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    Video of the Week: The Left Blasts Nuclear Option As Anti-Democratic

    This Thursday leaders from Congress will join the President for a meet for a ”summit” on healthcare reform. This meeting comes amid reports that despite White House claims that the meeting is to bring both sides together to hash out a bipartisan bill, movement is already afoot to use the reconciliation process to pass the version of Obamacare … More

    Health Care Nuclear Option – Liberals Ready to Launch

    The Health Care Nuclear Option, also known as reconciliation, is being considered by liberal politicians to insure that Obamacare makes it to the President’s desk by Easter.  According to The New York Times, the plan is to have the President submit reconciliation legislation to be posted on the internet this … More

    Reconciliation and Obamacare A “Bad Mix”

    Recent reports indicate that House and Senate leaders are considering using reconciliation as a means to pass Obamacare (again).  The reconciliation process is a fast-track way to bypass the normal legislative process and to speed up consideration (and passage) of such a bill.  And The Hill reports that there are … More

    Obama's Health-Care Summit – Gimmick or Negotiation?

    On February 25th, the White House has proposed a bipartisan, half-day televised summit on health care. It is unclear as to whether this is a publicity stunt by the Obama Administration or a good faith effort to negotiate with Republicans to come up with a bipartisan health care reform bill. … More

    Hatch Criticizes Health Care "Shell Game"

    The health care bill that emerged from the Senate Finance Committee this week will not pass the Senate in its current form if Democrat leadership comply with procedural rules, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) told conservative bloggers on a conference call this morning. However, he expects the Democrats to abuse the … More

    Passing a Shell of A Bill: Congress' Secret Plan to Ram Through Health Care Reform

    With the President and Congress’s plan to pass comprehensive health care reform reaching increasingly high levels of unpopularity, and reconciliation becoming an impediment, the leadership of the Senate is rumored to be preparing a new secret plan to railroad the bill through the Senate in record time by using a … More

    Reconciliation 101: A "Nuclear" Abuse of Power

    Why Reconciliation Exists What Is Reconciliation? Reconciliation is an optional step of the annual budget process that allows legislation to be approved by 51 votes in the U.S. Senate rather than the traditional 60 votes necessary to withstand a filibuster. This could also be achieved with 50 votes plus Vice … More