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New White House Health Care Proposal May Destroy PhRMA Deal

Sunlight Foundation | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

This morning the White House released a new health care proposal that may be used as a blueprint for a compromise between House and Senate versions of...

GOP Lawmaker Seeks Documents On Obama Pharma Deal

The Hill | Molly K. Hooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A House Republican congressman is pushing the Obama administration to reveal the specifics of deals it struck with various groups on healthcare reform...

Ryan Grim

Baucus Bill Sticks To Pharma Deal That Supposedly Wasn't Struck | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The bill unveiled by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus has been blasted as a major giveaway to insurance companies. But the even bigger win...

Lessons in Leadership: Why Obama Needs to Brush Up on His FDR

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

The president, though a dedicated student of history, has failed to learn the lesson of our nation's most significant political confrontations.

Change We Can Believe In: Feelings Toward the Administration by Those Who Elected It

Drew Westen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Drew Westen

The American people did not vote for "bipartisan" solutions that split the difference between the failed ideology of the last eight years and the change the president and the super-majorities they elected in both houses of Congress promised.

How the White House's Deal With Big Pharma Undermines Democracy

Robert Reich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Reich

I'm a strong supporter of universal health insurance, and a fan of the Obama administration. But I'm appalled by the deal the White House has made with the pharmaceutical industry's lobbying arm to buy their support.

Big Pharma has Lured Dems Into a Faustian Bargain

Merrill Goozner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Merrill Goozner

Reformers were naïve if they thought the world had changed simply because there were new tenants in the majority offices on the Hill or in the White House.

Is Health Care Reform About to Go the Way of No Child Left Behind?

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

The White House may be willing to cave on drug price negotiations and having a public option. Giving us health care reform without those key ingredients is like serving a PBJ sandwich without the peanut butter or the jelly.

Sam Stein

White House Insists It Didn't Give Away The Store To Big Pharma | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the latest in a series of conflicting statements, White House officials on Monday insisted that they never entered into a deal with pharmaceutical ...

Ryan Grim

White House Confirms: Deal With Big Pharma Bars Price Negotiations | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In closed-door negotiations with President Obama and his top aides throughout the spring, Big Pharma offered its support for comprehensive health care...