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Senate Health Bill Passes; US Senate Fails
A Big Win For PhRMA, Health Insurance Companies, Obama, Reid, Nelson, Lincoln, Lieberman; A Big Loss For The American People And the Progressive Movement
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The Rational Case For 'Kill The Bill'
Over the past week, the media has trained its myopic eye on those in the progressive community who, having seen that the health care reform plan emerging from the legislative process will fall well short of providing all Americans with affordable health care, are urging that the bill be killed. The...
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With Health Care Bill All but Passed, Time for Backroom Deals
WASHINGTON - With Senate passage of health-care legislation now virtually certain, Washington lawmakers and interest groups are scrambling to influence one of Congress' most mysterious but most powerful institutions - the conference committee. The Senate is expected to pass its version of the $871...
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Angry Liberals: Why Didn't Obama Fight?
More than anything else in Barack Obama's presidency so far, health reform has exposed a get-a-deal-at-any-cost side of Obama that infuriates his party's progressives. And as Democrats tried to salvage health reform Tuesday, some liberals could barely hide their sense of betrayal that the White...
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Obama's Big Sellout: The President has Packed His Economic Team with Wall Street Insiders
The president has packed his economic team with Wall Street insiders intent on turning the bailout into an all-out giveaway
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President Obama Told Me to Stop ‘Demeaning’ Him, says Rep. Conyers
President Barack Obama recently called Rep. John Conyers Jr. to express his frustrations with the Judiciary Committee chairman's criticism. In an interview with The Hill, Conyers said his opinions of Obama's policies on healthcare reform and the war in Afghanistan have not sat well with the...
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Another McGovern Takes On a War
Massachusetts Congressman mobilizes foes of Afghan surge
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Jane Hamsher Leads Left Away from White House
While President Barack Obama has struggled to keep the center together, he's had one unquestioned political success: Keeping the left at bay. A battle-tested Democratic infrastructure fell into line behind the White House, with regular meetings and conference calls to coordinate strategy and...
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Déjà Vu: Obama Plans to Send 34,000 More Troops to Afghanistan
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama met Monday evening with his national security team to finalize a plan to dispatch some 34,000 additional U.S. troops over the next year to what he's called "a war of necessity" in Afghanistan, U.S. officials told McClatchy. Obama is expected to announce his long-...
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Progressives to Obama: Time to Step Up
It's time for your close-up, Mr. President. Now that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has announced he'll try to push through a health care reform bill with a public option, liberals are turning their focus - and their frustrations - on Barack Obama, the man who brought them to the...
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