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Power Breakfast for October 13, 2009

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The hue and cry over whether lawmakers get enough time to read the bills is one of those trusty, perennial rants that the Congressional minority always invokes against the majority, regardless of who's in power. Recently Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) co-sponsored legislation in the House to mandate that bills be available online for 72 hours before a vote.

Today the Senate Finance Committee is expected to vote on its health care bill-having had its 72 hours.

Elizabeth Wynne Johnson reports...


Historic Art, Luxury Apartments Battle Over Berlin's Famous Wall

A stretch of the old Berlin Wall has stood for decades as an open-air gallery, covered in fine art and graffiti. Bids for luxury developments in the area have artists hitting the streets in protest.

Mark Bittman Is Stepping Down, But He Still Has More To Say About Food

One of the most influential food writers in recent years is leaving his job at The New York Times — to join a California food startup. "This is a calling, in a way," he says.

Nancy Pelosi On The 'Awesome Power' Of The House Speakership

The House's upcoming agenda can "be one that is a successful path to the future or it can be a calendar of chaos, and that really is up to the Republicans," Pelosi said.

#MemeOfTheWeek: That Article From The Onion About Mass Shootings

The article reveals what the writers really feel about mass shootings in America, something mainstream media couldn't do.

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