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Facing Steep Odds, 128 House Democrats Revive the Public Option

By | 07.29.10 | 6:15 am

Four months after President Barack Obama enacted the Affordable Care And Patient Protection Act, House Democrats have revived a top liberal priority that was eliminated from the sweeping health care law in the latter stages of a grueling year-long debate: the public option.

[Congress1] Armed with a new line More…

Here Come the Hearings on Massey

By | 04.07.10 | 9:47 am

No date has been set, but congressional leaders are already vowing to hold hearings on the circumstances leading up to Massey Energy’s Upper Big Branch mine explosion Monday that killed at least 25 West Virginia coal miners. Here’s the latest release from the House Education and Labor Committee, More…

Opposition to Afghanistan War Mounts

By | 11.17.09 | 5:53 pm

New numbers from The Washington Post as President Obama is expected to announce a decision on prospective troop increases within days:

He has a formidable sales job ahead to accomplish this: 52 percent in this poll see the war in Afghanistan as not worth its costs and nearly as many


The Waiting Room

By | 09.03.09 | 7:23 pm

Here’s a brief summary of the day’s health care news.

In anticipation of President Obama’s major health care speech next Wednesday, pundits and officials are trying to predict the direction the address will take — and some liberals are scaling back their hopes for a full embrace of a strong More…

From Lawmakers, A Little Civil Disobedience

By | 04.27.09 | 2:58 pm

Some days they make laws, and some days they break them.

Five House Democrats were arrested Monday during a protest at the Sudanese embassy in Washington. The lawmakers — Reps. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), Donna Edwards (D-Md.), Jim McGovern (D-Mass.), Lynn Woolsey (D-Calif.) and John Lewis (D-Ga.) — were demonstrating against More…