WASHINGTON (CNN) - A working coalition of members of the U.S. Senate have reached a deal on an economic stimulus plan and a vote is expected some time Friday night, Senate sources said. Ailing Sen. Ted Kennedy, the Democratic senator who has been absent from the Senate since collapsing on Inauguration Day, is expected to be present for the vote, sources said.
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This is one of the most significant days for me and my family – our family business has laid off workers and we are scrambling to find work for those who are left. We are desperately waiting for news of the stimulus bill progress. We have a nephew who is departing for Afghanistan for his third tour of duty and we are trying to track what happens in the hearings for state and defense department appointments. etc. etc. etc.
WE HATE – absolutely despise having to open this website for pending news to find it headlined with a Sara Petroleum story -again and again and again and again.
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When the Senate votes, we will read about it elsewhere.
A real American hero. Fair weather Senator Kennedy.
Bless his sweet heart. I knew he would be there.
he thinks he is important,because his son obama has trouble.
Senator Kennedy never could resist a pork spending bill.
God bless you Senator Kennedy. You are proof that you don't have to be young to be progressive.
The LION can always be counted on! Too bad the gop is still in their backwards mode. Someone needs to remind them of what happened in November, and can happen to them if they impede progress.
God speed, Lion!
I hope they keep the education in the bill. Sad how Republicans don't care about education.
That's what I am talking about. Or I am rejoicing too prematurely? Decidedly, even this tentative deal on the stimlus package compares with crack shooting at the problem rather than shooting from the hip. In my world, if a congress member demurs from commiting to vote would be less patriotic. Yet, the yawning gulf between what the economists proposed and what the politicians pondered was so palpably thick that you could either cut it with a knife or hang your hat on it.
Hey Ted it's great to have you back. Hand me your keys and have another drink. America loves you.
Take care of your health Senator Kennedy! Bless you for coming out for the stimulus package! You and your entire family has always given too much for the People of this Country! God bless you, Sir!
Night of the living corpse.
Sen Ted Kennady God will give you a Long life, you think about your people ? may God bless you ,
"Ted Kennedy" and "stimulus" in the same sentence is a horrible picture. Reminds me of his "waitress sandwich" with Chris Dodd. (Excuse me while I puke).
WE ARE HAPPY TO HAVE YOU SENATOR.
Someone review the footage during Reed's address about STIM compromise. Who was the republican standing in front of Mcain calling a point of order and saying they (Republicans ) wanted to read proposal over weekend? These guys are enjoying themselves look at Mcains $!#t eating grin. Now replay that footage while scrolling theses punks net worth under the scene. That guys suit cost more than what Ive been able to aford for my three childrens cloths in the past 2 years. Show that footage over and over again in their home states. These SOBs dont care about the people who are suffering as a direct result of their actions in the past and continue to rub the American people's face in the dirt with their arogant elitest bull $$it.
Now that is a roaring lion staging a comeback to attack the bill by hopfully signing FOR it. Way to go, Ted! Try to set an example for a lot of those whimpy GOPs so they can avoid sprinting away from the package like a herd of wounded hyenas with bees on their tails.
Campbell brown needs to watch some of her tapes and do something about her "mouth contortions". They are disgusting. Almost match what she says. Sorry CNN. I just can't watch or listen. I've tried. Just can't do it. What an egotistical airhead. I'll just continue to switch to re-runs (Sure hope when she has that baby she loses the chins too – or maybe decides to care for her children and get someone else to do the show and she can just leave us in peace)
Rush, 95% of Republicans, McCain and FOX all hope Obama and this great nation fails. Sad, just sad.
THIS IS SOMEONE THAT REALLY CARE ABOUT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. GOD BLESS YOU SENATOR KENNEDY AND I PRAY THAT YOU HAVE A FULL RECOVERY.
REPUBLICAN THIS WHAT A MAN THAT CARE ABOUT HIS FELLOW AMERICAN LOOKS LIKE. TAKE A LONG LOOK INTO YOUR MIRROW. WHAT DO YOUR SEE? I KNOW ALREADY YOUR FAMILY ONLY AND THEIR WELL BEING.
Too bad Mary Jo Kopechne isn't here to see this great event. Give me a break.
I'll bet people like ULA have jobs. How many days could ULA go with no food in the house? How many weeks?
Take your time ULA – just go back where you came from. Monday is fine.
welcome Sen. Kennedy, Kennedy is a good public servant and a loved one!
Since when were the dead allowed to vote?
yes yes such a great man. hope he didn't have to negotiate a bridge to get to the vote