Didn’t We Just Learn That Rushing Bills Through Congress Was a BAD Thing?


At the Daily Beast, Matthew Yglesias has a bad feeling about the way Senate Democrats are going about passing financial “reform” legislation—rushing it through in much the same way they rammed though health care “reform”:
It means we’re looking at a bill that punts on many of the biggest issues. It means that neither the broad [...]

The True Agenda Of Obamacare Progressives Exposed


Progressive Democrats are telling the opponents of Obamacare to chill out.  Once the American people understand what is in the legislation, they argue, it will be as popular as Social Security and Medicare.  I don’t think so.
Republican amendments to the reconciliation bill were defeated last night in the Senate on a party-line vote.  The amendments – [...]

Dianne Feinstein and Russ Feingold Furious That Homeland Security Reports Include Information From David Horowitz’s Discover The Networks


This story at Newsweek made my day today. (How often do we say that at NewsReal Blog?) But as soon as you begin reading the post at the publication’s Declassified blog you’ll understand why:
Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Dianne Feinstein and other prominent Senate Democrats have accused spies at the Homeland Security Department of [...]

Stopping the Imperial Senate


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How can we prevent Senate Democrats from forcing through ObamaCare against the will of the American people?

Dems lack workable plan and retreat on health care – AP


WASHINGTON – Democrats retreated Tuesday from a quick push to pass President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, lacking a workable strategy to salvage the sweeping legislation that has consumed Congress for more than a year.”There is no rush,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said after a meeting of Senate Democrats. His comments came as […]

The Bernanke Nomination – WSJ.com


The White House said yesterday it has damped down a political revolt against Ben Bernanke and now has the votes to secure the Federal Reserve Chairman’s second four-year term. Whether or not Mr. Bernanke is confirmed, the lesson we draw is that overly political central bankers will eventually be undone by politics. There’s no doubt […]

Palin: “I Won’t Back Off” on Death Panels


Politifact.com might have named Governor Sarah Palin’s infamous “death panels” commentary their “Lie of the Year” (even though Palin was right and President Barack Obama has told far more deserving whoppers), but that hasn’t scared her away from the subject.  To the contrary, yesterday she again sounded the alarm on government rationing of healthcare on [...]

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Senate OKs health care measure, reaching milestone – AP


Senate Democrats passed a landmark health care bill in a climactic Christmas Eve vote that could define President Barack Obama’s legacy and usher in near-universal medical coverage for the first time in the country’s history. “We are now finally poised to deliver on the promise of real, meaningful health insurance reform that will bring additional […]

On the Brink of Disaster – by Jacob Laksin


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Obamacare – and a government takeover of health care – moves toward final passage in the Senate.

Sunrise votes nudge health care bill forward Tues. – AP


Two down, one to go. President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul cleared its second 60-vote test in the Senate early Tuesday morning — moving it a step closer to passage by Christmas. Senate Democrats remained united behind their compromise bill, over steadfast Republican opposition. The motion, to shut off debate and move to a vote […]