September 28, 2006

ONE VICTORY AFTER ANOTHER:

Senate OKs detainee interrogation bill (ANNE PLUMMER FLAHERTY, 9/28/06, Associated Press)

The Senate on Thursday endorsed President Bush's plans to prosecute and interrogate terror suspects, all but sealing congressional approval for legislation that Republicans intend to use on the campaign trail to assert their toughness on terrorism.

The 65-34 vote means the bill could reach the president's desk by week's end.


Interesting that so many Democrats voted against a bill about which they had nothing to say.

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 28, 2006 7:17 PM
Comments

Another nail in McVain's presidential coffin.

Posted by: obc at September 28, 2006 8:29 PM

Naw. McDuff was key to setting the end game trap. Jes like wid da judges.

Posted by: ghostcat at September 28, 2006 9:33 PM

The Republican base that votes in the primaries is not impressed.

Posted by: obc at September 28, 2006 10:53 PM

The base is--the Beltway nabobs aren't. The latter don't matter.

Posted by: oj at September 28, 2006 11:07 PM

"The 65-34 vote means the bill could reach the president's desk by week's end."

H'mmm . . . 65-35 . . . sounds like a natural majority to me.

Posted by: Fred Jacobsen (San Fran) at September 29, 2006 2:32 AM

Fred:

Would have been 66-34 if the Republicans had a Senator from Rhode Island.

Posted by: Rick T. at September 29, 2006 10:54 AM

Fred:

Would have been 66-34 if the Republicans had a Senator from Rhode Island.

Posted by: Rick T. at September 29, 2006 10:55 AM
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