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Groan!!! 'Gang of 10' becomes 'Gang of 16' and GOP rolls over AGAIN!!!!!!!

Just read this on the AP. I keep hoping it’s a mistake. Knowing the jellyfish-like quality of the Senate GOP, it’s likely not.

**WASHINGTON – Six more senators on Tuesday joined a bipartisan group of 10 senators backing a bill they say will break the stalemate over offshore drilling in Congress.

Three Democrats and three Republicans joined the so-called Gang of 10, making it the Gang of 16. The group supports a bill that would lift a ban on oil and natural gas drilling in the eastern Gulf of Mexico and off the southeastern U.S. coast, invest $20 billion in the development of petroleum-free motor vehicles and extend tax credits for renewable energy.**