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  • 60 Plus group spending another $1.1 mill to target Bill Nelson

     
    The 60 Plus Association, the group that proudly bills itself as “the conservative alternative to the AARP,” is on the air with a new commercial targeting incumbent U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla. The group says it's paying $1.1 million to run...
  • What a surprise! Schock repeats the big GOP lie

     
    For two years he had complete, unadulterated control of the federal government, a 60-seat majority in the Senate, an 80-plus seat majority in the House. He got every -- literally every piece of legislation he wanted, to try and, quote,......
  • Senate Passes Healthcare Overhaul

    Senate Passes Healthcare Overhaul
    Senate Democrats this morning passed a sweeping healthcare overhaul bill, setting the stage for reconciliation early next year with similarly historic legislation passed by the House last month. The vote was 60-39. It came after months of bitter partisan...
  • Nitty-gritty on healthcare reform: Issues and key players

    Nitty-gritty on healthcare reform: Issues and key players
    As the Obama administration and Congress prepare to wrestle with the divisive issue of healthcare reform, here is a checklist of the issues and key players to watch in the forthcoming weeks. Obama has said he wants to sign a bill this year, which means...
  • Nitty-gritty on healthcare reform: Key players

    Nitty-gritty on healthcare reform: Key players
    Though Democrats control the House of Representatives, they have not united around any one proposal. They also face opposition from conservative Republicans on several key points: Speaker Nancy Pelosi has said there aren't enough votes to pass healthcare...
  • NATIONAL/FOREIGN SCHEDULE FOR FRIDAY SEPT. 11, 2009

    PAGE 1 MODULE 1. HEALTH-CONGRESS -- What's different in the health care debate after Obama's speech to Congress? One important thing: Some central players in Congress who seemed skeptical of the bill say they heard enough to their liking that they...
  • Lieberman: Stance On Iraq War Making It Difficult For Independent To Be A 'Bridge Builder'

    As the Senate prepared for its all-night debate on Iraq last month, Joseph Lieberman stood with Republicans and lambasted war opponents, most of them Democrats. ``They're already asleep about the consequences of an American defeat in Iraq for our...
  • Possible changes to five health law provisions could have big effects

    Possible changes to five health law provisions could have big effects
    The Republican effort to repeal the health care law is sure to founder in the Democratic-controlled Senate, but that doesn't mean that the GOP is ending its assault on the law. House Republicans are already beginning work in committees to lop off and...
  • Senate 'gang's' new energy plan

     
    by Frank James In the Senate, it nowadays apparently takes a self-appointed, biparitsan "gang" of senators to get past the partisan gridlock. For instance, there was the Gang of 14 group of senators who helped the Senate get beyond an......
  • U.S. has farmer-soldiers in Afghanistan

     
    by Frank James Listening to congressional testimony is among the best ways to learn about programs that don't get a lot of attention. Example: yesterday Gen. David Petraeus, commander in chief of Central Command, was asked about an effort in......
  • Congress to Obama: Not all at once

     
    by Janet Hook The broad outline of the $3.5-trillion spending blueprint that Congress approved this week hews closely to President Obama's spending targets and pays homage to his ambitious agenda. But the fine print contains a sobering warning about his.....