Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Top Stories: 8/25/09

Conservatives now want to protect government-run healthcare, according to a new GOP manifesto aimed to "protect Medicare and not cut it in the name of health-care reform."

Despite that flip-flop, Lincoln Mitchell tells the Huffington Post in an interesting editorial that "if the Democrats do not pass a meaningful health care bill, with a public option it will be hard to answer the question of what the purpose of the Democratic Party is."

Nate Silver from FiveThirtyEight.com tells pollsters how they should be surveying public opinion on healthcare reform.

Meanwhile, progressive groups are striking back on the GOP in defense of cap-and-trade. They are targeting five Republican members of Congress with TV ads arguing that their votes prevented green job growth.

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