Friday, November 11, 2005

Moderate GOoPers Jump Ship

We saw this coming after Tuesday's elections, didn't we?
House Republican leaders abruptly called off a vote Thursday on a bill that would trim $50 billion in spending after moderate Republicans resisted cuts to a range of social programs, including Medicaid, student loans and food stamps.
Late Wednesday night, House leaders -- bowing to objections from two dozen moderate Republicans -- dropped a provision in the bill that would have allowed oil drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Alas, the Repubs may have held on to their power just long enough to get one of their fondest wishes...a very conservative SCOTUS.

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