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Ten Democrats Getting Chamber of Commerce's Help, and Happy to Have It
In some corners of Democratic politics the uproar coming from senior party officials about how the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is paying for its massive 2010 election advertising campaign is falling on deaf ears. That's because the Chamber , which has already spent millions on ads boosting Republican
Biden's First Campaign Event For a Health Reform "No" Vote
ABC's Z. Byron Wolf reports: Vice President Biden has stumped for more than 100 candidates of all stripes and for all sorts of offices since taking office. But there’s something unique about his visit to suburban Maryland tomorrow, where he’ll...
Republicans Eager to Meet Obama on Jobs Front
Democrats have long been clamoring for President Obama to turn the focus to the economy, as he did starting today with a Labor Day rally in Wisconsin.
Whip Count (No. 7 in a Series) – Once a Yes, Oregon’s Schrader Now Unsure
The Oregonian reports that Rep. Kurt Schrader, D-Ore., who voted Yes on health care reform last November, is not sure yet how he will vote on the Senate bill and its accompanying fixes.
Pelosi Time: Speaker Seeks Switches Amid Political Crunch
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi switches sides to save the health care bill, as President Obama and Democratic leaders launch final push on health care.
Dem Defections Pile Up on Health Care
ABC News’ Rick Klein reports: Could the health care bill be in real trouble in the House? The Democratic defections are starting to pile up in advance of a vote scheduled for tomorrow on sweeping health reform efforts. (That schedule...
Town hall meetings stir more conservatives to action
For Dave Swift, the frustration started with last year's $700 billion bank bailout. For Andrew Molaison, it was the sense his taxes were subsidizing people who bought homes "totally beyond their means." In northeastern Pennsylvania Swift found like-minded neighbors at a Tea Party Patriots' rally
A First Hand View of a Raucous Town Hall Meeting
There were no lobbyist-funded buses in the parking lot of Mardela Middle and High School on Tuesday evening, and the hundreds of Eastern Maryland residents who packed the school’s auditorium loudly refuted the notion that their anger over the Democrats’ health care reform plans is “manufactured.”
Democratic Lawmakers Get an Earful on Health Care Reform
At a town hall meeting today on health care reform, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., got an earful. "You're lying to me!" yelled Don Jeror, a local conservative activist in the upstate New York district, where Hoyer was visiting. The same scene of visceral anger has been playing out all