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Ryan Grim

Lamar Alexander: Health Care Bill A 'Political Kamikaze Mission' | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said on Sunday that if Democrats push health care through under the majority only process known as reconciliation, it w...

One Woman's Health Insurance Nightmare

Politics Daily | Janet W. Battaile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Late last year, I learned two things at about the same time: My cancer was coming back, and I had gotten a new insurance plan. Since then, I've learne...

Let's Get Theological on Health Care and Warfare

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Anyone care to provide a theological foundation for the Republican policy preferences for the rich and for war? I would really like to see it.

Health Care and Bipartisanship in the Balance

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

President Obama, this is your moment for political courage, vision, leadership, and faith. We urge you to take heart and move meaningful health care reform forward.

Health Care Reform Testing Obama's Power Of Persuasion

The New York Times | Sheryl Gay Stolberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Tempers were fraying in the White House Cabinet Room as night turned into morning on Jan. 15. President Obama had been cloistered nearly all day with ...

Obama Health Care Bill: President To Propose Insurance Rate Limits

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will propose giving federal authorities the power to limit rate hikes by health insurance companies – ...

Reid: Democrats Will Use 50-Vote Tactic To Finish Health Care Within 60 Days

The Hill's Blog Briefing Room | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democrats will finish their health reform efforts within the next two months by using a majority-vote maneuver in the Senate, Majority Leader Harry Re...

Obama To Offer Health Bill to Ease Impasse as Bipartisan Meeting Approaches

New York Times | DAVID M. HERSZENHORN and ROBERT PEAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Obama will put forward comprehensive health care legislation intended to bridge differences between Senate and House Democrats...

Boehner's Bipartisanship: Top GOP Leader Wants Health Care Bill Online, Then Pounces On White House For Posting It

OpenLeft | Chris Bowers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On February 8th, Republican House leader John Boehner sent a letter to the White House, demanding that the White House post online any health care pro...

Judd Gregg: Could He Help Salvage Health Care Reform?

POLITICO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Is Judd Gregg a tease or a real potential partner for President Barack Obama in trying to salvage some health care reform in this Congress? That's on...

Billy Tauzin Leaving Pharma: Top Lobbyist For Drugmakers Stepping Down

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The head of the influential trade association for drug manufacturers announced Thursday night that he is leaving his job. The deve...

POLL: Nearly Two-Thirds Of Americans Want Congress To Keep Trying On Health Care

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A large majority of Americans still want Congress to pass health care reform, according to early results from a Washington Post-ABC News poll released...

Health Care Reform Business: Expect Hospital And Insurance Mergers, Less Revenue For Drugmakers

Bloomberg | Alex Nussbaum and Meg Tirrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Insurers, drugmakers and hospitals will likely slash costs and merge companies to maneuver through a U.S. health-care landscape marked by rising medic...

Bill Maher Talks Obama's Birth Certificate, Ann Coulter's Balls, And More On 'Leno'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Bill Maher was a guest on "The Jay Leno Show" Friday and took the time to joke about President Obama's new populist tone, among other Washington news....

Mary Landrieu Defends 'Louisiana Purchase' Medicaid Deal For Louisiana

AP | By ERICA WERNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Called a prostitute by conservative talk show hosts, a Louisiana Democrat on Thursday defended a deal she cut for her Hurricane Katrina-...

Public Health Care Spending To EXCEED Private Insurance Spending In 2011

Wall Street Journal | PETER LANDERS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

For the first time, government programs next year will account for more than half of all U.S. health-care spending, federal actuaries predict, as the ...

Without Health Care Reform Youth Voter Turnout May Plunge

Newsweek | Jesse Singal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Here's something that should make David Axelrod nervous: there are probably more Yankees fans in Massachusetts than there are young people who voted i...

Ryan Grim

Pelosi: Piecemeal Reform No Better Than A "Get Well Card" | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Amid the wreckage of the health care debate, some rescue workers have been searching for small pieces that could be salvaged. On Tuesday, House Speake...

Orrin Hatch: Health Care Reconciliation Could Lead To 'War' Between Parties

The Plum Line | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

GOP Senator Orrin Hatch is now warning that if Dems pass health care reform via reconciliation it will lead to permanent "war" between the two partie...

Sam Stein

Trumka To Senate Dems: Pass New Health Care Bill Through Reconciliation | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of the most powerful union officials in the country is urging Senate Democratic leaders to craft an entirely new health care bill and pass it usi...

Pass the Popular Parts of Health Care Reform and Ditch the Rest

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

Passing the most popular parts of health care reform while ditching the rest, can give Democrats a "win" on health care without jamming controversial and unpopular elements down the throats of American voters.

Passing Health Care with a Majority in the Senate Isn't "Jamming" It Through -- It's Democracy

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Scott Brown was not elected to be the 51st Republican in the Senate. He was elected to be the 41st Republican. That should not entitle Republicans to block every significant piece of legislation -- to block fundamental change.

Obama Retreats On Health Care Reform Bill

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and congressional allies signaled Wednesday they may try to scale back his sweeping health care overhaul to ...

Obama To Dems: Don't Jam Through health care bill

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is telling Democrats not to "jam" a health care overhaul bill through Congress, instead urging them to coalesce a...

Arianna On 'The Ed Show': Obama Must Offer More Than Words (VIDEO)

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

President Obama must move beyond rhetoric and acknowledge yesterday's Democratic loss in Massachusetts by making substantive policy and personnel chan...