Well, it aint much of a surprise. These people are crooks and enablers of crooks. But at least it's easy to see what they stand for when things are put to a vote. Ya know, were the political landscape reversed, were progressives really in charge of the "liberal media," imagine the talking points they would be turning to headlines given the results of this vote.
Via What Really Happened:
GOP Kills Senate Bill to Police Halliburton
In an effort to stop companies like Halliburton and its subsidiaries from cheating our troops and stealing from Americans, Senator Byron Dorgan (D-ND), introduced S.AMDT.4230 and attached it to the Defense Authorization bill currently being debated in the Senate. The bill was intended to improve contracting "by eliminating fraud and abuse and improving competition in contracting and procurement."
Dorgan's bill -- cosponsored by 17 Democrats and called the Honest Leadership and Accountability in Contracting Act of 2006 -- was tabled by a roll call vote of 55-43, effectively rejecting the amendment. Every single Senate Republican voted against the measure to make the contracting process honest and impose penalties on those who break the law.
**UPDATE: Frist Slips 'Poison Pill' to Minimum Wage Bill (Thanks, Ed!)