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  • Two Visions, Two Nations?

     
    A Congressman stands on the floor of the House of Representatives and accuses his political opponents of wishing for Americans to “die quickly”. A popular political commentator accuses a young woman of being sexually promiscuous for simply...
  • 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,......
  • First Senate Vote On Health Care Bill

    First Senate Vote On Health Care Bill
    The senate is expected to vote on Democrats' new health care bill in a rare late night session Saturday. Democratic leaders will need every Democrat and both independents to vote "yes" in order to get it passed. Democrats need 60 votes for the...
  • Archbishop Disagrees With Landrieu On Abortion

    Archbishop Disagrees With Landrieu On Abortion
    The Catholic archbishop of New Orleans says he agrees with Sen. Mary Landrieu on many issues - but abortion is definitely not one of them. Archbishop Gregory Aymond made the remark in a written statement following Landrieu's vote on an amendment to the...
  • 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...
  • 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......