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Reid Saves the Day After All

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid cancelled a key vote Saturday on the energy bill that had threatened to cause mayhem on the campaign trail for the four Senate Democrats running for president.

The campaigns of Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton, Barack Obama, Joseph Biden and Christopher Dodd spent yesterday rejiggering their Friday and Saturday schedules to make room for up to two days in Washington D.C. It's only one of four remaining weekends before the Jan. 3 caucus, but Reid was adamant -- their votes were needed.

Now it turns out that the four candidates' presence will be required in the Senate chamber no later than Friday morning. Reid and Republican Leader Mitch McConnell agreed to postpone a vote on the farm bill that had been slated for Friday, and to bump up the energy vote from its originally scheduled slot of mid-morning Saturday, to no later than 9:25 a.m. Friday.

--Shailagh Murray

By Washington Post editors  |  December 7, 2007; 11:12 AM ET
 
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So, the vote on Friday didn't matter anyway, as the republicans again demonstrated that they woul rather hold up legislation then let the country have the energy bill it needs. We all know this bill is not perfect, but it's a start.

Posted by: spag68 | December 7, 2007 11:27 PM | Report abuse

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