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Weekly Pulse: Mob Scene

Republicans and their allies are pressuring Democratic healthcare reformers at town hall meetings around the country — but a network of corporate funders and lobbyists are behind the mobs.

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Weekly Pulse: Angry Mobs Demand the Status Quo

The summer break will give healthcare reform’s opponents more time to spread fear, uncertainty, and doubt. Disinformation is already running wild.

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Weekly Pulse: The Bill the House Built

The House this week unveiled its eagerly-awaited health care bill, which would create an insurance exchange where the self-employed and small employers could order off a “menu” featuring a public plan and various private options.

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Weekly Pulse: The Presidential Guilt Trip

During a strategy call with key congressional leaders last week, President Obama reportedly complained that liberal advocacy groups are attacking Democrats instead of trying to pass whatever healthcare bill the Senate happens to cough up.

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Weekly Pulse: Public Health Insurance Option Not Optional

During a press conference Tuesday, President Obama voiced support for government-administered health insurance for all who need it as a key component of healthcare reform.

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Weekly Pulse: The Push for the Public Plan

This week, the AMA warned Obama that a public plan could restrict patient choice. But for millions of Americans, getting a choice between healthcare and no healthcare would represent a 100% increase in their healthcare options.

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Weekly Pulse: Will the Feds Dare to Call It Terrorism?

The feds will probably stop short of investigating Tiller’s murder as a terrorist attack. That designation would unleash vast federal powers to investigate large swathes of the radical anti-choice movement.

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Weekly Pulse: Sotomayor an Enigma on Abortion?

Early reactions to Sonia Sotomayor try to gauge her position on abortion rights.

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Weekly Pulse: Healthcare Industry Wavers on Savings

It took just three days for the titans of the healthcare industry to reveal the emptiness of their pledge to the Obama administration to save $2 trillion in healthcare costs over the next 10 years.

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Weekly Pulse: Insurance Companies on Charm Offensive

Has the health insurance industry seen the writing on the wall — or will their “cooperation” ultimately undermine Obama’s reform program?

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