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  • Plouffe: President Has Enough Votes to Pass Gun Control

    01/20/2013 12:15:03 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 109 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Sunday, 20 Jan 2013 11:28 AM | Amy Woods
    White House adviser David Plouffe said Sunday that he believes President Barack Obama has sufficient votes in Congress to pass gun-control legislation. … Appearing on CNN’s “State of the Union,” which was televised from the National Mall in Washington D.C., Plouffe said he believes the White House has 60 votes in the Senate and 218 in the House from Democrats and Republicans. … He also predicted that immigration reform will make it through Congress. …
  • Obama didn't ask Congress about ousting Wagoner

    03/30/2009 1:08:10 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 104 replies · 2,909+ views
    The Hill ^ | 03/30/09 01:53 PM [ET] | Ian Swanson
    President Obama didn’t want any advice from Congress on the decision to ask GM CEO Rick Wagoner to resign, according to Carl Levin (D), Michigan’s senior senator. “He didn’t ask us about it, he informed us,” Levin told reporters in a conference call Monday afternoon. “The president said he’d already decided.” Levin said he and three other lawmakers were informed of the decision in a phone call Obama made from the Oval Office. Obama told the members of Congress that Wagoner needed to resign so that the administration could show the public it was making an effort at a fresh...
  • 'Perfect storm' could give Dems 'magic 60' in Senate (They're already celebrating...ugh!)

    10/08/2008 1:53:49 PM PDT · by Braak · 70 replies · 2,148+ views
    CNN.com ^ | 10/08/2008 | Emily Sherman
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- In the face of an economy in crisis and a deeply unpopular president, some analysts believe the situation is ripe to give Democrats a 60-seat filibuster-proof majority in the Senate in November. Analysts say Democrats may control the Senate after the November election. Analysts say Democrats may control the Senate after the November election. It's "the perfect storm," said Stuart Rothenberg, editor of the nonpartisan Rothenberg Political Report.