After Kennedy's Death, Health Care Reform in Flux?

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Thursday, August 27, 2009

After Kennedy's Death, Health Care Reform in Flux?

In his 47 years in the U.S. Senate, Senator Edward Kennedy had become a powerful force in Washington politics.  Of the many issues he worked on, Kennedy repeatedly called reforming th...

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Health Care Reform: Small Business Owners

As part of our week-long series of health care roundtables, we’re talking with small business owners about how they want to see reform take shape. Small businesses employ about half o...

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Decoding the Latest Economic Numbers

Home price indexes, GDPs and jobless claim numbers are all coming in this week. Sure, the numbers look good, but what does it all mean in practical terms? Can the worst of the economi...

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Kennedy Leaves Big Shoes to Fill

For 47 years, Senator Edward Kennedy was a passionate advocate of liberal causes. Today, he leaves an enormous void, which Massachusetts Democrats will have to fill. For a look at who...

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William Weld Pays Homage to Ted Kennedy

The “Lion of the Senate” was known for tussling fearlessly with all comers. He wasn’t scared to take fights right to the top, as in his famous speech in 2007 at the National Press Clu...

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Will Obama Administration Unveil Middle East Peace Plan?

The Obama administration wants Israel to stop all construction in the West Bank as a precondition to resuming peace talks with the Palestinians. That's partly why Israeli Prime Minist...

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Young Voices, Health Care Choices

All this week we've been speaking to different groups affected by the debate over health care reform. Today we turn to young people. What we've been hearing – from those generally he...

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Being Literally Sick of the Economy

For our Thursday work segment, we're talking about how work, or the lack of it, puts a strain on mental health. Some health experts say that stress from a recession can negatively imp...

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Hospitals Brace for Predicted H1N1 Influx

This week, a presidential panel warned that the H1N1 virus could kill up to 90,000 Americans and send 200,000 to the hospital. Joining us to discuss these alarming figures (which he s...

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Hamid Karzai's Notorious Running Mate

Afghan President Hamid Karzai's been surrounding himself with a number of figures with checkered pasts, including his running mate, ex-militia chief Mohammad Fahim. James Risen, inves...

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Take Two Tablets; Call Me on September 9th

The Apple Tablet: an all-in-one multimedia device with a touch pad you use like an iPhone and a screen the size of a laptop. If were to exist, someday, it might have a movie player, a...

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Senator Kennedy's Irish History

As President Barack Obama has become a symbol for millions in his father's homeland, Kenya, the Kennedy family was a symbol of success for millions in Ireland. Throughout his career, ...

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Boston and Cape Cod Mourn Senator Kennedy

At the JFK Library and Museum in Boston, mourners are lining up to view the body of Senator Kennedy, who will lie in repose later today. To set the scene, Emily Rooney, host of WGBH's...

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Political Climate in Afghanistan Post-Election

We've been following news coming in from post-election Afghanistan all morning. From Kabul we talk to Chris Morris, BBC's South Asia reporter, about the casualty count among coalition...

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Health Care Reform: The Chronically Ill

Part three of our week-long series of round tables brings to the discussion a group likely too-familiar with the health care system: people with long-term illnesses. Robert Groth, of...

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GDP Numbers Appear Somewhat Less Bad

Estimates for today's second quarter GDP numbers will show a decline of somewhere between one percent and 1.5 percent. That’s a sharp improvement – or at least a smaller worsening – a...

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Dominick Dunne Dies at 83

Dominick Dunne, writer for Vanity Fair magazine and best-selling author of crime stories about the rich and famous, died yesterday at age 83 in his home in Manhattan. He's well-known ...

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