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Senate Health Care Debate

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.

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...