Harry Reid just positioned DREAM to give it the best chance possible to cross the finish line. Now, we just need a handful of Republican Senators to step up to the plate and turn this historic, bipartisan House victory into law.
Both candidates for the TX-17 congressional district spent a great deal of time in their only televised debate and in a live stream candidate forum arguing which was using "their own facts" and which was using the actual facts.
While it might seem unusual for a Republican to champion Medicare, Bill Flores - the Republican vying for the seat in Texas' 17th Congressional District - has staked out a position that defends the government-run insurance plan from cuts in this year's health care reform law.
A conservative advocacy group based in Iowa released an ad this week seeking to expose the liberal voting record of Rep. Chet Edwards (D-Texas) and link him to policies supported by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.
"It's hard enough to ask for help as a vet and McCain's suggestion that the private sector pick up the slack would make it that much harder. The private sector doesn't understand how to treat blast injuries. I know. I asked."