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Obama: More of those "new politics"
Posted by: McQ on Wednesday, June 25, 2008

The claim:

At 46 seconds in, "That's why I passed laws ... [which] extended health care to wounded troops who'd been neglected" (a citation at the bottom of the screen which reads "Public Law 110 - 181. PL 110-181 came out of HR 4986 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008)."

The law (H.R. 4986 (National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 ):
Title VII: Health Care Provisions - Subtitle A: Improvements to Military Health Benefits - (Sec. 701) Extends through FY2008 the prohibition on increases in certain charges and premiums for care and coverage under TRICARE (a DOD managed care program) Prime, TRICARE Standard, and TRICARE Reserve Select.

(Sec. 702) Provides copayment limits, for the period beginning on October 1, 2007, and ending on September 30, 2008, for the receipt of generic, formulary, and nonformulary agents under the retail pharmacy system of the DOD pharmacy benefits program.

(Sec. 703) Provides that, with respect to any prescription filled on or after the date of enactment of this Act, the TRICARE retail pharmacy program shall be covered by the federal pricing limits applicable to covered drugs under the VA retail pharmacy program.

(Sec. 704) Authorizes the Secretary to pay a stipend to a reserve member who is called or ordered to active duty for a period of more than 30 days so that such member may maintain civilian health care coverage for a dependent whom the Secretary determines possesses a special health care need that would be best met by remaining in the member's civilian health plan.

(Sec. 705) Expands eligibility for temporary health benefits coverage under federal civilian employee provisions to include any person specified in regulations prescribed by the Secretary who loses entitlement to DOD health care services. Allows such temporary coverage for up to 36 months after the loss of such entitlement.

(Sec. 706) Amends the Warner Act to continue eligibility for TRICARE Standard coverage for certain members of the Selected Reserve.

(Sec. 707) Amends the Reagan Act to extend through FY2010 a pilot program of cooperative health care arrangements between military installations and local and regional nonmilitary health care systems. Extends related report requirements.

(Sec. 708) Includes mental health care within the definition of "health care" under the TRICARE program. Requires a report from the Secretary to the defense committees on the adequacy of access to mental health services under the TRICARE program.
The truth:
Not Voting - 6

Clinton (D-NY)
McCain (R-AZ)
Menendez (D-NJ)
Obama (D-IL)
Thune (R-SD)
Warner (R-VA)
(HT: Scott Jacobs, Quenta Green)
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Previous Comments to this Post 

And they say McCain has trouble with the truth and "new media"... Obama wouldn’t know "truthful" if it sat on his lap and called him daddy...

This will, of cource, be comepletely ignored by the MSM, but will be the start of Obama’s decline...
Written By: Scott Jacobs
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What seems to have happened in Iraq in the last few months is that the Iraqi mainstream has finally done some liberating of itself. With the help of the troop surge ordered by President Bush, the mainstream Sunni tribes have liberated themselves from the grip of Al Qaeda in their provinces. And the Shiite mainstream — represented by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and the Iraqi Army — liberated Basra, Amara and Sadr City in Baghdad from both Mahdi Army militiamen and pro-Iranian death squads.
Tom Friedman in the NYT
Written By: Neo
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Is this the sort of thing wingnut, moonbat, right-wing extremists really care about? The truth? Pshaw! [sarcasm]

Written By: Ronnie Gipper
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Ah the times, read this article to see what the times finds important.
Written By: capt joe
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Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader accused Sen. Barack Obama, the presumed Democratic Party nominee, of downplaying poverty issues, trying to "talk white" and appealing to "white guilt" during his run for the White House.
This may give Imus a well needed diversion.

Written By: Neo
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Wait for it...any time now....someone will point out McCain didn’t vote for it either.

Never mind that McCain isn’t trying to make his non-vote an important part of his campaign....

Then they’ll say something else significant like...
McCain’s old!

and finally when all that’s done, they’ll remind us we were never going to vote for Obama anyway because we’re righties and he’s, know....(sorry, I forgot the code words!)
Written By: looker
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Well, he didn’t oppose it, and that’s close enough to supporting it, right??

We do not need a typical Chicago politician in the White House.
Written By: Keith_Indy
That’s a favorite trick of Obamas.....back in Chicago he made a career of voting "present"
Written By: shark
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Springfield saw the same, Shark...
Written By: Scott Jacobs
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The key points of this (long!) blog post:

1) Obama education advisor Linda Darling-Hammond responds to Global Labor blog posts on Bill Ayers and Reparations

2) Review of Chicago Annenberg Challenge (CAC) documents shows that Ayers and Obama each chaired the two CAC operating bodies from 1995 to 2000

3) CAC was at heart of Chicago school “wars” in 90s

4) CAC handed out more than $100 million in Chicago school system

5) CAC failed to improve student achievement but Ayers and Obama’s political goals were tackled
Written By: Neo
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This would be funny if it was not so sad. His acclaimed legislative accomplishments aren’t real.
Written By: Is
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