Somehow, I missed this over the weekend, but NRO’s Jim Geraghty is all over it: Read More
Sen. Blanche Lincoln, D-Ark., made news Monday by appearing open to using budget reconciliation to pass president Obama's health care package. She told an Associated Press reporter she wanted to see what is included in the package before deciding. On Tuesday morning, she either had a change of heart or didn't really mean to that she would consider the parliamentary tactic, which would allow the Senate to pass the bill with 51 votes instead of the usual 60. Read More
Washington Post -- Obama launches attack on health insurance companies
A deadly consensus being reached about Obamacare is that it does not control costs but does seek to regulate prices. Read More
Whether the swine flu outbreak last year was a serious threat or just a scare, San Franciscans appeared to heed the warnings.
Less than 60 percent of the nation’s supply of vaccines to combat the fast-spreading H1N1 virus have been used, but 80 percent of the federal government’s allotment to San Francisco has been administered to residents, The City’s Department of Public Health reported. Read More
Let’s just say that former National Basketball Association player Paul Shirley shot 50 percent from the field with his recent comments about Haiti.
Shirley was, until recently, a blogger for ESPN.com. That was before he decided to enlighten us with his wisdom about relief efforts for Haitians. Read More
Regarding your unsurprising Monday editorial, it’s not just President Barack Obama who seeks the high-speed rail systems enjoyed by 11 other nations and planned by countless more as a safe, swift, efficient transportation opportunity for California and other states fighting congestion and contaminated air. Read More
Obama answered a criticism from House Republicans, who he is meeting with in Baltimore, about not airing the health care reform talks on C-Span.Obama told the GOP that most of the health care negotiations were televised during committee hearings, but he appears to be admitting the late-stage talks that took place in the closed offices of Senate and House Democratic leadership may have been a mistake. Read More
House Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, talked to reporters after the extraordinary public Q and A between the GOP and President Obama in Baltimore this afternoon.
Boehner said he believes Obama will honor his pledge to have regular meetings with the GOP, but that any further effort at bipartisanship could be hampered by House Democrats. Read More
The top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday assailed President Obama for criticizing a Supreme Court ruling during his State of the Union speech.Obama told the audience, which included most of the nine justices, that the court had reversed a century of law and opened the floodgates to special interests and foreign countries to spend without limits on election. Read More