When Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma left for his "Spring Break" on March 29, he also left some 200,000 jobless Americans without badly needed money to provide for their families.
Thousands of unionists and their allies marched on and surrounded the hotel where the nation's health insurance firms were meeting, demanding a citizens' arrest of company CEOs.
The Republican senator from Kentucky, Jim Bunning, known for two things - his baseball record and his bizarre behavior - is now known for two more: "Tough s_ _ _ ."
As phones ring off the hook in the nation's capital with calls from workers angry about a Senate health reform bill that would tax their benefits there are signals coming from both the White House and the Congress that lawmakers are scrambling for a compromise.
Workers, union members and lawmakers rallied in the nation's capital yesterday in support of health care reform but against funding it with a new tax on health benefits.