Updated 5:40 p.m. By Lori Montgomery The chairman of the Senate Finance Committee told a team of health-care negotiators Friday that he is prepared to unveil his own bill "in the near future," even if his Republican colleagues oppose the idea. The bill would be based on the group's extensive...
One of a national series of rallies for health-care reform took a violent turn Wednesday night when, according to authorities in Thousand Oaks, Calif., an unidentified man bit off the tip of another man's pinky finger.
Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) positioned himself "as the political heir" to Sen. Edward M. Kennedy at a town hall last night in a suburb of Boston, vowing to push the sort of health-care reform his former colleague had urged, according to the Associated Press's Steve Leblanc.
The No. 2 Democrat in the House faced a town hall crowd that he called "the largest of his career" last night at a high school in Southern Maryland, according to the Baltimore Sun's Paul West.
California Lt. Gov. John Garamendi (D) is likely headed to Congress this fall after trumping a crowded field Tuesday in the race to fill a vacant Bay Area House seat.
By Ben Pershing A disparate coalition of interest groups is continuing its multimillion-dollar effort in support of health-care legislation, launching a new ad last week aimed at convincing viewers that reform will help them personally. The ad, titled "Eight Ways," is being funded by Americans for Stable Quality Care,...
Town Hall Talk: Republican Trio Wary of Reform's Price Tag; Democrat Concerned About Public Option Plan
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), Sen. Kit Bond (R-Mo.) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) "took turns pounding the Democratic plan" for health-care reform yesterday in Kansas City as reform advocates protested on the street, according to a local radio station, KMBZ 80.
Updated 8:25 p.m. By Paul Kane Massachusetts Gov. Deval L. Patrick (D) has set Jan. 19 as the date for a special election to fill the final three years of Edward M. Kennedy's Senate term. Patrick also pleaded Monday for the state legislature to allow him to appoint a...
Of the town hall meetings on health-care reform over the weekend, Rep. Carol Shea-Porter's (D-N.H.) two events in New Hampshire on Saturday seemed to generate the most buzz.