From ABC News- President Obama Hails Senate Health Care Bill as Ben Nelson Jumps on Board
Senate Democratic leaders inched closer to attaining their goal of passing a health care bill by Christmas as Sen. Ben Nelson, the Nebraska senator who had been skeptical of the bill, jumped on board, winning major concessions for his state, and the Congressional Budget Officereleased its cost estimate of the legislation.
A Senate compromise toughening abortion restrictions drew criticism from activists on both sides of the issue Saturday, prolonging rather than settling the controversy as Democrats try and complete work on President Obama’s health care overhaul.
Sen. Ben Nelson (D-NE), the last hope of pro-life forces, has caved in to Democratic Party and White House pressure to support the Senate Health Care Bill. He indicated today he would support the bill based upon the “manager’s amendment” containing the so-called “compromise” language on abortion funding negotiated by Sen. Bob Casey, Jr. (D-PA), the son of the legendary pro-life, Catholic governor of Pennsylvania, Bob Casey.
A federal district court judge ruled on Thursday that the Department of Justice was in contempt of court when it failed to videotape a Guantanamo detainee’s testimony last summer. Mohammed al-Adahi, accused of belonging to a terrorist organization, had challenged his detention at Guantanamo Bay in front of Judge Gladys Kessler
The revised healthcare overhaul in the Senate would cut the federal deficit by $132 billion over 10 years, non-partisan budget analysts said on Saturday
From Newser- Obama’s Pact Is Slap at Progressive Ideals
COPENHAGEN DEAL CREATES ‘LEAGUE OF SUPER-POLLUTERS’
· Obama made the UN obsolete
· The parties to the deal are now “a league of super-polluters”:
· His resolve will play well in the US—and that’s a bad thing. “Having spurned Europe and the poor countries of the world … Obama has taken the mandate that progressives worked their hearts out to give him, and used it to gut the ideas that progressives have held most dear.”