Talk Of Primaries Abound As Unions Attack Health Care Holdouts

By: Saturday March 20, 2010 9:55 am

Labor unions are applying every ounce of pressure they have to get the final votes on the health care bill, focusing particularly on members who have said they would oppose the measure. Yesterday, the AFL-CIO sent a letter to Mike Arcuri (D-NY) telling him they would not be able to support him if he voted [...]

Working Families Party: No Health Care Vote, No Ballot Line

By: Monday March 15, 2010 7:53 am

New York has become something of a battleground for the health care bill. Several Democratic House members throughout the state are either undecided or no on the bill, and with their late primary, all are eligible for challenges. The Working Families Party has a peculiar importance in New York politics, relative to other states. They [...]

Obama, Democratic Leaders Want a Way Forward on Health Care; Will the Rank and File Follow?

By: Wednesday March 3, 2010 8:44 am

Barack Obama is set to announce a “way forward” on health care in just a couple hours, and every indication is that he will press for a reconciliation “sidecar” approach if Republicans, as expected, refuse to work on a bipartisan package. That pivot could come as soon as the next few weeks, if previous published [...]

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