admire Kerry immensely and he is a fantastic debater, but part of the reason he survived was that he made the issue Democratic values vs Republican ones. I suspect the same phenomena will help any good Democratic nominee.
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rgbecker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 10:07 PM
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18. I hope you are right. The press is giving Brown a free ride.
The guy voted to keep the Financial reform bill from coming to vote...then voted for the bill. The press notes his vote for it but ignores that fact it never would have been votable if Brown had his way.

I trust the democrats of Massachusetts, but I wonder who is going step up to the plate and knock this guy out.
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karynnj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-16-11 01:37 PM
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19. Not to mention that the cost to "buy" Brown's vote was very high
He demanded that the fund set up to bail out financial institutions if there was a failure in spite of the new regulations be paid for by returned TARP money (ie taxpayer money) instead of from a tax on the financial institutions. So, if a future bailout is needed, it is already prepaid by the taxpayer. This was an awful change, but without it we did not have the votes.

I don't live in MA, but have seen the free ride they gave him.

(One glaring case was that the Boston Globe interviewed him after he had been in the Senate for a few months. The transcript, which is online, but never in the print copy, showed a man clearly over his head. There are extensive comments on earmarks - which he was completely against - instead, he was for working with appropriations to fund specific programs he thought good! His comments on the Senate sound like something written by a kid away at school. It is embarrassing. The paper though covered for him. The viseo cherry picks a few sane comments and bridges the video with pictures of Brown. The article, which could have already been written before he spoke to them, was that he was a star from day one. Here is a link to the article (and video) - http://www.boston.com/news/nation/washington/articles/2... ; here is the transcript: http://www.boston.com/news/nation/washington/articles/2...
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Poll_Blind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 09:48 AM
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13. Thank you, Senate!
PB
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BlancheSplanchnik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 10:51 AM
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14. that's exactly what I was just gonna say! ---- KnR
:)

What PB said!!!

:hi:



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toddwv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 11:27 AM
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15. So now we need the names of the Dems who decided to help the Republicans attack women's health.
A bit ironic since April is "Sexual Assault Awareness" month.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 12:59 PM
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16. None
Grouped By Vote PositionYEAs ---42
Alexander (R-TN)
Ayotte (R-NH)
Barrasso (R-WY)
Blunt (R-MO)
Boozman (R-AR)
Burr (R-NC)
Chambliss (R-GA)
Coats (R-IN)
Coburn (R-OK)
Cochran (R-MS)
Corker (R-TN)
Cornyn (R-TX)
Crapo (R-ID)
DeMint (R-SC)
Ensign (R-NV)
Enzi (R-WY)
Graham (R-SC)
Grassley (R-IA)
Hatch (R-UT)
Hoeven (R-ND)
Hutchison (R-TX)
Inhofe (R-OK)
Isakson (R-GA)
Johanns (R-NE)
Johnson (R-WI)
Kyl (R-AZ)
Lee (R-UT)
Lugar (R-IN)
McCain (R-AZ)
McConnell (R-KY)
Moran (R-KS)
Paul (R-KY)
Portman (R-OH)
Risch (R-ID)
Roberts (R-KS)
Rubio (R-FL)
Sessions (R-AL)
Shelby (R-AL)
Thune (R-SD)
Toomey (R-PA)
Vitter (R-LA)
Wicker (R-MS)

NAYs ---58
Akaka (D-HI)
Baucus (D-MT)
Begich (D-AK)
Bennet (D-CO)
Bingaman (D-NM)
Blumenthal (D-CT)
Boxer (D-CA)
Brown (D-OH)
Brown (R-MA)
Cantwell (D-WA)
Cardin (D-MD)
Carper (D-DE)
Casey (D-PA)
Collins (R-ME)
Conrad (D-ND)
Coons (D-DE)
Durbin (D-IL)
Feinstein (D-CA)
Franken (D-MN)
Gillibrand (D-NY)
Hagan (D-NC)
Harkin (D-IA)
Inouye (D-HI)
Johnson (D-SD)
Kerry (D-MA)
Kirk (R-IL)
Klobuchar (D-MN)
Kohl (D-WI)
Landrieu (D-LA)
Lautenberg (D-NJ)
Leahy (D-VT)
Levin (D-MI)
Lieberman (ID-CT)
Manchin (D-WV)
McCaskill (D-MO)
Menendez (D-NJ)
Merkley (D-OR)
Mikulski (D-MD)
Murkowski (R-AK)
Murray (D-WA)
Nelson (D-FL)
Nelson (D-NE)
Pryor (D-AR)
Reed (D-RI)
Reid (D-NV)
Rockefeller (D-WV)
Sanders (I-VT)
Schumer (D-NY)
Shaheen (D-NH)
Snowe (R-ME)
Stabenow (D-MI)
Tester (D-MT)
Udall (D-CO)
Udall (D-NM)
Warner (D-VA)
Webb (D-VA)
Whitehouse (D-RI)
Wyden (D-OR

http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/r...
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toddwv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 01:44 PM
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17. Intersting...the initial reports that I've read had it wrong.
Edited on Fri Apr-15-11 01:54 PM by toddwv
5 Republicans turned. 3 out of 4 Republican women senators voted "nay", all 12 of the Democratic Party's women senators voted "nay".

This is one of the reasons that we need to get more women into Congressional seats.
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