Scott Murphy to Vote Yes; Rumors of a Fallback Stupak Deal

By: Friday March 19, 2010 3:59 pm

The topline news is that Scott Murphy (D-NY), who has gone back and forth on health care, has come out in favor of the legislation. Murphy was a “No” last time. His vote makes it seven Democrats who voted against the bill last time coming around to voting for it this time.

That means that Democrats could survive a Stupak bloc as big as eight and win this thing, if you do the math.

Progressive Caucus, This Could Have Been You

By: Monday March 15, 2010 3:30 pm

If President Obama and other members of Congress actually thought the Progressive Caucus was honest and stuck to its promises, they would have moved heaven and earth to figure out a way to add a public option to the reconciliation bill.

Incentives: Obama, MoveOn Use Fundraising, Primaries As Carrots, Sticks

By: Monday March 15, 2010 7:17 am

President Obama is offering Representatives supposrt above and beyond the current elections cycle, while playing bad cop to this good cop is MoveOn.org, promising to raise money for primary challengers for Democrats who vote against the bill.

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