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Ryan Grim

Crunch Time: Pelosi Puts Dem Reps On Record On Public Option | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) ramped up the pressure on wavering Democrats Friday morning, calling on them to state in front of their colleagu...

Ryan Grim

CBO Analysis: Both House Plans Would Cover At Least 35 Million Uninsured | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Two competing House health care reform proposals would extend coverage to at least 35 million Americans within ten years, according to a Congressional...

Ed Schultz: Obama Would "Sell His Soul" For GOP Support On Health Care (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Friday night on The Ed Show, Ed Schultz gave an impassioned speech calling out the president for making concessions on health care and abandoning t...

Americans Overwhelmingly Want A Public Option

Miles J. Zaremski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles J. Zaremski

Of the 83, 954 Americans who responded to this survey, 67,163 want a strong and effective public plan!

Friday Talking Points [99] -- Misdirection

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The real head-scratcher for serious media-watchers right now is what the "war" between the White House and Fox News was meant to distract us from this week. The "war" itself is laughable, for a number of reasons.

Three Reasons You May Be Uneasy With Health Reform

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

If the end product is an imperfect health care reform bill, one that takes too much from the middle class in order to help those even less fortunate, that won't be what some people wanted. But it will be be an improvement.

Time to Kill the Pseudo-Public Option -- and Other Things to Tell Your Representative

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

There are two critical tests for health care reform: Is it an improvement over what we have today? And is it structured so that further improvements can be made?