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Senate GOP blocks Buffett Rule bill
A proposal to implement the Buffett Rule was blocked in the Senate on Monday, but proponents of the millionaire tax vowed to keep the issue alive in the months ahead.
Republicans, as expected, garnered enough support to reject Democrats' attempt to bring up the proposal for debate. The Democrats fell nine votes short.
- how bout fixing the rules allowing them to lower tax rates first before adding another layer to the cake.deathboy
- that would seem like the intelligent thing to do...deathboy
- it's an election year. Intelligence takes a backseat to opportunity to score points with the electoratelocustsloth
- Yeah 15 trillion in debt. great time to lower taxes, dipshit. You never owned a home or a credit card or a business, huh?DrBombay
Newt Gingrich was bitten by a penguin at the Saint Louis Zoo on Friday during a private tour, zoo officials said.
The candidate was on the tour before giving a speech to the National Rifle Association convention when "he was nipped on the finger" by a Magellanic penguin, Susan Gallagher, the zoo's public relations director, told Reuters on Monday. A Band-Aid, she added, "took care of the injury."
Gingrich has made frequent zoo visits a part of his presidential campaign, and he even wrote the foreword to 2008's "America's Best Zoos: A Travel Guide for Fans & Families." He's the GOP's Jack Hanna, if you will.
[SLIDESHOW: Newt Gingrich: Animal lover]
In 1995, then-House Speaker Gingrich was bitten on the chin by a baby cougar following a Capitol Hill news conference, drawing a spot of blood.
"Newt is a zoo fan," Gingrich campaign spokesman R.C. Hammond said. "He will be back."
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That's quite a leap from "i'll be dead or in jail" to construing it as a threat to anyone, much less the president.
i think it was a throwaway comment for someone who doesn't want to actually say what he'd do because then he'd have to do it (being a man of his word and all). So he projects the image that he's going to do something dangerous that will be a harm to himself so he can't be accused of threatening anyone, but still seem like a badass (letting all the idiots who worship him fill in whatever blanks they want).
And now he'll have the added benefit of being investigated by the SS and seeming like a victim of big brother, garnering more support from a legion of faux-rebels
North Korea aint got shit on us!
India Declares Itself Major Missile Power
ndia Thursday said it successfully test-fired a new missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead as far as Beijing - announcing itself as a major "missile power."
Indian media showed video of the long-range Agni-V missile in-flight after its launch from a test range in the eastern state of Orissa.
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