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Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA), chairman of the Senate health committee, appeared on MSNBC earlier today, apparently confident in the new timeline for health care reform and unfazed by Republican threats to make the 2010 election a referendum on the legislation.
Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI) has signed Sen. Michael Bennet's (D-CO) letter calling on the leadership to pass a health care public option via reconciliation.
Levin is the 24th senator (and sixth committee chairman) to sign the letter, which was originally signed by Bennet, Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR).
Next Tuesday night Northwestern University is hosting a panel titled "Ethics in Politics." The guest of honor? Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D-IL) -- the man accused of trying to sell President Obama's old Senate seat.
Listen up, party people. On Monday, we reported that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney had been involved in an air-rage incident on his flight back from the Vancouver Olympics. It turns out that the second party in the altercation was Sky Blu, of the Grammy-nominated musical group LMFAO. Seriously, yo.