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10:30 AM, Jul 29, 2009 • By MARY KATHARINE HAM
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Voinovich is going to save the Republican Party from itself by making fun of Jim DeMint's accent.

DeMint, whom Voinovich thinks is the problem with the Republican Party, rebuffs the birthers.

TARP: "By that measure, the government has been a poor investor, losing about $148 billion so far--$1,233 per U.S. household."

Nobel laureate Kenneth Arrow on health care costs: "Oh, why health costs increase? The basic reason why health costs increased is that health care is a good thing! Because today there is a lot more you can do!"

Stocks go up as agenda stalls.

No deal.

"That represented the equivalent of cutting a foot-long submarine sandwich from the budget of a construction worker making $60,000 a year."

Hole-in-one, billiards-style: