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Health Care Failure Could Mean Electoral Disaster: Dems

The Plum Line | Greg Sargent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The poll slide Congressional Dems are enduring right now has increased pressure on Dems to succeed on health care this year, Democratic aides privatel...

Ryan Grim

Democrats Ponder One-Bill Reconciliation Strategy For Health Care | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Democrats contemplating a controversial parliamentary maneuver that would allow them to pass key provisions of a health care bill with just 51 ...

The Health Club at the Corner of Chimera and Mirage

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Obama the Developer wants to build a health club. Something classy, that's what he's thinking, with all the latest equipment, and enough room so everyone in town can join.

Liberals Press Senate Dems To Move Without Grassley

The Hill | Alexander Bolton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Leading liberal activists are pressing Senate Democrats to forget about Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley (Iowa) and move ahead with their own plans for ...

Ryan Grim

Where Is Kent Conrad Getting His Whip Count? | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

There are 60 members of the Senate's Democratic caucus -- so why is Sen. Kent Conrad insisting that that there aren't enough votes to pass a public he...

Franken Gives Millionaire Swift Boat Ads Funder A Piece Of His Mind

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Five years after he put his money behind the Swift Boat ads that helped tanked John Kerry's presidential campaign, Senate Democrats gave T. Boone Pick...

Senate Dems Getting Warm and Cozy with T Boone Pickens

A. Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
A. Siegel

Rather than bring in people who are discussing serious solutions, the DPC is bringing a snake-oil salesman who merits credit for dishonorable attacks on the 2004 Democratic Party presidential nominee.

Time for President Obama to Throw Down Against the Corrupt and Spineless

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

Enough prevaricating. The storm is perfect. Kick some ass, Mr. President.

The Franken Factor (and Counting to 60)

Juliette Powell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Juliette Powell

As harsh as this may seem, maybe it is time for Ted Kennedy to resign from the Senate and let the Democratic Governor of Massachusetts appoint a healthy successor.

The Senate Says, "No, We Can't" To The Public Option

Noelle Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Noelle Bell

Private insurance has failed drastically through its own greed in bilking Americans through expensive premiums, denying them needed care, and paying billions of dollars to insurance company executives on the backs of sick and underinsured Americans.

Jason Linkins

Democratic Opponents Of Public Option Called Out In Ad | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

So, the public option! The GOP hates it, based on some weird read of free-market philosophy that says even though it will be a terrible and inferior p...

Ryan Grim

Senate Dems Waiting For Cost Estimates Before Moving On Health Care | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Two reports from congressional accountants, with estimates that put the cost of health care reform higher than expected and the numbers of people cove...

Where in the World is Kathleen Sebelius?

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

I've seen a great variety of Republicans all over TV trying to bury the public option in an avalanche of lies. So, where are the Democrats? Where is Obama? Where is Kathleen Sebelius?

Dem Defections Give GOP Control Of New York Senate

AP | MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics


Democrites: Senate Democrats Cave to Dick Cheney on Guantanamo's Closing

Sam Sedaei | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Sedaei

There is not a day that you wake up, turn on the news and don't hear about the Democrats backtracking, engaging in hypocrisy and appeasing the Republicans.

Ryan Grim

Banks Playing Both Sides On Bankruptcy Bill, Have Reform On Life Support | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and other Senate Democrats have spent the last several weeks negotiating with major banks, including JPMorga...

Gitmo Detainees Transferred to 'Big Brother'

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

The deal drew praise from Senate Democrats, who had earlier blocked the closing of the detention camp, and from CBS executives, who had been desperately searching for something to spice up their fall schedule.

Senate Plans Progressive Push Ahead Of Obama's 100th Day

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Democrats hope to boost President Obama's credentials among the party's left wing by advancing several legislative measures in the final stretc...

Dem 'Centrists' Plot To Push Back On Obama Agenda

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE 3/20: House Democrats are setting a September deadline for a compromise with Republicans on health care, the Washington Post reports. After tha...

Menendez Drops Omnibus Opposition

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) pushed back strongly Tuesday against criticism from the left over his initial opposition to the $410 billion omnibus spe...

Franken Meets With Senate Dems, Gets Standing Ovation

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Al Franken met with Senate Democrats Tuesday afternoon to "get plugged in" to the Democratic caucus and to give them an update on Minnesota's conteste...

Inside The Senate Omnibus Disaster: Reid Reportedly "Beside Himself"

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Passage of the $410 billion, leftover-from-last-year omnibus spending bill was supposed to be a perfunctory, pro forma task. Instead, it's become a co...

Senate Dems May Punish Bayh, Feingold For Omnibus Opposition

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Democrats are debating whether Sens. Russ Feingold (D-Wis.) and Evan Bayh (D-Ind.) should be punished for opposing a $410 billion omnibus. Som...

Obama's Budget Draws Senate Dem Opposition

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's proposal to limit itemized tax deductions for high earners is running into opposition from key Democrats i...

Ryan Grim

Red States Gobble Up Omnibus Earmarks | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If it's budget time, it's good to be a red state. And it's very good to be Mississippi. According to an analysis by the nonpartisan Taxpayers for Co...