Gibbs insists Obama not backing off public option

White House spokesman Robert Gibbs insists the Obama administration has not shifted its goals on health care reform or distanced itself from a government-run public insurance option. via Gibbs insists Obama not backing off public option.

The Ant and The Grasshopper, Old and New

OLD VERSION (from AESOP’S FABLES): The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter. The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays…

10 Facts About US Healthcare – Hoover Institution

Many great facts about private vs public healthcare. Too bad Barry doesn’t read. Americans are responsible for the vast majority of all health care innovations. The top five U.S. hospitals conduct more clinical trials than all the hospitals in any…

House healthcare talks break down in anger

The seven Blue Dogs on the Energy and Commerce Committee stormed out of a Friday meeting with their committee chairman, Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), saying Waxman had been negotiating in bad faith over a number of provisions Blue Dogs demanded be…

This is the kind of Representation NY State get in the Senate

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Europe Thumps U.S., Again – WSJ.com

On present trends, most of Europe will soon have lower income tax rates than most of America. And now the European Union is stealing another competitive march on Washington, this time on a free trade deal with the world’s 13th…

Ex-CIA chief: Obama risks national security – CNN.com

Hayden said he called several senior White House officials to express his opposition before the president released the documents. Hayden also noted that four previous CIA directors, as well as current agency director Leon Panetta, opposed the release. via Ex-CIA…