“Death Panel” Already Exists

A provision for an end-of-life “death panel” in Barack Obama’s health care reform plan, brought to light by former Alaska governor Sarah Palin, already exists in legislation passed earlier this year under the Stimulus Bill. H.R. 1 (more commonly known as the Recovery and Reinvestment Act, or the Stimulus Bill) contains US $1.1 billion in funding for the Federal Coordinating […]

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Emanuel Spoke With Blagojevich

President-elect Barack Obama’s pick for White House Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel, reportedly spoke with scandal-plagued Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich about who would fill Obama’s vacant Senate seat. The two spoke the Saturday before the Nov. 4 election, shortly after Emanuel was named as a possibility for the Chief of Staff position. The initial phone call made by Emanuel to […]

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