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Rough Sketch: September 28, 2008 - October 4, 2008

Joe, and Sarah Six-Pack

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 2 -- This week, Sarah Palin gave a curious rationale for her candidacy. "It's time," the Republican vice presidential nominee said, "that normal Joe Six-Pack American is finally represented in the position of vice presidency." When she took the stage Thursday night here at Washington University for...

By Dana Milbank  | October 3, 2008; 11:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (84)
 
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Kumbaya, Distinguished Gentlemen

As a leader of the "Pray at the Pump" movement, Rocky Twyman spent the summer visiting service stations to ask God for lower gas prices. But after he saw the House of Representatives collapse in chaos as it attempted to pass a financial bailout on Monday, Twyman headed to...

By Dana Milbank  | October 2, 2008; 12:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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A House Divided

The bailout bill was going down to defeat on the House floor yesterday, and Democratic and Republican leaders were desperately trying to twist arms and change votes when a bipartisan group of backbenchers began to heckle them. "Regular order!" they cried, demanding that the leaders end the vote and pronounce...

By Dana Milbank  | September 30, 2008; 12:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Debating the Bailout, Torturing Language

By Dana Milbank The American people need a bailout -- from toxic metaphors. Rep. Paul Broun, a Georgia Republican, was downright earthy in his imagery this morning as he rose to denounce the financial bailout package before the House. "Madam Speaker, this is a huge cow patty with a piece...

By Dana Milbank  | September 29, 2008; 12:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
 
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