August 24, 2009 - by Donny Shaw
Lots of news on the detainee torture front, but a relatively slow news day on healthcare and other issues involving Congress. Nonetheless, here’s some of the news and commentary I came across today:
- Sen. Baucus: “I want a public option too” (Daily Kos).
- When polled properly, the public option is popular (538).
- A profile of Alan Frumin, the Senate Parliamentarian (Bloomberg).
- The Senate Fed transparency bill is now up to 23 co-sponsors (Zero Hedge).
- Feingold to Obama: announce withdrawal timetable from Afghanistan(The Note).
- Health care reform and the deficit (HuffPo).
- Michael Steele hearts single payer healthcare (Ezra Klein).
- Democrats considering a new one-bill reconciliation tactic for healthcare. Interesting HuffPo).
- CBO warns that the financial crisis has hurt us more than thought previously (Dean Baker for TPM).
- Chuck Schumer calls for airline passenger bill of rights (Blog Briefing Room).
- “Change is tough. So liberals can’t just leave it up to Obama (Michael Tomasky for the Guardian).
- Waxman’s Gambit (D-Day).
- At least one health care reform supporter has jumped on the bring-your-gun-to-a-protest bandwagon (TPMMucmraker).