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Ad Attacks Obama On Public Option

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Dems Say They Have The 60 Votes On Senate Health Care Bill

Working overnight in the blizzard, today Senate Democrats announced that they have the necessary 60 votes to approve the health care reform bill. The news came this morning after Sen. Bill Nelson (D-NE) agreed to vote for cloture. “Change is never easy, but change is what’s necessary in America,” Mr. Nelson said at a morning news conference. “And that’s why ...

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DNC Vs. RNC On Health Care

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U.S. House Passes Health Care Reform, GOP Calls Bill “Dead On Arrival” In Senate

Late last night the U.S. House narrowly approved its version of the health care reform bill by a vote of 220-215. Only one Republican, first termer Rep. Joseph Cao (LA), voted yes and 39 Democrats voted no. Roll call here. A triumphant Speaker Nancy Pelosi likened the legislation to the passage of Social Security in 1935 and Medicare 30 years ...

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Sen. Orrin Hatch: Health Care Reform Will Destroy The Two-Party System

Today Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) said that health care reform could mean the end of America’s two-party system, because everybody will come to depend on Democrats to stay alive. Or something. Hatch asserted that the health bills, which he believes represent a “step-by-step approach to socialized medicine,” will lead to Americans’ dependence on Democrats for their health and other issues. ...

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Maddow Vs. Joe Lieberman

Follow the bouncing ball as insurance stocks rollercoastered yesterday on the news that Sen. Joe Lieberman would filibuster against a public option.

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Sen. Lindsey Graham Promises That Public Option Will Die In Senate

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Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) To Name Names (Of The Dead….)

Weeks after he announced that the GOP plan for health care reform was for people to “die quickly,” Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) is unveiling a website titled Names Of The Dead, where families and loved ones can share stories about those lost due to lack of proper health care access. “Every year, more than 44,000 Americans die simply because [they] ...

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Olbermann: 57% Want Public Option

As usual, Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) says it well. He’s also been a great ally of the LGBT community and has shown up at every anti-bashing rally I’ve attended.

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Barney Frank On Joy Behar

Barney Frank talks to Joy Behar about health care reform, then at the 4:00 mark, defends his comments ripping the National Equality March.

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Prank: Sen. Max Baucus’ Vote For Public Option For Sale On eBay

(Tipped by JMG reader Peter)

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Michael Moore: Dems Have No Spine

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Maddow On Public Option Vote

At yesterday’s Senate committee vote against the public option in health care reform, GOP senators cited studies from a right-wing think tank and an insurance company astroturf group as evidence that the public option would lead to “denial of care” and “rationing.” Surprise!

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Senate Committee Rejects Public Option

Moments ago: Members of the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday rejected an amendment to a sweeping health-care overhaul bill that would have created a government-run insurance plan option. Authored by Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., the amendment failed by a vote of 15 to 8. Rockefeller said a so-called “public option” would have offered a competitor to private insurance companies. Congratulations ...

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Howard Dean: It’s Do Or Die For Public Option In Senate Today

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Into The Belly Of The Beast

Edward Kimmel of Takoma Park, Maryland took his life in his hands by marching into the teabaggers in DC waving a “Public Option Now!” flag. Park Service police had to rescue Kimmel and escort him out.

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Mr. President, Ignore The Crazy People

Uninsured father, filmmaker, and writer Lee Stranahan pleads with the president to ignore the crazies and support the public option in his upcoming national speech on health care reform. Watch this.

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Olbermann On Public Option Back-off

Keith Olbermann reports that the White House is asking progressives to “be good soldiers” and play along as the public option back-off continues.

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