A new poll shows that a quarter of Republicans think Obama may be the anti-Christ. Apocalyptic right-wing rhetoric is going mainstream, as Republican lawmakers stoke the flames of epithet-hurlers and conspiracy theorists.
Senate Democrats prevail, so far, in keeping the package of healthcare 'fixes' intact. But the House will need to vote on it again to address small adjustments in the part dealing with student loans.
Gallup's latest poll on healthcare reform, conducted after the bill's passage, shows almost half the public approving. Nearly 4 in 5 Republicans, however, are 'angry' or 'disappointed.'
Healthcare is about to turn into a zombie industry.
Republicans aim to raise amendments and procedural motions, followed by votes that could go on for days during reconciliation. Democrats vow to pass the healthcare fixes unchanged.
President Obama signed the healthcare reform bill Tuesday. Democrats will now work to sell the new law's benefits, while Republicans look to repeal it and emphasize their own plan.
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said Tuesday that the mortgage crisis will not lead the administration either to abandon or nationalize mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
House Democrats don't like the health care reform bill they passed Sunday. They only did it because the Senate promised it would 'fix' the bill. And that's where reconciliation comes in.
Neugebauer insists that he was not referring directly to a fellow congressman but to an agreement made in the 11th hour.