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|Tx GOP House Speaker Faces AntiSemitic Attacks by Tea Party and,,
YIKES- We have a live firestorm breaking lose in TX that will and IS make natl. headlines! Its one thing to run on such anti govt things but then you come into office and suddenly find its more ...
|TX GOTV: We Will Oust Perry this Time.
I just got back from GOTV again for Texas democrats especially Bill White and our ticket in Harris County (home of Houston). In Harris we have a chance for history- we have 103 races on the ballot ...
|Dont Write Off Bill White from Taking Back Texas. Here is WHY! UPDATED!
As a Texan and a hard working volunteer for Bill White for governor I find it amazing how much of late White is getting written off. Rest assured White is very much in this race and don’t ...
|UPDATE: Gallup Scandal. Urged to STOP Polling Immediately.
UPDATE 3PM- POLTICO'S BEN SMITH ALSO FINDS THE GALLUP MODEL BIZARRE AND HAS CONTACTED GALLUP TO EXPLAIN ITSELF. HOPEFULLY THERE WILL BE A REPSONSE SOON ON THE ISSUE?
|UPDATED! DNC Launches Major Ad:"The Chamber is Trying to Steal Our Elections"
The DNC has made a surprise national cable ad buy today. The ad makes a major attackon the GOP- saying the chamber is trying to steal our elections. But will it work? It also invokes Bush- is that ...
|Rep. Boccieri Should Leave Us Shaken and Ready for Battle.
Rep Boccieri Should Leave Americans Shaken, Enraged and Ready to Do Battle with the corpoations. Must See Vid.. Cong Boccieri of OH, a freshman and veteran of our military finds himself ...
|Breaking: Goolsbee to Replace Romer
ABC News reports Obama economic adviser Goolsbee will take Roemer's spot as Chair of Council of Economic Advisers. I was hoping for Laura Tyson,who just wrote in t he NYT an arguement for the need ...
|Ourtrage: Foodstamp Funding to be Raided by Sen. Dems
It appears Sen Reid will move Monday to force a vote on saving 300,000 teacher positions, funding FMAP aid for the states and more. At first this sounds great- educators across this country are in ...
|Specter Runs Ads Attacking Sestak for Backing Gun Control..
Sen Specter got Bush Jr to back him 2004 and got Obama to back him in 2008. every day this sordid affair of a camapign has gone on in PA I wonder what has this party switch wrought? Specter is now ...
|MAJOR UPDATE: Reid Backs Brown and Sanders, Feingold Threatens Fillibuster!
MAJOR UPDATE FROM TPM: It appears Sanders has won! Dodd and Sanders have modified the amendment a bit but it still will allow the GAO to audit the FED and do what Sanders and so many want. With Dodd ...
|Tea Party Rag Goes Too Far..
There is something very wicked stirring in our country. As we saw in that Harris Poll a good number of Americans thinks Obama is a foriegn agent, a Muslim, hates America, a socialist, akin to Hitler,
|DiFi Pushes New Bill to Block Insurance Rate Hikes!
Sen Feinstein has come out with a new bill that would allow HHS to stop rate increases from big insurance companies. It would also allow for a ratings system of insurers and other consumer friendly ...
|House Progressives Push to Restore Public Option...
If Obama is serious about reducing our deficits then he better hope the House Progressives suceed in their latest efforts to get the public option back in the HCR. If the Democrats are serious about ...
|Feingold: Obama is Responsible for Losing Public Option.
Sen Feingold tonight, in the strongest statement yet from a prominent progressive on the bill I have seen, expresses his frustrations with the President over the loss of the public option and real ...
|Nelson's Ransom: Medicaid.
This what happens when leadership is not exerted in the legislative process. Everyone becomes a king. Every day some senator makes his or her demands like a 2 year old, says that a vote to even ...
|Labor in Emergency Mtgs: May Officially Oppose HC Bill.
This is big news from huffpo. Labor is meeting right now on possibly formally opposing the senate healthcare bill. Trumka from AFLCIO, SEIU and the Steelworkers appear fed up. They have poured ...
|Breaking: Bill White Running for Tx Guv!!
The Houston Chronicle, El Paso Times and quorumreport have been reporting that Houston Mayor Bill White is switching to the Texas governor's race asap. This is Major NEWS FOR DEMOCRATS! Party ...
|UPDATED-Progressives: No More Watering Down PO.
