10 Winners in the Healthcare Debate

You know the obvious winners, so Whispers looks at groups like AFSCME and news outlets like Drudge.


By Paul Bedard, Washington Whispers

The historic healthcare victory has made big winners out of the personalities involved. President Obama and Speaker Nancy Pelosi are two names now written into the history books. And even foes like Minority Leader John Boehner and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell get footnotes. [See a slide show of the 10 healthcare winners.]

But there were a bunch of other winners, especially among interest groups, political campaign operations, and even news outlets. We polled our insiders to come up with the best 10, including the Drudge Report and AFSCME.

See the full list.

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