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11 Senators Who Must Vote NO on Health Care – Call them today!

Do you live in one of these states?

Alaska – Arkansas – ColoradoConnecticut – Indiana – Louisiana – Montana – Nebraska – Virginia

Then you need to call your Senator today… here’s why:
When the full Senate takes up health care in the next few weeks, the Democrats need 60 votes to pass the bill. As it stands now, they have those 60 votes!

The following 11 Senators are either up for re-election in 2010 or have voiced opposition to something in the current bill (ie, public option, big health care bills, etc.). It’s time to ratchet up the pressure on them to vote against any version of government health care!

Call, fax, email, tweet, blog, post… share this information with others in your state and call these Senators today!

TELL THEM — NO public option. NO individual mandate. NO Massachusetts Model. NO Single Payer. NO Co-Ops.  NO Socialized Healthcare for the USA!

Mark Begich (D-AK)

Blanche Lincoln (D-AR)

Mark Pryor (D-AR)

– Michael Bennet (D-CO)

Joe Lieberman (D-CT)

Evan Bayh (D-IN)

Mary Landrieu (D-LA)

Jon Tester (D-MT)

Ben Nelson (D-NE)

Mark Warner (D-VA)

Jim Webb (D-VA)

Trouble using the contact links I’ve provided above? Go to Congress Merge to find detailed information for each Senator:

Thanks for your help in stopping Obama’s health care plan!


September 30, 2009 Posted by | Health Care | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Rep. “Cold Cash” Jefferson (D-LA) can’t delay bribery trial

#TCOT #diggcons

Associated Press

WASHINGTON – Rep. William Jefferson is running out of options.

The Louisiana Democrat, in his final days in office, lost a longshot bid Monday to delay his trial on bribery charges.

Jefferson has been trying to get the charges thrown out, but a federal judge refused and the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld that decision in November. In a one-sentence ruling Monday, the appeals court refused to put that decision on hold while Jefferson appealed to the Supreme Court.

That means, unless the Supreme Court decides to step in, a federal judge can soon set a trial date in a case that has hung over Jefferson for more than 3 years. The FBI raided his home in 2005 and his congressional office in 2006. A grand jury indicted him in June 2007.

Jefferson argues the charges are invalid because the grand jury got reviewed information related to his job as a congressman. That, Jefferson says, violates a constitutional clause that shields lawmakers from prosecution for performing their legislative duties.

Jefferson is charged with taking bribes, laundering money and misusing his congressional office for business dealings in Africa. During the raid on Jefferson’s home, FBI agents discovered $90,000 in cash in Jefferson’s freezer. Jefferson has promised there is an “honorable explanation” for the money in the freezer, but he has yet to make it public.

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January 2, 2009 Posted by | Corruption | , , , , , | Leave a comment