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  • Health-care town halls: 'Representative?'

     
    by Mark Silva Full of sound and fury, but signifying nothing? If that's the case, what do the "civil" ones mean? Those boisterous town halls on health-care reform that members of Congress have confronted this summer may not say anything......
  • Obama's healthcare: Live from Town Hall

     
    by Mark Silva and updated at 2:15 pm EDT "I don't want people thinking I have a lot of plants in here,'' President Barack Obama said today, calling out for a few critics of his healthcare reforms to pose some......
  • Healthcare protests: Staged opposition

     
    by Janet Hook An effigy of Rep. Frank Kratovil Jr. was hung outside his office on the eastern shore of Maryland. Rep. Steve Kagen of Wisconsin was shouted down by angry constituents. Rep. Timothy H. Bishop of New York had......
  • Lieberman: Obama should scale back

     
    by Jim Tankersley With Americans so worried about the struggling economy and Congress prepping for a host of major legislative battles this year, President Barack Obama should scale back his health-care reform push and settle for a smaller, bipartisan...
  • Obama's primary politics: Pennsylvania

     
    by Peter Nicholas and Josh Drobnyk President Obama wades into an intramural fight among Democrats today by attending a high-dollar fundraising dinner for Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.), demonstrating an unusual measure of personal commitment in a primary...
  • The anti-healthcare-reformers' plan? Little more than 'keep your fingers crossed that you don't get sick'

     
    You take some time off from work, and thus from following the news minute by minute, so when the moment comes to re-immerse yourself, it can be a bit of a cold-water shock. Like catching up on those raucous healthcare town halls. I always think of town...
  • Obama loves Arlen Specter, Pennsylvania and Philadelphia (also Pittsburgh)

     
    Text of Democrat's speech at fundraiser for new Democrat Arlen Specter in Philadelphia....
  • Shut the Oval Office, Obama's out campaigning again today

     
    Monday: New York City. Tuesday: Ohio and Pennsylvania....
  • Obama's bipartisanship: Perceptions

     
    by Mark Silva There really are only three things at work here: In Washington, there is rhetoric, and there is action. Outside of Washington, there is perception. At the moment, the public's perception is that President Barack Obama is making......
  • What Obama's trying (Applause) to tell union folks these days (Applause)

     
    Full text (Applause) of the Democrat's speech (Applause) to AFL-CIO, including the chants of support. (Chant. Chant)...
  • Obama praises David Paterson, whom he reportedly wants to see dumped in New York

     
    When President Obama arrived in Troy, N.Y., he wanted to speak about the economy and innovation. But it was the same old confusion in Democratic Party politics that was the first item on the agenda. Two days after a published......
  • Obama channels FDR in defending public option on healthcare (text here)

     
    Since a flurry of television interviews several days ago, President Obama has been relatively quiet about the healthcare debate. Even as a key Senate committee shot down the public option, sending a message that Democrats did not have the 60......