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Iowa Congressman And Glenn Beck Agree: Sunday Health Care Vote Is 'An Affront To God'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Glenn Beck and Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) expressed harmonized outrage on Beck's radio program Thursday about news that the House might vote on the heal...

Top 10 Reasons Why Voting Yes on Health Care Reform Is Good Politics for Democrats

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

When the House of Representatives finally votes this week to make health care a right in America it will be making history that will be remembered for generations. And in the final analysis, there can be no better politics than that.

Health Care: The Final Week (Live Twitter News, Analysis)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Below a list of analysts, activists, and policy wonks focusing on the final days of the health care debate. ...

Health Care Close After Democrats, White House Meet

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — House Democratic leaders Thursday abandoned a long struggle to strike a compromise on abortion in their ranks, gambling that they c...

House Democrats May Switch Health Care Votes

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Nine House Democrats indicated in an Associated Press survey Monday they have not ruled out switching their "no" votes to "yes" on ...

House Health Care Vote: Breaking Updates

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Today is THE DAY for health care reform, and this page will bring you all the breaking news, updates, tweets, photos, and video, all in one place. S...

Teabaggers' New Protest: "No Government Takeover of Congress"

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

Thousands of self-styled Teabaggers marched on the Capitol today to make the point that, in the words of one of their number, "Voting has no place in Congress."

Reps King, Hoekstra Attempt To Wrap Capitol With Health Care Bill

The Huffington Post | Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Early Friday afternoon, Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) announced his intentions to wrap the Capitol building in a massive copy of the 1,900-page health bill...

Ryan Grim

Reid, Durbin Open To Majority Vote To Beat Health Care Filibuster | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid works to cobble together the 60 votes he needs to overcome an expected Republican attempt to block a floor vote o...

Talks On Future Of Public Option In Health Care Bill Intensify In The Senate | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Democrats from the liberal and centrist factions are engaged in increasingly urgent talks aimed at bridging the divide within the party over th...

Sam Stein

GOP Needs Six Weeks To Debate Health Care Bill That All Republicans Will Oppose | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) argued last Sunday that Republicans deserve at least six additional weeks to consider health care reform...

Tactics of the GOP First Unit Bill

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

The problem is the Democrats in Congress pride themselves in being a bunch of twigs. By not sticking together, they lost for everybody.

Health Care Vote: Latest Updates

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — In a victory for President Barack Obama, the Democratic-controlled House narrowly passed landmark health care legislation Saturday ...

Health Insurance Stocks Down As Prospects For Reform Rise

ABC News | Jake Tapper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Health insurance stocks took a dive Tuesday, with the S&P Health Care Sector index becoming the worst-performing segment of the S&P 500, largely becau...

Senate Votes Yes On First Health Care Vote

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Landmark health care legislation backed by President Barack Obama has passed its sternest Senate test, overcoming Republican delayi...

Reid Slams Broder: A Retiree Who 'Writes A Column Once In A While'

The Huffington Post | Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Speaking from the Senate floor on Saturday, Majority Leader Harry Reid had some harsh words for Washington Post columnist David Broder. Reid was resp...

Dems on Health Bill: Oops! We Forgot to Cut Costs

New York Times | SHERYL GAY STOLBERG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As health care legislation moves toward a crucial airing in the Senate, the White House is facing a growing revolt from some Democrats and analysts wh...

Sam Stein

Obama Points To Bill Owens To Pitch Health Care Reform | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Hoping to pull together the needed Democratic support to get health care reform through the House of Representatives, President Barack Obama urged mem...

Robust Public Option Lacks Votes To Pass The House: The Plum Line

The Plum Line | Greg Sargent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The House Dem leadership has conducted its preliminary whip count and has tallied up less than 200 likely Yes votes in support of a health care reform...

Senate Health Care Bill Clears Final Vote Before Passage

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Democrats pushed sweeping health care legislation to the brink of Senate passage Wednesday, crushing a year-end Republican filibust...

Reid 'Confident' Senate Will Pass Health Care Bill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said he is "confident" the Senate will pass a health care bill, but it will take extra work on weekends in December ...

White House Pep Talk To Dems On Health Care:

TIME | Karen Tumulty / Washington Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With health reform's first test vote on the Senate floor less than 72 hours away, a platoon of top strategists -- including pollsters Mark Mellman and...

Ryan Grim

Health Care PASSES: The Scene In The House When It Happened | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

CORRECTION: From my vantage point in the press gallery, it looked as if Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) was leaning on Cao to oppose the bill. But according...

Democrats Clear Impasse blocking health care vote

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — In a victory for President Barack Obama, the Democratic-controlled House narrowly passed landmark health care legislation Saturday ...

Senate Health Care Bill: Five Things You Don't Know

Politics Daily | Patricia Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If you've been following the health care debate closely, you probably know the basics of the Senate Finance Committee's version of health care reform ...