The President sits down with the Presidents of Afghanistan and Pakistan tomorrow. We will bring you full coverage. These meetings become crucial as the security situation in Pakistan gets ever more perilous.
3. The third vote was in relation to a second degree amendment offered by Senator Ensign (R-NV) to an amendment offered by Senator Boxer (D-CA). The Boxer amendment would provide for a written warning to be given out to homeowners of financial scams. The Ensign amendment, as I understand it, simply set some oversight guidelines for this program. The amendment passed unanimously, by a vote of 96-0.
4. The last vote of the day came on an amendment offered by Senator DeMint (R-SC), which would prohibit the government from owning any stock in companies that received TARP money. This was basically an anti-nationalization amendment, from what I can gather. Anyway, it failed on a vote of 36-59. The only Republicans not voting yes were Bennett (UT) and Corker (TN). All Democrats voted no (yay Specter!).