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Liberals Struggle To Challenge Conservative Democrats Who Opposed Health Reform

AP | By BEN EVANS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

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Listen All Y'all, It's a Republican Sabotage

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

The Republicans are willing to let one out of every ten of your friends go broke in the name of foiling the president and reclaiming control over the government (which they say they hate). Think about that.

Actions Speak Louder Than Words, Senator Bennet

Wade Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Wade Norris

It would seem the readers from Colorado did not take comfort in Senator Bennet's words on the "revolving door" in light of his recent votes.

Bart Stupak: Abortion Foe Calls Health Care Resistance A Sign Of 'Courage'

AP | JOHN FLESHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WEST BRANCH, Mich. — Shortly after entering Congress in 1993, Rep. Bart Stupak of Michigan withstood President Bill Clinton's charm offensive an...

The Insincerity Of The Public Option Haters: Lieberman's Weasel

Bill Scher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Scher

If the non-insurance industry constituents of Lieberman hold him accountable, he may recognize that there are more people worried about health care costs than there are CEOs worried about health care profits.

Joe Lieberman Filibusters Health Care While Americans Suffer

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

With every month that goes by without health care reform, another 3,600 Americans die due to a lack of insurance. And Joe Lieberman, like Elaine in that classic Seinfeld episode, is stopping off for Jujyfruits.

Wishing Won't Make it 60

Aaron E. Carroll | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aaron E. Carroll

If you think you really can get a more Progressive health care bill, I want to hear more than talking points. I want to know how you deal a huge defeat to reform, and then get to 60 votes on a new bill that's more progressive than this one.

With a Health Care Plan This Insane, Who Needs Wingnuts?

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

Baucus' entire goal was to construct a bipartisan plan. Mission accomplished. Insofar as both parties hate it. He tailored his plan to appeal to the Republicans who, as it turns out, don't support the plan anyway.

On the Conservadems: Hurray for Party Dissent

Jacob Dickerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob Dickerman

Being a Democrat is more complicated than just a single political ideology. It means our political discussion retains the complexity that is the triumph of democracy.

The Hoover Dems Are Breaking...

Hal Sparks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hal Sparks

The new coalition of "conservadems" have decided that they have had enough. Clearly their leader Evan Bayh took the shock that he was not going to be VP a lot harder than we knew.

Nico Pitney

Reid Knocks Liberals -- And "Centrists"

HuffingtonPost.com | Nico Pitney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Politico is leading its site with a story headlined, "Reid to liberals: back off," a message that's sure to raise the hackles of those who are pressur...

Obama's Budget: The Ad Campaign

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Americans United for Change, a key Democratic-backing group, will begin airing an ad today aimed at prodding Senate "centrists" to support President O...

Jason Linkins

'Conservadem' Senators Pledge To Work With Obama

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Last week, the Rachel Maddow show took a look at an emerging coalition of Senators which she named "Conservadems." Led by Indiana Senator Evan Bayh, ...