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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.
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.
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 …
The Hill:
Up-or-down vote on an amendment to block abortion funding approved  —  House Democratic leaders will allow an up-or-down vote on an amendment blocking any money in its healthcare overhaul from funding abortions, risking the votes of members who support abortion rights.
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.
The Huffington Post:
Obama To Dems: GOP Will Attack Regardless Of How You Vote  —  WHAT'S YOUR REACTION?  —  In a final push to get health care reform through the House of Representatives, President Barack Obama warned lawmakers on Saturday that a vote against the legislation would not immunize them from Republican attacks.
Booman Tribune:
Price for Health Care, Women Under Bus  —  So, it turns out that the price of passing health care reform in the House is selling women down the river.  There will be a vote on the Stupak Amendment after all.  And, no doubt, that amendment will pass.  Private insurers will have to drop abortion coverage …
Discussion: TBogg
New York Post:
Shutting off the miracle-drug spigot  —  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was right last week when she called her latest health-care-reform proposal a “his toric moment”: After decades of life-saving and cost-cutting scientific innovations from drug and medical-device companies …
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
THE EFFECTS OF THE ABORTION ‘COMPROMISE’.... As of late yesterday …
Discussion: American Power
The Politico:
The Undecideds — Where the fate of the bill rests
Chris Frates / The Politico:
Stupak says he has the votes
Discussion: Open Left
Eric Zimmermann / The Hill:
Schakowsky: We're fighting off Stupak amendment
David Dayen / Firedoglake:   House Voting Now On The Rule For Health Care Debate
David M. Herszenhorn / Prescriptions:
Abortion Fight Erupts in Health Care Debate
Discussion: Firedoglake and New York Times
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.
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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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 …
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Elie Wiesel calls tea partyers' signs ‘indecent and disgusting’  —  Renowned author and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel condemned several signs containing Holocaust comparisons and anti-Semitic messages at yesterday's “House Call” protests.  —  One sign at the rally contained images …
 
 
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Morality As Strategy  —  Moshe Halbertal, a professor …
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Lawmakers chant ‘fired up’ to Obama
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Cooper will vote yes
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Deeds memo damning in hindsight
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