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March 24, 2010 - by Eric Naing

Congress is gradually moving away from its “all health care all the time” programming and is considering other topics like financial reform. However, the battle in the Senate over the reconciliation bill (H.R.4872) amending the health care bill rages on. For a second day, Republicans are exploiting an obscure rule to prevent any Senate committee hearing from being held after 2 p.m. in an attempt to somehow affect the debate over the reconciliation bill. While you wait for your Senate committee hearing to be rescheduled, check out today’s edition of Congress Links:


  • Part of the GOP strategy to gum up the reconciliation process is to dare Democrats to vote against politically tricky amendments. Here’s a list of the ten most ridiculous amendments offered so far. (Talking Points Memo)
  • Like David Frum, Patrick Ruffini has some sobering words for his fellow conservatives about their lost opportunities during the health care debate. (The Next Right)
  • The Washington Post profiles Rep. Artur Davis [D-AL-7] a safe Democrat who voted against health care in order to prove his conservative bona fides in his quest to become governor. (The Washington Post)
  • Senior White House health care advisor Nancy-Ann DeParle spells out what will happen immediately or at least soon under Obamacare. (
  • President Obama today signed an executive order on abortion that was intrumental in getting Rep. Bart Stupak [D-MI-1] to vote for health care. (The Washington Post)


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