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Leaderless: Senate Pushes For Public Option Without Obama's Support
President Barack Obama is actively discouraging Senate Democrats in their effort to include a public insurance option with a state opt-out clause as part of health care reform. In its place, say multiple Democratic sources, Obama has indicated a preference for an alternative policy, favored by the...
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House Moves Closer to Healthcare Public Option
WASHINGTON - Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives moved closer on Tuesday to agreeing on a broad healthcare reform plan that would include the most liberal version of a government-run public insurance option. House members leaving an evening meeting with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said a...
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Small Group Now Leads Closed Negotiations on Health-Care Bill
Three months before he was elected president, Barack Obama vowed not only to reform health care but also to pass the legislation in an unprecedented way. "I'm going to have all the negotiations around a big table," he said at an appearance in Chester, Va., repeating an assertion he made many times...
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AFSCME's Gerry McEntee Takes on White House
The president of one of America's largest labor unions, Gerry McEntee, has emerged as a major obstacle to the White House's efforts to maintain a unified front in the health care debate. The veteran president of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) has crossed...
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Heads or tails, Obama loses
WASHINGTON - On the eighth anniversary of the launch of United States military operations in Afghanistan, President Barack Obama spent a good part of Wednesday deliberating with his top advisers on what is likely to be one of the most momentous decisions of his tenure: the future of US involvement...
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White House Split on Second Afghan Troop Surge
President Obama is confronting a split among his closest advisers on Afghanistan, with military commanders solidly behind the request for additional troops but other key figures in the administration divided. Hillary Clinton, the US Secretary of State, and Richard Holbrooke, the special Afghan and...
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Washington Turns on Obama Heckler Joe Wilson After Healthcare 'Liar' Gibe
In a rare moment of unity in the bitter American healthcare debate, both sides of the political spectrum have turned on a Republican congressman after his extraordinary heckle of President Obama during a keynote speech last night. Joe Wilson, of South Carolina, breached Washington etiquette by...
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Bill Moyers says Obama Must Fight, Not Finesse
Award-Winning Journalist Disses Dems as 'Spineless'
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Obama to Abandon Bipartisan Health Reform
President Barack Obama is poised to abandon attempts to broker bipartisan health care reform and instead push through proposals using only the votes of Democrats.
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Liberals Revolt Over Public Option
The White House's signal that it's willing to back off support for a public health insurance option has sent congressional liberals into full revolt, bluntly warning the administration that no legislation will pass without a government-run plan. A group of left-leaning House Democrats tells...
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