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Well it looks like the Republicans' "silver bullet" to stop the health care bill didn't work out so well. Lawrence O'Donnell reports that the Senate P Read more...
My name is Noelle Cigarroa Bell, and I've been working for the past year on health care reform as a grassroots advocate. I would like to announce ex Read more...
[media id=11737] Nancy Pelosi held a conference call today on health care and spent about 30 minutes discussing what's happening now and taking Q's. Read more...
As expected, the healthcare bill will now move ahead. I suspect if Martha Coakley loses the special election, we might be looking at reconciliation ag Read more...
Krugman wades into the question of whether Jonathan Gruber's work is suspect in light of his government grant: For those who haven’t been followi Read more...

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From This Week with George Stephanopoulos, a conversation with Christina Romer, chair of the White House Council of Economic Advisers about the propos Read more...
Watch the video - it's short, and it sums up why Krugman so often has a fresh perspective on issues, rather than an insular academic bent. And spea Read more...
If there's anything that makes me want to scream, it's the vast, tangled web of financial interests that make up the D.C. policy, advocacy and media Read more...
The progressive "journo/blogospere" is sharply split over the Senate health bill. Some, like Jane Hamsher and Matt Taibbi, are saying "kill it." Other Read more...
Nate Silver has written a piece called "Why Progressives Are Batshit Crazy To Oppose the Senate Bill." He says we need to stop being "polite" (who's Read more...