Congress is back in town this week. While they were away, however, the news and opinion resources I follow on Twitter have been busily posting on the issue of health care reform that currently dominates the legislative agenda.
But first -- Twitter posts, "tweets" are limited to 140 characters. If you are not familiar with this great news resource, to begin, it can be a serious news site, depending upon whom you follow. Second I recommend the site TweetDeck as a great way to organize your news gathering. A couple of notes about the following news bullets: RT = ReTweet (a repetition of an earlier post and a compliment to the originator). All entries that begin with a hash mark (#), denote a Twitter search subject. For example, #hcr stands for health care reform. The phrase <@author's name> is who wrote a tweet/post.
Links to other articles begin with "http://. . . " The posts are in chronological order:
Christopher Hayes* --chrislhayes Great RT @KimAbramson: will #HCR vary in how it's implemented State to State? #thebreakdown
Taegan Goddard -- pwire Senate begins health care debate as new poll shows Americans "tilting against" the reform legislation... http://pwire.us/Vi
Matt Yglesias -- mattyglesias RT @wonkroom: Even if lawmakers do not take a day off until Christmas, Senate has just 25 days to pass bill before year's end. #hcr
McClatchy Newspaper -- McClatchyDC Congress poised to clash over national debt http://bit.ly/84GxOA
John Dickerson -- jdickerson To get votes of Maine senators Harry Reid going to make "being flinty" a condition for which you get a $200 subsidy
Roll Call News -- rollcall GOP Rep: Health care bill's passage would be an '"internal" terrorist attack' http://bit.ly/obIuW
*chrislhayes $40b MORE per year than we're gonna spend on hc RT @marcambinder: DNI announces '09 intelligence budget: My unofficial total estimate: $130b
Karen Tumulty -- ktumulty best quote from interview i just did w john dingell: "insurance companies hate this like the devil hates holy water." #publicoption #hcr
[Post date November 30, 2009]
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