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Obama Reconciliation

Sam Stein

White House Optimistic That House Has Health Care Cover | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama administration believes it gained a valuable boost last week in getting health care passed when a 50th Democratic senator informally announc...

Sam Stein

Reid And Alexander Spar Over Reconciliation, Obama Won't Rule It Out | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Republican Party's (surprise) opening speaker, Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) used his allotted time to make a strong -- and largely misleading --...

Now or Never

Dylan Loewe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dylan Loewe

When Democrats needed a pep talk and reassurance, they didn't get any. Now, in the midst of a growing skepticism, the president has only one weapon in his arsenal that can restore that confidence: Action.

Sam Stein

For Democrats The Time For Health Care Talk Is Over | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Seven hours of sometimes combative, often wonky health care conversation left President Obama and other Democratic leaders with no more Republican sup...

Sam Stein

Obama Won't Drop Potential Use Of Reconciliation On Health Care | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama wants to keep the option of using reconciliation to pass health care reform despite calls from Republican lawmakers that he agree to d...

Sam Stein

Lieberman: Using Reconciliation For Health Care A "Real Mistake" | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senator Joseph Lieberman, (I-Conn.) said on Sunday that he thinks it would be a "real mistake" if Democrats used the parliamentary maneuver known as r...

Obama Open To Partisan Vote On Health Care Overhaul

Bloomberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama may rely only on Democrats to push health-care legislation through the U.S. Congress if Republican opposition doesn't yield soo...