Robert Schlesinger

March 2010


Will Palin or Liberals Hit Democrats Harder on Healthcare?

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By Robert Schlesinger, Thomas Jefferson Street blog

I wrote my column this week (which you can read first in our digital weekly edition) on the drive for ideological purity that is infecting both political parties. Specifically, I noted, MoveOn.org got pledges for more than $1 million before the big ...

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Democratic Party
2010 Congressional elections
health care
liberals
MoveOn.org
Palin, Sarah
Lincoln, Blanche
McCain, John
Taylor, Gene
Edwards, Chet
Pelosi, Nancy
Boehner, John
health care reform

Could Healthcare Reform Become a GOP Political Liability?

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By Robert Schlesinger, Thomas Jefferson Street blog

This much we know: Barack Obama scored a big victory last night, both in terms of policy and politics; Republican leaders think that they've just been handed a poll-studded cudgel with which to hammer Democrats in the fall, though David Frum's GOP ...

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polls
politics
Republican Party
2010 Congressional elections
health care
health care reform

Bipartisan Healthcare Hypocrisy on Reconciliation, 'Deem and Pass'

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By Robert Schlesinger, Thomas Jefferson Street blog

Usually it takes years for the political parties to flip and flop on the politics of process (see Republicans and reconciliation or Democrats and self-executing rules), but the frenetic final days of the healthcare debate have brought Democrats and ...

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health care
2010 Congressional elections
House of Representatives
Senate
health care reform

Healthcare Reform Bill Abortion Debate is Nonsensical

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By Robert Schlesinger, Thomas Jefferson Street blog

House Democrats' attempts to satisfy Michigan Rep. Bart Stupak over the "abortion issue" in healthcare reform have reportedly finally ground to a predictable and in some ways deserved halt. I say predictable because it has seemed clear for some ...

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Hoyer, Steny
Pelosi, Nancy
health insurance
health care
Democratic Party
abortion
health care reform

Are Republicans Trash Talking Into a Healthcare Reform Trap?

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By Robert Schlesinger, Thomas Jefferson Street blog

Republican leaders' concern for centrist House Democrats is really rather touching. But it may for a couple of reasons be self-defeating. Blue Dogs and other fiscally focused House Democrats wrestle with the issue of whether to vote for the ...

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health insurance
health care
Democratic Party
Republican Party
Cantor, Eric
Kyl, Jon
Alexander, Lamar
McConnell, Mitch
health care reform

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