Clinton Health Care Debate Steams On

Here is an EASY softball quiz on everything we heard Monday about Hillary Clinton's announcement of her second attempt at achieving universal health care and what we can expect to see and hear Tuesday. (Note the bonus questions)


A. "Hillarycare continues to be bad medicine"

B. "The mismanagement of the effort in 1993 and 1994 has set back our ability to move toward universal health care immeasurably"

C. "I thought what happens in Las Vegas stays in Las Vegas"

D. "The bottom line is we're not really getting good at anything"

E. "We didn't get universal healthcare, but we got NAFTA, we didn't need NAFTA we needed universal healthcare"

1. Chris Dodd

2. John Edwards

3. OJ Simpson

4. Mitt Romney

5. Charlie Weis


A. Democratic and Republican presidential candidates stop criticizing Clinton's health care plan Tuesday to resume debate on Iraq?

B. The Eagles defeat the Redskins on Monday Night Football?

C. Online sales for the 1994 books "The Agenda" by Bob Woodward and "The System" by Hayes Johnson and David S. Broder spike as folks count to $100 billion?

D. Chance Mitt Romney and Rudy Giuliani embrace Barack Obama's plan for middle class tax relief?

E. Jim Thome's 500th career homerun gives the White Sox enough of a bounce to avoid finishing in last place?

1. no

2. nope

3. not likely

4. not happening

5. no chance

TiVo Alert! While you're readying for work, you can watch Hillary Clinton on ABC's "Good Morning America" airing at 7:00 am ET.

Clinton also hosts a reception for "New York Farm Day" at the Capitol and attends a fundraiser before holding a live interactive webcast about (you guessed it) the new health care policy at 8:00 pm ET. Clinton along with Chris Dodd deliver 2:00 pm ET testimony at a House Education and Labor Committee Workforce Protections subcommittee hearing on "extending medical leave to military families."

Barack Obama talks middle class tax relief in an 12:45 pm ET speech hosted by the Tax Policy Center and Brookings's Opportunity '08 project at Embassy Row Hilton in Washington, DC. The senator later makes his way to City Center Lot on 11th and H street in DC for a 5:00 pm ET Countdown to Change fundraising event.

John Edwards is in Texas attending private events.

Picking up where some of his fellow '08ers left off on Monday, Bill Richardson makes 9:30 am ET remarks to the construction workers' union, LIUNA, in Chicago at the Sheraton Hotel and Towers.

TiVo Alert! In addition to his senate business, Dodd discusses the '08 campaign and his new book Letters for Nuremberg on NBC's "Today Show" in that programs 8:30 am ET block.

As for the Republicans. . .

Mitt Romney begins his day raising campaign coin in New York City at a 7:15 am ET breakfast fundraiser before making his way to Florida for another fundraiser and a 5:30 pm ET "Ask Mitt Anything" event at Thrasher-Horne Conference Center in Orange Park.

John McCain, a Christian Baptist, is back in Washington, DC where he holds a finance event.

Fred Thompson is in Florida where he meets with Republican governor Charlie Crist.

Sam Brownback is in Washington, DC tending to his Senate business.

At press time President Bush's schedule was not immediately available. His nominee for Attorney General Michael Mukasey mostly dodged heat from members of the Democratic-Congress. In fact, he got high praise from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid who said Mukasey has "strong professional credentials and a reputation for independence." We'll see if Democrats' niceness changes and if the ACLU continues to make hey.

On Capitol Hill. . .

The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee holds a 10:00 am ET hearing on the NFL retirement system with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, NFL Players Association Executive Director Gene Upshaw Mike Ditka and Gayle Sayers

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer holds his usual 11:30 am ET pen and pad briefing.

The Senate has a test vote on a bill that would make Washington, DC a full legislative district in the House and give Utah a 4th district.

Literary corner. . .

Paul Kengor's "God and Hillary Clinton: A Spiritual Life" is released.

POLITICAL NEWS STORIES ON ABCNEWS.COM ABC News' Teddy Davis " Clinton's Middle Path on Health Care" LINK

ABC News' Rick Klein "Edwards Health Care Shift" LINK

ABC News' Bret Hovell "John The Baptist" LINK

ABC News' Justin Rood "Budget Shortfall May Shutter White House Probe" LINK

ABC News' Jan Crawford Greenburg and Ariane de Vogue "Bush Taps Retired N.Y. Judge for Attorney General Post" LINK

ABC News' Matt Stuart "Romney Slams Clinton on Health Care" LINK

ABC News' Raelyn Johnson "Edwards' Healthcare Challenge" LINK

ABC News' Jonathan Greenberger "Obama Pledges No Compromise on Timetable" LINK


Clinton Unveils Health Care Plan LINK

Romney Criticizes 'Hillarycare' LINK

Edwards' Healthcare Challenge LINK

Bush Nominates Attorney General LINK

Support for Sen. Larry Craig LINK