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12:15 AM ET, March 22, 2010

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The Politico:
History in sight for Democrats  —  A cadre of anti-abortion Democrats announced Sunday that they've reached an agreement with the White House to defuse the controversy over abortion in the health care bill and will now vote yes — effectively putting the Democrats over the 216-vote threshold to pass health reform by day's end.
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Jim Hoft / Gateway Pundit:
Stunner... Pro-Life Democrat Stupak Was Lying All Along- Will Support Pro-Abortion Obamacare ...Update: Stupak Sells Soul!  —  REMEMBER: You Can NEVER Trust a Democrat... You can sometimes trust Republicans but... You Can NEVER Trust a Democrat.  —  Stupak flashback: Remember when “pro-life” …
The Atlantic Online:
Text of the Executive Order On Abortion  —  Here is the text of the executive order to be issued by the White House on abortion:  —  Executive Order  —  ensuring enforcement and implementation of abortion restrictions in the patient protection and affordable care act
Jared Allen / The Hill:
Democrats worried about Republicans' motion to recommit on Stupak language  —  Democrats are worried about holding their members together on a GOP motion that could kill the healthcare bill.  —  Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) said House leaders are specifically concerned about a Republican motion …
The National Organization for Women (NOW) web site:
President Obama Breaks Faith with Women  —  Statement of NOW President Terry O'Neill  —  The National Organization for Women is incensed that President Barack Obama agreed today to issue an executive order designed to appease a handful of anti-choice Democrats who have held up health care reform …
Garance Franke-Ruta / Washington Post:
NOW, NARAL displeased with Obama-Stupak deal  —  The president of the National Organization for Women said her group is “incensed” about the impasse-breaking deal between President Obama and a group of anti-abortion Catholic Democrats that seems likely to allow historic health-care reform legislation …
The Hill:
Stupak, Dems reach abortion deal  —  Democrats have reached a deal on an executive order on abortion that could hand them a victory on healthcare.  —  Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) announced a deal at a press conference.  He said the deal means Democrats will have the 216 votes they need to win a healthcare reform vote on the floor.
Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
White House Released Executive Order to Media Without Showing …
Shayndi Raice / Washington Wire:
GOP: Abortion Deal Won't Trump the Law
Discussion: Gateway Pundit and Scared Monkeys
Bob Cusack / The Hill:
Stupak: We are close to deal with White House
Fox News:
Choice, Life Groups Slam Obama Order on Abortion Funding
Kathryn Jean Lopez / The Corner on National …:
The Executive Order: A Dangerous, Non-Binding Show — By: Kathryn Jean Lopez
David Frum / FrumForum:
Waterloo  —  Conservatives and Republicans today suffered their most crushing legislative defeat since the 1960s.  —  It's hard to exaggerate the magnitude of the disaster.  Conservatives may cheer themselves that they'll compensate for today's expected vote with a big win in the November 2010 elections.
The Note:
Senate Fight Starts: GOP Says Senate Parliamentarian Will Kill Fix-Its Bill  —  ABC News' Z. Byron Wolf reports: The House bill has not yet passed and already we are seeing the reconciliation fight start in the Senate.  —  Senate Republicans say they can get the whole package of reconciliation fixes …
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Patrick O'Connor / The Politico:
House passes landmark health bill  —  Democrats in the House of Representatives achieved a legislative landmark Sunday night that has eluded generations of lawmakers before them - approving a sweeping health care overhaul that extends insurance coverage to nearly 32 million Americans …
Discussion: The Daily Dish and Pajamas Media
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:   Senate Republicans say Dems ignoring meeting requests
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
House passes rule for health bill, moves closer to final vote
Discussion: Washington Monthly and CNN
Bob Cusack / The Hill:
Unless a deal is struck with Stupak, Dems appear to be short on votes
Paul Kane / Washington Post:
What time is the health-care vote? And other critical questions.
Discussion: CNN and The Hill
Bob Cusack / The Hill:
216 in reach: House Dems have the votes to pass healthcare reform bill
Discussion: Hit & Run, FiveThirtyEight and The Hill
Carrie Budoff Brown / The Politico:
Senate Dems, GOP spar over next step
Discussion: Washington Post and TPM LiveWire
James Fallows / The Atlantic Online:
Why This Moment Matters  —  We'll talk some other time about the political consequences, in 2010 and 2012 and beyond, of the health-care reform vote.  (My guess: this will not seem anywhere near as poisonous seven months from now as it does today.  Jobs jobs jobs is what will matter most then.
Discussion: The Daily Dish
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Douglas Holtz-Eakin / New York Times:
The Real Arithmetic of Health Care Reform  —  ON Thursday, the Congressional Budget Office reported that, if enacted, the latest health care reform legislation would, over the next 10 years, cost about $950 billion, but because it would raise some revenues and lower some costs, it would also lower federal deficits by $138 billion.
Megan McArdle / The Atlantic Online:
The Future After Health Care  —  Regardless of what you think about health care, tomorrow we wake up in a different political world.  —  Parties have passed legislation before that wasn't broadly publicly supported.  But the only substantial instances I can think of in America are budget bills and TARP …
Mark Steyn / The Corner on National Review Online:
Happy Dependence Day!  — By: Mark Steyn  —  Well, it seems to be in the bag now.  I try to be a sunny the-glass-is-one-sixteenth-full kinda guy, but it's hard to overestimate the magnitude of what the Democrats have accomplished.  Whatever is in the bill is an intermediate stage …
Jonathan Cohn / The New Republic:
BREAKING: An Ugly Scene  —  You may have heard or read about the ugly scenes on Capitol Hill yesterday, when a few conservative activists shouted racial and homophobic epithets at Democratic lawmakers.  Today the conservative activists are back.  And so is the ugliness—only this time, a few Republicans were actually encouraging them.
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Molly K. Hooper / The Hill:
Boehner to GOP lawmakers: ‘Behave like grown-ups’  —  House Minority Leader John Boehner told his conference to “behave like grown-ups” if the healthcare bill is passed by the House on Sunday.  —  The Ohio Republican made the warning at a quick closed-door meeting with fellow House GOP lawmakers at noon in the Capitol.
Discussion: Firedoglake and Daily Kos
New York Times:
Legal and Political Fights Are Looming for Democrats  —  WASHINGTON — The battle over health care is poised to move swiftly from Congress back to the country as Democrats, Republicans and a battery of interest groups race to define the legislation and dig in for long-term political and legal fights.
 
 
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