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Hoyer: McChrystal Should Testify Soon

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the wake of his leaked report warning of possible failure in Afghanistan, Gen. Stanley McChrystal should testify before Congress sooner rather than...

Wilson Censure Considered By Dem Leadership

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) has refused to apologize to the House of Representatives for his conduct Wednesday night, prompting Democratic leadership to ...

Fines Proposed For Going Without Health Insurance

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Americans would be fined up to $3,800 for failing to buy health insurance under a plan that circulated in Congress on Tuesday as di...

Ryan Grim

Hoyer: House Could Pass Health Care Bill Without Public Option

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) told reporters Tuesday that a health care reform bill that did not include a public insurance option could p...

It's War. Media War

Sue Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sue Wilson

Wake up, Democratic Leadership: We have been at war over facts for decades, and our democracy is suffering because of it. Only you can save us, and it's about time you get into the fight.

Hoyer Maintains Support For Public Option

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WALDORF, Md. — House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer told cheering and jeering constituents Tuesday he still supports a public health insurance opti...

Enough is Enough

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Zogby

The first obligation of any government is to defend the rights of its citizens. Israel appears to have defined its own categories of US citizenship. Arab Americans are not fully recognized.

Hoyer: Public Option May Have To Go

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A day after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that health reform won't get through the House without a public option, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer ...

Cantor -- Poor Judgment Abroad

Ira Forman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ira Forman

There is nothing inherently inappropriate for a member of the opposition party to debate a president's foreign policy. However, there is a tradition in this country of not doing so while overseas.

Oh-So-Sensitive Conservatives Get Their Feelings Hurt By Pelosi and Hoyer

Bill Scher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Scher

Conservatives, long the biggest enforcers of "political correctness" as it suits their political ends, have been quick to find offense during the health-care reform debate -- even if it requires twisting words around.

Pelosi, Hoyer: Disrupting Town Halls "Un-American"

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The House's top two Democrats on Monday called some of the behavior of health care overhaul opponents "simply un-American." The Whi...

Are Democrats Determined to Become What They Most Despised About Bush?

Peter Daou | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Daou

We have an endemic problem: the inexplicable adoption by Democrats of Bush-era policies and political tactics. Wasn't the point of regaining power to undo the worst of Bush's excesses?

Physiological Link Between Affinity for Guns and Affinity for Health Insurance Bureaucrats?

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

There's a deal between reporters and Blue Dog Democrats to explain Blue Dog opposition to health insurance regulation as an outgrowth of representing culturally conservative districts.

Un-Spinning Healthcare Reform: Part 1

Kimberly Krautter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kimberly Krautter

One of the most infuriating aspects to the issue of healthcare reform is the lack of honest debate by our public officials.

Steny Hoyer: There's No Consensus On Health Care Bill

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer says House Democrats are struggling to reach consensus on overhauling health care, a divide that ...

The Progressive Case for PAYGO

Rep. Steny Hoyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Steny Hoyer

The idea behind PAYGO is simple: our country, like any family struggling with deep credit card debt, must start paying for what it buys.

Dems: Stimulus Money Needs To Be Spent Faster

CNN Political Ticker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A leading congressional Democrat and Republican both expressed disappointment Sunday with the pace of the government's economic stimulus program, but ...

Preserving Medicare's Success, 43 Years Later

Rep. Steny Hoyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Steny Hoyer

This anniversary is a time to celebrate Medicare's many successes -- successes so many Americans have seen firsthand, in the lives of seniors who have received guaranteed, dignified health treatment.

Service Members, Vets, and Families Marching for Justice

Aubrey Sarvis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aubrey Sarvis

The protests against these shameful, archaic rules are growing louder by the day among progressives of all stripes, gay and straight.

GM Dealerships Saved From Closing

Huffington Post | Matthew Palevsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

UPDATE: With the help of citizen investigators who have been tracking local reports, we've managed to find 10 of the lucky 41 GM dealerships that were...

Ryan Grim

Hoyer And Cantor Battle Over IMF Funding On House Floor (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

At the end of every week, the majority leader and minority whip in the U.S. House of Representatives hold a public conversation on the floor about the...

The Same Old Bipartisanship: The Hoyer/Cantor Letter to Obama on Israel

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

The AIPAC show came and went. But it left as its legacy the Steny Hoyer/Eric Cantor letter urging President Obama to let the Middle East fester.

Ryan Grim

Hoyer Wants To Shame AIG Into Returning Money

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democrats in Congress are looking at "all options" to recoup the bonus payments made to AIG executives, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) told...

Ryan Grim

Dems Fear AIG Greed Could Imperil Global Recovery Effort

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In hoping to prevent a global economic collapse, Congress and the president have had to walk a fine line. On one side is bubbling populist rage at fai...

Ryan Grim

The Myth Of The Filibuster: Dems Can't Make Republicans Talk All Night

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Hoping for a C-SPAN spectacle of GOP obstruction, some impatient Democrats are urging Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) to call Republicans on ...