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GOP Obamacare Alternative Leaked

With approval ratings plummeting, House Republicans have started work this week on an alternative to the Affordable Care Act.  A copy of the GOP draft, which is designed to harness the power of prayer, was accidentally left on the floor of a beltway Chipotle. House Bill…

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Cleaning Up the TEA Party’s Messes

Montana’s Insurance Commissioner Monica Lindeen is on the road this week, answering questions and clearing up myths about the Affordable Care Act.  She’s also  helping people find out about the new ways they can save money under the Affordable Care Act, which goes into place today….

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Beltway Quick Hits

Flap over Messina Meetings with Drug Lobbyists There was a story reported in Politico and elsewhere a few days ago, that Jim Messina had been taking meetings with lobbyists at a Coffee shop in Washington DC during the negotiations over the health care legislation in…

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Today’s Must Read Political Blog Post

Is up at the Flathead Memo.  You’ll want to read James Conner’s excellent analysis of “how well three systems of health care — single-payer, Obamacare, and GOP Care” stack up.  Please discuss.

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A Deal, But At What Price?

Politico reported this week that President Obama was secretly in league with drug companies during the year-long debate over the passage of federal health reform in 2009, even while he was publicly posing as a populist enemy of the drug industry. The Washington Examiner ran…

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A Rebel Yell for Montana

Confirming a story that was first reported here at the Cowgirl blog,  TEA Party Republican Derek Skees, confederate sympathizer who has tried to set up his own Little South amid the ultra-right-wing colony in the Flathead, has announced his candidacy for State Auditor. Skees will…

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Rick Hill’s Campaign Manager Fought for Romney-care

It was just brought to my attention that Chuck Denowh, Rick Hill’s gubernatorial campaign manager, was Mitt Romney’s Montana campaign director in 2008.  And believe it or not, Denowh actively voiced support for Romney’s health care reform in Massachusetts, which, as we all know, is…

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Schweitzer’s Popularity Paradox

According to the Public Policy Polling group’s year-end rankings, Brian Schweitzer is currently the most popular Democratic Governor in America and the second most popular governor in the nation. What strikes me as interesting about this ranking is that Schweitzer is a darling of the…

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Obama trades women’s rights for…absolutely NOTHING

At least when the U.S. Senate sold out  women with the Nelson and Stupak amendments, they told us they had to do it to pass health care legislation for all Americans. (yeah, I know, that makes us women some kind of sub-American or object of…

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