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  • Obama's bipartisanship: Perceptions

     
    by Mark Silva There really are only three things at work here: In Washington, there is rhetoric, and there is action. Outside of Washington, there is perception. At the moment, the public's perception is that President Barack Obama is making......
  • In today's pages: Health care reform and the nature of protests

     
    The Times editorial board praises President Obama for scrapping the missile defense shield in Eastern Europe, calling the program "immensely expensive technology that still doesn't work, designed for a threat that may never materialize." As various...
  • Obama: 'Somehow, not breaking through'

     
    by Mark Silva and updated at 11:15 am EDT President Barack Obama, acknowledging trouble in "breaking through'' to the American public with his proposal for a health-care overhaul, made an unprecedented public push today with a series of nationally...
  • Healthcare reform vs. individual liberty, GOP edition [UPDATED]

     
    Republican members of Congress have started spouting Reason magazine-style arguments against the individual mandate in the healthcare reform bills moving through the House and Senate. For example, Sen. John Kyl (R-Ariz.) called the mandate "a stunning...
  • When a Medicare cut isn't exactly a cut

     
    An editorial in today's Wall Street Journal finds a new setting for the argument that the Democrats' healthcare reform bills would reduce Medicare benefits -- this time, lambasting Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) for calling on an...
  • Health care: Insurance regulators rule

     
    by Andrew Zajac. Healthcare overhaul legislation moving through the Senate Finance Committee would put crucial rule-making authority in the hands of a private association of state insurance commissioners that consumer advocates fear is too closely tied to...
  • Baucus asked to curb insurers

     
    A group of insurance consumer advocates has asked Montana Democratic Sen. Max Baucus to back off plans to put rule-writing authority for drafting health care coverage standards in the hands of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, a private...
  • Senators nix 'public option' in health care

     
    by Mark Silva The Senate Finance Committee, working through amendments to a sweeping health-care overhaul, today flatly rejected the concept of a "public option,'' a government-run insurance plan for people who cannot find coverage privately. The...
  • Obama, Afghanistan commander meet

     
    by Mark Silva Some of the criticism leveled at President Barack Obama for his quick trip to Copenhagen to lobby the International Olympic Committee for the 2016 summer games iin Chicago has noted the other pressing challenges that the president......
  • Senate health bill: $829 B, deficit-cutting

     
    by Noam N. Levey Senate Democrats pushing healthcare legislation received a boost from the Congressional Budget Office today as the much-watched nonpartisan agency estimated that a health bill being debated by the Senate Finance Committee would cost...
  • Health-care advances, GOP vote gained

     
    by James Oliphant and updated at 5:15 pm EDT Legislation that would transform the nation's healthcare system cleared a significant hurdle today, as the Senate Finance Committee voted 14-9 for a sweeping overhaul. Just one Republican, Sen. Olympia J....