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Oct 12, 2009 2 Comments ›› Erik Wong

Washington Post: It is a sign of our weird political moment that the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to President Obama will probably hurt him among some of his fellow citizens. His opponents are describing the award as premature. The deeper problem is that the Nobel will underscore the extent to which Obama is a cosmopolitan ...

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Oct 12, 2009 Comments Off Erik Wong

The Washington Examiner: Some of the headlines in recent days are not worthy of belief. No, I'm not referring to the headlines that Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize, however odd that many seem to many (including, it seems, Obama himself). I'm referring to the headlines earlier in the week to the effect that the ...

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Oct 12, 2009 3 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Wapo: "Industry officials said they intend to circulate the report prepared by PricewaterhouseCoopers on Capitol Hill and promote it in new advertisements." Fox News: The White House fired back Monday at the health insurance industry for issuing a study that claims the health care reform bill working its way toward a key vote Tuesday will raise the ...

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Oct 12, 2009 2 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

The Weekly Standard: The Washington Post reports on a new study commissioned by America's Health Insurance Providers: "The report makes clear that several major provisions in the current legislative proposal will cause health care costs to increase far faster and higher than they would under the current system," Karen Ignagni, AHIP's president and ...

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Oct 11, 2009 3 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Campaign For Liberty: Michael Connelly covers Bill 3200: The Affordable Health Care Choices Act of 2009 From Michael Connelly - Retired attorney, Constitutional Law Instructor, Carrollton , Texas Well, I have done it! I have read the entire text of proposed House Bill 3200: The Affordable Health Care Choices Act of 2009. I studied it with particular emphasis ...

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Oct 11, 2009 1 Comment ›› Pat Dollard

From Jake Tapper's "Political Punch": The Democratic National Committee has agreed to pull a TV ad featuring former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole, R-Kan., following objections Dole conveyed to the White House that the ad twists his support for a bipartisan compromise for health care reform legislation into something else entirely. The ad, which was set to ...

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Oct 10, 2009 4 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Politico: Declaring that the drive for health care reform is “in its final days,” President Barack Obama is trying to push legislation over the finish line by touting what he says is an unprecedented outpouring of bipartisan support from former Republican lawmakers and officials for an overhaul of the nation’s health insurance system. “The historic movement to ...

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Oct 8, 2009 Comments Off Erik Wong

The Hill: House Democrats are floating the idea of a windfall-profits tax on the private health insurance industry as a way to finance their healthcare overhaul, and to drum up support among members of a divided caucus. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) called the windfall profits tax idea "very preliminary," saying she's asked House Ways and Means ...

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Oct 8, 2009 1 Comment ›› Erik Wong

CBS: With the holiday season just a few weeks away, health officials fear the swine flu will pick up right along with air travel. New government guidelines are on their way, designed to help keep passengers healthy. This flu season, airport staff across the nation won't just be screening for security threats. They'll also be looking out for ...

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Oct 8, 2009 3 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

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Oct 7, 2009 4 Comments ›› Erik Wong

Politico: The Congressional Budget Office estimates that the Senate Finance Committee’s health reform bill will cost $829 billion over 10 years – bringing it well within the president’s $900 billion target and clearing the way for a committee vote as early as Friday. The CBO also said the bill would cover 94 percent of Americans and reduce ...

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Oct 7, 2009 39 Comments ›› Erik Wong

The Heritage Foundation: Leaders in the House and Senate have a plan to pass President Barack Obama’s sweeping health care plan by Thanksgiving without any significant participation by the American public. CNS News has confirmed the details in our September 22nd titled “Passing a Shell of A Bill: Congress’ Secret Plan to Ram Through Health Care ...

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Oct 7, 2009 8 Comments ›› Erik Wong

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Oct 5, 2009 Comments Off Erik Wong

ABC News: Think the White House may want to work on its vote-counting operation before the health care bill makes it to the Senate floor? Think the CBO might be just as brutal as the IOC -- with scoring that counts just as much? Think the public debate over Afghanistan strategy gets any easier as events shape perceptions? Nobody ...

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Oct 3, 2009 12 Comments ›› Erik Wong

FOX News: While the health care reform legislation making its way through Congress aims to protect millions of uninsured or underinsured Americans, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who is pushing to begin debate in the full Senate at mid-month, may need it to protect his political career. Reid is trailing two GOP candidates in next year's Senate ...

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Oct 2, 2009 1 Comment ›› Erik Wong

Real Clear Politics: On Tuesday, the Senate Finance Committee voted-twice-to reject the "public option," a government-run health-insurance plan that would "compete" with private insurance. This vote may have some symbolic significance as a measure of the public's rejection of government-run health care. But in practical terms, it doesn't much matter. The creation of public health insurance was ...

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Oct 2, 2009 4 Comments ›› Erik Wong

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Oct 2, 2009 12 Comments ›› Erik Wong

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Oct 1, 2009 2 Comments ›› Erik Wong

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Sep 30, 2009 5 Comments ›› Erik Wong

Pajamas Media: It’s a little early in his administration to draw any broad conclusions, but the evidence is clear: As a younger man, Barack Obama was kidnapped and brainwashed by evil Republican operatives, then sent deep undercover to destroy the Democratic Party and perhaps even the entire liberal worldview. How else do you explain: • Obama leaving his ...

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Sep 30, 2009 15 Comments ›› Erik Wong

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Sep 30, 2009 3 Comments ›› Erik Wong

Wall Street Journal: WASHINGTON -- The Senate Finance Committee turned back Republican-led efforts to tighten abortion restrictions in health-overhaul legislation, and the Senate's top Democrat said he wants to bring a sweeping bill to the floor in two weeks. Majority Leader Harry Reid said Wednesday he expects to begin Senate debate the week of Columbus Day, which ...

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Sep 30, 2009 4 Comments ›› Erik Wong

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Sep 30, 2009 5 Comments ›› Erik Wong

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Sep 29, 2009 13 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

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