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Whip Count

Ryan Grim

House Dems Turning To iPads For Vote Counts | Ryan Grim | Posted 07.10.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Alabama Rep. Oscar W. Underwood became the first House Democratic Whip in 1899, serving in the 56th Congress. Underwood's job was a simp...

Can Boehner Count Votes?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

John Boehner is having a rough week, but the real fight within the Republican Party has only just begun.

Those Opposed to Breaking Up the Banks Receive Double the Funds from Industry

Tiffiniy Cheng | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tiffiniy Cheng

We're conducting a whip count on the SAFE Banking Act amendment to the financial reform bill right now. You can help.

Friday Talking Points [116] -- Is It Sausage Yet?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

If nothing else comes of it, you've got to admit that the health reform movement has given a lot of people a very detailed education about the sausage-making process in Washington.

Fact Sheet: The Truth About the Health Care Bill

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Hamsher

Real health care reform is the thing we've fought for from the start. It is desperately needed. But this bill falls short on many levels, and hurts many people more than it helps them.

Health Care Whip Count Live Updates: Will Reform Bill Have The Votes?

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE 11:00 AM ET, MARCH 21 -- Today is the day. As Congress gets set for Sunday's historic vote on health care reform, click here to get all the br...

Sam Stein

Health Care Updates: Democrats, Republicans Respond To CBO Score | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Click here for more recent updates. Ahead of the critical final vote on health care reform, Democratic leaders in the House of Representatives know...

Friday Talking Points [115] -- Git 'Er Done!

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Call it the calm before the storm. What everyone's waiting on is for Congress to leap into action. But, in a surprising twist, this time it might actually happen.

Getting Past the Senate

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

Passing a strong, comprehensive bill, with a public option, through the Senate is eminently doable. Let's look at the actual facts in terms of passing a bill acceptable to most Democrats.