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9:10 AM ET, March 22, 2010

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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 …
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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.
New York Times:
House Approves Health Overhaul, Sending Landmark Bill to Obama  —  WASHINGTON — Congress gave final approval on Sunday to legislation that would provide medical coverage to tens of millions of uninsured Americans and remake the nation's health care system along the lines proposed by President Obama.
Los Angeles Times:
House passes healthcare overhaul  —  In a major victory for the president, Democratic leaders get the Senate version passed, then engineer passage of a package designed to reconcile that bill and the one OKd by the House last year.  —  Reporting from Los Angeles and Washington
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” …
Kimberley A. Strassel / Wall Street Journal:
Inside the Pelosi Sausage Factory
Garance Franke-Ruta / Washington Post:
NOW, NARAL displeased with Obama-Stupak deal
Dan Pfeiffer / White House.gov Blog Feed:
One More Step Towards Health Insurance Reform
Discussion: Bleeding Heartland and Blue Gal
Fox News:
Choice, Life Groups Slam Obama Order on Abortion Funding
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 …
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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 …
John / Power Line:
Silver Linings  —  With Stupak's collapse, passage of the Democrats' government medicine bill is assured.  This is a dark day in American history; one of the darkest.  But there are many reasons for optimism.  Here are a few:  —  * The health care battle is just beginning.
Carrie Budoff Brown / The Politico:
Senate Dems, GOP spar over next step
Discussion: The Hill, TPM LiveWire and CNN
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.
William Kristol / Weekly Standard:
The Eighteenth Brumaire of Barack Obama  —  First time tragedy, second time farce.  —  After his 1851 coup d'état, Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte, nephew of the real Napoleon, pronounced himself Napoleon III.  It was the rise to power of this great-man-wannabe that prompted the famous opening …
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The Hill:
House sends Senate healthcare bill to Obama's desk; 219-212
Discussion: Hit & Run and The Other McCain
David E. Sanger / New York Times:
News Analysis: Obama's Health Care Victory Carries a Cost
The Politico:
Stupak called ‘baby killer’ in House  —  A health care debate marked by episodes of ugly rhetoric took another turn for the worse late Sunday night when a voice on the Republican side of the House shouted “baby killer” at Rep. Bart Stupak.  —  Stupak - a leader among anti-abortion Democrats …
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Karoli / Crooks and Liars:
Ten immediate benefits of HCR  —  Here are ten benefits which come online within six months of the President's signature on the health care bill:  — Adult children may remain as dependents on their parents' policy until their 27th birthday  — Children under age 19 may not be excluded for pre-existing conditions
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Perspective  —  Now that it's done, Barack Obama will go down in history as one of America's finest presidents.  It's always possible of course that, like LBJ, he'll get involved in some unrelated fiasco that mars his reputation.  But fundamentally, he's reshaped the policy landscape …
New York Times:
Legal and Political Fights Loom 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.
Bloomberg:
Obama Pays More Than Buffett as U.S. Risks AAA Rating  —  The bond market is saying that it's safer to lend to Warren Buffett than Barack Obama.  —  Two-year notes sold by the billionaire's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. in February yield 3.5 basis points less than Treasuries of similar maturity, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.
Paul Krugman:
Done  —  OK, nothing is sure in this world.  Intrade is still giving Obamacare a 2.2% chance of failing, and I suppose Bart Stupak might have a Bwahahaha moment on the House floor.  But it looks as if health reform has been achieved.  —  There is, as always, a tunnel at the end of the tunnel …
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Health Bill Aftermath: Rep. Kennedy Hails Dad's Dream, McCain Sees ‘Heavy Price’
James Randi / James Randi Educational Foundation:
How To Say It?  —  Well, here goes.  I really resent the term …
Joan Nowaczyk / Breitbart.tv:
‘Hell No!’: Boehner Makes Impassioned Statement on House Floor
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Jennifer Rubin / Commentary:
The AIPAC Crowd  —  AIPAC's annual conference got under way today …
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Molly K. Hooper / The Hill:
Boehner to GOP lawmakers: ‘Behave like grown-ups’
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James Fallows / The Atlantic Online:
Why This Moment Matters
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Health Care Bill Already Passed, In “The Quiet People's” Hearts and Minds
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