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Health Care Compromise

The Nature of Compromise in the Parallel Universe of White House Political Leadership

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

Obama's compromise on the current tax deal must be evaluated against several other previously important issues connected to the exercise or lack of exercise of his presidential leadership.

Health Care Reform: White House Hints Of New Bill To Be Posted Online Before Summit

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

With the House and the Senate still at loggerheads over their health care bills, the White House hinted on Tuesday that President Obama might post his...

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...

Better or Worse

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

All the good things announced in Tuesday night's compromise are under vicious assault by the health industry lobbies, and the bad things still might get negotiated for the better in conference.

How The Health Care Bill Could Get Better

New York Times | DAVID LEONHARDT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Both the health care bill passed by the House of Representatives and the one that the Senate seems set to pass on Christmas Eve would begin to do away...

Greenwald: The Bill Obama Wanted All Along

Salon | Glenn Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Of all the posts I wrote this year, the one that produced the most vociferious email backlash -- easily -- was this one from August, which examined su...

Senior House Democrat: 'Senate Is Just A Pain In The Ass'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Roll Call reports that frustration with the Senate is boiling over in the House over health care reform. A senior lawmaker told the paper there had be...

Public Option Compromise Floated: Let States Opt Out

FireDogLake | Jon Walker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

First there was the "level paying field" public option. Than there was Snowe's trigger. Snowe's trigger was followed by Conrad's co-ops. Only in the l...

Sam Stein

Maxine Waters: Rahm To Blame For Obstructionist Blue Dogs | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of Congress's most liberal members, Rep. Maxine Waters, (D-Calif.), declared on Tuesday that the White House's problems getting Blue Dog Democrats...