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Delmon Young's three-run homer capped a four-run third inning, and the Orioles got a career-high-tying eight scoreless innings from starter Wei-Yin Chen in a 4-0 victory over the Mariners in Seattle. The win keeps first-place Baltimore three games up in the AL East.

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Out call stands on review of plate-collision rule
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Perhaps the best part of blogging or the internet in general is the occasional discovery of something unexpected.Over on Baltimore Reporter and Conservative Thoughts is a great and thought provoking article by Robert Farrow.I hope you will follow this link and read this great post.

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4/26/2010

Republicans Defeat Cloture Motion On Democrat Financial Reform Bill
Filed under: — Robert Farrow @ 10:39 pm

from Flopping Aces

Well, whadda ya know….the Republicans held firm against a cloture vote on the Democrat’s financial reform bill.

For the moment, Republicans have successfully beaten back the Democrat financial regulation overhaul, defeating a cloture motion to begin debate on the partisan bill with 42 votes.

Sen. Bob Corker (R., Tenn.), who has been most active in working with Democrats on the bill, voted no on cloture. So did other Republican question marks, including the Maine Ladies Collins and Snowe, Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa), who voted for Democratic derivatives language in committee, and Scott Brown (R., Mass.).

In somewhat of a surprise move, Sen. Ben Nelson (D., Neb.) joined the Republican filibuster, which means the Democrats will now need two defectors to move ahead.

Nelson joined the Republicans because of language sought by Warren Buffet:

Buffett wanted a provision that would exempt existing derivative contracts from new rules.

And once removed he will go scurrying back to his friends on the left, hell….the man proved he has the spine of a jellyfish on the abortion issue so there is no counting on that man.

What do the Republicans want changed? A few things but most importantly on how the fed handles failing businesses. The way the current bill is written the fed will put 50 billion away for failing banks but the Republicans want that eliminated completely so no bail outs occur.

Basically saying that no business is too big to fail, and that is right on the money.

Jeff at Protein Wisdom thinks the Democrats will move onto immigration for a number of reasons:

The move to push immigration reform center stage at a time of high unemployment and unsustainable debt — made worse by enormous increases in federal entitlement spending — will be a cynical gamble on the part of Democrats, who realize that come November, they are likely to lose significant numbers in Congress anyway, and so will make a last ditch effort to swing public perception back in their favor by casting their opponents as anti-immigrant. Even should they fail, the thinking goes, they’ll help perpetuate a branding of Tea Partiers as fringe actors and angry white Christian rednecks — marketing being, in a country filled with low-information voters (who, thanks to the self-esteem movement and the dumbing down of civic education, believe themselves to be “politically active” and “aware”), the most important aspect of politics.

And the GOP establishment and its pragmatist mouthpieces — always on the lookout to find a defensive posture from which to dignify such cynical attacks — might just play right into the hands of Democrats by their inevitable ritual scapegoating of at least one or two vocal conservatives, who they’ll deem unclean.

Will the GOP play right into their hands tho? Or have they learned?

We shall see.

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While debates simmer about if, when and for how much the Cincinnati Bengals should redo quarterback Andy Dalton's contract, now in its fourth year, the fans weighed in when training camp began Thursday. One implored the Bengals to not sign Dalton, while the other read "AJ to A.J. The future is now," referring to rookie quarterback AJ McCarron, whom the team selected in the fifth round, and All-Pro wide receiver A.J. Green. Another sign read: "Don't sign Dalton. Early this week, Bengals owner Mike Brown suggested Dalton is worthy of a deal similar to the one San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick signed this year -- a six-year extension worth as much as $126 million, give or take a truckload of cash.

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National Football League roundup (Reuters)
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Ravens' Rice suspended over assault incident (AFP)
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