C-SPAN Challenges Congress to Open Health Care Talks to TV Coverage

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    FOXNews.com - C-SPAN Challenges Congress to Open Health Care Talks to TV Coverage

    You lie.
     
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    One more instance of 0bama promising something he has no power to deliver.

    Nancy and Harry make the rules.

    It seems to me that they have been ignoring 0bama for quite a while now.
     
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    Actually none of them had the power to tell C-Span what to air. For one thing, C-Span already has a contract to provide gavel-to-gavel coverage for the House (C-Span) and the Senate (C-Span2) when they're in session. So that leaves C-Span3, which the majority of cable/satellite companies don't include except in their prime packages. C-Span DID provide video coverage of all of the relevant committee meetings at later times, and during the summer break, the Finance Committee was live. Remember they couldn't go home for the holiday?

    Note the third paragraph:

    http://www.c-span.org/pdf/C-SPAN Health Care Letter.pdf
     
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    defend scum to the end eh? we are talking about the fusion of the senate and congress bills which is being done behind closed doors purposely excluding republicans
     
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    Pelosi has been doing this all along. Remember when she turned out the lights and turned off the mic 'cause she was ready to shut down the House?

    She is just one of many worthless, power crazy maniacs we elected to run the country. I would not be unhappy if Nancysuddenly dropped dead....along with Harry. He is just as much a scoundrel as she.
     
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    Just think. When he was on the campaign trail repeatedly making his empty C-SPAN promises how many people just swooned at yet another of his examples of the 'change' he was going to bring to America with his administration. Friggin' idiots!

    Hoax and change...
     
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    We haven't had a good speaker since Tip O'Neill, who had the necessary charisma to gather the troops on both sides of the aisle and work with the president as gentlemen.
     
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    My original post in response to that disappeared, maybe because I told you to shaddap unless you knew what you were talking about. The minority party is ALWAYS excluded from House/Senate conference on major bills, which are held solely to iron out differences between two draft bills offered by the majority party, which in this case are the Democrats. This isn't something "new" concocted by "the scum" as you so ignorantly phrased it. Learn something:

    Conference committees operate after the House and the Senate have passed different versions of a bill. Conference committees exist to draft a compromise bill that both houses can accept. Both houses of Congress must eventually pass the identical legislation for the bill to become law. (See U.S. Const., art I, sec. 7.) The two houses can reach that identical product through the process of amendments between Houses, where the House passes the Senate bill with a House amendment, or vice versa, but this process can be cumbersome. Thus most major bills become law through using a conference committee. (See Sen. Procedure, 449)


    The bill is therefore, finally, ready for an up or down vote in the Senate, which is where Republicans will get to yell s'more and repeat their objections which we've already heard a gazillion times.
     

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