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March 24th, 2010

Harkin: Public option backers eyeing second reconciliation bill

Public option supporters could offer a second reconciliation bill to establish the program, a top Democrat said Wednesday.Supporters of creating a government-run public option health insurance program are considering moving the proposal after healthcare reform is finished via another budget reconciliation bill that would require just a simple majority to ... continue reading

March 22nd, 2010

McCain: Don't expect GOP cooperation on legislation for the rest of this year

Democrats shouldn't expect much cooperation from Republicans the rest of this year, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) warned Monday.McCain and another Republican senator decried the effect health reform legislation has had on the Senate, a day after the House passed the upper chamber's bill. GOP senators emerged Monday to caution that ... continue reading

March 22nd, 2010

House sends health care bill to Obama's desk

WASHINGTON - Summoned to success by President Barack Obama, the Democratic-controlled Congress approved historic legislation Sunday night extending health care to tens of millions of uninsured Americans and cracking down on insurance company abuses, a climactic chapter in the century-long quest for near universal coverage. Widely viewed as dead two ... continue reading

March 14th, 2010

Christian law firm issues Adopt a Liberal card to encourage targets of prayer

Attention, Californians: Your governor has just been adopted. Next up: your bleeding-heart senator, Barbara Boxer, and not far behind Boxer, her Senate colleague Dianne Feinstein. Not by a new set of parents, mind you, but rather an army of conservative prayer warriors committed to restoring "poor leaders to right thinking." ... continue reading

March 2nd, 2010

GOP Girding for Battle Over Reconciliation

With President Barack Obama set to green-light the use of reconciliation to pass health care legislation, Senate Republicans are preparing to wage a unified floor and message war to block this 51-vote strategy — and lay the groundwork for what they hope will be big electoral gains in November.Senate Republicans ... continue reading

February 28th, 2010

‘Time Is Up’ to Pass Obama’s Health-Care Plan, Pelosi Says

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said “time is up” for Congress to pass health-care legislation and that lawmakers in her chamber need to figure out the right policy, see what the Senate does, then decide how to vote. “We all agree that the present system is unsustainable,” the Democrat from California ... continue reading

February 22nd, 2010

Poll: Passing public option would lift Harry Reid’s re-election chances

Washington — One-third of voters in Nevada say they would be more likely to vote for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid this fall if he wins passage of the public option in the health care bill, according to a poll released today.Reid continues to trail his potential Republican opponents by ... continue reading

February 20th, 2010

Specter Signs The Public Option Letter

Sen. Arlen Specter (D-PA) announced via Twitter today that he has signed onto Sen. Michael Bennet's (D-CO) letter urging leadership to use reconciliation to pass a public option. Specter is the 19th senator to do so. The most prominent signatory is Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), the third-ranking Democrat in the ... continue reading

February 18th, 2010

Feinstein to sign on to public option letter

Angered by the Anthem Blue Cross's premium hikes in her home state, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) is signing on to a letter asking Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to put the public option in a reconciliation bill, according to an aide.Anthem Blue Cross recently announced rate hikes of up to ... continue reading

February 8th, 2010

White House official: Feb. 25 health care meeting to be televised

Washington -- President Obama's bipartisan meeting on health care reform planned for February 25 will be broadcast live, a senior administration official said Monday.Coverage details were not complete, but the official said the White House expected "the whole thing to be live."The half-day meeting is an attempt by the Obama ... continue reading

February 2nd, 2010

Reid criticizes GOP over vote delays

WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid laid into Republicans this morning, saying the Senate is unable to fill key military and intelligence posts because GOP senators continue to delay votes.“Senate Republicans are simply so opposed to everything — absolutely everything — that they even oppose putting people in some ... continue reading

January 28th, 2010

Unions, Liberal Groups Urge Dem Leaders To Think Big In Campaign Finance Fight

Dear Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, and Harry Reid: If you’re going to go to war with corporations over that Supreme Court decision, do it right. That’s the message in a letter that a powerful coalition of liberal groups and unions have fired off to Pelosi and Reid, urging them to ... continue reading

January 23rd, 2010

Bernanke second term in doubt

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ben Bernanke's confirmation to a second term as Federal Reserve chairman suddenly appeared in jeopardy on Friday even after U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said he would back him. Two Senate Democrats on Friday announced they would oppose Bernanke, citing concerns about the economy that promise ... continue reading