Sen Sherrod Brown hit the airwaves today to make it clear: 4 senators should not be able to kill what most the people want- apublic option. His position is keep it in the bill and make those 4 have ...
|Wyden: The Choice Should be YOURS Not THEIRS!
Sen. Wyden hammers home the fallacies of the healthcare bills in Congress. You may have noticed his remarks on the front page of Politico talking about the great danger of Dems selling this bill as ...
|Poll: MOST Americans Reject HC Bill w/Stupak and...
Jennifer Brunner on her facebook page posted some interesting polling data on the Stupak amendment. Yes a major poll was done on Stupak back in July. This info was sent to the leadership of ...
|Stupak May be in Sen Bill, DeGette to Lead Fight for Choice!
There is a very good reason why we needed the House to produce the strongest bill possible. A Medicare PO. No further compromises. Many thought the great battle would be over the public option in ...
|Help PP and Labor KILL Stupak Amend. w/Reps to Target!
PP and many other orgs are fighting the Stupak Amend which is about to hit the House floor for debate. Below is statement from Cecile Richards and action to take to KILL THE STUPAK AMENDMENT. ...
|Major News: Momentum Grows to Open PO and CPC needs Our Help!
Several major developments on the Hill. One is the Tri Caucus, lead by Rep Grijalva, is pushing to make the public option viable. As many of you know, the CBO has scored the Blue Dog’s ...
|"Will Dems Stand for the People or Big Insurance?"
Today was a very bitter defeat for progressives on the Hill and will be more so for the average American in the years ahead. Pelosi says she doesn’t have the votes for the Medicare plus 5 ...
|Wyden, Weiner Say Open PO. SEIU Agrees. And...
*Tonight Sen Wyden appeared on Olbermann about mostly the current pub opt proposals. He makes clear that having a walled off PO is big insurance dream. It will be so limited that the pool has no ...
|UPDATED: Wyden Promises Floor Fight to Open PO to ALL, On Olbermann TONIGHT
On the night of Reid’s announcement to go for a public option Sen Wyden appeared on Maddow to announce a fight all the way to floor to open the public option to everyone, not just a few as ...
|Senate Pushes for PO, Harkin Confirms WH "Lukewarm."
HuffPo tonight reports with some new details on Obama’s opposition to a PO now that it is becoming reality. Obama is now actively discouraging members of the Senate from siding with Reid. ...
|House Sources Tell Me-Victory is NEAR on Medicare PO, Target 7.
Hey All I want to keep mcjoan's points alive here and urge yall to keep call and keep this list up on the rec list. As you know I know many on the Hill. They have a message for you right now. ...
|"They Nearly Fell Out of Their Bleachers."
Wyden made the rounds again today to ABC News and NYT pushing away his proposal to open up the exchange to all americans. He says the current proposal will allow for millions to be abused by the ...
|WTF: Ross Comes out for Medicare 4 All?!
This is one The Hill right now. At first I did not believe the story- Rep Ross is pushing Medicare for All. Ive called Rep Ross’ office and his staffer said Ross is offering Medicare to be ...
|Wyden: A Walled off PO Isnt Reform.
Sen Wyden gives a very insightful interview with Cohn. He wont reveal his vote on the bill still but boy is he unhappy. He calls this not reform. He doesn’t think it will help lower premiums. ..
|MAJOR UPDATE: Help Us Kill the WH Big Pharma Deal!-AHIP NIXES DEAL?||pronin2||10/11/2009||61||43||3||64|
|NYT: FC Bill in Jeopardy as Wyden tells Truth. UPDATED...
The Finance committee looks to be officially in chaos as Snowe,Lincoln, Rockefeller and Wyden hold off their yea votes trying to bargain for their proposals. Of note is Wyden and Rockefeller. NYT ...
|UPDATE: Progressive Whip Count IN, Lux Reports Progs Holding Up!
We have some major developments on the Hill tonight. The whip count from CPC is complete and was shown to the leadership today. According to the Hill at least 150 House members have signed on to ...
|Help End PO Firewall TODAY.
Today I had a long conversation with a top staffer to Senator Wyden. It was all encompassing on healthcare, the public option and much more. Here is Sen. Wyden’s position as has been noted ...
|The Constitution May Save Us from Baucuscare.
