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Crooks and Liars
By Heather Monday Dec 21, 2009 10:00am

From The New York Times–Health Bill Passes Key Test in the Senate With 60 Votes:

After a long day of acid, partisan debate, Senate Democrats held ranks early Monday in a dead-of-night procedural vote that proved they had locked in the decisive margin needed to pass a far-reaching overhaul of the nation’s health care system.

The roll was called shortly after 1 a.m., with Washington still snowbound after a weekend blizzard, and the Senate voted on party lines to cut off a Republican filibuster of a package of changes to the health care bill by the majority leader, Harry Reid of Nevada.

The vote was 60 to 40 — a tally that is expected to be repeated four times as further procedural hurdles are cleared in the days ahead, and then once more in a dramatic, if predictable, finale tentatively scheduled for 7 p.m. on Christmas Eve.

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Top Democrat: Bush the worst president we ever had

RAW STORY
Published: Monday January 5, 2009

With President Bush all but departed, the Senate’s top Democrat has leveled the strongest criticism of President George W. Bush to date.

“I really do believe President Bush is the worst president we’ve ever had,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid told NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday.

Asked why he felt Bush was the worst commander-in-chief the US has ever had, Reid pointed to Bush’s plan to privatize Social Security and asserted that Bush “has done his very best to destroy Medicare.”

Asked by David Gregory if he had any regrets about his persistent criticism of Bush, Reid responded, “I am who I am.”

“I think you just have to call things the way you see them,” he added.

This video is from NBC’s Meet the Press, broadcast Jan. 4, 2008.

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