Harry Reid just pulled the telecom bill. The Senate will take it up again after the first of the year, but for now there will be no retroactive telecom immunity.
Karen Tumulty wrote over at Swampland earlier in the day:
from the Department of Freudian Typos:
Dodd’s campaign at 5:59 p.m. sent out an e-mail update with this subject line:
DODD CONTINUES TO APPLY LEADERSHIP TO SENATE LEADERSHIP
At 6:05 p.m., it sent out a corrected e-mail with this subject line:
DODD CONTINUES TO APPLY PRESSURE TO SENATE LEADERSHIP
I guess he did.
Chris Dodd showed tremendous leadership. He stood by his principles and wouldn’t back down, even in the face of opposition from members of his own party who were in the tank for the telecos and the Bush Administration.
Well played, Senator Dodd.
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