I have wondered how constitutional it would be if Congress mandates private health insurance for ALL Americans with no way to opt out. Well NYT looks into this and it seems likely if such a bill ...
|The People Do NOT Want "a Public Option"..
The NYT tonight hit the nail on the head. As the public option gains steam with opinion polls show surging support and liberals emboldened after the release of Baucus’ initial plans it notes ...
|Wendell Potter,Others Alarmed by MA Sen Pick Kirk...
Apparenty the new senator from MA wil be Mr. kirk, former big pharma lobbiest and weathy friend of the Kennedys. The reaction in the papers at least has been very negative. Wendell Potter has come ...
|UPDATED: Dukakis is OUT. Kennedys Push Kirk...
NYT is reporting that it wont be Dukakis as the interim senator from MA. Party leaders are worried Dukakis would be too independent and not vote with Dems as a block on healthcare. ...
|Rockefeller, Others Ready Hell for Max: 543 Turns of It.
Senator Jay Rockefeller is one of the most tireless champions of healthcare reform on the Hill. He has been around a long time, was key in crafting CHIP and a champion of expanding Medicare 55 and up.
|Progressive Caucus Chairs Speak UP: Meet Real Change....
Rep G made it clear today via PDA-Progressive Democrats of America- on what kind of public option the progs will fight for. Below see the parameters of it. It is an inclusive Medicare style govt. ...
|Sen Burris Casts the 1st Stone!
Thank you Senator Burris of Ill. who tonight may be the man who ensured the public option be passed. With Rockefeller and Brown also today making strong statements against the Baucus bill, it is ...
|UPDATE 4: AFL CIO to Give HUGE Boost to PO, Axe Meets Woolsey..
A critical moment is comming today in t he fight for healthcare reform and the issue of a public option. AFL CIO members today will vote on several resolutions on healthcare at their national ...
|House Progressives Ready for PO Showdown Next Week!
The progressives in the House are about to take things up another notch. After being ignored now twice by the WH, a s their calls for a meeting with POTUS have not been replied to, progs are gearing ...
|CPC WIll Answer YOUR Questions LIVE TODAY! Ask AWAY!
CPC has asked I alert all of you to this opportunity. They want you to ask them questions on healthcare, pub opt etc.. Ask them at the link below. They will BE ANSWERED LIVE ON CSPAN LATE TODAY. i ...
|The Wh was Played. Key Blue Dog Now Says will Kill PO
Remember back in July when we said the WH was being played by Blue Dogs who diluted the PO in the ECC and then demanded and got a deadly one month delay on this bill? Rahm and Messina brokered ...
|UPDATED-Burner: We Will Kill this Bill if NO PO, and..
Progressives are making it clear on tv and online that there is no deal unless we get a robust public option in this bill. Period. As each day brings ups and downs with a vacillating WH eager to ...
|UPDATED: This is Nuts-No Coherent Message AGAIN THIS SUN!
Ok here we at-1030 am now and this story as usual has taken many turns because SOMEONE NEEDS TO BE FIRED AT WH. NO COHERENT MESSAGE AND ITS DAMAGING THE PARTY AND POTUS RIGHT NOW. IVE ABOUT HAD IT.-
|Houston Says We Want Real Reform! 1,500 Rally!
On Sept 3rd we had a major healthcare reform rally here in Houston! Over 1,000 Americans rallied for real reform. We had state Rep. Garnett Coleman tell the facts on reform and debunk the lies. ...
|Key Liberals Tell WH: PO is Our Line.
There has been much worrisome news to say the least as the Obama admin seems intent on appeasing Sen Snowe with a trigger among other things. Most Americans voted for universal healthcare when they ...
|No PO from Obama Aide Says.
I’m pretty tired of this whole ordeal. Following this whole healthcare debate, making those calls etc has been draining but in the end I think of the regard of having reformed the industry and ...
|Darcy Burner:We WILL Hold Firm on PO and Make Him Do It!
Darcy Burner is at work organizing progressives on and off the Hill to hold firm on a robust public option. Roll Call says it appears she is having some sucess with Pelosi unable to pass a bill ...
|Remembering the Lion: Watch Him Roar for US
Sen Kennedy was agreat fighter and one hell of an orator. I gathered a few clips to remind us of his awesome power and passion. Below are just some- I know yall have many more. My favorites are his ...
|"We Did not Vote to See if You Could Date Grassley."
