Saying you're going to do health care reform without a public option is kind of like saying you're going to fight Al Qaeda in Afghanistan by invading Iraq. It misses the point -- on purpose.
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GOP leadership has been gravely distorting the truth and misrepresenting the facts about the bipartisan effort for the Life Sustaining Treatment Preferences Act.
Every community is faced with serious drinking water and sanitation problems that lead to dangerous public health problems and serious environmental damage.
Your "bipartisan proposal" for health care was typical: all the compromise came from the Democratic side. It included no public option, leaving the health care out of health care reform.
"I am ashamed at getting my stimulus bill passed so quickly. Republicans, those masters of bipartisanship, offered their sincere efforts to delay this bill for months and, I admit, I ignored them."
If Barack Obama is the most successful African American national political leader in our nation's history, then Cory Booker will be the most important African American Mayor in American history.
The President is right to signal we need to spend money on health care. We can't afford not to do it. The most expensive thing is to do is to just sit and do nothing at all.
The bottom line of this story is that nine out of forty-one Republican senators just broke ranks with their party and voted to strip a McCain amendment from a budget bill.
You routinely hear it asserted that the public wants bipartisan comity in Washington, but some striking numbers buried in the internals of the new New...
The stimulus debate, or lack thereof, proved beyond a doubt that forward-thinking individuals must join the netroots-driven political realignment happening across America to have meaningful impact.
Less than a month into his presidency, Obama has found that no one is really buying bipartisanship. The notion that a bipartisan process will yield more GOP support has been officially shredded.
It's time for the House and Senate to follow the lead of President Obama and the American people and adopt new rules for a new era.
You've seen those shows on Animal Planet about retraining snarling mongrels to stop pooping on the carpet? Well, welcome to Congressional Planet. And say hello to the new trainer: Barack Obama.
One of the left's major problems with the stimulus package: the corporate "net operating loss carryback" giveaway.
This endless loop of partisan "we won, you lost" attitudes, exhibited by both political parties, is exactly what has alienated so much of the American electorate for such a long time.
What a week! With Congress back in session, with the excitement of newly-elected members being sworn in (or barred at the door, as the case may be), ...
Barack Obama was in the No-Gloat Zone. For his very first speech as president-elect... Obama crafted a message with much of the scope and power of an inaugural address.
The 2008 election presents another appropriate time when bipartisan unity government is needed more than ever.
Why does Congress hand out money to name buildings, bridges -- everything under the sun -- after its own living members? Until the 1960s, people had to die before they were memorialized in granite.
The trip is significant not only because of the unusual political chemistry, but because this group has already identified that global health and extreme poverty must be foreign policy priorities in the election.
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