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Some morning glory for Little Orphan Healthcare Bill

Before you get out of bed this morning, the Senate will have held a vote to finally, for the love of God, end our long national nightmare by finally voting on healthcare reform. Joe Biden will be there — the … Continue reading

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The presidents Really Big Healthcare Pitch, part two (Public option? What public option?)

President Obama is putting on the hard sell to convince Americans to love health reform, and rather than seeking to soothe the base, he’s employing a rather different strategy: denying he ever promised health reform with a public option. 

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The five stages of healthcare reform grief

With the Senate version of healthcare “reform” well on its way to passage by Christmas, those of us on the leftward end of things are experiencing no joy. The White House may be high-fiveing over the president’s hard-won victory — … Continue reading

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Not sold: the netroots still fuming over healthcare

The Florida netroots is still at odds over the Senate healthcare compromise, as are liberals across the country, with some saying pass the bill, because even if flawed, it will do some good, and others saying not only kill the … Continue reading

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Note to the left: Rahm is not your friend (plus, how to not let the healthcare defeat happen again)

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Senate backlash: Franken shuts down Lieberman

Classic Franken today in the Senate. But Joe’s not taking it personally … Meanwhile, Moveon.org’s campaign to shut Lieberman down for good passes the $1 million mark lightning quick. So what to do with the funds if Joe doesn’t run?

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It’s war: Dean, Andy Stern cold cock InsuranceCare, side swipe Obama in the process

On Morning Joe, HoDo says that after this healthcare debacle, he’ll vote for Barack Obama in 2012. But that’s about it … Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Meanwhile, SEIU’s Andy Stern takes a … Continue reading

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To the rescue: Nate Silver

Numbers whiz Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight.com has, intriguingly, become the staunchest defender of the Senate healthcare compromise. He poses 20 questions for bill killers here, makes his “elevator pitch” here, and debates Kos and FDL’s Jon Walker here. The debate … Continue reading

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Flashback post of the day: Kill Bill

Back in September, I wrote a piece for this blog and Open Salon speculating on whether liberals would have to mobilize to kill the healthcare reform bill in order to save the idea of real healthcare reform. Now, with “reform” … Continue reading

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Progressives target Rahm

The White House chief of staff, said to have been the driver of the “give Lieberman anything he wants” White House push, becomes the target of an Illinois ad campaign: So far, it’s a small buy, but the fact that … Continue reading

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