Two Votes Away!

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.

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