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Reposting, Audio Fixed: PBC News & comment: Grayson Introduces Single Payer Bill

Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) returns to discuss his "Medicare You Can Buy Into Act", which cost him re-election in 2010.... Continue reading Reposting, Audio Fixed: PBC News & comment: Grayson Introduces Single Payer Bill

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Single Payer! Rep. Alan Grayson Files “Medicare You Can Buy Into Act

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Repeating a move that cost him his seat in 2010, progressive Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) re-introduces bill to allow any American from age 18 to buy Medicare coverage.  He also comments on proposed hike of minimum wage to $9, pre-school for all, and climate change legislation. Continue reading Single Payer! Rep. Alan Grayson Files “Medicare You Can Buy Into Act

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PBC News & Comment: Single Payer Bill Introduced by Rep. Grayson

Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) returns to discuss his "Medicare You Can Buy Into Act", which cost him re-election in 2010.....this single-payer plan already exists, and is far more efficient than for-profit insurance.

In this excerpt, Grayson describes his proposal, and how it cost him his job in 2010.

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--Hagel filibuster shows that Harry Reid blew it on filibuster reform

--Sen. Rand Paul says he'll put hold on Brennan's CIA nomination over drone and killing programs: right move for right reason

--corporate media coverage of the manhunt and immolation of ex-LA cop Chris Dorner is raising appropriate questions about the use of incendiary tear gas that caused the fire in the cabin where the fugitive was trapped

--two undocumented US residents risk deportation to advocate for immigration reform

--PBC notes that new gun regulations won't reduce drug-related killings as long as the War-on-some-drugs continues

--glut of capital produces mergers, not new jobs

--near San Francisco, Alameda County Sheriff wants surveillance drone, but public opposition appears to have stalled the effort

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Reaction to Pope’s Resignation from Father Tom Reese, Former Editor of ‘America’

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Thomas Reese, SJ, is a Jesuit priest and former editor of the Catholic magazine, America.  In this brief interview, he reacts to the announced resignation of Pope Benedict XVI.   Continue reading Reaction to Pope’s Resignation from Father Tom Reese, Former Editor of ‘America’

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PBC News & Comment: Senators fight Brennan over process, not policy

Senators postured, raised some important issues, but rarely pressed John Brennan for answers in Thursday's confirmation hearing for CIA Director... Continue reading PBC News & Comment: Senators fight Brennan over process, not policy