(PressTV) – Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri has expressed fears that Israel may attempt to involve the US in a new aggression against Lebanon or the Gaza Strip.
“Because of Israel’s current disagreements with the US, the Israeli side could get the US involved in what is a ‘crazy move,'” Berri was quoted as saying by Arab daily Asharq al-Awsat . Continue reading →
(WashingtonPost) – After laying the groundwork for a decisive vote this week on the Senate’s health-care bill, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi suggested Monday that she might attempt to pass the measure without having members vote on it. Continue reading →
“You’ve heard about the controversies within the bill, the process about the bill, one or the other. But I don’t know if you have heard that it is legislation for the future, not just about health care for America, but about a healthier America, where preventive care is not something that you have to pay a deductible for or out of pocket. Prevention, prevention, prevention—it’s about diet, not diabetes. It’s going to be very, very exciting.
“But we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it, away from the fog of the controversy.”
Americans are precisely worried they will find out, the hard way, “what is in it,” after it’s been passed. Whence “the controversy.”
More information has come to light regarding former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson’s threats to Congress last fall that martial law would ensue unless they passed the bailout bill. Continue reading →