Weekend Watchdog Wrap-Up

For the first time in October, the Watchdog got a question asked by the Sunday shows. Face The Nation host Bob Schieffer asked former Gov. Mitt Romney about being endorsed […]
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Weekend Watchdog

Every Friday in our Weekend Watchdog feature, we post suggested questions for scheduled Sunday guests. You can add your own questions in the comment thread. We’ll also include contact information […]
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Strange Outrage

The National Review’s Kathryn Jean Lopez has an odd threshold for outrage. A couple years ago, after Mel Gibson made remarks denying the magnitude of the Holocaust, she said, “I […]
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SCHIP Vote: The Record Is Clear

One hundred and fifty-six House Members declared themselves enemies of children and families with this vote. Ignoring the will of the people, a conservative minority in the House sustained the […]
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SCHIP House Debate Underway

The House has begun to debate the State Children’s Health Insurance Program expansion, with the vote whether to override Bush’s veto expected to happen later today. (All the action at […]
Bill Scher
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Conservatives Have Already Lost The SCHIP Debate

To turn the public against expanding the State Children’s Health Insurance Program, conservatives tried to spread misinformation, intimidate kids and their parents, and make bizarre attempts at humor. None of […]
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More Glorious Conservative Honesty

Last week, I hoped for “More Conservative Honesty” when talking about children’s health insurance. And today we got it. ThinkProgress today reports on the latest conservative attack on a SCHIP […]
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The Choice on SCHIP

Last night, the Frost family was interviewed on MSNBC’s “Countdown with Keith Olbermann,” where they not only shared their experience having conservative bloggers try to intimidate them, but also shared […]
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Local Blogs Keep The SCHIP Pressure On

With the vote to override Bush’s veto of children’s health insurance scheduled for Thursday, blogs are continuing to help hold House conservatives accountable to their constituents. Free State Politics informs […]
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Bloggingheads.tv on SCHIP

On Bloggingheads.tv, I joined Conn Carroll of the Hotline Blogometer to analyze, among other things, the conservative blogosphere’s attack on SCHIP expansion and the Frost family. Click here to watch.
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Weekend Watchdog Wrap-Up

A particularly egregious Sunday as the talk shows hosts once again go 0-for-3 for the Watchdog. ABC’s This Week host George Stephanopoulos was happy to ask Senate Minority Leader Mitch […]
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Weekend Watchdog

Every Friday in our Weekend Watchdog feature, we post suggested questions for scheduled Sunday guests. You can add your own questions in the comment thread. We’ll also include contact information […]
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Desperate Conservatives Descend Into Madness

If you thought conservatives hit rockbottom attacking a 12-year-old and his parents on children’s health insurance, you failed to consider what comical depths they could still reach. Unless their website […]
Bill Scher
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They Just Don’t Get It

Sen. John McCain rolled out his health care plan today, and said: Right now, too many of our citizens don’t have an insurance policy at all, and those who do […]
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Local Blogs Pressure House Conservatives

With the children’s health insurance override vote set for next week, the progressive liberal blogosphere is as fired up as I’ve ever seen over a domestic policy issue. Local bloggers […]
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Friend Of Defrauders Court

If you are a Wall Street investment banker, there’s new evidence that you’ve got the best Supreme Court money can buy. Conservative Supreme Court justices did little to hide their […]
Isaiah J. Poole
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McConnell Staffer Complicit in Frost Family Attack

Wow. ThinkProgress breaks the story that Don Stewart, communications director for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, contacted traditional media reporters and encouraged them to write stories criticizing the Frost family. […]
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More Conservative Honesty Please

Last night on the Alan Colmes radio show, I debated conservative blogger Dan Riehl about the State Children’s Health Insurance Program and the attacks on the Frost family, though I […]
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Right Off The Cliff

Headzup puts the SCHIP choice facing House conservatives in its proper political context.
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Intimidating Kids Backfires Miserably

After liberal bloggers called out the conservative smear job on the Frost family, the New York Times, USA Today and Baltimore Sun picked up the story. And all conservatives have […]
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Intimidating Kids

