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10:25 PM ET, November 7, 2009

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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 …
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Chris Frates / The Politico:
GOP Shadegg to buck pro-lifers, party  —  Rep. John Shadegg (R-Ariz.) said he plans to buck right-to-life groups and his own party and vote “present” on a Democratic amendment that would prevent federal funding for abortions as part of health-care overhaul legislation.
Washington Post:
House passes key hurdle on health-care legislation  —  Debate expected to last at least four hours, vote on landmark reform scheduled this evening  —  After receiving a pep talk from President Obama, House Democrats cleared a key procedural hurdle Saturday in the debate over expanding …
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 Politico:
Sources: Pelosi, Dems lock up 218  —  TAGS: - Joe Crowley, - George Miller, - Bart Stupak, - Health Care Bill, - James Clyburn, - Barack Obama, - Eric Cantor, - Abortion, - Health Care, - Health Care Reform, - Henry Waxman, - Steny Hoyer, - Mike Pence, - Nancy Pelosi, - House Energy And Commerce Committee …
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.
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.
The Hill:
Up-or-down vote on an amendment to block abortion funding approved
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
Telegraph:
Fort Hood shooting: Texas army killer linked to September 11 terrorists  —  Major Nidal Malik Hasan worshipped at a mosque led by a radical imam said to be a “spiritual adviser” to three of the hijackers who attacked America on Sept 11, 2001.  —  Hasan, the sole suspect in the massacre …
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Stephen Schwartz / New York Post:
Take a look at Hasan's old mosque
Discussion: Outside The Beltway
TCOT REPORT 2009©:
President Obama Acknowledged Today That He and Bill Owens Pulled a Health Care Fast One on the Voters in NY-23  —  The New York Times is reporting that in his pep talk to the Democrats in Congress this morning, President Obama acknowledged that he and newly elected NY-23 Democratic Congressman Bill Owens …
Discussion: American Power
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Michelle Malkin:
Liveblogging, Pt. 2: The hurry-up House debate on health care  —  There's less than half an hour left of general debate on the House government health care takeover bill.  —  Next, there will be debate on the Kabuki Stupak abortion funding measure (which GOP leader Boehner exposed in his exchange with Charlie Rangel this afternoon).
Chris Frates / The Politico:
Cooper will vote yes
Discussion: Daily Kos and Campaign Trail
The Politico:   The Undecideds — Where the fate of the bill rests
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Gregg: CBO cost estimate of Pelosi Plan $3 trillion; Update: Heritage says $2.4T  —  You know, Senator Gregg, talking like this won't get you an appointment to Barack Obama's Cabinet.  Oh, wait ...: … I'm not sure where Gregg gets the $3 trillion number.
Discussion: Gateway Pundit
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Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Palin: Dems will apply abortion mind-set to elderly  —  WEST ALLIS, Wisc.  - Sarah Palin rallied thousands of abortion opponents Friday night with a a stark warning that the same philosophy that allows abortion rights could soon be invoked to allow the government to cut off health care for the elderly or children with special needs.
Chris Frates / The Politico:
Dems sources: 218 is on the way  —  At this moment, Democratic sources say their internal head counts have them breaking through the 218 mark this afternoon.  Whether that will mean that more Democrats will come on board, or that Pelosi is going to cut other members lose, is still unclear.
Discussion: Hot Air and AmSpecBlog
Kevin Boland / GOP Leader Blog:
Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX): “If the IRS and Medicare Had a Baby, It Would Look Like This”  —  At a press conference this morning with House Republican Leaders, Joint Economic Committee (JEC) Ranking Republican Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) employed a colorful metaphor in his effort to describe the vast …
Discussion: Big Government
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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.
Discussion: Left Coast Rebel
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Lawmakers chant ‘fired up’ to Obama
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Deeds memo damning in hindsight
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Dictatorships and Double Standards
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