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A video from “The Governor” Blagojevich describing his life and times with Tony Rezko, Rahm Emmanuel and Barack Obama as he faced “the loneliness of the job” is after the Read More. Plus, Mark Tapscott reports that Congress has pre-emptively exempted itself from Obama care, conveying a certain something about what they really think about it.  But for a clearer depiction of the atmosphere prevailing among the leaders, listen to video.

One of the clearest messages from the Town Hall forums during the August congressional recess was that people want Congress to be covered by the same health care reform plan they impose on the rest of us. …

Moffit points to an amendment offered by Rep. Dean Heller, R-NV, during a House Ways and Means Committee meeting just before the recess began that would have required Members to be covered by the Public Option plan if they approve it for private citizens.

Predictably, however, the Heller amendment was defeated, with all 21 committee Democrats voting against it. That vote is indicative of the reality that any bill requiring Congress to be covered by the same health care as the public has the proverbial snow ball in Hades’ chances of being enacted.

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