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March 11, 2010 - by Eric Naing

Here is today’s roundup of a few articles and blog posts from around the web that you should take a look at.


  • Leading Democrats in the White House and Congress are starting to agree on what will be in the final health care package. (The Associated Press)
  • But some Senate liberals don’t like the fact that they are being asked to vote against several popular measures, like a public option, for now. (Roll Call)
  • As the health care debate starts to focus on the Senate, the Senate parliamentarian will become more and more prominent. Here is another good profile of the current parliamentarian Alan Frumin and the role he plays. (Newsweek)
  • Republicans have been warning Democrats that they’ll face the wrath of voters this fall if health care passes, but recent polling shows that the public’s disapproval of the issue has started to turn in recent days. (National Journal)
  • Jonathan Chait further argues that Democrats should simply ignore “advice” given to them by the GOP on health care. (The New Republic)
  • A number of high-profile scandals have thrust the House ethics committee into the spotlight. ProPublica provides some history on the committee and explains how it does what it does. (ProPublica)
  • Harry Reid’s [D, NV] poll numbers indicate that he very well could be voted out of office this fall. Sen. Dick Durbin [D, IL] and Sen. Chuck Schumer [D, NY] are already jockeying to replace him as the next Senate majority leader should that happen. (Time)


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