Dems Say No To Five-Year Waiting Period

“Democrats On The Senate Finance Committee Defeated A Republican Amendment To A Healthcare Bill That Would Require Legal Immigrants To Wait Five Years Before Accessing Federal Health Benefits.”  (Jeffrey Young, “Senators Reject Five-Year Wait For Immigrant Healthcare,” The Hill’s Blog Briefing Room, 10/1/09) “Democrats Argued That A Five-Year Waiting Period Would Be Unfair To Immigrants…

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Harkin The Bitter Partisan

In A Conference Call Today, Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee Chairman Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) Said Republicans Will Not Get A Seat At The Table In Health Care Overhaul. “HELP Committee Chairman Tom Harkin said in a conference call today that Republicans will not have a seat at the table when Senate Majority…

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Rep. Sandlin (D-SD) Gets A Challenger

Aaron Blake from The Hill’s Blog Briefing Room is reporting Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D-SD) will be challenged by South Dakota State Rep. Blake Curd (R-SD). Curd will need a lot of money. A race against Sandlin isn’t just a race against an incumbent, it’s a race against EMILY’s List, one of the most powerful…

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Morning Dose Of Reality: More Jobless Benefit Claims, More Than Expected

“First-Time Claims For Jobless Benefits Increased More Than Expected Last Week, A Sign Employers Are Reluctant To Hire And The Job Market Remains Weak.”  (Christopher S. Rugaber and Martin Crutsinger, “New Jobless Claims Rise More Than Expected To 551K,” The Associated Press, 10/1/09) “The Labor Department Said Thursday That Initial Claims For Unemployment Insurance Rose…

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Mission Indecision: Obama To Mull Afghan Strategy FOR WEEKS

President Obama To Weigh What To Do With Afghanistan. . . For Weeks. “President Barack Obama will take several weeks to review U.S. strategy on Afghanistan and Pakistan, the White House said on Wednesday after a meeting between top U.S. officials about the region.”  (Jeff Mason, “Obama To Take Weeks To Study Afghanistan Strategy,” Reuters,…

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Let Me See Some ID

Lost in the hub-bub of the abortion battle we reported on today, was the fact that Senate Democrats killed a proposal to require immigrants to “prove their identity with photo identification when signing up for health insurance or tax credits under healthcare reform.”  (Jeffrey Young, “Senators Turn Back ID Requirement For Immigrant Healthcare,” The Hill’s…

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Stabenow Bought And Paid For By Pro-Abortion Lobby

Earlier we shed some light on Senator Debbie Stabenow‘s (D-MI) opposition to two amendments today regarding the use of tax payer funds to pay for abortions and conscientious objectors. We thought you might like some additional information on Stabenow’s support of the pro-abortion lobby. Between January 2001 and December 2008, Stabenow received at least $470,116…

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Tax Dollars And Abortion

It’s an inconvenient truth for some and an unwelcome reality for others, but federal tax dollars are being used for abortion. In 1976, Congress passed the Hyde Amendment, named after former Rep. Henry Hyde (R-IL), which prohibited the use of taxpayer dollars to fund abortions, with the exception of life of the mother, through Medicaid.…

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Stabenow Against Conscientious Objectors

Just as we were digging into tax dollars being used to pay for abortions for a later post, we get this update from Politico that another amendment offered by Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) was defeated. This amendment would “have prohibited discrimination against health care providers who refuse to provide abortion services. The amendment failed 10-13…

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