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Behind the Numbers: June 3, 2007 - June 9, 2007

Ideology and Support for Stem Cells

After Thursday's 247 to 176 vote in the House, both chambers of Congress have now passed legislation aimed at loosening federal funding restrictions on stem cell research. President Bush has said that he will veto this bill, as he has two prior attempts to ease funding restrictions. In this case,...

By Jennifer Agiesta  |  June 8, 2007; 4:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Giving in Their Golden Years

(Seth Hamblin -- The Washington Post) The presidential candidates have scored large sums of campaign funds from retirees this year, but none more than former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, who took in $1.7 million in the first-quarter, according to an analysis by the Center for Responsive Politics. Retirees also...

By  |  June 7, 2007; 6:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Campaign Finance  
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House Leaders' Votes With Party

One of the new features on our Congress Votes database is a score for each lawmaker that tracks the percentage of votes which they agree with a majority of their party colleagues (here are the current House members, for example). Among the top House leaders, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., has...

By  |  June 6, 2007; 4:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Voting  
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Segmenting the Republican Electorate

In advance of Tuesday night's GOP debate, former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani appears comfortably perched atop the field of Republicans running for president with a double-digit lead. But how solid is his advantage? In the latest Washington Post-ABC News poll, 34 percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents said...

By Jennifer Agiesta  |  June 4, 2007; 7:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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