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Senate Approves Health Care Reform Legislation

This morning, just after 7:00 AM EST, the United States Senate passed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, marking a major step forward in the fight for health care reform. This comes after weeks of intense debate involving a million procedural motions that no one outside the beltway understands. Comparatively speaking, the House passed its bill in a relatively normal fashion, believe it or not.

In a funny turn of events, when Senator Reid cast his vote, he accidentally voted no before throwing the Mason sign begging for forgiveness and changing his vote to yes.

Now the fun part begins. The House and Senate health care bills are radically different and have to be reconciled.  Of course, there are House members who are threatening not to support the provisions in the Senate bill and vice-versa.  This is your government hard at work, folks, hard at work.

It’s been a long and arduous process getting to this point. Efforts to achieve universal health care actually began with Theodore Roosevelt. You can check out our humorous history of health care reform here.

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For Once, Vice President Biden is the Smartest Person in the Room

Vice President Joe Biden Praying

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The White House Mess

The Obama White House Mess

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Big Bird Disses the Obamas on Sesame Street

Michelle Obama appeared on Sesame Street today, helping to celebrate the show’s 40th anniversary and teaching kids about healthy eating.  Someone did a hilarious remix.  I’ll just shut up now and let you watch.

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House of Representatives Passes Health Care Reform

Tonight, the House of Representatives passed comprehensive health care reform by a vote of 220 to 215.  Read more of our coverage here.

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President Obama Travels to Capitol Hill to Discuss Health Care Reform with House Democrats

Earlier today President Barack Obama headed to Capitol Hill to lobby for health care reform.  We have an exclusive look inside his closed-door meeting with House Democrats.

President Barack Obama Heads to Capitol Hill to Discuss Health Care Reform with the House Democratic Caucus

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President Obama Discusses Health Care with Top Congressional Democrats

President Barack Obama discusses his health care plan with top Congressional Democrats

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T-Pain Auto-Tunes President Barack Obama

Even if you don’t know who T-Pain is and have never heard of Auto-Tuning, this should still make you laugh, but if you’d like a little more info, check this out.

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The Rock Obama

This week Saturday Night Live did a sketch on the state of the health care debate. Here it is for your enjoyment.

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Senate Finance Committee Statement on Eliminating the Public Insurance Option

The Insurance Companies Owe the Senate Finance Committee

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