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By MJ Rosenberg: Media Matters Action Network You know the old definition of chutzpah? A guy kills his mother and father and pleads ...
by mjx47
Comment Count 294 comments on Sun May 02, 2010 at 07:24 AM PDT with 14 Recommends
Sen. Schumer of New York has gone on record attacking President Obama's mild attempts at gently pressuring Israel to abide by past agreements ("The Road Map") and international law by not expanding ...
by Tom J
Comment Count 338 comments on Sun Apr 25, 2010 at 09:43 AM PDT with 45 Recommends
A lot of the rush to enact sanctions on Iran is based on the idea that the clock is quickly ticking down to nuclear catastrophe. Reporting on the state of Iran’s nuclear program is most often ...
by Rebecca Griffin
Comment Count 24 comments on Fri Apr 16, 2010 at 10:33 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
Now is the time for the President and Harry Reid to force the Republicans to put or shut up. Put them on the floor, make them stand in the well of the Senate and speak against the bills and ...
by KJG52
Comment Count 22 comments on Thu Feb 04, 2010 at 07:45 PM PST with 21 Recommends
I'm not the type to worry about who has better office real estate when it comes to office politics. Space is just space to get your work done. But when it comes to Senate office space, that's ...
by Great Lakes Gal
Comment Count 164 comments on Thu Feb 04, 2010 at 11:09 AM PST with 18 Recommends
Having been to Las Vegas both recently (since my parents live there) and a decade ago, I can attest that I have never seen a city make such a transformation. Now I am not talking about the strip, ...
by F J G
Comment Count 21 comments on Mon Jan 25, 2010 at 06:01 AM PST with 7 Recommends
Inside-the-beltway conventional wisdom, which is usually wrong, is way off on immigration reform. Pundits and unnamed politicos have long been arguing that Congress won’t deal with ...
by AmericasVoice
Comment Count 4 comments on Fri Jan 15, 2010 at 09:49 AM PST with 11 Recommends
This may be unpopular but we have to get a public option into the mix. Most everyone here agrees with that. Some want it as single payer, some want opt out. There is a possibility of opt in even. ...
by sageman
Comment Count 16 comments on Mon Nov 23, 2009 at 09:36 AM PST with 1 Recommend
Amid the drama today regarding the Senate cloture vote (It passed 60-39. Yay, us!), was another, more insidious ...
by msblucow
Comment Count 33 comments on Sat Nov 21, 2009 at 07:00 PM PST with 11 Recommends
So says Senator Mary Landrieu, Democrat(?), from LA. Many thought the ...
by mark louis
Comment Count 38 comments on Sat Nov 21, 2009 at 12:01 PM PST with 4 Recommends
Buried in the huge, intentionally complicated sellout bill, there is a little known ...
by Andiamo
Comment Count 37 comments on Thu Nov 05, 2009 at 06:55 AM PST with 2 Recommends
The best compliment a research scientist can pay another is "I wish I had thought of that!". This idea of an opt-out for states is one such idea. I don't know who thought of it first, but I am ...
by organicdemocrat
Comment Count 21 comments on Fri Oct 30, 2009 at 02:55 PM PDT with 19 Recommends
Those of you who know me know that I have been very critical of President Obama in several diaries and comments ranging from civil liberties, torture and torture prosecutions, healthcare, and LGBT ...
by Yalin
Comment Count 78 comments on Fri Oct 30, 2009 at 12:09 PM PDT with 24 Recommends
Schumer said yesterday that the opt out public option "would have to play by the same rules as the insurance companies, the same rates , the same reserves, the same requirements." ...
by naus
Comment Count 10 comments on Mon Oct 26, 2009 at 08:16 PM PDT with 2 Recommends
As noted by Greg Sargent, Harry Reid, after the rebuff, intended or mistaken, from some at the White House about his plan to put a national public option with the opt out compromise into the melded ...
by debcoop
Comment Count 4 comments on Fri Oct 23, 2009 at 07:48 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
Today Reid/Schumer/Leahy will hold a press conference on their plan of stripping the Insurance Industry of their anti-trust exemption. This exemption had been implemented since 1945 and no other ...
by Drdemocrat
Comment Count 13 comments on Wed Oct 21, 2009 at 03:19 AM PDT with 23 Recommends
DEMOCRATIC SENATORS URGE SWIFT PASSAGE OF UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS EXTENSION WHILE THEIR REPUBLICAN COUNTER-PARTS HOLD UP THE BILL TO ADD ACORN LEGISLATION AND A REAL ESTATE EXTENSION TAX CREDIT.
by rdobbs2010
Comment Count 33 comments on Tue Oct 20, 2009 at 10:09 PM PDT with 25 Recommends
The Los Angeles Times reports that President Obama has been ...
by Petey2
Comment Count 33 comments on Mon Oct 05, 2009 at 10:18 AM PDT with 16 Recommends
Of course, the title is dishonest, because hardcore conservatives would never embrace any public option, and some die-hard liberals will not be happy with anything but single payer. But with ...
by mark louis
Comment Count 2 comments on Sat Sep 26, 2009 at 10:56 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
Sen Carper, from the great state of DuPont (I mean Delaware) appears to have an big "ethical dilemna" with Sen Nelson's proposed amendment to the Finance Bill to save approximately 86 Billion over ...
by tjampel
Comment Count 3 comments on Tue Sep 22, 2009 at 10:24 PM PDT with 3 Recommends