It looks as if extending those unemployment benefits that expired on December 28 for the long-term unemployed is two votes short of passing in the Senate. All 55 Dems are for it, and they have three Republicans — Dean Heller of Nevada, Susan Collins of Maine, and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska.
But a majority of 58 doesn’t matter when you need 60.
Even if it passed the Senate, good luck in the House of Crazies.
The Dems shouldn’t have done the Murray-Ryan deal without an extension of benefits.