February 2006
New Republic;2/6/2006, Vol. 234 Issue 4, p8
The author comments on U.S. politics and government. He comments on legislation meant to alter how Medicare funds are paid to private insurers and how Senate Finance Chairman Charles Grassley and House Ways and Means Chairman Bill Thomas, both members of the Republican party, helped to alter the reconciliation bill to favor insurers. He questions U.S. President George W. Bush's attempts at open debate about Iraq and his Chief of Staff Karl Rove's complaints about Democratic party attitudes.


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