“If you have a better idea, show it to me.” That was President Barack Obama’s challenge two weeks ago to House Republicans regarding health-care reform. He has since called for a bipartisan forum, not to start over on health reform but to “move forward” on the “best ideas that are out there.”The best ideas out [...]
Remember Organizing for America (OFA)? It used to be “Obama for America,” an offshoot of the Democratic National Committee that assembled a vast volunteer army of Obama supporters. But when the election was over and won, “Obama for America” went through a slight transformation:
Another factor that motivated the Obama administration to create OFA was the [...]
t was the concern of Nebraska’s Republican governor over expanded Medicaid costs in the proposed Senate health care overhaul bill that led to a compromise to cover his state’s estimated $45 million share over a decade, U.S. Sen. Ben Nelson said Sunday. Gov. Dave Heineman “contacted me and he said this is another unfunded federal [...]
WASHINGTON-Last night, speaking about the health “reform” bill to ABC’s Charles Gibson, President Obama declared, “If we don’t pass it, here’s the guarantee….your premiums will go up, your employers are going to load up more costs on you. Potentially they’re going to drop your coverage, because they just can’t afford an increase of 25 percent, [...]
On Monday, MSNBC was all anti-Joe Lieberman, all the time. Even “conservative” Joe Scarborough’s show, Morning Joe, had a logo for the topic, with the words “Joe Blowing Health Reform?” Classy.
But of course, no one, even Ed Schlutz, who bloviated that he couldn’t understand how Democrats could be in the same room as Liebermann without [...]
WASHINGTON – The end game in sight, Senate Democrats coped with stubborn internal differences as well as implacable Republican opposition on Monday in a struggle to pass health care legislation by Christmas.A liberal-backed call to expand Medicare as part of the legislation drew strong opposition from Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn. and quieter concerns from a [...]