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@abulsme tweets from 2013-01-02 (UTC)

  • Reading: I See An Elephant Raising Taxes (Oliver Willis) http://t.co/mXaKcStZ 00:02:43
  • RT @ZekeJMiller: Lots of GOP frustration today — and not just from tea partiers. Boehner walked away from a 1-1 agreement, and may have … 00:03:56
  • RT @rubycramer: 77 percent of taxpayers will pay more in 2013 under new deal, per @TaxPolicyCenter analysis http://t.co/H2wLv0UL 00:34:03
  • Reading – Notable Observation (Josh Marshall) http://t.co/m1EwfPoc 00:35:13
  • RT @jacksonjk: GOP Leader Eric Cantor tells reporters he does not support the Senate bill. Path forward now unclear. 00:44:21
  • RT @mckaycoppins: Oh geez. RT @BretBaier: Senate bill passed this am technically expires thursday at noon when the new congress is sworn in 00:50:10
  • Reading: The Best Fitness Tracker – FitBit One (Peter Ha) http://t.co/WrfUcRsK 01:04:26
  • RT @neiltyson: Merry Perihelion to all. In its annual oval orbit, Earth swings closer to the Sun today than at any other time of the year. 01:05:29
  • Reading: Boehner Talks ‘Em Down (Brian Beutler) http://t.co/auiHgelO 01:07:24
  • RT @hughhewitt: Charles K yesterday: “I think he wants to go over the cliff and dare the Republicans to take the blame.” Today House GOP … 01:18:44
  • Reading: Just an Aside (Josh Marshall) http://t.co/J7tYvg4K 01:30:32
  • RT @politicalwire: If Boehner brings current bill to floor for a vote, its likely the end of his speakership. Cantor made sure of that
    h … 01:35:53
  • RT @mattyglesias: There are almost certainly 218 votes for the deal if it comes to the floor, whole issue is Hastert Rule. 01:47:17
  • Reading: A Breakthrough Within An Impasse Wrapped In A S**tshow (David Kurtz) http://t.co/WbwMKGkp 01:48:13
  • RT @BenjySarlin: In all this complaining about spending cuts, easy to forget this entire crisis is about defusing planned cuts GOP opposes 01:48:57
  • RT @JRubinBlogger: Boehner beat all or nothing crowd at their own game.. they couldnt vote for Sen bill plus add cuts after nixing Plan … 02:08:13
  • RT @JohnJHarwood: GOP House member: whip count will show amended Senate bill w/more spending cuts can’t pass. “We’ll put Senate bill o … 02:08:42
  • RT @robertcostaNRO: Buzz among House GOP is that Boehner is getting what he needs on the floor right now. Not everything. Not perfect. B … 02:08:46
  • RT @IMAO_: House GOP unable to vote on bill as they’ve all been admitted to the hospital for concussion blood clots. 02:09:00
  • RT @JRubinBlogger: Will Ryan play 2016 game like Rubio (vote no) or be the dealmaker/responsible conservative? Im not sure …but I have … 02:09:13
  • RT @BuzzFeedAndrew: There will be an amendment in the cliff deal to make sure Kathy Griffin never hosts New Year’s Eve coverage again, yes? 02:14:08
  • RT @rebeccagberg: House GOP source: “Hearing only vote tonight on fiscal cliff will be up or down vote on the Senate bill.” Which would … 02:14:47
  • RT @politicalwire: Both sides now say Senate bill will pass in the House when it comes to a vote later tonight (about 9:30pm) 02:16:44
  • RT @daveweigel: So basically this afternoon was primal scream therapy for intransigent Republicans? 02:17:25
  • RT @ananavarro: @SpeakerBoehner impressively strategic.
    Had to explore amending Senate deal to give himself cover for breaking “Hastert … 02:17:36
  • Reading: QOTD: Republican Tom Cole (Digby, Hullaballoo) http://t.co/oFXHIoCr 02:22:45
  • RT @ZekeJMiller: RT @daveweigel: Bachmentum RT @TPCarney: Boehner is not going to be deposed, guys. There are no credible challengers. 02:31:08
  • RT @michellemalkin: Dear House Dems: You won. Just shut. Up. And. Vote. 02:53:03
  • RT @QuinHillyer: He’s right. The law right now, as of 21 hours ago, has Clinton-era tax rates. Tonight’s vote cuts taxes for 99% of Amer … 02:53:25
  • RT @ryangrim: I love the shock that this deal hikes the deficit by $4T. What do you think happens when you extend 98% of the tax cuts? 02:54:09
  • Reading: 6 Things You Won’t Believe Are In The Fiscal Cliff Bill (Joe Weisenthal) http://t.co/ZoBGxLwh 03:14:13
  • RT @DannyMcH2O: Me: What’s the capital of Ohio?Son: …

