PoliBlog (TM): A Rough Draft of my Thoughts http://poliblogger.com A rough draft of my thoughts... Thu, 02 Oct 2008 02:27:42 +0000 http://backend.userland.com/rss092 en Senate Passes Bailout Package Via ABC: Senate Passes 'Sweetened' Economic Bailout Bill in Hopes of House Support The vote was 74-25 and the ball is now squarely in the House's court. http://poliblogger.com/?p=14255 Countdown to Palin-Biden Day Tonight Tomorrow ((Correction: I was leaping forward in time for some reason)) is, of course, the veep debate and there is much anticipation about how Governor Palin will do. Reactions to her performance will be fascinating. I think that a lot of people have already made up ... http://poliblogger.com/?p=14254 Reaping what one Sows? (Bush and the Congress) In watching the debacle of a vote ((Whether one loves, hates or is neutral on the matter, there is no denying that as a legislative act, the vote in the House on Monday was a disaster in terms of a leadership failing to make sure it had the votes before ... http://poliblogger.com/?p=14253 Newt in 2012? Is it just me, or does it seem as if the former Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich, is doing his gosh-darnedest of late to set himself as a major contender for the GOP nomination in 2012? He seems to be all of the place of late, and primarily ... http://poliblogger.com/?p=14251 LatAm Politics Come to the Big Apple Via the NYT: Bloomberg Called Ready to Announce Third-Term Bid Right now, Mr. Bloomberg is barred by law from seeking re-election. But he will propose trying to revise the city’s 15-year-old term limits law, which would otherwise force him and dozens of other elected leaders out of office in 2009, ... http://poliblogger.com/?p=14250 Obama Maintains Lead in the Gallup Tracking Poll I have largely ignored blogging the "horse race" to this point, and this post hardly constitutes a full-blown look at all the numbers. Still, I have been watching, and note in particular that the Gallup Daily tracking poll has Obama with a 6-point lead, after two days of 8-point ... http://poliblogger.com/?p=14249 Gorbachev in Alliance to Form New Party Via the AP; Gorbachev to form new Russian partyFormer Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev will join forces with Russian tycoon Alexander Lebedev to launch a new political party independent of the Kremlin, the billionaire businessman said on Tuesday. [...]The party will press for legal and economic reform and promote the ... http://poliblogger.com/?p=14248 Bailout Fails to Pass House The news is currently breaking that the House failed to pass the bailouot plan. CNN reports:What was supposed to be a 15-minute vote stretched past the half-hour mark as leadership scrambled for support. Investors who had been counting on the rescue plan sent the Dow Jones industrial average down as much ... http://poliblogger.com/?p=14247 What a Difference a Week Makes Last Monday the bailout plan was 3 pages in length. Today is it 110. http://poliblogger.com/?p=14246 Ecuadorans Approve New Constitution Via the BBC: Ecuadoreans back new constitutionEcuadorean voters have convincingly approved a new constitution that increases presidential powers, according to preliminary results. Some 65% of voters backed the charter, an outcome President Rafael Correa hailed as a "historic win". [...]The 444-article constitution will be the Andean nation's 20th. The BBC ... http://poliblogger.com/?p=14245