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3:00 PM ET, November 7, 2009

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Patrick O'Connor / The Politico:
Bishops endorse the bill  —  The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops delivered a critical endorsement to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Saturday by signing off on late-night agreement to grant a vote on an amendment barring insurance companies that participate in the exchange from covering abortions.
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Michelle Malkin:
Liveblogging: The new Imperial Congress votes on Pelosicare; Update: Female Democrats turn House resolution process into circus; GOP responds; Obama rallies weakened Dems  —  The House is now in a rare Saturday session for the government health care takeover ram down.  —  Welcome to the new Imperial Congress.
Lori Montgomery / Capitol Briefing:
Democrats to resolve abortion impasse on the House floor  —  House Democratic leaders agreed Friday night to settle an impasse over abortion by letting the entire House vote on a proposed solution, a risky decision that could determine the fate of their trillion-dollar overhaul of the nation's health care system.
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
THE EFFECTS OF THE ABORTION ‘COMPROMISE’.... As of late yesterday, House Democratic leaders were still short of the 218 votes needed to pass health care reform.  Odd as it may seem, after six months of debate, hearings, meetings, and negotiations, the biggest hurdle was the wording …
Discussion: American Power
Ezra Klein:
A very bad deal to pass a very good bill  —  The final compromises before a bill comes to the floor are never very pretty.  This one, however, is worse than I anticipated.  Opposition from anti-abortion Democrats, driven in large part by aggressive activism from the Catholic Church …
Patrick O'Connor / The Politico:
The abortion deal  —  Abortion opponents won a huge last-minute concession late Friday night after Democratic leaders agreed to grant them a vote on an amendment that would effectively bar insurers that participate in the exchanges from offering coverage for abortions.
David Dayen / Firedoglake:
Actual Action At the House Rules Committee On The Health Care Bill: Stupak Amendment To Get Floor Vote  —  So David Dreier and the Republicans are making a bunch of attempted amendments to the rule, none of which are being allowed, as the Democrats vote as a block.
Dana Bash / CNN:
Obama visits Hill in push for health care reform  —  Washington (CNN) — In a special Saturday session, the House of Representatives began debating health care legislation crafted by House Democrats, as lawmakers on both sides of the aisle considered an amendment to the bill that would put restrictions on abortion funding.
Booman Tribune:
Price for Health Care, Women Under Bus
Discussion: TBogg
David Dayen / Firedoglake:   House Voting Now On The Rule For Health Care Debate
The Politico:
The Undecideds — Where the fate of the bill rests
Eric Zimmermann / The Hill:
Schakowsky: We're fighting off Stupak amendment
Discussion: Alas, a blog
Tom Maguire / JustOneMinute:
Maybe If We Apologized With Greater Deference  —  Per the NY Times, Obama sidled up to the fact that the Fort Hood shooter was a Muslim shouting “Allahu Akbar” in his radio address: … The Times also delivers their own absurd ‘blame the victims’ perspective: … Pardon me?
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Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:
Obama Urges No ‘Jump to Conclusions’  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama, extending condolences to the community at Fort Hood, Tex., reminded Americans on Saturday that people of “every race, faith and station” serve in the military — an oblique attempt to prevent a backlash against Muslims …
Stephen Schwartz / New York Post:
Take a look at Hasan's old mosque
MyFox Boston:
Barney Frank present during marijuana bust  —  BOSTON (FOX25, myfoxboston) - FOX25 has learned that Congressman Barney Frank was present during a marijuana arrest at James Ready's home in Ogunquit, Maine.  Ready is well-known for his relationship with Congressman Frank.
Think Progress:
GOP Gone Wild: Unruly Republicans Silence Women Lawmakers With Screams, Shouts, And Delay Tactics  —  This morning, the House began consideration of the rule for debate of the House health care bill.  As the Democratic Women's Caucus took to the microphone on the House floor to offer …
Republican Ways and Means:
PELOSI: Buy a $15,000 Policy or Go to Jail  —  Today, Ranking Member of the House Ways and Means Committee Dave Camp (R-MI) released a letter from the non-partisan Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) confirming that the failure to comply with the individual mandate to buy health insurance contained …
Hillary Chabot / Boston Herald:
Neighbors aim to silence Old Ironsides' cannons  —  Quiet riot!  —  Old Ironsides' upscale Charlestown neighbors are trying to pull off what British, French and Barbary pirate guns failed to accomplish in more than two centuries - silencing the cannons of the nation's oldest commissioned naval vessel.
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Eric Zimmermann / The Hill:
Lawmakers chant ‘fired up’ to Obama
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Chris Frates / The Politico:
Cooper will vote yes
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Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Deeds memo damning in hindsight
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Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Elie Wiesel calls tea partyers' signs ‘indecent and disgusting’
Perry Bacon Jr / Washington Post:
House Republicans plan to vote unanimously against health-care measure
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New York Post:
Shutting off the miracle-drug spigot
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BREAKING NEWS: Yoani Sanchez Arrested in Cuba
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BBC:
Somali adulterer stoned to death
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