Quick Hits From The Heritage Foundation
Due to the fact that President Barack Obama's $787 billion stimulus failed to stem job losses, the Congressional Budget Office now says the scheme will cost American taxpayers $862 billion, thanks to a higher than expected unemployment benefits total. Sens. Evan Bayh (D-IN) and Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) say they won't support a deal with the House to pass selective parts of their health care bill through the Senate using reconciliation, and Sen. Ben Nelson (D-NE) says Congress should start over entirely.
The leaders of the 9/11 Commission - former New Jersey Gov. Thomas Keane (R) and former Rep. Lee Hamilton (D-IN) - told a Senate panel Tuesday the Obama administration mishandled the interrogation of the failed Christmas Day airline bomber.
Sens. Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) and Jim Webb (D-VA) signed on to a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder condemning the Obama administration's decision to try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in a civilian court. According to a new congressional report, the United States is still unprepared to respond to the threat of large-scale bio-terrorism.
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