Michael van der Galien

Breaking: Democrats Have the Votes

Posted on March 21 2010 9:25 am
Michael van der Galien was born in the Dutch city of Leeuwarden in 1984. For as long as he can remember, he has been obsessed with the United States. When he was 17 years old, he started blogging - of course about America. His articles have been published at Big Hollywood, Pajamas Media, Hot Air (the GreenRoom) and Right Across The Atlantic. He's also an editor for the Dutch conservative blog, De Dagelijkse Standaard.
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This is breaking news:

House Democratic Caucus Chairman John Larson says Democrats have clinched the 216 votes they need to pass President Barack Obama’s health-reform plan. “We have the votes now — as we speak,” Larson told ABC’s “This Week.” “President Roosevelt passed Social Security. Lyndon Johnson passed Medicare. Today, Barack Obama will pass health-care reform.” Pressed if some Democrats may lose their seats for supporting health reform, Larson said: “Yes. It’s quite possible.” Leaders expect the vote between 6 p.m. and midnight.

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