Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The honor roll: 32 Dems buck Obama on war funding

On Tuesday, 221 Democrats in the House voted for the $106 billion supplemental for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and for the IMF. A mere 32 progressives bucked Obama and Pelosi and voted against it. John Nichols has the rundown. Obviously there are lots of disappointments. There are several new members, though, who were brave enough to buck the party leadership, such as Jared Polis (Colorado) and Donna Edwards (Maryland). Rising stars.


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