December 21st, 2009

Health Care bill clears key Senate test

WASHINGTON – Landmark health care legislation backed by President Barack Obama passed its sternest Senate test in the pre-dawn hours early Monday, overcoming Republican delaying tactics on a 60-40 vote that all but assures its passage by Christmas."Let's make history," said Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, shortly before the bill's supporters ... continue reading

December 20th, 2009

Insurance, health care firms give Lieberman big bucks

U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman has taken in millions of dollars in campaign contributions from the insurance and health industry he's now accused of protecting from meaningful health care reform.A review of Lieberman's campaign finance reports by the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics shows health professionals and the insurance industry have ... continue reading

December 17th, 2009

The Watchdog: Elizabeth Warren

There are many ways to become our Bostonian of the Year. You could be one of the nation’s preeminent bankruptcy scholars, and a tenured professor of law at Harvard University, and a talking head for Frontline specials and Michael Moore’s latest documentary, and a leading voice decrying the human cost ... continue reading

November 9th, 2009

House health care overhaul faces Senate stone wall

WASHINGTON – The glow from a health care triumph faded quickly for President Barack Obama on Sunday as Democrats realized the bill they fought so hard to pass in the House has nowhere to go in the Senate. Speaking from the Rose Garden about 14 hours after the late Saturday ... continue reading

October 20th, 2009

Weiner: Obama admin. 'half-pregnant' with health industries

Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) said on Tuesday that the Obama administration is "half-pregnant" with health insurers and pharmaceutical companies, which may jeopardize the success of reform. The congressman -- who is a leading liberal voice in the healthcare reform debate -- said that rumored deals the White House has struck with ... continue reading

October 2nd, 2009

'Capitalism' Opens Today at a Theater Near You! invitation from Michael Moore

Friends, For two months, we've sat and watched the rabid right achieve the unimaginable: Derail universal health care and send the Democrats in Congress running for cover. Many have asked, "How did this happen? How could a small minority of angry people control the public agenda? Where is the majority's ... continue reading

September 18th, 2009

Showmanship Moore's top commodity in 'Capitalism'

By Christy Lemire / AP LOS ANGELES — How do you make a movie about the country's current economic crisis and actually get people to see it? Two obstacles most obviously arise: illustrating such a potentially dry subject in a compelling way, and persuading audiences to pay money for information ... continue reading

July 23rd, 2009

Reid Says Senate to Delay Health Vote Until September

July 23 (Bloomberg) -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said the Senate will wait until September to vote on health-care legislation, missing President Barack Obama's deadline for a vote by the August recess. Reid told reporters that Republicans wanted more time to work on the measure. "It's better to have ... continue reading

July 1st, 2009

The Minnesota Senate Race Is Over -- Coleman Has Conceded Defeat To Franken

By Eric Kleefield / TPM MuckrakerWho would have thought that something bizarre would happen when Al Franken ran for public office? In a press conference just now, former Sen. Norm Coleman (R-MN) has conceded defeat to the Democratic comedian Franken in the 2008 Senate race -- nearly eight months after ... continue reading

July 1st, 2009

Franken Wins Senate Battle

Minn. Court Ruling Gives Democrats A 60-Seat MajorityBy Perry Bacon Jr. / Washington PostThe Minnesota Supreme Court yesterday declared comedian-turned-politician Al Franken the winner of the state's U.S. Senate race, ending an eight-month-long election saga and giving Democrats a 60-seat majority that theoretically would allow them to block GOP filibusters. ... continue reading

May 28th, 2009

It's Not About Bill

By Peter Baker / New York Times Bill Clinton loves to shop. On a March day in an elegant crafts store in Lima, the Peruvian capital, he hunted for presents for his wife and the women on his staff back home. He had given a speech at a university earlier ... continue reading

May 13th, 2009

Obama opposes detainee abuse photo release

By Caren Bohan WASHINGTON, May 13 (Reuters) - In a reversal, President Barack Obama objected on Wednesday to the release of dozens of photographs showing the abuse of terrorism suspects, fearing the pictures could trigger a backlash against U.S. troops. The Obama administration had said last month it would comply ... continue reading

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If you have a moment today, I hope you can read the obituary for my father Francis (Frank) Moore, who died this past Saturday at the age of 92: Francis...

