Hot Topics Fort Hood: Was there a massive intelligence failure? Could the massacre have been prevented? Joe Lieberman: Are we done with him? Health care focus turns to the Senate: Joe Lieberman says he'll filibuster to prevent a public option from being included in the final bill. President Obama prepares to head to Asia Guests Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) will discuss his thoughts on health … [Read more...] about Tuesday, November 10, 2009
President Obama has a busy week ahead of him, and health care certainly isn't the only issue on his plate. Bill reports from the White House - listen here! … [Read more...] about Monday, November 9, 2009
Hey, it’s one of those good news, bad news days. The bad news is how much Democrats in the House had to give up in order to pass health care reform legislation. They had to settle for a weak public option. And they had to accept legislation - dictated by the Catholic bishops! - which even further tightens already existing restrictions on abortion funding. What country is this? Iran? But, let’s … [Read more...] about A Good News/Bad News Weekend
39 Democrats voted AGAINST the Affordable Health Care for America Act on Saturday night. 2 Democrats, Dennis Kucinich and Eric Massa, voted against the bill for the right reason: It wasn't strong enough for them. But for the 37 others -- they voted against it for the wrong reasons, which makes them Dirty Democrats. Here they are: Rep. John Adler (D-NJ) Rep. Jason Altmire (D-PA) Rep. Brian Baird … [Read more...] about Dirty Democrats
Hot Topics The House passed the Affordable Health Care for America Act 220-215, with 39 Democrats against and 1 Republican for it. Was Saturday's vote a victory? Guests Congressman Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) will discuss the Democrats' weekend victory Shushannah Walshe, co-author of Sarah from Alaska: The Sudden Rise and Brutal Education of a New Conservative Superstar Don't … [Read more...] about Monday, November 9, 2009
Did you miss anything this week? Just some highlights... Bill's endorsement of the House version of the health bill to be voted on this weekend House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) discussing health reform AFSCME President Jerry McEntee discussing health reform Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey (D-CA) discussing health reform Congressman Jay Inslee (D-WA) discussing climate change Hear those … [Read more...] about Have a Great Weekend!
After driving Dede Scozzafava out of the race for New York’s 23rd Congressional District, Tea Baggers, led by Dick Armey, have their sights on other so-called Republican moderates. Top of the list: Florida Governor Charlie Crist, running for Senate. And, now, running scared. So scared, Crist denies he ever supported President Obama’s stimulus package. When there is plenty of evidence he did. On … [Read more...] about Charlie Crist, Flip-Flopper
Today's Hot Topics 13 dead, 31 injured in gunman attack at Ft. Hood in Texas The Teabaggers hit Capitol Hill again: Are they worth paying ANY attention to? Bill endorses the House version of the health care reform bill: The Affordable Health Care for America Act Guests Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey (D-CA) will talk about health care reform, ahead of tomorrow's House vote Congressman Jay … [Read more...] about Friday, November 6, 2009
By Bill Press Tribune Media Services In the history of modern politics, we’ve never seen a worse case of media overkill. On Tuesday evening, Nov. 3, there they were: the entire panoply of political pundits, huddled with breathless anchors, providing the same wall-to-wall coverage you expect every four years for a presidential election. On the first anniversary of his winning the presidency, … [Read more...] about The Referendum on Obama That Wasn’t
Democrats were quick to say that Republicans shouldn’t crow too much about Tuesday’s wins in New Jersey and Virginia. And they’re right. But there was a strong message in Tuesday’s returns for Democrats, too. And that was this: You’d better start using the power voters gave you - and produce. No wonder so many Democrats in Virginia and New Jersey stayed home on Tuesday. And no wonder so many … [Read more...] about Democrats: Use Your Power, or LOSE IT!