    Me: It’s also a famous explorer.

    Son: Dora?

    Me: Yep. Dora, Ohio. 03:16:15

  • RT @BuzzFeedBen: Odds of Boehner being deposed: RT @dcbigjohn: @merrillmatter @moorehn zero 03:44:58
  • RT @jbendery: Wow, huge vote by House in passing rule for fiscal bill. 408-10. 03:47:42
  • RT @originalgriz: Wow, didn’t expect Norquist, the Tea Party, AND the House GOP to all become irrelevant in a single night. That’s amazing. 03:47:53
  • RT @keder: [Another reminder tweet that tax rates have ALREADY gone up for EVERYONE. This bill is about bringing Bush’s rates back for 9 … 03:49:53
  • RT @GroverNorquist: Now the “Boehner Rule” will demand that any debt ceiling hike be matched dollar for dollar by spending cuts. Obama … 03:53:00
  • RT @daveweigel: Ah, glad to see the House GOP validating my MSNBC punditry: They’ll pretend they won bc most of the Bush tax cuts are ma … 03:56:05
  • RT @garykarr: He’s actually Guy Lombardo RT: @jamiedupree: Rep Ron Paul R-TX has missed every vote so far on New Year’s Eve and New Year … 03:56:36
  • RT @daveweigel: A distinct lack of GOP speeches against the bill. 03:58:29
  • RT @MattMackowiak: If Cantor was planning, strategically, to use his opposition to bill to challenge Boehner, he would have spoken on fl … 04:02:17
  • RT @DavidCornDC: Where’s Boehner? Where’s Cantor? Neither one has spoken on the House floor? They’re hiding. An embarrassing lack of lea … 04:02:46
  • RT @BreakingNews: US House votes to adopt Senate ‘fiscal cliff’ plan, averting mandated spending cuts, tax hikes – from broadcast http:/ … 04:04:10
  • RT @frankthorpNBC: .@SpeakerBoehner has voted FOR the Senate-passed #fiscalcliff legislation. 04:06:52
  • RT @GroverNorquist: The Bush tax cuts lapsed at midnight last night. Every R voting for Senate bill is cutting taxes and keeping his/her … 04:07:46
  • RT @clairecmc: I admire Speaker Boehner’s courage in allowing this bill a vote even with the majority of House Rs voting no.Solid bipart … 04:11:44
  • RT @DavidCornDC: It’s official: Boehner is losing more than half his caucus. #cliffnotes 04:11:53
  • RT @BuzzFeedAndrew: Wow. RT @daveweigel: Cantor votes no. 04:12:10
  • RT @ZekeJMiller: RT @ChadPergram: Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) votes yes. #fiscalcliff 04:12:21
  • RT @DavidCornDC: Bill is passing. One consequence: Boehner’s Rs will be out for blood with the next debt-ceiling fight. #cliffnotes 04:12:28
  • RT @davidaxelrod: Halfway through a vote he was going to lose, @GroverNorquist sprints out in front to keep from being trampled by the p … 04:12:51
  • RT @jkarsh: #FiscalCliff game over. Short version: Dems do the heavy lifting, the GOP is a mess. And we’ll do it all over in two months. #p2 04:13:03
  • RT @mckaycoppins: The fiscal cliff bill just passed; Bush tax are now permanent for vast majority of Americans. 04:13:09
  • RT @DavidCornDC: Pelosi to the rescue….once again. #cliffnotes 04:13:44
