The election season of 2010 has seen an explosion of independent expenditures for and against congressional candidates, and the donors to the groups that mount these independent expenditures are largely invisible thanks to recent campaign finance deregulation. Tracking and comparing donors between groups is the
Both of the Democratic U.S. Senators from Arkansas, Blanche Lincoln and Mark Pryor, voted against the repeal.
Why did Arkansas Senator Blanche Lincoln vote to kill Barack Obama’s health care reform centerpiece, the public option? The answer has a lot to do with her sources of campaign finance reform.
The 5 Democrats who defected to the Republican side to defeat Obama’s public option are: Max Baucus, Blanche Lincoln, Kent Conrad, Bill Nelson and Tom Carper.
If you want to understand why meaningful health care reform has fallen apart, take a look at Obama’s inability to rally the Democrats in Congress in creating progressive change. It’s a problem that suggests there’s a lot more disappointment to come.
These senators voted, along with the Republicans, to say that Americans in the United States should be targeted for electronic spying, without a search warrant even if there is no reason to suspect a terrorist threat, and even if there is no threat of bodily harm to anyone. What a sad day it is for the Democratic Party to have politicians like these running the name of Democrat through the mud.
On January 24 2008, a roll call vote was held in the Senate. The vote’s purpose was to stop consideration of a bill from the Senate Intelligence Committee — — and in its place let the Senate consider a bill from the Senate Judiciary Committee.