Support for Arming Libyan Rebels Wanes, Rules of Engagement Unclear

By: Thursday March 31, 2011 2:57 pm

The debate over whether to arm rebels in Libya still rages, although given that we have CIA operatives on the ground coordinating airstrikes and a secret finding authorizing the President to provide covert support, including arms shipments, it seems like something of a red herring. But for what it’s worth, it’s incredibly unpopular. We knew [...]

Sanchez Returns to Washington, Likely a Yes Vote UPDATE: Cooper Voting Yes, Donnelly in Agreement, 216 in Hand

By: Sunday March 21, 2010 2:37 pm

UPDATE: Kanjorski’s a Yes, Berry, Costello and Lipinski are No’s. So that makes it 217-212 with 2 undecideds. Just because a couple people in the comments asked for it, I’ll put up the numbers at the bottom of this post. But as a news peg, let me show you Loretta Sanchez’ tweet from the well [...]

Bart Stupak Schedules Yet Another Press Conference: 4PM ET

By: Sunday March 21, 2010 12:37 pm

UPDATE: Looks like there’s a deal. That would wrap this up. Stay tuned. Bart Stupak has scheduled his third press conference in less than a day, presumably to announce the state of play on health care and the abortion language. The first two press events were cancelled, so that’s always a possibility here. Stupak just [...]

House Attendees To Health Care Summit Include Jim Cooper

By: Tuesday February 23, 2010 1:55 pm

I’m taking the announcements of the House and Senate attendees for the health care summit in stride. The whole event is a kabuki dance anyway, so the players in that dance don’t seem like a pressing issue. Still, it’s amusing that Nancy Pelosi picked Jim Cooper, the dragon-slayer of the 1994 reform, as one of [...]

The Slow Death March Of Health Care Reform

By: Monday February 1, 2010 9:45 am

This readout of a meeting with Jim Cooper over health care reform suggests that Democrats really will punt the ball at the two yard line and quietly let the policy die. Rep. Jim Cooper told the group that he was a strong supporter of reform but that Democrats were now working through the five stages [...]

Jim Cooper Discusses Stupak Amendment Without Revealing He Voted For It

By: Monday November 9, 2009 3:00 pm

Today on Hardball, Jim Cooper was on to discuss the Stupak amendment and how the House and Senate can work through it to reach a compromise. He had a long conversation with Chris Matthews about how conservative Democrats needed this vote to sign on to the bill. He said that people were confused about how [...]

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