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Deem and Pass

Jason Linkins

House GOP Backtracking On Promised 'Reforms' Before They Even Get Started | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Back when he was the leader of the House minority, John Boehner's salty tears were shed over the many indignities he had to suffer, just because his party was oriented toward pointless obstruction, which forces the Democrats to use every procedural weapon in their arsenal to simply pass the legislation they were elected to deliver. Boehner promised to reform the "cycle of gridlock" and restore "a functioning civil society in the House" by "focusing on our collective responsibility to govern." As it turns out, nobody should have taken Boehner seriously.

Weekly Pulse: Obama Signs Health Reform Bill, Backlash Begins

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Yesterday, President Obama signed health care reform into law. As Mike Lillis explains in the Washingt...

Pelosi Defends Herself Against Boehner: Some People Will Do Anything For Insurance Companies (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said John Boehner would "do anything" for insurance companies as she sought to defend herself against the House Minority Le...

Sam Stein

Democrats Won't Use Controversial 'Deem And Pass' Measure To Enact Health Reform | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Two Democratic lawmakers tell the Huffington Post that the party will not use the controversial measure known as deem and pass to get health care into...

President's Fox Interview: Zero Concerns About Core Health Care Reform Provisions

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Bret Baier came to his interview with Obama armed with 18,000 emailed questions from fire-breathing Fox viewers. There were zero concerns about the core elements of health care reform.

Dems, Running Scared

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Quimbley D. Democrat is looking over his shoulder. This makes doing his job rather more difficult than it ought to be.

Health Care Bill Math: Democrats Decide Who Is Needed To Reach 216

New York Times | Jeff Zeleny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the homestretch of the health care debate, one obvious question being asked across the capital is whether Speaker Nancy Pelosi will f...

Pelosi Makes Her Move; GOP Rep. Calls for Coup

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has laid out a strategy to pass health care reform in the next couple of d...

Jason Linkins

Health Care Opponents Demonize 'Deem And Pass' As The Media Gets It Wrong [UPDATE] | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Another day in the health care reform debate brings with it another battle over parliamentary procedure, and another example of the media struggling t...

"Deem and Pass" Is Not "Without a Vote"

Bill Scher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Scher

If conservative obstructionists actually think this is unconstitutional, they should be giddy, because they then could have the courts nullify the entire law as illegitimate. But they know that it is legit.

'Self-Executing Rule' Could Pass Health Care Through House Without A Vote

Washington Post | Lori Montgomery and Paul Kane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

After laying the groundwork for a decisive vote this week on the Senate's health-care bill, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi suggested Monday that she might...