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Battle for Health Care Votes: Obama Ratchets Up Pressure
Undecided Democratic Rep. Jason Altmire Says He Wants to See More Cost Containment Measures
New App Finds 'Virtual' Way to Fix Congress
Every day it seems a new app hits the market seeking to solve the most benign problems facing the smartphone-wielding masses. But how about a much bigger problem — like fixing Congress, an institution with an approval rating hovering around 13 percent? If you ask...
House Republican Dan Burton Latest Congressional Veteran to Announce Retirement
Rep. Dan Burton, R-Ind., an outspoken critic of President Bill Clinton during Clinton’s 1998 impeachment hearings, announced today he will not seek reelection this fall. In a statement announcing his decision, Burton, a Republican currently serving in his 15th term, said that as he prepares to ...
Capitol Exodus: Two More Democrats Will Exit Congress
ABC News’ John Parkinson and Elizabeth Hartfield report: As members of Congress returned to their districts last week to enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday, two Democrats in the House of Representatives decided this weekend that they’d prefer spending more time at home. Today, Rep. Barney Frank,...
Fired-Up Obama Makes Last Push for Health Care: 'We Are Going to Make History'
In a fiery speech in Virginia today, President Obama amped up the rhetoric on what could be his final push on health care overhaul before the House's decisive vote this weekend. "I don't know what's going to happen with the politics of this thing," the president said at a rally at George Mason
New Dawns: Glimmers of Sunlight on Democratic Horizons
You tell us where the madness lies. Just as a non-vote loomed on a non-bill with no price tag attached, Democrats get to start telling a different story over these next frenzied 72 hours.
Obama Delays International Trip, Says Health Bill Is Rx for Deficit
Congressional Budget Office: Health Bill Would Reduce Deficit by $138 Billion Over Ten Years
Whip Count (No. 5 in a Series) – The Conundrum of the Antiabortion Democrats
On MSNBC’s “Hardball” today, Rep. Bart Stupak, D-Mich., was asked if – as Minority Whip Eric Cantor, R-Va. , indicated in a memo – there are roughly a dozen Members of Congress who voted for the Democrats’ health care reform bill with the more restrictive antiabortion language written by Stupak, ...
The Note: Whispered Shouts
Who is more stubborn -- the uncommitted superdelegates, the Clintons, or the math? Who has the most to lose if the Democratic race lingers -- Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, Bill Clinton, or Sen. Barack Obama? Who has the most to gain -- Sen. Clinton, Obama, or McCain? (Think for four years or so