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March 18, 2010 - by Eric Naing

The clock is officially ticking. Now that the Congressional Budget Office has scored the revised health care bill and that language has been posted online, a 72-hour countdown has begun until House Democrats will vote on the bill. All signs point to that vote being held sometime on Sunday at the earliest. And now that the president has delayed his Asia trip till the summer, Obama, Pelosi, labor and other liberal interest groups will all be working throughout the weekend to get House Democrats to vote for the bill. As always, here’s today’s roundup of articles and blog posts of note:

  • A few days ago, the New York Times ran a great story about Sen. Mitch McConnell’s [R, KY] successful strategy of unified GOP opposition in the Senate to the Obama agenda. (The New York Times)
  • Norman Ornstein of the right-leaning American Enterprise Institute blasts Republicans for their hypocrisy on reconciliation and “deem and pass.” (American Enterprise Institute)
  • An estimated 300 people showed up for a tea party “kill the bill” rally this week. Noah Kristula-Green has a fascinating look at the rally’s war room. (FrumForum)
  • Nate Silver tries to explain the sudden and dramatic rise in liberal support for the health care plan (FiveThirtyEight)
  • Robert Reich, a labor secretary under President Clinton, draws parallels from the Clintoncare fight to the current battle over Obamacare. (Talking Points Memo)
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