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Beltway Battle Over Patients' Rights to Integrative Medicine and Health

John Weeks | Posted 10.12.2013 | Healthy Living
John Weeks

At stake is the meaning and potential revocation of "non-discrimination in health care," Section 2706 of the Affordable Care Act. The requirement is due to become law in January 2014.

How to End the Filibuster. Tomorrow.

Paul Abrams | Posted 07.01.2013 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Although well-understood as a key element in D.C.-dysfunction, it is not so widely appreciated just how destructive the filibuster, as abused by the Republicans, has been.

Parents to Senate Education Committee: You Need our Input on ESEA!

Julie Woestehoff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education
Julie Woestehoff

Parents Across America (PAA) has sent a letter to the members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee after noting that panelist...

Democratic Senator Blasts GOP On Tax Cuts

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) spoke on MSNBC's "The Ed Show" Wednesday night about what he characterized as an unacceptable Republican prioritization of th...

Friday Talking Points [124] -- How's That Libertarian Thingie Workin' Out For Ya?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We certainly have a lot of ground to cover this week, so let's dig right in. I'd like to start with a declaration, though: Bristol Palin is now fair g...

Friday Talking Points [111] -- Use It Or Lose It

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

President Obama this week has successfully put the Republican Party on the defensive. This could be a fleeting thing, or it could be the start of a whole new way for Obama's administration to operate.

Harkin Surprised, Disappointed To Hear That Obama Didn't Push Public Option

Talking Points Memo | Brian Beutler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Yesterday, Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) articulated surprise and disappointment that the White House had not done more to push Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) to ...

New Study Destroys Union Intimidation Myth As Specter Considers "Compromise"

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Art Levine

While so many cartoonish "horror movie" caricatures of the EFCA have been launched by right-wing smear merchants, perhaps supporters of the legislation deserve a chance to fight back with a cartoon of their own.