Press secretary Robert Gibbs said Thursday the White House hopes to see the House approve the healthcare bill by March 18, the first day of the NCAA college basketball tournament and just before President Barack Obama leaves the country on an international trip. Based on conversations the White House has had with Democratic leaders in the House and Senate, healthcare reform is on track to move through Congress before Obama leaves for the trip to Indonesia and Australia, Gibbs said. "We're leaving on March 18 and we believe that we're on schedule.......... TRANSLATION:
Please get this done by then so I can go on vacation, watch basketball and bad mouth the U.S. again of foreign soil.
Does anyone else wonder why wasn't Obami this active when HE was in congress?
Thursday, March 4, 2010
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Monday, March 1, 2010
Tonight, Barack Obama will host ten House Democrats who voted against the health care bill in November at the White House; he's obviously trying to persuade them to switch their votes to yes. One of the ten is Jim Matheson of Utah. The White House just sent out a press release announcing that today President Obama nominated Matheson's brother Scott M. Matheson, Jr. to the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. “Scott Matheson is a distinguished candidate for the Tenth Circuit court,” President Obama said.
Does the name Blagojevich come to mind? What's the difference in selling a Judgeship, or a Senators seat? This should be interesting! The chicago way, you know, especially Crook County, Ill. politics!