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The Most Ridiculous Amendments To The Health Care Reconciliation Bill

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republicans know that the health care reform process could be derailed if the Senate decides to adopt any changes in reconciling the bill passed by th...

Ryan Grim

Byrd Rule To Send Health Care Back To House, Rules Parliamentarian

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Republicans succeeded early Thursday morning in finding two flaws in the House-passed health care reconciliation package. Neither is of any sub...

Senate Picks Up The Ball On Health Care Reform

Roll Call | David M. Drucker and Emily Pierce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Democrats on Monday are set to pick up the battle over health care reform where the House left off, but the path forward remains uncertain as R...

Is Reconciliation Undemocratic?

D. Brad Wright | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
D. Brad Wright

There's been some talk "out there" that reconciliation is an undemocratic process, because it doesn't go through the regular legislative channels. That's just wrong.

Senate GOP Launching New Campaign Against Health Care Law

Roll Call | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Republicans are poised to try to reignite the health care debate by launching a coordinated political messaging offensive to target Democrats a...

Rep. Weiner On Health Care: 'This Bill Is A 51 Vote Plan And Not A 60 Vote Plan'

The Hill | Eric Zimmermann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama's new healthcare proposal will likely gain only Democratic support, and that's a good thing, Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) said today. ...

Daschle: Democrats Should Show 'Political Courage' And Pass Senate Health Care Bill

The Hill | Walter Alarkon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Democrats should "do the right thing" and approve the Senate's healthcare bill, former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-S.D.) said Monday. ...

GOP, Dems Prepare For Legal Challenges Over Massachusetts Senate Seat

The Weekly Standard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Appointed Senator Paul Kirk will lose his vote in the Senate after Tuesday's election in Massachusetts of a new senator and cannot be the 60th vote fo...

Obama Tells House Democrats He Supports Senate Tax On Cadillac Health Care Plans

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama signaled to House Democratic leaders Wednesday that they'll have to drop their opposition to taxing high-end...

Sam Stein

Graham: House Health Care Bill Would Die In Senate (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) declared on Sunday that the health care legislation passed by the House of Representatives would be "dead on arrival" ...

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...

Sam Stein

Coburn: 'We Are Trying To Kill This Bill'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okl.) acknowledged the obvious on Friday, stating that the goal of his parliamentary shenanigans and the Republican Party as a whol...

Ryan Grim

Lieberman Wins: Medicare Compromise On Chopping Block

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Joe Lieberman has forced his will on the Senate Democratic caucus and the nation as a whole. After the party reached a compromise last week to effecti...

Getting The Job Done Right: Strengthening The Senate Bill To Fully Protect Competition

David Balto | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Balto

Today, the market for health care is structured such that conflicts of interest, a lack of choice and a lack of transparency significantly hinder meaningful competition. With health care reform, we can change that.

Mary Landrieu Wooed To Back Health Care With $100 Million For Her State

Bloomberg | James Rowley and Kristin Jensen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu, one of three lawmakers being wooed by Democratic leaders to back health-care legislation, won the inclusion of an ext...

No Men: The Most Ornery, Obstructionist Senators

The Daily Beast | Benjamin Sarlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When Sen. Joe Lieberman issued fresh threats to filibuster any health-care reform proposal including a public option, he did more than just blunt the ...

Health Care Bill Contains Specific Benefits For Montana Asbestos Victims

The New York Times | Robert Pear | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Buried in the deal-clinching health care package that Senate Democrats unveiled over the weekend is an inconspicuous proposal expanding Medicare to co...

Baucus: All Senate Dems Will Support health bill

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — When it comes time to vote, every Democrat in the Senate – and perhaps more than one Republican – will support legislat...

Candidate Obama Opposed Senate's Health Care Mandates (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Candidate Obama might not be too pleased with one aspect of health care reform emerging under president Obama's watch. "If a mandate was the soluti...

Obama: Senate 'On The Precipice' Of Passing Health Care Reform

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Prodded by President Barack Obama, Senate Democrats won tentative backing from one holdout and worked intensely to satisfy another ...

Senate Compromise On Health Care Gaining Support

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama as well as Democratic liberals and moderates all found something to like Wednesday in an emerging compromise...

Health Care Vote: LIVE UPDATES

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Watch the health care debate live through our curated Twitter lists. Do you know a tweeter who's perfect for one of these lists? Email us at twitterli...

Ryan Grim

Senate Dems Close In On Reform: Details Of Health Care Bill Revealed

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Read the bill (PDF). Senate Democrats have posted the legislation on their web site. --------- Senate Democrats made a big step toward comprehensive...

Ben Nelson Ad To Defend Health Care Vote

Lincoln Journal Star | Don Walton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As a fresh poll measured the political cost of Sen. Ben Nelson's health reform vote, he prepared Tuesday to take his case directly to Nebraskans durin...

Harry Reid: Health Care Bill May Not Be Finished This Year

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — In a blow to the White House, the Senate's top Democrat signaled Tuesday that Congress may fail to meet a year-end deadline for pas...