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June 30th, 2010

Kelliher Proposes Bold Minn. Health Care Plan

Getting healthy is a major focus of the 2010 campaign for governor in Minnesota, and democrat Margaret Anderson Kelliher is promising to insure every person in Minnesota by the end of her first term.Anderson Kelliher is going further than any other candidate. She said Minnesota needs more than a health ... continue reading

June 15th, 2010

UAW protester briefly detained

A UAW dissident was briefly detained at Cobo Center in Detroit today for allegedly distributing leaflets for that promote health care reform and other changes at the union.Alan Benchich, a UAW retiree and elected delegate for the union’s 35th Constitutional Convention, was carrying the leaflets, but said he was not ... continue reading

March 16th, 2010

Michael Moore: Dems 'Were Handed The Ball And Couldn't Take It 10 Yards Down The Field'

The only way Democrats may be able to salvage November, according to Michael Moore, is to "find their courage" this week, add a public option back to the health care bill and start passing as much liberal legislation as possible."Maybe they won't win. But their boat is sinking. And when ... continue reading

March 10th, 2010

Michael Moore on 'The Rachel Maddow Show'

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) MICHAEL MOORE (V.O.): Before they could take your house, they needed to change the regulations and the rules. What's this photo I found here? It was in an annual report of the FDIC. WILLIAM BLACK, FORMER BANK REGULATOR: John Gilleran [sic], the head of the Office of ... continue reading

March 7th, 2010

Moore: Democrats are 'going to get an ass-whoopin' of biblical proportions'

Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore on Sunday railed on Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, predicting, "Democrats on Election Day 2010 are going to get an ass-whoopin' of biblical proportions if things don't change right now."In an open letter to the White House, Moore placed the blame for Democrats' dismal electoral prospects ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

December 31st, 2009

Blood Money 2010: Healthcare in America

Ask patients who need lab work done how that all works out today in America, and then imagine where this trend is going in the future. It’s blood money paid up front and in full or patients must take their chances. Getting laboratory tests or other medical testing done has ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

December 24th, 2009

A Patient’s View of the Senate Christmas Healthcare Gift

So, all the great fanfare and all the king’s horses. The great and almighty U.S. Senate has spoken. I will have to buy private health insurance – forever, amen. The defective product that has left me wanting for real healthcare for all of my adult life is now a step ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

December 16th, 2009

Sanders Says Single-Payer Day Will Come as He Withdraws Amendment

Sickening.  Saddening.  Maddening.  And the stuff of future determination in the political struggle for healthcare for all in the United States.  On the floor of the U.S. Senate today, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont rose to offer his single-payer, Medicare for All amendment No. 2837 and to begin debate.  Then, ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

December 3rd, 2009

History in a Number: Senate Amendment 2837

The idea of a Medicare for All type, single-payer healthcare system will be heard on the Senate floor.  Late last evening, Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont filed Senate Amendment No. 2837, and there are two additional original co-sponsors of this amendment, Senator Roland Burris of Illinois and Senator Sherrod Brown ... continue reading

November 10th, 2009

4 arrested at Lieberman's office

Hartford (WTNH) - Protesters who are miffed about Joe Lieberman's stance against the current health care reform package held demonstrations today at his offices in Washington, D.C. and Hartford.  30 people showed up to Lieberman's Hartford office this morning. Four were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct. "Arrest the real ... continue reading

November 10th, 2009

Police Arrest 6 Protesters At Lieberman's Office

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Capitol Police say six universal health care supporters have been arrested after protesting at Sen. Joseph Lieberman's office in Washington. Sgt. Kimberly Schneider says officers arrested the protesters Tuesday morning at the Hart Senate Office Building. Schneider says the protesters were asked to leave Lieberman's seventh-floor ... continue reading

November 6th, 2009

Weiner: Giving Up Single-Payer Was 'Real Politics'

Rep. Anthony Weiner says he’s not giving up on a single-payer health care system forever, but stopping the push for it now was the only pragmatic choice.“I’m disappointed, but this is real politics,” he said, explaining that the vote he was promised on a single-payer system was causing “turbulence” and ... continue reading

November 6th, 2009

Pelosi: No House vote on 'single-payer' plan

The House will not vote on a liberal Democratic plan to have a fully government-run "single-payer" healthcare plan, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Friday.Pelosi (D-Calif.) declined to pursue a single-payer plan in the healthcare overhaul. But Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) secured a commitment from leadership in July to have an ... continue reading

