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August Recess

The August Health Care Battle

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

Health care reform is a policy battle, a communications battle, a turnout battle, a political battle all rolled into one. Our side needs to be beat the intensity of the right-wing protesters.

"August Is Where Reform Will Be Won Or Lost": Jonathan Cohn

The New Republic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

August is where reform will be won or lost. And while the critics have certain momentum right now, the supporters have one big tactical advantage. Now...

Pelosi Outlines August Plan Of Attack

politico.com | DAVID ROGERS | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Speaker Nancy Pelosi outlined a doubled-edged message for selling health care reform in August: one part pro-consumer and the second, attacking the he...

Jeff Muskus

House Health Bill Clears Last Committee Before Floor Vote, Recess

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

After nearly two weeks of delays, a health care bill passed the House Energy and Commerce Committee late Friday night, setting the stage for a full fl...

For Democrats, the Future Hinges on Health Care

Sahil Kapur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sahil Kapur

During the August recess, Democrats need to hash out a real solution and push it with conviction. Their party will not recover from another failure of this magnitude.

August Health Care Reset

Trey Ellis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Trey Ellis

How can Obama regain momentum in the health care debate? Presidential Ju-Jitsu and the same kind of grass-roots excitement that got him elected in the first place.

Pelosi's Secret Weapon in Health Care Debate: Chocolate

nytimes.com | David M. Herszenhorn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The House speaker, Nancy Pelosi of California, unveiled her party's battle plan on Friday for selling major health care legislation during the August ...

Sam Stein

August Ad Wars Begin: Progressive Group Targets Ben Nelson (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As Congress approaches the August recess with health care legislation still in flux, progressive groups are making an early push to target wavering Se...

From Lemons to Lemonade in 31 Days -- Health Care Reform

Miles J. Zaremski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles J. Zaremski

Just why do we need to reform our health care system? In two words: affordability and accessibility.

No August Recess for Congress

Miles J. Zaremski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles J. Zaremski

Obama said in July that 14,000 Americans a day are losing health care insurance coverage. So during the time our elected officials want to vacation, 434,000 more Americans will lose coverage.

House GOP Leader: Don't Expect A Plan Before Recess

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Slow down, Senate Democrats told President Barack Obama on Thursday, dashing hopes of rushing his sweeping health care overhaul to ...