Saturday, November 21, 2009

A filibuster!!!

If you want to see the beginnings of what a filibuster looks like, turn on C-SPAN 2 right now! Three senators asking each other questions they already know the answer to. Awesome! Cloture vote schedule for 7:00 p.m. our time tonight. It might start even earlier so tune in at 5:00. Listen for how the following vote: Blanche Lincoln, Mary Landrieu, Nelson, and Lieberman. At this point everyone but Lincoln has said he or she will vote for cloture.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

At Carroll University, 100 N. East Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186

“Changing Times: The Life of Barack Obama”
· Glen Jeansonne (Co-author of this book and UWM professor) and David Luhrssen (Co-author of this book and Editor/film critic at Milwaukee’s Shepherd Express)
· Monday, November 30—6pm
· Stackner Ballroom (Campus Center)
· FREE and open to the community

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Opinion: Does it matter that only 1 Republican voted for the healthcare bill in the House?

Hours after President Obama exhorted Democratic lawmakers to "answer the call of history," the House hit an unprecedented milestone on the path to health-care reform, approving a trillion-dollar package late Saturday that seeks to overhaul private insurance practices and guarantee comprehensive and affordable coverage to almost every American.

How they voted: