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10:50 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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msnbc.com:
McCain repulsed by health care bill ‘euphoria’  —  After House vote, GOP senator says angry Americans will challenge the law  —  msnbc.com staff and news service reports  —  WASHINGTON - Sen. John McCain said Monday morning that Democrats have not heard the last of the health care debate …
Howard Fineman / Newsweek Blogs:
Health Care Reform's Winners and Losers  —  It doesn't take a rocket scientist—or even an alleged expert such as this reporter —to see that the big political winner in tonight's House vote is the president of the United States.  After a year and a half of fitful but increasingly focused effort …
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Fear Strikes Out  —  The day before Sunday's health care vote, President Obama gave an unscripted talk to House Democrats.  Near the end, he spoke about why his party should pass reform: “Every once in a while a moment comes where you have a chance to vindicate all those best hopes …
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.
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 …
David E. Sanger / New York Times:
News Analysis: Obama's Health Care Victory Carries a Cost  —  WASHINGTON — The House's passage of health care legislation late Sunday night assures that whatever the ultimate cost, President Obama will go down in history as one of the handful of presidents who found a way to reshape the nation's social welfare system.
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.
Robert Costa / National Review:
Paul Ryan Is Not Ready to Give Up on Health Care
The Politico:
History in sight for Democrats
Paul Kane / Washington Post:
Senate has some work left on health-care bill
Huma Khan / ABCNEWS:
Health Bill Aftermath: Rep. Kennedy Hails Dad's Dream, McCain Sees ‘Heavy Price’
Discussion: Glenn Thrush's Blog
Michael D. Shear / Washington Post:
Obama plans blitz to boost public opinion of health-care effort
Dan Pfeiffer / White House.gov Blog Feed:
One More Step Towards Health Insurance Reform
Discussion: The Democratic Daily and Blue Gal
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 Huffington Post:
‘Baby Killer’ Yelled At Bart Stupak During Health Care Debate (VIDEO)  —  WHAT'S YOUR REACTION?  —  A Republican members of Congress apparently called Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) a “baby killer” near the end of the day-long House debate on health care Sunday night.
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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 …
Kimberley A. Strassel / Wall Street Journal:
Inside the Pelosi Sausage Factory
Discussion: Maggie's Farm
Liz Sidoti / Associated Press:
Analysis: Political lift of health bill uncertain  —  WASHINGTON - The initial blush of President Barack Obama's health care triumph immediately gives way to a sober political reality — he must sell the landmark legislation to an angry and unpredictable electorate, still reeling from the recession.
Discussion: GayPatriot and JammieWearingFool
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William Kristol / Weekly Standard:
The Eighteenth Brumaire of Barack Obama
National Review:
Obamacare Isn't Inevitable  —  'Nil desperandum" — never despair.  That is a sentiment that conservatives need to take to heart now that Congress has narrowly passed a bill that simultaneously undermines life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.  —  It takes some ingenuity to add to the costs …
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William Kristol / Weekly Standard:
Special Editorial: Repeal
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
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” …
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Garance Franke-Ruta / Washington Post:
NOW, NARAL displeased with Obama-Stupak deal
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
Discussion: MyDD
James Randi / James Randi Educational Foundation:
How To Say It?  —  Well, here goes.  I really resent the term, but I use it because it's recognized and accepted.  —  I'm gay.  —  From some seventy years of personal experience, I can tell you that there's not much “gay” about being homosexual.  For the first twenty years of my life …
Michelle Malkin:
Attorneys general launch lawsuit backlash against Demcare  —  In January, I blogged about the first line of defense against Demcare by the states: Opt-out initiatives.  —  The backlash continued over the last several weeks with state attorneys general signaling plans to sue the feds.
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Jim Nolan / Richmond Times-Dispatch:
Cuccinelli says Va. will sue over health-care bill
Discussion: Raw Story and Towleroad News #gay
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: The Politico, Firedoglake and Daily Kos
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Jeanne Cummings / The Politico:
Next front: Selling what Congress did
Discussion: Slate, Politics Daily and Gothamist
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.
 
 
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Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Health care vote ends, political fight begins
Discussion: The Huffington Post and KFYR-TV
Laura Rozen / Laura Rozen's Blog:
Fake statement on settlements
Discussion: TPMMuckraker
Associated Press:
Bush, Clinton to visit rubble-filled Haitian city
Discussion: Politics Daily
Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
Media Notes: Journalism's slide into health-debate weariness
Conn Carroll / The Foundry:
The Heritage Foundation Responds to the Health Care Vote
Discussion: Moonbattery
Ambrose Evans-Pritchard / Telegraph:
Has Germany just killed the dream of a European superstate?
Discussion: naked capitalism
 Earlier Items: 
CBS News:
Health Care Reform Bill Summary: A Look At What's in the Bill
Discussion: Feministing, TalkLeft and CBS News
Glenn Reynolds / Instapundit:
IT AIN'T OVER 'TIL IT'S OVER, and the ObamaCare bill is clearly wildly unpopular.
Discussion: Don Surber and RedState
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Perspective  —  Now that it's done, Barack Obama will go down …
Discussion: TalkLeft
Paul Krugman:
Done  —  OK, nothing is sure in this world.  Intrade is still …
Discussion: The Page