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

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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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The Oakland Athletics won the Jon Lester sweepstakes, acquiring the left-hander and outfielder Jonny Gomes from the Boston Red Sox for slugging outfielder Yoenis Cespedes before the trade deadline. Oakland, with the best record in baseball at 66-41, also received cash from Boston in another blockbuster deal by A's general manager Billy Beane. The Red Sox also get a draft pick. A few hours later, the Red Sox traded their No. 2 starter, right-hander John Lackey, to the St. Louis Cardinals for right-hander Joe Kelly and outfielder Allen Craig.

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Ravens' Rice calls altercation "biggest mistake" (AFP)
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Ravens' Rice: His actions 'totally inexcusable' (The Associated Press)
Ray Rice stepped to the microphone, took a deep breath and spoke for 17 minutes about what he called ''the biggest mistake of his life.'' His arrest for domestic violence against his then-fiancee last February is something Rice figures will haunt him long after NFL career has ended. The Baltimore Ravens running back was arrested on assault charges following a Feb. 15 altercation in New Jersey in which he allegedly struck Janay Palmer. Rice has been accepted into a diversion program, which upon completion could lead to the charges being dropped. ''My actions that night were totally inexcusable,'' said Rice, who during Ravens training camp Thursday spoke publicly for the first time since receiving a two-game suspension from the NFL.

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NFL's Rice publicly apologizes to wife for violent incident (Reuters)
Baltimore Ravens Pro Bowl running back Ray Rice, who has been suspended by the National Football League without pay for the first two games of the 2014 season for hitting his wife, apologized to her on Thursday and vowed to speak out against domestic violence. The NFL ordered the suspension last week, determining that Rice had violated the league's conduct policy when he was arrested in February following a fight with his then-fiancee Janay Palmer. "I am going to go out there and be ambassador against domestic violence to make sure that someone doesn't have to go through what I went through and what me and my wife went through," Rice said in his first public remarks since the NFL decided to suspend him.Rice said he had failed to apologize to his wife during his last emotional public appearance, which he called awkward.
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