Don’t worry Mitch McConnell, the scuttlebutt on the Hill is that it’s perfectly normal to cry over Judd Gregg! Anyway, David Paterson took a break from forecasting New York’s descent into a Mad Max-style dystopia and praised Eliot Spitzer’s tastefully low-key approach to prostitutes. Scott Brown needs some time to scrutinize the DADT standalone bill — which hasn’t changed one iota since last week — for, we dunno, the fonts or something. And on the heels of the Holbrooke walk back, we’re scouring Wikileaks for a State Department cable clarifying that “Et Tu, Brute?” was actually just a sassy Julius Caesar giving Marcus Brutus a hard time about his Crocs. This is HUFFPOST HILL for Tuesday, December 14th, 2010:
HOUSE DEMS PUSHING TAX CHANGES – House Democrats meet tonight to talk tax-cuts and David Wu plans to offer a resolution demanding that unemployment insurance be extended at least as long as the tax cuts for the wealthy. It’s an awfully reasonable proposal, which makes it a hard sell in the U.S. Congress. A last-minute effort is also underway to have an increase in the debt ceiling included in the package under the reasoning: Why not? Dems are still angling to take a chunk out of the estate-tax cut portion of the deal. Would Republicans really blow the whole thing up over those changes?
Word comes to us that a tax cut vote probably won’t happen tonight in the Senate due to complications on both sides…especially the Northeastern, socialist, uncoiffed, filibustering side.