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March 16, 2010 - by Eric Naing

The intensity from both sides over health care has really ramped up since yesterday. Expect things to get increasinly brutal as the week goes on – and it’s only Tuesday. And where’s that CBO score? Anyway, here’s today’s look at a few articles and blog posts of note:

  • The New Republic’s Byron Tau wants to know why the political press has such a hard time accurately explaining what really happens under “deem and pass.” (The New Republic)
  • Ezra Klein answers: “Deem and pass,” while legitimate, is still needlessly convoluted. (The Washington Post)
  • The Wonk Room has an excellent rundown of the differences between Sen. Chris Dodd’s [D, CT] financial reform bill and comparable proposals from the House and the White House. (The Wonk Room)
  • Roll Call has an interesting look at KSA Consulting, a lobbying firm with close ties to the late John Murtha. After Murtha’s death, KSA appears to have shut down. (Roll Call)
  • How did Kesha Rogers, a devotee of extremist Lyndon LaRouche, win a Democratic primary for TX-22? Elise Hu of the Texas Tribune explains. (The Texas Tribune)
  • The Hill’s Jeffrey Young reports that Rep. Dennis Kucinich [D, OH-10], a previous “no” vote on health care, will hold a press conference tomorrow at 10 am to announce how he will vote on the Senate health care bill. (Twitter)


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