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Boehner Cleans Up Congressional “Sausage Making”

Most Americans have heard that legislating is like making sausage.  Everyone likes the product, but no one likes how it gets made.  According to a NewYork Times article, the incoming Speaker of the House of Representatives, John Boehner, is about to make the process as interesting as the the product. It is usual for the House to tweak these rules ...

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Nancy Pelosi to Run For House Minority Leader – May Divide Democrats

Nancy Pelosi’s twitter account, SpeakerPelosi, tweeted this: Driven by the urgency of creating jobs & protecting #hcr, #wsr, Social Security & Medicare, I am running for Dem Leader. This despite calls from many in her own party for her to step down from leadership.  Fox News reported that many moderate Democrats such as Rep. Dan Boren (D-OK) are not backing her run ...

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How the 2010 Election WILL Change Things

Rasmussen published a “State of the Day” that was somewhat disturbing: 46% expected noticeable change if Republicans took control of both houses while 33% did not.  Now that Republicans have only taken control of one house of Congress, are people less-likely to expect any noticeable results?  If they don’t they only have themselves to blame. If we stop sending the ...

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Analysis of Republican Health Care Reform Bill

On November 3rd, the GOP made it’s new health care reform bill available for review.  The bill contains many elements of H.R.3400 which was the Republican-sponsored health care bill submitted in the House in July.  This new bill is being submitted as a substitute for Pelosi-care or H.R.3962. The legislation is considerably smaller than the liberal bill it is intended ...

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Democrats Merge 3 House Bills: Pelosi-care On the March

Fox news reported that the new House Bill will be formally announced tomorrow morning.  The bill does contain many of Obama’s wishes and the resultant costs: “..includes new requirements for employers to offer insurance to their workers or face penalties, fines on Americans who don’t purchase coverage and subsidies to help lower-income people do so. Insurance companies would face new ...

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