The NYTimes reported today, in a move that wasn’t shocking to anyone, that lobbiests have been the ones setting policy. Well they reported that they would write blurbs for politicians’
In an interview, Representative Bill Pascrell Jr., Democrat of New Jersey, said: “I regret that the language was the same. I did not know it was.” [...]

State Rep. Stacey Campfield wasn’t singing Rocky Top after being escorted from a University of Tennessee football game over a dispute with police involving a Halloween mask.
The Knoxville Republican was wearing a “Luchador’s full head mask” during the Oct. 31 game against South Carolina despite publicity that Halloween masks were not allowed inside Neyland Stadium. [...]

On Monday, the Charleston County Republican Party’s executive committee “took the unusual step” of officially censuring Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC). The local GOP committee admonished Graham for stepping across party lines to work with Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) on a bipartisan clean energy bill and other pieces of legislation. The censure stated that Graham’s “bipartisanship [...]

“Well, we’re all different,” Sessions explained. “Why should a smoker pay more?” he said before interrupted.
While he is getting blasted for this by the Democrats, its not to say it’s not a fair comparison. If someone costs more to insure, they pay higher premiums. That’s the way the game works. It doesn’t matter why they [...]

I guess the 15.3% unemployed in his state must have “earned” losing their coverage. The obvious question to ask is: What 3 industries Rogers gets the most money from? Pharmaceuticals. Health Insurance. Health Professionals. He received over 350,000k in 2008.
His statements do have a factual basis though, its just somewhat ironic that he is representing [...]

Center for Responsive Politics is out with a new report describing the wealth of members of Congress. Two-hundred-and-thirty-seven members of Congress are millionaires. That’s 44 percent of the body – compared to about 1 percent of Americans overall. Which is to be expected, it takes a lot of money to run for Congress and once [...]

Apparently the Democrats were in such a hurry to pass healthcare reform, they forgot to actually change anything. All they did was make it illegal to self insure. Dennis Kucinich released a statement on his website today
“Clearly, the insurance companies are the problem, not the solution.  They are driving up the cost of health care.  [...]