The House of Representatives voted by a very narrow margin Sunday night to pass the healthcare reform bill. Regardless of the closeness of the vote, it will soon become the law of the land when President Barack Obama signs it.
It appears that House Democrats will have just enough votes to pass the healthcare reform bill when it finally comes up for consideration sometime Sunday evening.
Michigan Rep. Bart Stupak and several other anti-abortion Democrats have reached an agreement with President Barack Obama that basically allows them to save face while voting for the bill. [...]
Nathan Deal did Democrats a big favor by deciding to resign early from his seat in the U.S. House to concentrate on running for governor (Deal did himself an even bigger favor, because his early resignation will squelch an embarrassing move by the House Ethics Committee to resolve an ethics complaint related to Deal’s lucrative [...]
Massachusetts Democrats — most especially Martha Coakley — have snatched defeat from the jaws of victory and managed to give away a U.S. Senate seat that had been held by Democrats for more than half a century. With Republican Scott Brown headed to Washington, let’s speculate on what some of the long-term effects might be.
The vote was taken and the deed is done: healthcare reform legislation passed the U.S. Senate in the early morning hours of Christmas Eve with every Democratic and independent senator voting for it and every Republican voting against it. No big surprise there. It is also no big surprise that we will continue to hear [...]