July 12, 2017 -
A perennial bill to create a national single-payer public health insurance program has record support in this Congress. Though none of the cosponsors are Republicans, they include a growing number of conservative Southern Democrats, signaling a shift in health care politics.
November 8, 2010 -
By Joe Atkins,
July 22, 2009 -
For Obama and Democratic leaders anxiously -- desperately? -- trying to pass health care reform by the end of the summer, every week seems to present a new obstacle likely to derail the whole plan. The current Obstacle of the Week: Rep. Mike Ross, a conservative Democrat from small-town Arkansas who is currently leading a Blue Dog rebellion from his perch on the now-critical House Energy and Commerce Committee.
March 8, 2007 -
There's some significant news today out of Washington regarding an upcoming proposal by Democrats in Congress to establish a deadline for withdrawing troops from Iraq:WASHINGTON - In a direct challenge to Pres