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Sex-obsessed Foley returns to limelight with Facebook ‘drunk smear’

An Internet rumor about a Democratic senator being drunk on the Senate floor has prompted Mark Foley, the disgraced Florida Republican, to issue harsh words of condemnation that some observers see as being hypocritical. Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT) was accused last week by an anonymous YouTube user of being drunk…

Senator Lieberman calls for ‘preemptive’ attack on Yemen

Speaking on Fox News Sunday, Senator Joseph Lieberman (I-CT), who leads the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, shared his vision of “tomorrow’s war.” “Somebody in our government said to me in Sana’a, the capital of Yemen, Iraq was yesterday’s war,” Lieberman explained. “Afghanistan is today’s war. If we…

Final battle brewing over public option

Progressives in Congress are pushing for a last-chance reinstatement of the public option into health care reform during the reconciliation process between the House and Senate versions of the bill, but a group of centrist Democrats have declared they will accept few changes from the Senate version. The House passed…

Obama: Health bill ‘most important social legislation since 1930s’

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Thursday called the Senate’s passage of the health care bill “the most important piece of social legislation since the Social Security Act passed in the 1930s and the most important reform of our health care system since Medicare passed in the 1960s.” “In a…

Exhausted Reid mistakenly voted ‘no’ before changing vote

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid told the world that he had the sixty votes needed to pass the health care reform bill but the long hours he spent pushing to gain those votes almost cost him early Thursday morning. “Clearly exhausted, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid mistakenly voted no before…

Senate passes historic health care legislation

Democrats passed the landmark health care legislation along a party line vote Thursday. All 60 Senators in the Democratic caucus voted for the bill while 39 Republicans voted against it. One Republican was not present. The bill would cost $871 billion over 10 years and expand access to 31 million…

Dean: ‘If the Republicans hate it, there must be some good in it’

As health care reform legislation grinds its way through Congress, the list of those opposing it has ballooned, and a week ago former Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean was among them. Now, however, Dean says he has defected from the “Kill the Bill” caucus, laughingly telling MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow…

Nurses explain how health bill could make crisis worse

‘Unchecked influence of health industry lobbyists’ means bill could be weakened in the future, union’s reps say The newly-formed nurses’ “mega-union” has issued a scathing indictment of the Senate health bill expected to be voted on this week, calling it a “deeply flawed” piece of legislation that could make the…

Burris reads Christmas poem slamming GOP on Senate floor

WASHINGTON — Sen. Roland Burris (D-IL) harnessed his Christmas spirit on Tuesday with a mostly-rhyming poem attacking Republicans for obstructing health care reform. Burris read his own version of Clement Clarke Moore’s famous work “A Visit From St. Nicholas” on the Senate floor, in which he playfully accused Republicans of…

C-SPAN helps MSNBC show and prove hypocrisy by McCain

The missing C-SPAN footage showing Sen. John McCain preventing a Democratic senator from getting an extra 30 seconds to finish a speech has been found. The Republican senator from Arizona was outraged last week when Sen. Al Franken (D-MN), who was presiding over the Senate, prevented Sen. Joe Lieberman from…

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