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House Democrats reluctant to take up Senate healthcare bill

Could signal end for healthcare reform bill In an ominous sign for President Barack Obama, Democratic leadership in the House of Representatives said Tuesday night they were unlikely to quickly take up the Senate’s version of healthcare legislation, signaling that the president’s signature issue could be doomed. The announcement came…

Comic: ‘Our dream to deprive millions of healthcare is within reach’

Popular online comic Andy Borowitz often has his own farcical take on current events — and today is no exception. Turning his sights on the special election to fill the Massachusetts Senate seat vacated by Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA), Borowitz suggests that a Republican victory will be a victory for…

Stewart: Kennedy legacy losing to ‘naked guy that owns a truck’

Democrats are concerned that they could lose the Senate race in Massachusetts to Republican Scott Brown because it might derail President Barack Obama’s domestic agenda. The Daily Show‘s Jon Stewart wants to know why Democrats wouldn’t be able to pass legislation with an 18-vote majority in the Senate — which…

Pelosi: A Brown win ‘doesn’t mean we won’t have a health care bill’

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi appears to be undaunted by the special election in Massachusetts. Speaking to reporters on Monday she suggested that even if Republican Scott Brown becomes a Senator from Massachusetts, it “doesn’t mean we won’t have a health care bill.” Instead, it would simply be “a…

Massachusetts could elect senator who supports waterboarding

The Republican state senator vying to fill the Senate seat recently vacated by the late Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA) says he doesn’t believe waterboarding — where a suspect is effectively temporarily drowned — is torture. State senator Scott Brown’s candidacy has taken Massachusetts by storm and political analysts by surprise.…

Poll: Brown holds lead in Massachusetts Senate race

Ted Kennedy’s Senate seat may fall to Republicans after more than fifty years of Democrats holding the seat — Democratic control of Kennedy’s Massachusetts Senate seat dates back to 1953, when the elder John F. Kennedy held the position. According to the latest Public Policy poll, Republican state senator Scott…

Brown smiles at joke that Coakley be sexually assaulted

Update: GOP U.S. Senate candidate Scott Brown has now said that a supporter’s remarks about shoving, “a curling iron up (Martha Coakley’s) butt,” were inappropriate. “If I had heard it I would have said something,” said Brown, according to the Boston Herald. The remark, lobbed at a Worcester rally in…

Obama stumps for Coakley in nail-biting Mass. special election

Watch (below): President’s speech interrupted by heckler BOSTON, Massachusetts — President Barack Obama stumped Sunday for the Democratic candidate in Massachusetts’ knife-edge Senate election, saying that his legislative agenda depended on her winning. The seat, which was occupied by Edward Kennedy for almost five decades before his death in August,…

Entire Fox panel: Massachusetts race a ‘referendum’ on health care

Conservative commentators insisted on Fox News Sunday that the special election to replace the late Senator Ted Kennedy in Massachusetts will prove Americans don’t want health care reform, regardless of who wins. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell began the “health care referendum” messaging in an interview with Brit Hume. “Massachusetts…

As Massachusetts Senate GOP candidate climbs, healthcare could be doomed

UPDATE: President Barack Obama will head to Massachusetts on Sunday in a last-minute bid to revive the fortunes of Martha Coakley, the Democratic candidate for Ted Kennedy’s old Senate seat in a special election that takes place Tuesday. Republican candidate Scott Brown had a four-point lead over Coakley in a…

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