The Atlantic reports:
A policy niche is beginning to pay dividends for Tim Pawlenty’s prospective 2012 bid: health care.
Poll: Montana Dems down on Baucus
New poll: 55 percent of Montana Dems disapprove of longtime senator’s actions on health care.
Obama’s Big Bang could go bust
Some Democrats point to a decision in June as the first vivid sign of trouble for Obama.
Hoyer: Public option may have to go
Steny Hoyer says that the public option may have to go in order to get a bill passed.
Waxman insurance probe began in July
Waxman’s investigation began with letters to the insurance industry’s powerful trade group.
Obama: Stop ‘phony claims’ on health
In his weekly address, President Obama debunks ‘outrageous myths’ about health care reform.
Mr President, If you haven’t read the bill how do you know what is and isn’t phony?!
Kennedy illness symbol in debate
With his own health failing, Kennedy is a rallying force for advocates of national health care reform.
News: Americans Believe They Will Pay for Abortions
A poll conducted by NBC News shows that half of respondents believe federal tax dollars will go to pay for abortions through the proposed health care plan.
New Word in Healthcare Debate? Co-Op
Support for a government run “public option” in the healthcare plan is falling. So the new word in the debate is “co-operatives” or co-op for short.
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Obama Strikes Nerve in Abortion Funding Debate
From town halls to conference calls, health care reform continues to dominate President Obama’s daily agenda. Now, the debate is turning religious.
Poll Shows Obama Health Care Rating Low
A new poll shows that more Americans are unhappy with President Barack Obama’s performance in the health care debate.
Media Research Center President and NewsBusters.org Publisher Brent Bozell today issued a public statement in which he demanded that MSNBC accept responsibility and apologize for concocting a racially charged “news” story that falsely accused a supposedly white health reform protester of carrying a gun out of hatred for a black President.
NewsBusters.org’s Kyle Drennen initially reported on this on Tuesday, and yesterday provided an update: that the Second Amendment Foundation, as the name would suggest a gun-owners rights group, had condemned the liberal network for “using deceptively-edited video from a Phoenix, Arizona anti-tax rally on Monday to invent a racial stereotype in its on-going effort to demonize and marginalize American firearms owners as ‘racists.’”
After Politico.com picked up Kyle’s initial NewsBusters.org item, an MSNBC spokesperson attempted to justify the slander: “Contessa was speaking generally and not about that specific person with the automatic weapon.”
But Brewer did specifically cite an unidentified African-American man who attended a protest outside of a Monday speech by President Obama: “Yesterday, as President Obama addressed the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Phoenix, a man at a pro-health care reform rally just outside, wore a semiautomatic assault rifle on his shoulder and a pistol on his hip.”