Archive for November 8th, 2009

Politico — List of 39 Democratic no votes

Sunday, November 8th, 2009

House Democratic leadership saw 39 of their members vote against the bill and, with one Republican yes vote, Democrats passed sweeping health reform legislation 220-215. While the reasons these Democrats have offered for opposing the $1.2 trillion bill vary, as my colleagues Patrick O’Connor and Charle Mahtesian wrote earlier tonight, they nearly all share a common trait: They are among the most politically vulnerable incumbents in the House, and they tend to represent conservative-minded seats that John McCain won in 2008.

Dennis Moore is the lone “yes” vote in Kansas for government take-over of health care

Sunday, November 8th, 2009

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House approves bill to overhaul healthcare

Sunday, November 8th, 2009

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The House of Representatives narrowly endorsed on Saturday the biggest healthcare overhaul in decades, giving President Barack Obama a crucial victory in a battle that now moves to the Senate.

Powerline — MIKE HUCKABEE 2.0

Sunday, November 8th, 2009

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Wash Post — House Democrats pass health-care bill

Sunday, November 8th, 2009

Hours after President Obama exhorted Democratic lawmakers to “answer the call of history,” the House hit an unprecedented milestone on the path to health-care reform, approving a trillion-dollar package late Saturday that seeks to overhaul private insurance practices and guarantee comprehensive and affordable coverage to almost every American.

House narrowly passes landmark health care bill

Sunday, November 8th, 2009

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a victory for President Barack Obama, the Democratic-controlled House narrowly passed landmark health care legislation Saturday night to expand coverage to tens of millions who lack it and place tough new restrictions on the insurance industry. Republican opposition was nearly unanimous.

Politico — Palin rallies thousands of abortion opponents

Sunday, November 8th, 2009

“What may they feel about an elderly person who doesn’t have a whole lot of productive years left,” Palin asked an audience of about 5,000 who paid $30 each to hear her speak in an airplane hangar-like exhibition hall at the Wisconsin state fairgrounds just outside of Milwaukee. “In order to save government money, government health care has to be rationed… [so] than this elderly person that perhaps could be seen as costing taxpayers to pay for a non-productive life? Do you think our elderly will be first in line for limited health care?

Tim Pawlenty on ObamaCare — ‘It’s anti-freedom because it explodes bureaucracy. And it’s anti-freedom because it puts government in charge of health care decisions.’

Sunday, November 8th, 2009

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