Daily News Round-Up for September 16

Big Government.com (USA) RMC Ally Rep. Mark Kirk (IL-10) speaks up about the Republican healthcare plan he’s helped create

After months of hard work and consensus building, the Republican Tuesday Group developed the centrist Medical Rights and Reform Act to dramatically reduce the cost of health insurance for all Americans without bankrupting the country and without compromising the doctor-patient relationship.

The Hill (Washington, DC) RMC Ally Sen. Olympia Snowe (ME) in the news

Senate Democrats are going to have to move forward on healthcare without a single Republican supporter after Sen. Olympia Snowe said Tuesday she could not back the Finance Committee’s bill.

ABC News (USA)

The Justice Department has indicated that the Obama administration is in support of renewing a pair of controversial sections of the USA Patriot Act that expire later this year. The sections include the “Lone Wolf” provision that allows agents to gather intel on people not suspected of being a member of a terrorist organization.

The State (Columbia, SC)

The U.S. House of Representatives Tuesday took the rare step of passing – largely along party lines – a disciplinary measure against Rep. Joe Wilson for his “You lie!” yell at President Barack Obama as he addressed Congress.

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