Daily Kos isn’t one of my daily stops but Swing State Project is and SSP caught note of a study with lots of charts and graphs that seem to suggest a correlation between a president’s approval rating and the midterm performance of his party.
Archives for May 18, 2006
Congressional Quarterly takes a look at those folks who bucked their party to vote against the budget resolution early this morning. “All House Democrats present voted against the resolution, arguing that it would shortchange vital programs. Most Republicans supported the budget blueprint, saying that it would reduce the rate of growth in federal programs but not cut spending, and also allow for tax relief,” CQ said.
In looking at the Republicans, we found this:
Courtesy of NPR, we learn today that “freedom of the press” is no longer in the Constitution. Hardly a discouraging word is uttered among the folks who swore to defend and uphold it.
I’m writing this as a public service to all those folks out there who specialize in writing biting political ads who are having a hard time coming up with something for the next campaign.
Last minute vote-switching in the Minnesota House. The House just passed a ban on the sale of “mature” videogames to kids under 17. Just before the vote closed, and it was a sure win, I counted something like 7 representatives who voted “no,” telling House Speaker Steve Sviggum they were voting “yes.”
I was washing some dishes this morning and thinking, “what the heck ever happened to the federal marriage amendment? All those folks in November of 2004 campaigned as if it would be the first thing they did when they got back inside the Beltway and hear it is May 2006?”