Last month, I noted that the coordinated attack against SCHIP had failed miserably, leaving conservatives desperate. Who knew how desperate they would get? Conservative bloggers have begun an intimidation and […]
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Weekend Watchdog Wrap-Up

In both SCHIP debates held on ABC’s This Week and CBS’ Face The Nation, hosts passively allowed Health and Human Services Secretary Michael Leavitt and Rep. Adam Putnam to spread […]
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Weekend Watchdog

Every Friday in our Weekend Watchdog feature, we post suggested questions for scheduled Sunday guests. You can add your own questions in the comment thread. We’ll also include contact information […]
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Bush: Still Lying About Health Insurance

In These Times and ThinkProgress had already taken the White House to task for pushing the lie that the SCHIP bill would raise the income eligibility limit to families earning […]
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Kids Warn Conservatives, “No More Photo Ops”

As noted here before, House conservatives are sweating the upcoming vote to override Bush’s veto of SCHIP expansion. Unlike Bush, everyone in the House is up for re-election in 2008. […]
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Still Lying

In These Times and ThinkProgress had already taken the White House to task for pushing the lie that the SCHIP bill would raise the income eligibility limit to families earning […]
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AmateurBall

Perhaps the only thing going for conservatives in the SCHIP debate is complete journalistic incompetence from the Washington media. Chris Matthews on MSNBC’s Hardball just asserted that the SCHIP bill […]
Bill Scher
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Health Care Fight, Round One

President Bush’s veto today of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program bill marks the first round in a national fight about health care. The president chose the special interests of […]
Robert Borosage
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This Veto Will Not Be Quiet

This morning, President Bush stood for bad government, insurance companies and cheaper tobacco and vetoed expanding the State Children’s Health Insurance Program to cover 10 million kids. In the words […]
Bill Scher
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One More Vote to Override SCHIP Veto

Public pressure continues to build on House members that voted against expanding the State Children’s Health Insurance Program. Today, Tulsa World reports that conservative “Bush Dog” Democrat Rep. Dan Boren […]
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The White House Tries To Answer a Question

Kudos to Rebecca from Saint Paul! She submitted one of our proposed State Children’s Health Insurance Program questions to “Ask The White House:” SCHIP has succeeded in cutting the rate […]
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Weekend Watchdog Wrap-Up

The Sunday shows have a record day, going 0-for-4 for the Watchdog. On Fox News Sunday, Sen. Trent Lott was not asked how he could criticize SCHIP expansion for making […]
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Health Care in Election ’08

Watch my interview below from the LiberalOasis Radio Show, about how healthcare is shaping the presidential race in 2008. Part 1: Part 2:
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Weekend Watchdog

Every Friday in our Weekend Watchdog feature, we post suggested questions for scheduled Sunday guests. You can add your own questions in the comment thread. We’ll also include contact information […]
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Ask The White House about SCHIP!

The White House home page announces the following: Discuss State Children’s Health Insurance Program (S-CHIP) Reauthorization Join Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services at HHS, Mr. […]
Bill Scher
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SCHIP Vote Starts To Ripple Across Country

Today, the Senate passed the expansion of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program with a veto-proof 69 votes, including 18 Republicans. Meanwhile, the fallout from the House vote is beginning […]
Bill Scher
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The Cost of College: A Win for the Good Guys

What a difference a year makes. The Republican-controlled 109th Congress doubled student interest rates and cut $12 billion out of student aid. The new Democratic 110th Congress has cut the […]
Eric Lotke
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Desperate Conservatives Try To Save Face on SCHIP

Conservatives are continuing to sweat. They clearly realize that they have failed to sell their misinformation about the proposed expansion of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program. Now, panicked that […]
Bill Scher
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Morning After Regrets?

The morning after 159 congresspeople voted against the people’s will, and sought to deny more health insurance for kids, might they be feeling any regrets? Time Magazine blogger Karen Tumulty […]
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