Excerpted from “Senate Dem leader drops nearly $1.3T spending bill
” By ANDREW TAYLOR, The Associated Press, The Washington Post
, Thursday, December 16, 2010; 8:26 PM
ajority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., gave up on the bill after several Republicans who had been thinking of voting for it pulled back their support.
GOP leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky threw his weight against the bill in recent days, saying it was "unbelievable" that Democrats would try to muscle through in the days before Christmas legislation that usually takes months to debate. …