Like millions of Americans, I received a letter from President Obama
the other day thanking me for my help in getting a comprehensive health
care reform bill passed. I thought about it for a moment and then it
occurred to me that I had very little to do with it; in fact, I was
doubtful if it would ever get this far.
A transformative health care bill is headed to President Barack Obama for his signature as Congress takes the final steps in Democrats' improbable and history-making push for near-universal medical coverage.
Slowly but steadily, support is building behind President Barack
Obama's health care legislation in the House, the result of intense
lobbying and politically targeted changes aimed at reassuring waverers
and winning over critics.
Gov. David Paterson's press secretary on Wednesday became the fourth
top staffer to quit amid dual scandals, resigning just hours after her
boss publicly proclaimed for the first time that he did nothing wrong
when he talked to a woman who had accused one of his top aides of abuse.