Illinois DREAM Act passes Illinois Senate…
The Illinois Combine, for those unfamiliar with the term of art, refers to an unfortunate reality in Illinois politics: to wit, Illinois is not precisely a two-party state. There is a Republican Party of Illinois, and there is a Democratic Party of Illinois – but the party bosses of both more or less ignore everybody else and run the state to suit themselves. Case in | Read More »
BREAKING: ThinkProgress pig-ignorant about military.
Legal Insurrection tipped me to this one: apparently, ThinkProgress (link available via Legal Insurrection) got itself in a bit of a tizzy over a story in the Mexican press that one of the Navy SEALs that killed Osama bin Laden was the son of Mexican immigrants, which apparently means (according to TP) that we need to pass the DREAM Act* and that the military is | Read More »
5 (or 6) Democrats kill DREAM Act in Senate.
Which is fine by me – but before the Left starts screaming, maybe they should talk to their own side. The final cloture vote was 55 to 41, with the following Democratic Senators voting against the DREAM Act: Mark Pryor Jon Tester Max Baucus Kay Hagan Ben Nelson Where I come from, 55 + 5 = 60, or enough to pass a cloture vote. Three | Read More »