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House Progressives

Sam Stein

House Democrats Rip Senate Colleagues: Their Lethargy Is Going To Cost Us Seats In 2010 | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A trio of progressive House members took direct aim at their colleagues in the Senate on Saturday, declaring that the upper chamber "sucks," has a "to...

Dems Inadvertently Suggest a Coakley Loss Would Strengthen Progressives on Health Care

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

Maryland Rep. Chris Van Hollen is now saying that if Democrats lose the Massachusetts Senate election tomorrow, the party will consider using reconciliation to pass the health care bill.

60+ House Democrats Say "Any" Health Bill With No Public Option Is "Unacceptable"

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

The battle over the public option isn't over. Somehow, everyone's forgotten that 60+ House Democrats signed a letter demanding it just a few months ago.

Friday Talking Points [95] -- A Call To Action

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The progressives and Blue Dogs are going to have a showdown. It is going to culminate not in statements to the press (or the lack thereof), not in some whispered whip count, but rather in a very public vote.

Ryan Grim

Head Count: House Progressives Preparing For Public Option Showdown | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Next week will be gut-check time for the bloc of progressives standing in opposition to any bill that doesn't include a public health insurance option...