Wpisy oznaczone tagiem "Senate" (33)  

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The special election in Massachusetts and the Democratic agenda... What an irony it would be if the race for Kennedy's successor in Massachusetts denied Democrats the 60th vote to ram their federal takeover into law on a partisan basis.

Link: online.wsj.com/(…)SB1000142405274870450010457465069…

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., should step down because of racial comments about U.S. President Barack Obama, a Republican leader said Sunday.

Link: www.upi.com/(…)UPI-44541263145347…

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The U.S. Senate is considering a bill to replace the term "mentally retarded" with "individual with an intellectual disability" in federal health, education and labor policy statutes. The bill is very important for people with intellectual disabilities, who understand that language plays a crucial role in how they are perceived and treated.

Link: articles.baltimoresun.com/(…)0911270033_1_intellect…

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Hoeven was responding Tuesday to news that incumbent Democratic Sen. Byron Dorgan will not seek re-election this year. Republicans have been pushing the three-term incumbent governor to challenge Dorgan.

Link: www.bismarcktribune.com/(…)article_f57b86da-fa7f-11…

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Senator Max Baucus, Democrat from Montana Drunk on the US Senate Floor debating National health Care.

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Here's a detailed comparison of the healthcare bills passed in the Senate and House of Representatives, and how they differ from each other.

Link: www.mail.com/(…)U_US-Health-Care-Comparing-the-Bill…

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It's not official yet--but it's getting awfully close. With the Senate finally passing an $871 billion healthcare reform bill, there's just one major step left before the most sweeping healthcare legislation in at least 45 years becomes law.

Link: news.yahoo.com/(…)howthesenatebillwouldchangehealth…

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Washington (CNN) -- The Senate has started the final day of deliberations on passage of a sweeping $871 billion health care bill. A vote is expected shortly after 7 a.m. ET.The Senate health care bill cleared a third and final procedural hurdle Wednesday as Democrats successfully limited remaining debate time on the $871 billion measure.

Link: www.cnn.com/(…)index.html…

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House Democrats believe they will secure additional health care reform votes from Blue Dog Democrats thanks to the Senate's more conservative version of the legislation. The House Democratic leadership expects to lose few if any progressive Democratic votes over the demise of the public option, paving the way to get a final bill to President Obama

Link: tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/(…)house-braces-for-fin…

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The Democratic Party's decades-long push to remake the U.S. health care system cleared a major hurdle early Monday morning.

Link: www.politico.com/news/stories/1209/30850.html

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WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate approved a $636 billion military spending bill on Saturday that funds the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and also includes money to extend jobless aid and Medicare payment rates for two months.

Link: www.washingtonpost.com/(…)AR2009121900796.html…

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WOW. The nation's leading progressive voice Howard Dean says it's time to pull the plug on the Senate health care reform bill.

Link: rawstory.com/(…)howard-dean-kill-senate-health-bill…

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House Democrats’ long-simmering frustration with the slow pace of the Senate has begun to boil over, with a broad swath of Democratic representatives accusing their Senate colleagues of failing both their party and their country.

Link: www.politico.com/news/stories/1209/30651.html

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Senate approves massive spending package over Republican objections and warnings about the political consequences for Democrats in 2010.The package contains funding for dozens of federal agencies and the District of Columbia. Including spending on mandatory programs like Medicare and Social Security, the bill's price tag totals $1.1 trillion.

Link: voices.washingtonpost.com/(…)senate_clears_447b_spe…

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The $1.1 trillion measure combines much of the year's unfinished budget work -- only a $626 billion Pentagon spending measure would remain -- into a 1,000-page plus catchall spending bill that would give Cabinet departments such as Education, Health and Human Services and State increases far exceeding inflation.

Link: www.foxnews.com/(…)senate-poised-advance-t-spending…

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We call this plan “Government Waiting Rooms”. The intention is to go inside the Senate offices and hallways, and play out the role of patients waiting for treatment in government controlled medical facilities (despite the fact that there is no plan for the government to control any medical facilities).

Link: thinkprogress.org/(…)tea-partiers-to-storm-senate…

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Harry Reid may have gotten a health-care deal, but he’s not doing his party—or the country—any favors. Tunku Varadarajan on the scary Medicare buy-in, and other goblins lurking within.

Link: www.thedailybeast.com/(…)long-live-the-public-optio…

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The Senate majority leader, Senator Harry Reid of Nevada, said Senate leaders “have a broad agreement” on dropping a government-run plan from the health care bill, and that the Congressional Budget Office would review the implications of such a move on the budget.

Link: prescriptions.blogs.nytimes.com/(…)senate-votes-dow…

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Senate Republicans are outraged at Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) due to their votes against an amendment he introduced, to crack down on the rape of employees of military contractors, now being used against them.

Link: tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/(…)senate-gopers-its-al…

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After an emotional debate, the bill was defeated by a decisive margin of 38 to 24, leaving it effectively dead for the year.

Link: www.nytimes.com/(…)03marriage.html…

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Osama bin Laden was "within the grasp" of US forces in late 2001 but escaped because then-defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld rejected calls for reinforcements, a hard-hitting US Senate report says.

Link: rawstory.com/(…)rumsfeld-decision-bin-laden-escape-…

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Osama bin Laden was unquestionably within reach of U.S. troops in the mountains of Tora Bora when American military leaders made the crucial and costly decision not to pursue the terrorist leader with massive force, a Senate report says.

Link: news.yahoo.com/(…)us_tora_bora_bin_laden…

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