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Ball point pen on todays newsprint Speaking about the six hour televised forum on health care reform, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell doubts the President and Congressional Democrats are acting in good faith. "We will be at the meeting on Thursday and anxious to participate in the discussion, but it appears the administration has already made up their mind." ...

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Ball point pen on the morning newsprint Not all debate is across party lines. John D. Rockefeller wants the public option in the health care bill. With a thirteen member majority within the finance committee, democrats can spare Rockeller's vote, but on the floor of the Senate, democrats need all 60 votes to pass legislation. He wants to protect existing health care for children and is concerned about offering another huge payday for insurance companies while not doing enough to protect existing benefits for average Americans. ...

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Ball point pen on the morning newsprint Winston Churchill said "Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time." At a town hall meeting, Senator Arlen Specter came face to face with some citizens concerned with the future direction of health care in the US. ...

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