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2:00 PM ET, March 22, 2010

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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 …
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William Kristol / Weekly Standard:
Special Editorial: Repeal  —  The editors of National Review sensibly counsel conservatives, in the wake of last night's victory for Obamacare: “'Nil desperandum'—never despair.”  I agree, though I'm more inclined to the mock-Latin motto of the Harvard band: “Illegitimi non carborundum”—don't let the bastards get you down.
New York Times:
Obama Plans to Sign Health Overhaul Bill on Tuesday  —  WASHINGTON — House Democrats approved a far-reaching overhaul of the nation's health system on Sunday, voting over unanimous Republican opposition to provide medical coverage to tens of millions of uninsured Americans after an epic political battle …
National Review:
Obamacare Isn't Inevitable  —  'Nil desperandum" — never despair.
Wall Street Journal:
The Doctors of the House  —  A landmark of liberal governance …
Discussion: The Note and Wake up America
Jim DeMint / USA Today:
Opposing view: ‘It must be repealed’
Discussion: The Atlantic Online and RedState
David Weigel / The Washington Independent:
Through Tears, Tea Party Activists Vow to Keep Fighting Health Care Reform  —  Health Care Win Took Activists by Surprise  —  The Tea Party activists huddled on the south lawn of the Capitol got the news of health care reform's passage in the cruelest way.
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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 …
Associated Press:
Health bill to bring near-universal coverage  —  McCain says debate not over, angry Americans will challenge the law  —  WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has scored the biggest victory of his presidency as Congress approved his signature health care reform bill, bringing near-universal coverage …
Discussion: Shakesville
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.
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David Frum / CNN:
How GOP can rebound from its ‘Waterloo’?
Discussion: Political Insider
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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.
Bruce Kesler / Maggie's Farm:
Healthcare Bill Will Stir The Next Greatest Generation
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
McCain: Don't expect GOP cooperation on legislation for the rest of this year  —  Democrats shouldn't expect much cooperation from Republicans the rest of this year, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) warned Monday.  —  McCain and another Republican senator decried the effect health reform legislation …
Discussion: Washington Monthly
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Huma Khan / ABCNEWS:
Health Bill Aftermath: Rep. Kennedy Hails Dad's Dream, McCain Sees ‘Heavy Price’
Paul Kane / Washington Post:
Stupak called ‘baby-killer’ on House floor  —  Rep. John Campbell (R-Calif.) acknowledged late Sunday night that a Republican yelled “baby killer” as Democratic Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) urged his fellow Democrats to vote down a Republican amendment on abortion services in the health-care legislation.
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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 …
Christina Wilkie / The Hill:
Rev. Jesse Jackson confronts Tea Partiers  —  Rev. Jesse Jackson confronted an angry crowd of approximately 200 Tea Party protesters outside the Capitol on Sunday evening while his son, Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-Ill.), filmed the encounter on his cell phone.
Discussion: Gateway Pundit
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Steve / Sweetness & Light:
Jesse Jackson ‘Confronts’ Tea Partiers
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Romney: ‘Unconscionable abuse of power’  —  Extremely strong language from Mitt Romney, who the administration and his Republican rivals love to note gets some credit for the shape of the health care plan.  —  Now, Romney is positioning himself as a leader of the charge to repeal it:
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Obama's Share Determined Dems' Votes on ObamaCare  —  What was the single biggest determinant of whether a Democrat voted yea or nay on the health care bill yesterday?  Actually, it isn't too hard to figure out:  —  This reflects the breakdown in the roll call based on the percentage …
Discussion: Don Surber
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Jezebel:
Conservative Blogger Calls For Obama's Assassination On Twitter (Updated)  —  Earlier today, self-described conservative blogger Solomon “Solly” Forell posted a tweet that included a call for assassination, as well as this line: “We'll surely get over a bullet 2 Barack Obama's head!”  It gets worse:
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.
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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 …
Warren Richey / Christian Science Monitor:
Attorneys general in 12 states poised to challenge healthcare bill  —  As soon as President Obama signs the healthcare bill into law, the attorneys general say they will challenge its constitutionality.  The mandate to buy insurance is at the center of the controversy.
Rasmussen Reports:
Florida Senate: Rubio 45%, Meek 25%, Crist 22%  —  Former Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio for now runs well ahead in a three-way race for the U.S. Senate in Florida, should Governor Charlie Crist decide to run as an independent.  —  The first Rasmussen Repots telephone survey …
Discussion: Politics Daily
David Hogberg / Investor's Business Daily:
20 Ways ObamaCare Will Take Away Our Freedoms  —  With House Democrats poised to pass the Senate health care bill with some reconciliation changes later today, it is worthwhile to take a comprehensive look at the freedoms we will lose.  —  Of course, the overhaul is supposed to provide us with security.
 
 
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