November 5th, 2009

Dems tackle hot-button issues before Saturday healthcare vote

The House is headed toward a rare Saturday evening vote as Democratic leaders scramble to placate party factions threatening to defeat the healthcare bill over hot button issues such as spending, immigration and abortion. Meanwhile, AARP is poised to formally endorse the House healthcare bill, according to the AP. The ... continue reading

November 3rd, 2009

Single payers protest at Pelosi's office

About 50 single-payer activists and labor union members held a sit-in at House Speaker Pelosi's San Fransisco office today where 11 people were arrested, said Chuck Idelson, spokesman for the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee. The group was protesting Pelosi's decision to strip the health care reform bill of ... continue reading

October 28th, 2009

'Tea Party Express II: Rise of the Tea Bags'

So we went out to Griffith Park out here in L.A. on Sunday to check out the kick-off day for the new "Tea Party Express II" national tour. Thought we might meet some interesting people and file a quick video report. Met alot of interesting people, and so ended up ... continue reading

Donna Smith

Single-Payer Advocate

October 27th, 2009

Why Isn't 122 Dead Americans Every Day a National Health Emergency?

Why does H1N1 call for a Presidential designation as a national emergency while the preventable deaths of 45,000 Americans every year (122 every day) is not? Swine flu leads the news. You can die from swine flu, or should we say H1N1, even if you have no underlying health conditions. ... continue reading

October 23rd, 2009

AHIP Pollster Interrupted By Singing Troupe Of Protesters

Republican pollster Bill McInturff was the keynote speaker on the final day of the America's Health Insurance Plans's state issues conference on Friday morning.But his speech on how the health care reform debate was playing among the public was interrupted before it even began. A group of protesters began aggressively ... continue reading

October 22nd, 2009

"Michael Moore's Action Plan: 15 Things Every American Can Do Right Now"

Friends,It's the #1 question I'm constantly asked after people see my movie: "OK -- so NOW what can I DO?!"You want something to do? Well, you've come to the right place! 'Cause I got 15 things you and I can do right now to fight back and try to fix ... continue reading

October 20th, 2009

Weiner: Obama admin. 'half-pregnant' with health industries

Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) said on Tuesday that the Obama administration is "half-pregnant" with health insurers and pharmaceutical companies, which may jeopardize the success of reform. The congressman -- who is a leading liberal voice in the healthcare reform debate -- said that rumored deals the White House has struck with ... continue reading

October 20th, 2009

Hundreds rally in Pa. for universal health care

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Hundreds of people rallied in the Capitol to support legislation for a universal health-care system in Pennsylvania.State Rep. Kathy Manderino and Sen. Jim Ferlo were among the speakers Tuesday, although their bills are not expected to see action in the Legislature.Under the bills, workers would pay a ... continue reading

October 16th, 2009

'Grab a Mop,' Obama Tells Health Care Overhaul Critics

President Barack Obama Thursday night called out his critics in Congress for blasting Democratic attempts to overhaul health care without proposing solutions of their own. "What I reject is when some folks sit on the sidelines and root for failure," he said at a fundraiser in San Francisco where he ... continue reading

October 16th, 2009

Group Pickets Health Care Provider in 9-city Protest

WASHINGTON - Protesters chanted, "People not profits -- Medicare for all," while picketing WellPoint Insurance Company Thursday. The demonstration was part of a nine-city protest coordinated by the group "Mobilization for Health Care for All." WellPoint locked the lobby doors and police stood on guard. The protest was peaceful but ... continue reading

October 16th, 2009

NOC Dems to screen 'Sicko'

The Northern Oklahoma College-Tonkawa chapter of Young Democrats of America is sponsoring a screening of the 2007 documentary “Sicko,” about the American health care industry, Tuesday, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m. in the Walcher Conference Center in the Student Union. This screening is free and open to the public. “Sicko” ... continue reading

October 16th, 2009

Medicare for all Americans

The insurance industry has been working overtime to protect its commercial interest and the monstrous cash flow they take from U.S. citizens. Even locally, Santa Maria has people who have a vested interest in derailing any attempt to change the way insurance is manipulated by the industry.Scott Dunn, a partner ... continue reading

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If you have a moment today, I hope you can read the obituary for my father Francis (Frank) Moore, who died this past Saturday at the age of 92: Francis...

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My father, Francis (Frank) Moore, passed away this morning a few months shy if his 93rd birthday. He was a great dad I am blessed to have had him in my life. I...

