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- The Senate soundly rejected two balanced budget amendment proposals yesterday, including the Senate GOP version that would “throw about 15 million more people out of work, double the unemployment rate from 9 percent to approximately 18 percent, and cause the economy to shrink by about 17 percent instead of growing by an expected 2 percent.”
- The White House dropped a veto threat against a biill that will allow the military to indefinitely detain suspected terrorists.
- Tenther absolutist Ken Cuccinelli (R-VA) is the strong frontrunner to be the GOP nominee for governor of Virginia in 2013.
- Newt Gingrich’s massive white paper laying out his authoritarian belief that he can simply ignore court decisions he disagrees with if elected president can’t even spell the Supreme Court justices’ names correctly.
- A Florida judge tossed a proposed state constitutional amendment that would permit more taxpayer money to go to religious organizations off the ballot, although it is possible that some tweaks to the amendment’s language could put it back.