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!
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