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Senator Ted Kennedy

8:33 pm Aug. 26, 2009

An era is certainly over in the U.S. Senate with the death of Senator Edward Kennedy, the third longest serving Senator in Senate history. One thing I learned fast when I started covering politics was how much of a lightning rod he was for voters and for political groups on …

Obama on Ted Kennedy

4:59 am Aug. 26, 2009

Here is a statement issued overnight by the White House after the announcement that Senator Ted Kennedy (D-MA) had died after a fight with brain cancer. THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary_________________________________________________________________For Immediate Release                             August 26, 2009 Statement from President Obama: Michelle and I were heartbroken to learn …

Health Care Reports

9:50 pm Aug. 25, 2009

It is probably an understatement to say that the federal government is swimming in reports that are mandated by the Congress.  So it shouldn’t be a surprise that health care plans from Democrats would mean even more. The health care bill moving through the House contains language requiring dozens of new …

Red Ink Central

9:01 pm Aug. 25, 2009

The latest budget update from the White House confirms what everyone has known for the past six months, that federal deficits are going to fill Washington, D.C. with red ink in coming years, unless there’s a big change. The estimate of the deficit for the current fiscal year has settled …

More Illegals-Health Care

7:24 pm Aug. 24, 2009

My blog on Monday about health care reform proposals and illegal aliens generated a lot of questions and some interesting missives, so let’s take a look at where we are on that hot button subject. First, let’s review the situation under current law. Illegals can’t get government funding for health …

Pick A Page

7:05 pm Aug. 24, 2009

Since I started writing this blog, I have tried to use it to reveal more details about various bills moving through Congress, most recently the health care reform bills being proposed by Democrats. So yesterday, I just decided to pick a page.  Planes popped into my mind, so I went …

Even More Red Ink

6:59 pm Aug. 24, 2009

Critics of health care reform legislation in the Congress will get more ammunition for their arguments today, as new budget deficit figures are released, showing even more red ink under budget plans from the Obama Administration. You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to understand the budget numbers right …

Unconstitutional Health Reform?

9:23 am Aug. 22, 2009

I’ve been getting a few emails in recent days about an interesting question, are some of the main reforms in the Democratic health reform bills even Constitutional? One listener said they violated the First Amendment, which I found a bit hard to believe.  But I’ve always wondered how the Congress …

Illegals and Health Care

11:19 am Aug. 21, 2009

One of the thornier arguments right now about health care reform legislation in the Congress is whether it would allow for government money to go to pay for the coverage of illegal immigrants in the United States. When you search through the bill, there really isn’t much that mentions illegal …

Health Care Gobbledygook

9:30 am Aug. 21, 2009

During these Dog Days of Summer, it’s not hard to find something in the Democratic health care bills in Congress that make you shake your head and want to sit by the pool with a cold beverage instead. Just go to page 17 of the bill that was introduced in …