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A pair of ophthalmologists yelled at Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) on a Los Angeles-to-Boston flight on Sunday, apparently because they were angry over the health care overhaul, according to The Boston Globe.
While some Senate GOPers have been attempting to do some fancy footwork around the issue of repealing health care, House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) is putting it bluntly: repealing health care "has to be our number one priority."
Mississippi Governor and former RNC Chairman Haley Barbour appeared on CNN last night and didn't sound too concerned about how the current crisis surrounding RNC Chairman Michael Steele would affect the party's midterm election prospects.
The Heritage Foundation's latest world ranking of economic freedoms shows the U.S. falling farther than any other large economy in the world. The foundation says the TARP Program, the auto industry bailout and the stimulus package, among other factors, have caused the country's economy to go from "free" to "mostly free."
The U.S. now ranks eighth in the world on the group's list.
Hold on to your hats. At a town hall meeting in Oklahoma City last week, staunch conservative Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) defended House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, disparaged Fox News and told a constituent her fears about the health care law were unfounded.