LA Times tonight publishes a powerful letter from not your ordinary Obama volunteer . It reflects what many of us here keep saying. Anne LaMotte is the author of it. She is a well known writer. It ...
|Krugman: The Trust Problem and Progressive Revolt.
Krugman has long been critical of many of Obama's moves, but on healthcare he has been largely supportive. He now tells how Obama has gotten to t his point. No question there is a leadership crisis. ...
|UPDATED-WH: We Will Weather Liberal Storm,Not Push PO.
Mark Ambinder talks to WH today on the liberal revolt. The enws here isnt encouraging which is why we must go to act blue and back up those progressives in congress. DFA is launching a 10 state ...
|Not About Healthcare When Called a N*gger.
The more you watch this unfold the more frightening it becomes. The phenomena we are witnessing of primarily white folks screaming with rage about how Obama isn’t an American, spray painting ...
|Gun Found at Giffords' Event. This is Why we Must Fight On.
As right wing fringers push towards ultimate violence towards our representatives we get word that a gun was brought by these folks to Rep Gifford's town hall. Luckily it fell out on the ...
|Negotiating with Those Who Accuse You of Genocide.
The Walker Report is one I read on healthcare reform. And boy has he hit the nail on the head tonight. As the WH, Reid, Baucus etc seek the grand bi-partisan deal the right wing is inciting violence ...
|UPDATED: ADL Now Involved. NAACP Next?
The ADL has condemned the rants of Limbaugh trivializing the Nazi movement's and what it produced: the Holocaust and a world war. This is big news. When the ADL weighs in msm tends to pick up the ...
|URGENT: Tommorrow Stop Them in Denver.
The tea baggers are taking their cues and shutting down our democracy -again. They did it in 2000. Now they are doing it with healthcare reform. They tell Chris Dodd to cmmit suicide. They ...
|UPDATED: Reaction to Pelosi's: "Fall in Line."
WaPo last night posted a unsurprising but still infuriating story on progressives. The tri caucus last week said no deal to the Blue Dogs. They want a real robust public option tied to Medicare rates-
|The 57. Why they Fight. And..
The progressives in Congress did beyond well today infighting for the poor and middle class of our nation. Faced with yet another terrible compromise that would harm those in need the cpc and tri ...
|They will Draw a LINE IN THE SAND Today. WATCH LIVE
ON LIVE NOW-BIG CROWD-WOW http://www.c-span.org/flvPop.aspx?src=org1&s=9.392&e=0&live=F&pop=...
|An Intraparty War over a Civil Right. And...
An intraparty war over a basic civil right is spilling over. Rep. Waters showed that today. Watching every day the dream being pushed further down a murky she said what I think we all feel. The Blue ...
|Healthcare is a Moral Right. So Dean Slams Baucus/Conrad.
Ezra raises the question I keep pondering-why are the Dems not emphasizing the morality of universal healthcare? They keep talking about a cut here, a nip there, and how it saves the economy ...
|Its the Subsidies Stupid!
The NYT today has a good story and potent reminder of a very central fight here on healthcare reform. Its called subsidies. The more generous subsidies that are provided the more access and less ...
|Liberal Bloc Rebels Against Baucus as HCAN Goes After Dogs
Looks like Senate liberals are fed up with Baucus. We saw in the past weeks them signing a public statement in favor of a strong public option. We saw a sense of deep mistrust among the bloc about ...
|Make EVERY Blue Cross Dem Cringe w/This...
Today we got a comprehensive report from the energy and commerce committee. This report details congressional district by congressional district-showing the impact of a strong healthcare reform bill.
|There was Much Good News Today on Reform. Much.
After such a hard news day on healthcare with Reid apparently deciding to return to reform in September and the House waivering on when to act I thought good news should be highlighted ! ....
|Report: Baucus Drawing Outrage in Dem Caucus.
Sen Max Baucus is under growing fire with his own colleagues over his months long effort to secure a watery healthcare bill. His fellow senators-at least some-say he is destroying hope for reform ...
|UPDATE:Blue Cross Dems Stall Bill w/Conrad Leading CBO...
