Senate overwhelmingly passes temporary spending bill 

Senators have staved off a government shutdown by approving the House-passed spending bill that will keep the lights on for two more weeks. The vote was an overwhelming 91-9, and President Obama is expected to sign.

The nine who voted against are a motley ideological assortment:

Mike Crapo, R-Idaho
Tom Harkin , D-Iowa
Orrin Hatch, R-Utah
Mike Lee, R-Utah
Carl Levin, D-Mich.
Patty Murray, D-Wash.
Rand Paul, R-Ky.
Jim Risch, R-Idaho
Sanders, I-Vt.

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David Freddoso came to the Washington Examiner in June 2009, after serving for nearly two years as a Capitol Hill-based staff reporter for National Review Online. Before writing his New York Times bestselling book, The Case Against Barack Obama, he spent three years assisting Robert Novak, the legendary Washington... more
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