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11:10 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 …
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 Hill:
Dems: ‘We have the votes’  —  Democratic leaders believe they have the votes to pass their historic, $1 trillion healthcare plan Saturday night, Democratic sources said.  —  “We have the votes,” said a senior Democratic aide.  —  Though leaders feel comfortable, the margin is narrow.
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 …
Jackie Kucinich / Roll Call:
Cao May Be Sole GOP Vote In Favor of Health Bill  —  At least one Republican may vote for the Democratic health care bill, several House sources confirmed on Saturday night.  —  Rep. Anh “Joseph” Cao (R-La.), a former Jesuit seminarian, is rumored to be on the fence if the House approves …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Raw Story
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.
Chris Frates / The Politico:
Stupak says he has the votes
Discussion: Open Left
Eric Zimmermann / The Hill:
Schakowsky: We're fighting off Stupak amendment
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 …
Stephen Schwartz / New York Post:
Take a look at Hasan's old mosque
Discussion: Outside The Beltway
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
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
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.
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
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
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Paul Kane / Capitol Briefing:
The House health care debate: What to watch for
Discussion: Pundit & Pundette
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Morality As Strategy  —  Moshe Halbertal, a professor …
Discussion: TPMCafe
Hillary Chabot / Boston Herald:
Neighbors aim to silence Old Ironsides' cannons
Eric Zimmermann / The Hill:
Lawmakers chant ‘fired up’ to Obama
Discussion: The Politico
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Deeds memo damning in hindsight
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New York Post:
Shutting off the miracle-drug spigot
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Stephen F. Hayes / Weekly Standard:
Dictatorships and Double Standards
Discussion: Commentary and Power Line