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Stimulus package passes the House

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Last night, the U.S. House of Representatives passed their version of the stimulus bill with a vote of 244 to 188. Despite President Obama’s calls for bipartisan support, not one Republican voted for the bill. Chris Hayes, Washington Editor of The Nation, joins The Takeaway to hash over the bill, the votes and exactly how the dollars are allotted.

"It's still going to be Barack Obama's bill, it's still going to be a Democratic Congress. Your only hope is that it fails and you can then say 'I told you so.'"
— Chris Hayes, editor of The Nation on the partisan vote on the economic stimulus bill

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The Takeaway

RNC Chairmanship up for grabs

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The Republican National Committee begins its winter meeting today and by the end of the week they will have elected a new chairman. The race for the chairmanship has just started to heat up and there are no shortage of contenders for the job. Politico reporter Alex Burns joins us from Washington, D.C. for a look at the horse race. Or is that an elephant race?

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