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  • Senator Charles E. Schumer of New York, the third-ranking Democrat in the Senate, acknowledged on 'Face the Nation' on CBS that Republicans could bring the issue to the floor as an amendment to another bill.

    Wonkbook: Previewing the SOTU; inside the White House's reinvention; will the Senate cut the # of confirmable appointees?

  • Earlier in the day, in a speech at the Center for American Progress, Sen. Charles E. Schumer N.Y., the third-ranking Democrat in the Senate, argued that his party should shift the debate away from agency budgets and press for cuts to mandatory programs, such as agriculture subsidies, as well as for "revenue raisers," such as the elimination of tax breaks for oil and gas companies.

    Senate rejects spending bills from both Republicans and Democrats

  • Others thought that powerful figures, such as Thura Shwe Mann, a former third-ranking member of Myanmar's military junta, who now serves as speaker of the lower house, or other senior military leaders would assert themselves.

    As Myanmar Reforms, Observers Wonder: Who's in Charge?

  • Cran-Pomegranate is allegedly comprised almost entirely of apple and grape juice, with cranberry the third-ranking juice and pomegranate fifth.

    Joining the Pom squad

  • "The tea party may have helped Republicans get elected, but it's a real hindrance to them governing," said Sen. Charles E. Schumer of New York, the third-ranking Democrat in the Senate.

    Shutdown Holds Risk for GOP

  • Meanwhile, Rep. James E. Clyburn (S.C.), the third-ranking Democrat in the House, said he has been reminding his party colleagues that Congress passed multiple, piecemeal civil rights bills in the 1960s and that activists had to put off demands for voting rights until 1965 to win a landmark ban on employment discrimination in 1964.

    Math check (Jack Bog's Blog)

  • Sen. John Thune (R-S. D.), the third-ranking Senate Republican, told CNN, "In the end, we know where the numbers are."

    Senate passage of cash for clunkers now likely

  • "In the end, we know where the numbers are," acknowledged the third-ranking Senate Republican, Sen. John Thune of South Dakota, a critic of the program who said now he expects all Democrats and several Republicans to vote for additional funding.

    Senate passage of cash for clunkers now likely

  • Introduced by Congressman Kevin McCarthy of Bakersfield, the third-ranking Republican in the House leadership, it would eliminate protection for more than 60 million acres of your land.

    Rep. John Garamendi: Millions of Acres of Land You Inherited are at Risk

  • You know, we have to remember, she was solicitor general and therefore the third-ranking official in the Justice Department.

    Why Public Unions Are No Bargain


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