Bush's budget squeaked past the House (214-211) and the Senate (52-47) yesterday, against unanimous Democratic opposition, joined by 1 Independent in each chamber, 15 Republicans in the House, and 3 Republicans in the Senate: Sens. Chafee (R-RI), DeWine (R-OH), and Voinovich (R-OH). (What's with Ohio?) Kudos to Rep. Pelosi and Sen. Reid for keeping the votes in line. Of course in this case, since the GOP budget proposal was simply awful, it may have been an easier task to herd the kittens than usual.