Reading the Tea Leaves on the Senate Jobs-Bill Vote

Harry Reid's rather anemic jobs package passed an important hurdle tonight, with 62 senators voting to averting a potential filibuster and let the bill proceed to a floor vote. Five Republicans voted with Democrats: Scott Brown (Massachusetts), Olympia Snowe (Maine), Susan Collins (Maine), Kit Bond (Missouri) and George Voinovich (Ohio). Six other Republicans skipped the vote, while Democrat Ben Nelson voted against the bill and New Jersey's Frank Lautenberg was absent. The final...
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