The Hill tonight has a insightful piece up on what the Blue Cross dems are up to and the GOP is thrilled. And the Chamber of Commerce which plans to go for the kill with ad buys against the public ...
|Pelosi And Dems: House Health Bill Yields Surplus! UPDATED
Early yesterday I posted a key letter from the tri cmtes in the House announcing that the healthcare bill will in fact be deficit neutral and may indeed yield a surplus in funds. However-only the ...
|150 Protests Across America. The People Demand a Public Option or Else.
There were 150 rallies today alone for a govt public healthcare option for all. I didnt think msm would report it but reuters did with some heartbreaking personal stories as well. The reporter who ...
|CNA: Help Sanders Allow States to Have Single Payer..
CNA is sending out a critical piece of info we all need to help them and Sen Sanders on today and in the comming weeks. Sanders has an amendment to the reform bill that will allow individual states ...
|Sanders,Dean Tell Rahm/Baucus: Real Reform or No Dice. UPDATE 2: WOOLSEY TELLS IT TO RAHM!
Good news tonight. Sen Sanders and Howard Dean are expressing anger at Rahm's trigger plan. Sanders said also Baucus type bill wont pass the Senate as too many liberal senators wont back anything ...
|Age 22. Bankrupt from Our "Healthcare."
Hello All- I haven’t posted a diary here in a while but now is the time. The critical debate over universal healthcare is something I’m passionately involved with. My story ...
|CQ: Kissell Gains 150 Votes Upset Very Possible!
I noted a very interesting article posted on cq today about the kissell/hayes race. it seems very possibe for kissell to in the year's biggest upset. hoever the article seems a bit confusing. it ...
|Guv.Rick Perry on Election Eve: "Non-Christians Condemned to Hell"||pronin2||11/06/2006||111||35||-||23|
|Ford Wants Justice Dept. in Tenn. as Vote Scandal Breaks||pronin2||11/03/2006||19||23||-||19|
|Saddam Sentencing May Now Be Delayed Until After Election!||pronin2||10/29/2006||11||2||-||-|
|Bush: "The Jews Are Going to Hell"||pronin2||09/04/2006||8||4||-||-|
|Bombshell: BBC/Palast Uncovers GOP Memos Used to Thwart Black Votes||pronin2||06/17/2006||194||239||15||43|
|Breaking: Sherrod Brown WILL Run For Sen...||pronin2||10/05/2005||5||-||-||-|
|FEMA Nearly Killed My Friend, Are U Next?||pronin2||09/27/2005||4||3||-||10|
|Kossacks Help: Reports Pets Near Death,People Near Collapse||pronin2||09/22/2005||9||20||1||-|
|WTF: Bolton Visits Miller in Jail and "Wont Talk ABout It"||pronin2||09/17/2005||16||9||2||-|
|Breaking!! Conyers/Dems Win Big Tonight with Gays added to Hate Crime Bill||pronin2||09/14/2005||16||34||1||-|
|Breaking CNN: Reid "Bush Left NO to Die While on Vacation: Pelosi:Bush "Oblivious, In Denial, Danger||pronin2||09/07/2005||288||172||8||-|
|Gas Chambers Set Up in NO-For Animals...||pronin2||09/04/2005||23||4||2||7|
|Breaking:Hutchinson WONT Challenge Perry...||pronin2||06/17/2005||13||-||-||-|
|Breaking:Strayhorn to Challenge Gov.Perry...||pronin2||06/15/2005||3||-||-||-|
|Breaking:Sen.Kay Bailey To Run for Guv...||pronin2||05/31/2005||21||8||-||-|
|Key Tx Dem Killed This Morning, House in Shock..||pronin2||05/06/2005||10||7||-||-|
|Help!Need Coulter info..||pronin2||05/03/2005||12||-||-||-|
|Tx GOP Roiled:Gov.Perry Praised Hillary and...||pronin2||03/29/2005||3||3||-||-|
|Im Sick-Tx House Votes for Sham Bill||pronin2||03/14/2005||8||1||-||-|
|Powerful New Israeli Holocaust Museum Opens ...||pronin2||03/14/2005||7||2||-||-|
|Tx Gov Perry Readies Smears for '06.....||pronin2||03/09/2005||7||1||-||-|
|I Saw Hotel Rwanda,Have YOU?||pronin2||02/13/2005||23||10||-||-|
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