Apr 20th
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Time to put the cuffs on Chris Christie -- not for the bridge scandal, but for this: Chris Christie's $300m pension proposal broke state anti-corruption...

Apr 18th
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George W. Bush Debuts New Paintings Of Dogs, Friends, Ghost Of Iraqi Child That Follows Him... www.theonion.com President Bush has a new hobby -- painting! --...

Apr 17th
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Big new story from David Sirota and Pando on top Christie adviser and appearance of corruption at New Jersey's pension fund: REVEALED: Gov....

Apr 17th
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FBI Uncovers Al-Qaeda Plot To Just Sit Back And Enjoy Collapse Of United States www.theonion.com WASHINGTON—The FBI announced today that it has uncovered a...

Apr 15th
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Revealed: Rahm Emanuel's top donor bought stock in Marriott just before it was awarded huge contract pando.com As schools are closed and pensions cut,...

Apr 9th
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I'll be at First Time Fest today in New York City at the screening of my first film, Roger & Me. Loews Village 7 at 12:30 pm. Come see it on the big...

Apr 5th
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Revealed: Rahm Emanuel cuts public pensions, diverts money to benefit campaign donors pando.com If you've read the financial news out of Chicago the last...

Apr 4th
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Please take a moment today to think of Casey Austin Sheehan, son of Cindy and Patrick, who was murdered by U.S. foreign policy in Sadr City, Baghdad ten years...

Apr 4th
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ICYMI - I've joined this "thunderclap" to support the Connecticut legislators who voted yes on last year's Act Concerning Gun Violence...

Apr 3rd
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I've joined this "thunderclap" to support the Connecticut legislators who voted yes on last year's Act Concerning Gun Violence Prevention...

Apr 2nd
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I am opposed to the death penalty, but to every rule there is usually an exception, and in this case I hope the criminals at General Motors will be arrested...

Apr 1st
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How Long Some in the US Will Survive Under New Health Law ...by Donna Smith www.michaelmoore.com Those who must access care to live and can afford it are not...

Mar 31st
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Last night, The Good Wife on the East Coast started 40 minutes late due to the overrun of the NCAA basketball game. If you had your DVR set for the show, you...

Mar 24th
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Watching films today, looking for the ones I'm going to pick for my film festival this summer. I (and a whole bunch of others!) have this thing we put on...

Mar 23rd
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When the U.S. Health Care System Keeps Killing, Who Cares Enough to Fight? ...by Donna Smith www.michaelmoore.com We have largely forgotten that people are at...

Mar 21st
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Tell the White House not to give up on Dr. Vivek Murthy's nomination as Surgeon General despite the ferocious opposition from the NRA: Don't give...

Mar 21st
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This criminal would never see a jail cell, nor would his cronies. In fact, they'd later be rewarded with re-election: Presidential Address on War with...

Mar 19th
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The crime of the century -- our invasion & slaughter in Iraq -- started 11 years ago tonite in this 7pm (ET) hour, March 19th, 2003: CNN Coverage of...

Mar 19th
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Washington’s Back-to-the-Future Military Policies in Africa ...by Nick Turse www.michaelmoore.com Nick Turse is an award-winning journalist, historian,...

Mar 17th
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"I think democracy is the most revolutionary thing in the world." -- Tony Benn, 1925-2014 Tony Benn in 'Sicko'

Mar 14th
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RIP Tony Benn, one of the UK's greatest leaders: Tony Benn, veteran Labour politician, dies aged 88 www.theguardian.com Former cabinet minister died at...

Mar 14th
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Please read this important story from K. Ford K.: Am I the Face of the New American Middle Class? www.huffingtonpost.com I began to feel I had slipped so low...

Mar 13th
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Yesterday Dianne Feinstein revealed that the CIA has been spying on the Senate Intelligence Committee. This is all about the report the committee has produced...

Mar 12th
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Health Care for All Colorado has brought Mercy Killers, a show written and performed by Michael Milligan about our murderous for-profit healthcare system, to...

Mar 10th
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Health Care Dramas that Sting and Why We Have to Watch ...by Donna Smith www.michaelmoore.com The realities Milligan has written into the show cut deep into...

Mar 10th
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Did you know the Lehrer Newshour on PBS has been produced for 20 years by a company owned by conservative cable billionaire John Malone? Me neither. After...

Mar 7th
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Mr. Obama, if int’l law is so damn crucial . . . | RootsAction.org act.rootsaction.org The Russian intervention deserves criticism. But let’s be clear. The...

Mar 6th
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