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Apparently loading the military defense policy bill with controversy did not work well for the Democrats as the bill failed to clear a procedural vote in the Senate today. Unable to muster up the necessary 60 votes, Senate Democrats could not resist objections from Republicans, resulting in a failed vote of 56 to 43.

Republicans are trying to make political hay out of the public's increasing disenchantment with ObamaCare. There is little doubt they will end up with a few bales, but it remains to be seen if they can spin this straw into gold. Furthermore, just how likely is a GOP victory to result in repeal or even significant reform of this monstrosity?

Daniel Akerson, the new CEO of General Motors, said last week that the rate of payback of U.S. government bailout monies �will be determined by GM�s performance over the next several years. It would be �unrealistic� to pay the government back all at once.�

Pulse Opinion Research will conduct weekly surveys on the 2010 election for Fox News, and the latest Pulse Opinion Research survey covered five states: Delaware, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Nevada, and California.

In an effort to steal some of the thunder from conservative pundit Glenn Beck, who hosted the impressive Restoring Honor rally in Washington D.C., on August 28 that boasted more than half a million attendees, liberal satirists Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert have announced their intent to host rallies on the National Mall. According to the National Park Service, Comedy Central, the station for which Stewart and Colbert work, has applied for a permit to host an event at the Washington Monument on October 30.

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