Dayen’s News Roundup from October 24, 2011

By: Tuesday October 25, 2011 6:30 am

The News Roundup from Monday night, October 24, 2011 — more on the Administration’s refi plan, Tunisian elections, GOP opposes jobs and infrastructure to prevent tiny tax on tiny number of rich, Ambassador Ford comes home, Libya, Occupy coverage, Herman Cain’s campaign, and much more . . .


You Lose the Leverage to Change a Bill the Second You Endorse It

By: Friday January 8, 2010 5:10 pm

The simple truth is that, in Washington, you can’t endorse, or even stop fighting, a bad bill and then expect Congress to improve it to your liking.

Pelosi Says “F*&k You” to Trumka and the AFL-CIO

By: Saturday September 26, 2009 11:30 am

Since other unions outside the AFL-CIO are working the yo-yo on the trigger, Trumka is the lone holdout.  He’s the mainstay, and there is tremendous pressure building within the AFL in response to arm twisting from the White House for him to cave.  And if he falls, it’s going to be difficult for the rest of the veal pen not to follow suit.  So, he’s being directly threatened. 

The message is clear:  “Get in line or we pay for your precious ‘public option’ by fucking you on health care benefits.”

If Trumka suddenly starts singing the praises of triggers (even if they instantly “yo-yo” it back and insist he was misquoted), you’ll know it worked.

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