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My father, Francis (Frank) Moore, passed away this morning a few months shy if his 93rd birthday. He was a great dad I am blessed to have had him in my life. I...

Apr 20th
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Time to put the cuffs on Chris Christie -- not for the bridge scandal, but for this: Chris Christie's $300m pension proposal broke state anti-corruption...

Apr 18th
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George W. Bush Debuts New Paintings Of Dogs, Friends, Ghost Of Iraqi Child That Follows Him... President Bush has a new hobby -- painting! --...

Apr 17th
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Big new story from David Sirota and Pando on top Christie adviser and appearance of corruption at New Jersey's pension fund: REVEALED: Gov....

Apr 17th
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FBI Uncovers Al-Qaeda Plot To Just Sit Back And Enjoy Collapse Of United States WASHINGTON—The FBI announced today that it has uncovered a...

Apr 15th
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Revealed: Rahm Emanuel's top donor bought stock in Marriott just before it was awarded huge contract As schools are closed and pensions cut,...

Apr 9th
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I'll be at First Time Fest today in New York City at the screening of my first film, Roger & Me. Loews Village 7 at 12:30 pm. Come see it on the big...

Apr 5th
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Revealed: Rahm Emanuel cuts public pensions, diverts money to benefit campaign donors If you've read the financial news out of Chicago the last...

Apr 4th
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Please take a moment today to think of Casey Austin Sheehan, son of Cindy and Patrick, who was murdered by U.S. foreign policy in Sadr City, Baghdad ten years...

Apr 4th
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ICYMI - I've joined this "thunderclap" to support the Connecticut legislators who voted yes on last year's Act Concerning Gun Violence...

Apr 3rd
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I've joined this "thunderclap" to support the Connecticut legislators who voted yes on last year's Act Concerning Gun Violence Prevention...

Apr 2nd
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I am opposed to the death penalty, but to every rule there is usually an exception, and in this case I hope the criminals at General Motors will be arrested...

Apr 1st
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How Long Some in the US Will Survive Under New Health Law Donna Smith Those who must access care to live and can afford it are not...

Mar 31st
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Last night, The Good Wife on the East Coast started 40 minutes late due to the overrun of the NCAA basketball game. If you had your DVR set for the show, you...

Mar 24th
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Watching films today, looking for the ones I'm going to pick for my film festival this summer. I (and a whole bunch of others!) have this thing we put on...

Mar 23rd
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When the U.S. Health Care System Keeps Killing, Who Cares Enough to Fight? Donna Smith We have largely forgotten that people are at...

Mar 21st
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Tell the White House not to give up on Dr. Vivek Murthy's nomination as Surgeon General despite the ferocious opposition from the NRA: Don't give...

Mar 21st
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This criminal would never see a jail cell, nor would his cronies. In fact, they'd later be rewarded with re-election: Presidential Address on War with...

Mar 19th
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The crime of the century -- our invasion & slaughter in Iraq -- started 11 years ago tonite in this 7pm (ET) hour, March 19th, 2003: CNN Coverage of...

Mar 19th
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Washington’s Back-to-the-Future Military Policies in Africa Nick Turse Nick Turse is an award-winning journalist, historian,...

Mar 17th
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"I think democracy is the most revolutionary thing in the world." -- Tony Benn, 1925-2014 Tony Benn in 'Sicko'

Mar 14th
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RIP Tony Benn, one of the UK's greatest leaders: Tony Benn, veteran Labour politician, dies aged 88 Former cabinet minister died at...

Mar 14th
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Please read this important story from K. Ford K.: Am I the Face of the New American Middle Class? I began to feel I had slipped so low...

Mar 13th
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Yesterday Dianne Feinstein revealed that the CIA has been spying on the Senate Intelligence Committee. This is all about the report the committee has produced...

Mar 12th
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Health Care for All Colorado has brought Mercy Killers, a show written and performed by Michael Milligan about our murderous for-profit healthcare system, to...

Mar 10th
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Health Care Dramas that Sting and Why We Have to Watch Donna Smith The realities Milligan has written into the show cut deep into...

Mar 10th
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Did you know the Lehrer Newshour on PBS has been produced for 20 years by a company owned by conservative cable billionaire John Malone? Me neither. After...

Mar 7th
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Mr. Obama, if int’l law is so damn crucial . . . | The Russian intervention deserves criticism. But let’s be clear. The...

Mar 6th
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