Teddy Partridge


Liveblog – House Floor Debate on Health Care Bill (Four)

By: Sunday March 21, 2010 4:44 pm

Resuming liveblogging the House floor debate on health care bill today.

Liveblog – House Floor Debate on Health Care Bill (Two)

By: Sunday March 21, 2010 1:08 pm

Second liveblog of House debate on health care reform today.

Olympia Snowe Still “Against Public Option”

By: Wednesday October 14, 2009 12:15 pm

Calling it “problematic” and offering the usual twisted logic against it, Senator Olympia Snowe (R-Reid) reiterated her opposition to Public Option. She lists its disadvantages that would cause her not to vote for the bill on the Senate floor: huge new bureaucracy, disproportionate advantage in the marketplace, “government’s not gonna do it better and it’s [...]

“Aggressive Strategist” Jane Hamsher on The Rachel Maddow Show

By: Friday September 18, 2009 7:28 pm

Friday night, Rachel Maddow hosted FireDogLake founder Jane Hamsher to discuss FDL Action PAC’s efforts in Arkansas to hold Blanche Lincoln and Blue Doggie Mike Ross accountable to their constituents who want Public Option as part of health care reform.

Pelosi Fundraiser at UnitedHealth Lobbyist’s Home

By: Friday September 11, 2009 3:19 pm

Well, that didn’t take long. The same day that Speaker Pelosi and Leader Reid announced that they “would support any provision that increases competition and accessibility for health insurance – whether or not it is the public option favored by most Democrats” the chief lobbyist for UnitedHealth, Steve Elmendorf, sent an email blast inviting people to a $5,000/PAC or $2400/individual fundraiser in his home for Nancy Pelosi.

Maxine Waters on Public Option: “I don’t think there are any better ideas.”

By: Thursday September 10, 2009 2:39 pm

Congresswoman Maxine Waters makes clear she wishes the President had gone further last night in endorsing the public option. She re-iterates that Obama wants to hear other, better ideas if anyone has any, but does not think there are better ideas than Public Option

Maxine Waters, En Fuego: “Mr President, stand up and fight!”

By: Tuesday September 8, 2009 8:00 pm

Time to fight for what you were elected by the American people to accomplish, President Obama. Comprehensive, universal health care with a robust public option, no games, no triggers, no co-ops, no silliness.

Getting Answers From Bill Clinton on DADT & DOMA

By: Friday August 14, 2009 6:20 pm

Does anyone think Bill Clinton had any intention of addressing Don’t-Ask-Don’t-Tell and the Defense of Marriage Act during his keynote speech in Pittsburgh at Netroots Nation 2009? I don’t. Congratulations to non-heckler progressive gay activist and blogger Lane Hudson, who put the former President on the spot — and then got blamed for not having gotten enough support in Congress for lifting the gay ban.

Two CongressGOP Health Care Polls: Vote Now!

By: Sunday August 2, 2009 4:37 pm

Two GOP Congresscritters — one from Illinois and one from Utah — are conducting online polls on their House of Representatives websites right now, asking your views on health care reform. Why not vote right now?

189,046 Wyomingites Picked President Enzi

By: Thursday July 30, 2009 4:39 pm

189,046 Wyomingites voted for Mike Enzi in November 2008, I learned from Dday. This is the guy who thinks the Finance Committee “compromise” he actually hasn’t agreed to should go directly to President Obama for his signature with no modification by the rest of our nationally elected legislature. He will only support the Baucus “compromise” if no changes are made to it.