Heard on the Hill

House Democrats reacted violently - some more than others - after Republicans succeeded in passing a prescription drug bill last week that would involve private insurance
companies in the distribution of a new Medicare benefit. "It's a sham. It's a hoax. It's public relations. It's electioneering," Democratic leader Dick Gephardt said after
staging a walkout during the debate. PR? Nah. Looks like politics as usual to us.