Kennedy death may prevent sweeping health legislation

Sen. Orrin Hatch says Ted Kennedy’s death may prevent broad health reform from being passed. (Bloomberg)

Sen. Jim DeMint is happy to be a detractor of Obama’s health care reform efforts. (NYT)

As it is, the health bill would cut Medicare spending, says Doug Elmendorf, director of the Congressional Budget Office. (NYT)

Rep. Ron Paul says he has Rep. Barney Frank‘s support for legislation that would subject the Federal Reserve to government audits. (WSJ)

Former Veep Dick Cheney staunchly defends CIA interrogation tactics. (Reuters)