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!
Today's Hot Topics Michael Steele says Tuesday's elections were a 'renaissance' for the GOP...we wonder: huh? What happened in Maine? Is allowing same-sex marriage simply too radical for America? Health care update: AARP endorsement coming, and AFSCME's big push to get reform passed, including a public option The Yankees win the World Series Guests Congressman Rob Andrews (D-NJ) will … [Read more...] about Thursday, November 5, 2009
The House of Representatives is about to vote on health care reform. The House bill... includes a public health insurance option to lower costs and keep insurance companies honest guarantees that employers pay their fair share puts a surtax on the very wealthy, who benefited so richly from the Bush tax cuts, instead of taxing the health benefits of middle class Americans. The American … [Read more...] about Tell Congress: Vote YES on the Public Option
One year ago, today, Barack Obama and Democrats won all 3: the House, the Senate, and the White House. Yesterday, Barack Obama and Democrats lost two out of three: Virginia and New Jersey, while winning New York’s 23rd. So what does it all mean? Both a lot, and not a lot. A lot, because it’s a setback for Democrats to lose Virginia and New Jersey - especially New Jersey, where Obama really put … [Read more...] about What A Difference A Year Makes
Today's Hot Topics Election Day: Republicans win in VA and NJ, Democrats win in NY. What does this say, if anything, about President Obama? Health care reform: Which plan does President Obama prefer? Bill looked for an answer at the White House yesterday Guests MSNBC's David Shuster joins the second hour to discuss the elections and health care reform Democratic Strategist Rich Masters … [Read more...] about Wednesday, November 4, 2009
The White House has its eyes on Election Day, but more importantly: What health bill does President Obama prefer? House or Senate? Bill asks Robert Gibbs and reports from the White House - Listen Here! Plus - His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, the ecumenical patriarch of orthodox Christianity visits the President....Photos after the jump. … [Read more...] about Tuesday, November 3, 2003