Health care overhaul passes key vote in Senate Senate Democrats won a crucial test vote on
President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, putting them on track for passage before Christmas. If the Senate passes the measure, the bill will have to be harmonized with the House version before heading to the president's desk. Former Minnesota Republican Sen. Dave Durenberger joins Midday in studio to discuss the political and policy controversies over health care reform.11:00 a.m.
David Durenberger: U.S Senator, R-Minn., 1978-1995. Author and co-author of major health legislation 1980 to 1993. Chair of the National Institute of Health Policy at University of St. Thomas.
What makes us happy? Harvard psychologist Daniel Gilbert spoke at the 2009 Aspen Ideas Festival about his research on what makes us happy, and why happiness often eludes us. Gilbert is the author of "Stumbling on Happiness."12:00 p.m.