Saturday, February 27, 2010

GOP Senator Blocks Extension of Unemployment Benefits

As Politico reports, Senate Democratic and Republican leaders had agreed to quickly pass a bill extending unemployment benefits for thousands of Americans suffering from long-term unemployment. But on Friday, a single Republican Senator, Jim Bunning of Kentucky, blocked the bill, and breached Senate decorum by shouting "tough s---" when a Democrat pleaded with him to allow the bill to go forward. The Senate, and especially Senate Republicans, are now in a quandary as to how to proceed.

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