  • RT @BuzzFeedAndrew: Boehner, Ryan: yes. Rubio, Cantor: no. Very interesting. 04:14:24
  • RT @ZekeJMiller: RT @edatpost: House passes ‘fiscal cliff’ bill 257 to 167 04:14:44
  • RT @daveweigel: GOP vote was 85 ayes, 151 nays. So long, Hastert rule 04:15:08
  • RT @EWErickson: Thus ends the Paul Ryan 2016 Presidential Exploratory Committee. 04:15:23
  • RT @politicalwire: Boehner is a weakened Speaker but apparently there are not enough votes to either oust him or no one really wants the … 04:24:04
  • RT @JM_Ashby: HR8 is the antithesis of the Ryan budget. It’s 41:1 revenue:cuts. And he voted yes. 04:26:04
  • RT @RickSmithShow: Dear media: We already WENT OFF the cliff. It was not AVERTED. It just DIDN’T EXIST TO BEGIN WITH. 04:26:47
  • RT @philipaklein: @JRubinBlogger If Romney could survive Romneycare, don’t think Ryan would have trouble explaining this vote in 3 years … 04:27:51
  • RT @jricole: The 85 Republican reps who voted for Senate bill are Obama’s hope for getting anything done in next 2 yrs; I’d have them ov … 04:28:32
  • RT @dandrezner: Oh, man, Joe Biden is the happiest man in DC tonight. 05:23:49
  • RT @jbarro: Wow. Hoyer just came to the floor, saying he hears there will be no more votes this Congress, killing Sandy relief bill. He … 05:25:39
  • RT @ZekeJMiller: Obama: “While I will negotiate over many things, I will not have another debate with this Congress over whether they sh … 05:26:09
  • RT @ezraklein: Joe Biden is much more important to this White House than he’s typically given credit for. 05:27:53
  • RT @Austan_Goolsbee: Since tax rates rose jan 1, technically didnt we go over the cliff and then sort out rather than averting the cliff? 05:43:11
  • RT @RobGeorge: The dereliction of duty by House failing to take up Sandy aid just did more damage to GOP brand than any fallout from fis … 05:43:27
  • Reading: The lessons of the fiscal cliff (Ezra Klein) http://t.co/EY0X9UNq 05:50:07
  • Reading – Five things to know about the House’s fiscal cliff vote (Suzy Khimm) http://t.co/lEWQD6oM 05:52:34
  • RT @McCainBlogette: Um, John Boehner told Harry Reid to go fuck himself outside the Oval Office. Yeah, it’s totally my generation that’s … 06:00:02
  • Reading: Why Is The Pentagon Off The Table? (Andrew Sullivan) http://t.co/Pmq5X2s6 06:03:47
  • RT @geoffreyvs: Eff bombs are a part of every day life. Anyone offended is a prude. 07:44:10
  • RT @MikeGrunwald: The next move is probably Boehner regaining the confidence of his caucus by scuttling gun control. Sorry. #fiscalcliff16:44:52
  • Just arrived at the actual office after more than a week of working from home. Yay? 19:00:53
  • Reading – Dish Independence: Your Questions (Andrew Sullivan) http://t.co/PgrIdDm4 19:32:23
  • Bought! -> Reading – New Year, New Dish, New Media (Andrew Sullivan) http://t.co/moqvWQo2 20:24:20
  • Reading – Andrew Sullivan Goes Rogue (Rod Dreher) http://t.co/HPqZuRid 20:33:08