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They blocked a campaign finance bill which requires corporations unions and other special interest to disclose.
The donors that bankroll their political advertisements the White House supported that bill known as the disclose act.
But a senior White House correspondent Major Garrett reports this is just one in a string of legislative let downs that could hurt Democrats in November.
We don't have many days left before congress is out.
For the year president Obama's cramming for his mid term exam but congress isn't on the same page.
The senate today ignored his call for campaign finance disclosure and even big unions that would -- that -- -- not agree to.
-- senate Republican filibuster appears certain to kill a belated White House push for small business loans to clean energy legislation nearly dead in the senate immigration reform.
Completely dead in the house and senate.
The Obama administration is standing with a whimper.
There's no indication the congress is going to move on many of these items less than the president blamed preelection jitters -- during this time that.
The noise and chatter about who's up in the polls -- which parties ahead.
Threatens to drown out just about everything else.
Obama's attempt yesterday to rise above the quote noise and chatter on campaign finance disclosure.
The AFL CIO defied him and oppose the senate bill helping Republicans win a showdown vote to break their filibuster.
This bill is about protecting and -- and Democrats from criticism.
Ahead on this November's election.
A try and terror attempt to rig the fall election.
Democrats said if that were true big unions might be on board so the idea that this limits free speech is bogus.
The idea that this bill is unbalanced his focus one thing the president will win more deficit financed funding for the Afghanistan war the house move toward passage of 33 billion dollars war fighting a -- that unified Republicans and divided Democrats.
It's the president will also soon win confirmation of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court -- second edition of the High Court in as many years.
-- -- that and overhaul of Wall Street regulations health care legislation in the 862.
Billion dollars stimulus.
From the White House has won more than its lost and generally on mr.
Obama's terms if you're liberal you should be some.
Island and be.
Very happy you have your guy in the White House right now he's -- -- was quite a bit in moving this country to the left.
Ten to expanding the government can have a number of different ways into our lives.
The -- this week is the president's victory likely on Afghanistan funding could prompt according to Ed Rendell governor of Pennsylvania challenged from the left in 2012.
The Afghanistan war doesn't get better and get better fast -- Major Garrett live on the north -- -- thank you.
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