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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White When she heard about the boom chemicals being used to disperse oil from the sunken rig in the Gulf of Mexico, the thoughts of Rep. Lois Capps (D-CA) were far away. She was thinking about her hometown Santa Barbara in the late 1960s when Union Oil’s Platform A had [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White In the first of what will be an ongoing series of hearings on the disastrous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, leaders at BP, Transocean and Halliburton played an interesting form of the ever-popular corporate blame game. In news accounts previewing the hearing before the Senate Energy Committee [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White As you may have seen in my piece from earlier today, I was impressed by the eloquence of the Anthem Blue Cross policy holders who testified before the House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations today. I was significantly less impressed with the arguments offered by the second panel of [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White The news on the passage of HR 3962, a.k.a. the “Affordable Health Care for America Act,” in the House this weekend brought me to something of a “What Would Jesus Do?” moment (without the Jesus, of course). Much has been made of the 39 Democrats who voted “no” on [...]

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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White What if the largest congressional caucus in the Democratic Party decided to turn against the president? Could he get the job done? “Those dirty Blue Dogs,” you’re probably thinking. “First they mucked up the stimulus, now they’re going to take down healthcare with their indiscriminate snipping?!” Well, you’re [...]

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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White You may have already heard about the religious baloney that came out of the mouth of Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL) at a House Subcommittee on Energy and Environment hearing last week from Progress Illinois or elsewhere. But did you watch the video? I recommend you do so, concentrating [...]

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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT by Meg White In the protection of a product she deems “more American than apple pie,” Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) said today that “your government failed you.” Not to be upstaged, Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR) held up a container of recalled products wrapped in yellow crime scene tape, challenging a food [...]

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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White With all eyes turning to the nation’s capitol today, I’d like to direct your attention to the District. Yes, D.C. The District of Columbia. Or as some residents call it, “the last colony.” Perhaps because Barack Obama is the first black president of our nation, or maybe just [...]

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BE ELECTED by Meg White Sarah Palin may not be in the White House, but don’t rejoice too quickly. Minnesota’s Sixth Congressional District has their own mini-Palin: Michele “Mad Woman” Bachmann, and most Americans may be shocked to find out that she’s just been elected to her second term in Congress by two percentage points. [...]