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Senate Health Care Debate

Ryan Grim

Sealed With A Kiss: Dems Unite To Beat GOP Filibuster | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Harry Reid sealed the biggest legislative victory of his career Saturday night with a kiss. And then a hug. Emotionally reserved doesn't begin to des...

Public Option Compromise Being Worked Out In Closed Door Democratic Discussions

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Friday turned back a Republican effort to eliminate a long-term care insurance program to help seniors and the disabl...

Critics Of Health Reform On Obama's Left Have Largely Focused On Symbolic Issues

National Journal Magazine | Thursday, Dec. 24, 2009 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With the Senate's passage Thursday morning of sweeping health care reform, President Obama took another giant step toward the biggest legislative achi...

Ryan Grim

Democrats Are United -- For Now | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Senate has voted to move forward with the health care bill. The vote was 60-39 in favor of debating the bill put forward by Senate Majority Leader...

AARP Backs Democrats On Medicare Cuts In Senate Health Care Fight

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — With a Senate showdown looming, the politically potent AARP rode to the rescue of Democrats on Wednesday, supporting $460 billion i...

Health Care: The Big Finale

James Campion | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Campion

This excessively dissected congressional fiasco resulting in hundreds of pages of gobbledygook and failed backroom deals clearly demonstrates how wrong political myopia can go.