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Bernie Sanders Introduces Single Payer Bill: American Health Security Act of 2013
The American Health Security Act of 2013 provides every American with affordable and comprehensive health care services through the establishment of a national American Health Security Program that requires each participating state to set up and administer a state single payer health program.
Wed Dec 11, 2013
NSPE Endorses Veterans' Legislation
The National Society of Professional Engineers has endorsed the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act Enhancement and Improvement Act of 2013.
As Jed Lewison has reported, congressional negotiators reached a budget deal late Tuesday that will restore $63 billion in automatic cuts, a $23 billion reduction in the deficit and no raise in taxes.
Colin Powell Makes The Case For Universal Health Care
Colin Powell, a retired general and the former Secretary of State under President George W. Bush, made a strong endorsement for universal health care at a recent event for prostate cancer survivors.
American Legion Magazine
VA claims: A question of accuracy?
Allison Hickey, under secretary of benefits for the Department of Veterans Affairs , answered many questions put to her by senators at a Dec. 11 congressional hearing about progress being made in the department's benefits claims system.
The Huffington Post
Charles Rangel's Bid To Overturn 2010 Censure Dismissed By Judge
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by Rep. Charles Rangel that had sought to overturn the 2010 House censure of the New York congressman for financial wrongdoing.
Crooks and Liars
Rep. Ryan and Sen. Murray Announce Budget Deal
Bipartisan congressional negotiators unveiled a long-awaited budget framework to fund the government past mid-January and stabilize the government's finances into the near future.
Tue Dec 10, 2013
Budget Deal -We won, Social Security safe.. for now
Bernie Sanders was interviewed tonight and celebrated the huge effort behind keeping Social Security from being cut in the current budget deal.
The Wall Street Journal
Absent From the Budget Deal: Benefits for Long-Term Unemployed
The budget deal announced Tuesday night doesn't address a deadline looming later this month: the expiration of emergency benefits for the long-term unemployed.
Sanders pushes for single-payer system
Amid the messy rollout of President Obama's Affordable Care Act, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, wants to abandon the health exchange and is renewing his push for a single-payer system instead.
Single Payer's Second Life
Could anger at the Obamacare rollout make Americans more receptive to a kind of Medicare-for-all system? That's what activists are hoping-and they're plotting a state-by-state fight.
Mon Dec 09, 2013
US News & World Report
Numbers Monday: Elizabeth Warren Plays Coy, the Internet Gets Smitten
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., literally rolled her eyes at the idea of running for president, thus immediately sparking the Internet's interest, according to data this week from TrendPo, a D.C.-based political analytics startup.
The Burlington Free Press
Donovan sounds like a candidate, but for what office?
As T.J. Donovan spoke to a roomful of Chittenden County Democrats last week, he sounded very much like a candidate for political office.
Elizabeth Warren Fires Back at Centrist Dems on Social Security
Last week, the president and vice-president of the centrist think-tank Third Way accused Sen. Elizabeth Warren of ignoring what they call Social Security's "undebatable solvency crisis."
The Burlington Free Press
Pomerleau spreads holiday cheer
At age 96, Tony Pomerleau still throws a wonderful party. About 500 Burlington-area family members got to greet Santa, sing Christmas songs, play games, get their faces painted and feast on a delicious buffet meal all thanks to the Burlington businessman.
Sun Dec 08, 2013
Populist Pope Attracts All the Right Critics
"Some people continue to defend trickle-down theories which assume that economic growth, encouraged by a free market, will inevitably succeed in bringing about greater justice and inclusiveness in the world.
Sat Dec 07, 2013
The Washington Monthly
Don't Revive the Filibuster
I don't like any of Jonathan Bernstein's proposals to revive the filibuster for judicial nominees.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
St. Mike's students take aim at Leahy HIV/AIDS support
The groups of young people are part of a national organization known as the Student Global AIDS Campaign .
Vt. remembers Mandela as healer, unifier
Flags flew at half-staff across Vermont and the nation Friday, to remember Nelson Mandela.
The WilliesHOW to Pass Out a Bailout Bill
It's always time to worry when you hear that something has to be done, and done right away, or else a calamity of unimagined proportions will strike.