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Democrats Need A Deal With Stupak To Pass ObamaCare

According to The Hill: Hours before a scheduled vote on healthcare reform, Democratic leaders don’t have the votes. The decisions of two Tennessee Democrats, Reps. John Tanner and Lincoln Davis, to vote no has put President Barack Obama, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and her lieutenants in a major bind. If every member votes, Democratic leaders […]

Revealing Quote Of The Day

From Drudge: OVERHEARD: Walking into Capitol this morning on phone, Speaker Pelosi tells Hoyer: ‘Steny, we have to get to 217. None of these members wants to be the deciding vote’…. Of course they don’t

How We Got Here: Health Care Reform In 90 Seconds

Just in case you have forgotten the past year, here’s a refresher course:

ObamaCare, The Constitution, And The Next Round In The Health Care Wars

The Constitutionality of ObamaCare is apparently a subject that neither Nancy Pelosi, nor any other Member of Congress has given any consideration to. In today’s Washington Post, however, Law Professor Randy Barnett takes a look at the probable Constitutional challenges to the health care bill: Can Congress really require that every person purchase health insurance […]

Breaking Report: House Democrats Dropping Plan To Use “Deem And Pass” For Health Care Bill

The Washington Post reports: House leaders have decided to take a separate vote on the Senate health-care bill, rejecting an earlier, much-criticized strategy that would have permitted them to “deem” the unpopular measure passed without an explicit vote. Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) said Saturday that the House would take three votes Sunday: first, on […]

Stupak Deal Apparently Dead ? They’ve Got 216 Votes, Folks

It looks like the deal with Congressman Bart Stupak that I wrote about this morning may be off. First, the press conference that Stupak had scheduled for this morning was postponed/canceled. At NRO, Robert Costa reports that Stupak is done dealing with the House leadership: Two pro-life GOP members close to Stupak tell NRO that […]

“Deem And Pass” And The Constitution

Over at The Liberty Papers, I’ve posted an essay titled Is “Deem And Pass” Constitutional ? Neither The Question Nor The Answer Are As Simple As You Think Go check it out.

Does Pelosi Already Have The Votes ?

Allahpundit passed along this piece of information last night: A friend of the site e-mailed us about an hour ago to say that he spoke to a Democratic congressman he’s pals with earlier tonight. Quote: He tells me with certainty that they have plenty of votes and that some yes votes will be allowed to […]

Rumors Of A Stupak Deal

Late last night rumors began to surface of a deal between House Democrats and the pro-life group of Democrats led by Michigan Congressman Bart Stupak: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has made a deal with Rep. Bart Stupak in order to secure his vote and that of other anti-choice Democrats for the health care bill, which […]

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli Talks About ObamaCare Lawsuits

Yesterday on MSNBC, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli talked about potential legal challenges to health care reform should it become law: Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Cuccinelli also appeared on Fox News later in the day talking about the lawsuits:

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