ow, this really must be the week for great Barney Frank quotes
The problem may be the House, which has taken a harder line and clashed repeatedly with the Senate over immigration legislation, McCain's torture ban, renewal of the USA Patriot Act and budget priorities. Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) called House-Senate tension "the main dynamic of Congress this year."
"The House thinks the Senate is the cowardly lion, and the Senate thinks the House is the scarecrow without a brain," he said.
This whole WaPo article leaves me wondering if anything will even get done in regards to these military tribunals. The way the House is catering to Bush, I doubt it. Right now, the Senate seems to be the side that is looking out for rights, while the House just wants… to approve anything the President does.
I don’t see either side budging - especially so close to elections.
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