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Bart Stupak, Leave My Daughter Alone

Michael Kieschnick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Kieschnick

Why would twenty men with positive ratings on past votes from Planned Parenthood vote for the horrendous Stupak amendment? I have no idea.

Health Care: The Big Finale

James Campion | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Campion

This excessively dissected congressional fiasco resulting in hundreds of pages of gobbledygook and failed backroom deals clearly demonstrates how wrong political myopia can go.

Ben Nelson Wants Anti-Abortion Measures In Senate Health Bill

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Abortion opponents in the Senate want tough restrictions in the health care overhaul bill, similar to the limits passed by the Hous...

Michelle Obama Makes Health Care Reform Appeal As A Woman And A Mom (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Elyse Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In a new video on the official White House blog, Michelle Obama invokes her role as a woman and mother to make the case for health insurance reform. ...

The Horrendous Truth About Health Care Reform

Robert Lenzner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Lenzner

The Senate health care reform bill looks to be even better than a free ride for the health insurance industry until 2014.

West Wing Stars: Call Your Congressman Today (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Elyse Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A (fake) former president and first lady promoted health care reform in a new ad from Health Care for America Now. Martin Sheen and Stockard Channing...

Time for Progressives to Stand Up Proudly for Government

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Government is not always the solution, any more than it is always the problem. But in many cases, progressives know that it is more efficient, more effective and more consistent with the values of a democratic society.

Senate "Moderates" Delaying Health Care Bill With Demands

The Washington Post | Shailagh Murray and Lori Montgomery | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Moderate lawmakers are exerting their outsize influence in the divided Senate to secure changes to health-care reform legislation, potentially adding ...

Insurance Companies Want Caviar on the Gravy Train

Michael J. Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael J. Wilson

The Finance Committee has opted to save money by leaving 25 million Americans out of health care. Without a public option, nothing will stop premiums from rising, requiring taxpayers to foot the bill.

Tea Party Patriots Send Rubber Chickens To Senators: 'Enough Is Enough'

The Huffington Post | Elyse Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Tea Party Patriots arrived on Capitol Hill Wednesday morning to deliver rubber chickens to Senators who voted for cloture on the chamber's health ...

Virginia Foxx: Health Care Reform Is A Bigger Threat Than "Any Terrorist Right Now In Any Country" (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Elyse Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) claimed on Monday that health care reform is a bigger threat than terrorism -- the latest incendiary comment from a Republ...

Catering To Snowe A "Waste Of Time," Grijalva Says

The Hill | Jordan Fabian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Crafting a final version of health insurance legislation to attract moderate Republican support would be a "waste of time," according to the leader of...

Health Care Reform 'Toothless,' Big Reforms Not Coming For Years

Washington Post | David S. Hilzenrath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The White House has a message for Americans suffering under today's health insurance system: "Help is on the way." But not as fast as you might think...

Health Care Study: Lack Of Insurance Has Led To 17,000 Child Deaths

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Lack of adequate health care may have contributed to the deaths of some 17,000 US children over the past two decades, according to a study released by...

Health Care Hypocrisy: A Wake Up Call

Dave Colavito | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Colavito

How can we blame a congress unwilling to disregard money during these critical times if we are not willing to hold ourselves to the same standard? It's our prerogative, but it is one that serves us poorly

Louis Sullivan Backs Health Bill: We Need To Come Together

ABC News | Jake Tapper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"We need to come together towards the middle and this is what the Baucus bill represents," said the former Secretary of the Department of Health and H...

Crashing the Gates of the Status Quo

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

If we succeed in winning health insurance reform we will have breached the gates of the status quo. We will demonstrate that fundamental change is possible.

GOP Impatient With Party Leaders Over Health Care, Awaiting An Alternative Plan

The Hill | Molly K. Hooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Some House Republicans are growing frustrated that their leaders have not yet introduced a healthcare reform alternative. For months, the message fro...

Matt Osborne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matt Osborne

I'm happy for union workers who've earned "better" plans through collective bargaining. But I'm somewhat unsympathetic on the subject when most of us working stiffs can't afford any plan at all.

Combating the Disease of Progressive Cynicism

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

One thing I know for sure. If progressives constantly pronounce the public option dead -- it will be. The cynics will create a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Health Care: Keep Your Eyes on the Prize

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

We've recently seen the abortion rhetoric really heat up to ridiculous proportions. Those with opposing views are being stereotyped and demonized. And facts are taking a back seat to sound bytes.

A Simpleton Tries to Understand the Health Care Debate

William Fisher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Fisher

Now, the first thing I want you to know is that I'm no health care policy expert. Far from it. But, like the rest of us, I have a body and a mind tha...

The Democratic Left's Firing Squad

Lanny Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lanny Davis

For 60 years, since Harry Truman, liberal Democrats have supported a national health insurance system -- so that the health of individual Americans and families would not be a function of wealth.

Abortion Rights Supporters In Congress Request Talks With Obama

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Abortion rights supporters in Congress are asking President Barack Obama for a meeting next week on abortion restrictions included ...

Senate Deal Lets Health Insurers Rob the Public Purse

Emma Ruby-Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emma Ruby-Sachs

The Senate is about to take on the worst deal in history. And at the end of the day, the only winners are the same companies who got us in this mess in the first place.