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Achenblog: July 26, 2009 - August 1, 2009

Sausage on the Hill

My story this morning on health care legislation. The bill, a work in progress called H.R. 3200, is already phone-book thick. The latest amendments this week swamped Room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building, home turf of the...

By Joel Achenbach  |  August 1, 2009; 9:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (165)
 
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'The Evolution of God'

My friend Bob Wright and I recorded one of those Bloggerheady things last night and it should be up later today for your viewing pleasure. I'll post a link when that happens. [UPDATE, 4:38 p.m.: I've added the video...

By Joel Achenbach  |  July 31, 2009; 10:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (163)
 
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Health-Care Reform and Junk Food

The other night when the House Democrats had their marathon tutorial, someone wheeled in a cartload of pizzas. I estimated 35 pizzas total. A staffer could barely push the cart down the hall, so laden was it with cheesy...

By Joel Achenbach  |  July 30, 2009; 1:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (105)
 
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Bet on America

I've been on the Hill a bit the last couple of days, trying to figure out how many cooks have how many fingers in how many health-care reform pies. Deals are being struck behind closed doors; reporters loiter in...

By Joel Achenbach  |  July 29, 2009; 8:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (120)
 
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Health Care 101

[Update: Your blogger on "Marketplace" this evening.] [My Web story posted this morning.] They held the tutorial in the Capitol basement starting at 4 in the afternoon Monday. For the first two and a half hours, about 180 members...

By Joel Achenbach  |  July 28, 2009; 10:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (113)
 
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Buying Scientific Cover?

In this Age of Bad Information, we are surrounded by peddlers of bunk. Some decorate their nonsense in scientific jargon. Others work for institutions that sound more reputable than they actually are. They may sound utterly objective even while...

By Joel Achenbach  |  July 27, 2009; 8:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (91)
 
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