Democrats hold 258 seats in the House and can afford 40 defections and still wind up with 218, a majority if all lawmakers vote. But all 177 Republicans were expected to vote "no," and Democratic leaders faced a series of complications trying to win the needed votes for their complex and controversial legislation that would affect one-sixth of the economy and touch the lives of countless Americans.Read it all here.
Saturday, November 07, 2009
Pelosi's freedom-killing health care bill will be debated in the House today. The AP sums up the situation: