Archive for March 21st, 2010

Deal Made

21Mar10

Bart Stupak has scheduled a 4pm press conference, and Politico is reporting that a deal has been made with the pro-life crowd. The White House and anti-abortion Democrats have reached an agreement to defusethe controversy over abortion in the health reform bill – planning a series of steps that will secure the support of Rep. […]


Maybe Not

21Mar10

Below I posted a Politico report from 1:05 pm saying that a deal had been reached with Stupak for the President to issue an Executive Order to satisfy the pro-life block. But The Hill now reports (at 2:20) that Stupak’s office says there isn’t a deal. There have been various reports on Sunday that Rep. […]


Stupak Stopped

21Mar10

Politico reports that the pro-life block has found its compromise, agreeing to an Executive Order and ready to vote yes on Castro Care. BREAKING: House Democrats have picked up critical health reform “yes” votes from a group of anti-abortion lawmakers, including Michigan Rep. Bart Stupak, according to senior Democratic aides. Democrats believe a breakthrough with […]


Aborted No

21Mar10

One of the pro-life crowd in Bart Stupak’s corner announced this morning that she’s going to vote in favor of Castro Care. Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio), a key holdout on health care because of her concern over abortion language in the Democratic proposal, announced on a Toledo television station this morning that she would vote […]


Closing Weak

21Mar10

The normal rules of political physics would suggest a strong finish for the bad guys (with a vote scheduled for around 6pm), as they can call in those willing but reluctant to vote yes if needed. Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) said Sunday morning that he is close to striking a deal with the Obama administration […]


Disney Care

21Mar10

Why are all the liberals in congress voting yes on Castro Care today, even though it doesn’t contain the single payer system they favor? Congressman John Campbell explains that the plan provides a carefully built road map to single payer. Here’s how it does it: There will be a government agency that will determine the […]