The Republican presidential wish list for 2016 includes all the usual suspects, and then some. But I have to confess to a certain bubbling excitement about the prospect of Bank Run Burr becoming the GOP's nominee. In the Des Moines Register article referenced above, Dick Burr is included in the auspicious category of "other," which exactly where he belongs.
All these sanctimonious crocodile tears from Republicans like Richard Burr would be hilarious if they weren't so pathetic. Akin's only problem was his lack of judgment in telling the truth about what most Republicans today believe. Fortunately, no one gives a flip what Burr thinks about anything. Akin's in this race for good ... the new poster child for Republican extremism.
In his State of the Union address last week, President Obama highlighted one particular piece of legislation to restore the public's faith in their government:
“Send me a bill that bans insider trading by members of Congress, and I will sign it tomorrow,” Obama said during his address to a joint session of Congress.
Today, the Senate voted to move forward with the STOCK Act, which will do precisely that.Today's vote was on cloture, the Senate agreeing to move the bill forward, and it passed 93-2 (Sens. Tom Coburn [R-OK] and Richard Burr [R-NC] voted against).
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