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No sale to the press corps on unemployment insurance

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

While I was drafting yesterday’s skeptical post on the President’s partisan attack on unemployment insurance, I should have been watching White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs in the daily press briefing.  From their questions it appears the White House press corps drew conclusions quite similar to mine.

Within hours the Senate will vote to invoke cloture on H.R. 4213, a “tax extenders bill” already passed by the House.  I’ll gloss over some tricky process details, but the key substance is an amendment by Senator Reid.

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