House Speaker Nancy Pelosi hit back at protesters vocally disrupting healthcare reform meetings around the country, calling them “un-American” – and with that word ignited the ire of opposition Republicans.
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Liberal U.S. religious groups launched "40 Days of Health Reform" on Monday.
You can see our coverage here and a video of their nationwide TV spot below.
The campaign aims to energize efforts by President Barack Obama and his Democratic Party to overhaul America's healthcare system.
Topics of the day today: more healthcare and U.S.-Chinese relations
President Barack Obama speaks at the beginning of a two-day U.S.-Strategic and Economic Dialogue in Washington, then top Chinese and U.S. officials will work on developing a new framework for U.S.-Chinese relations.
Today seems a bit like a repeat of yesterday, just with a bit of a twist.
On the healthcare front, action moves to the Senate side with the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee due to finish work on and present its version of the healthcare bill . The Senate Finance Committee is still hammering out details on how to pay for a massive healthcare overhaul and holds a closed door meeting before it presents its version of the bill next week.
After a day spent mostly silent, looking on as senators in the Judiciary Committee made their formal opening statements and others lauded her accomplishments, Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor will be peppered with questions today about her qualifications for the life-time appointment.