Archive | October, 2009

Congress & Health Industry Lobbyists: They Make a Cozy Couple

October 14, 2009

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It’s no secret that the insurance  industry has dispatched as many lobbyists as possible to prevent a public option from becoming a health care reality.  But did you know how really cozy Congress and the lobbyists are? Just something to …

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Michelle Obama “Action Figure?”

October 13, 2009

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I might buy the dresses (I actually do own the black and white number!), but I’m not sure what you’d do with a First Lady “action figure.” Apparently there’s been no comment from the White House.  Guess it’s safe …

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If Not Hillary, Then Who?

October 12, 2009

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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said this weekend that she won’t run for President again. Now, I know that even unequivocal statements can always be changed, but if Hillary means what she says, then who is our best hope for …

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PunditMom Photo Sunday

October 11, 2009

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Playing with a different camera today — a Nikon COOLPIX L100! …

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PunditMom Video Saturday — A Woman’s Place

October 10, 2009

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Usually I take a little break from politics on Saturdays to give myself some space for one of my other loves — photography. But this week, I have a short video that is SOoo delicious I had to share …

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Getting Mad as Hell on Health Care and Not Taking it Anymore

October 9, 2009

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Women on Capitol Hill seem to be mad as hell when it comes to health care and they’re not taking it anymore.   This week, women Senators and members of Congress started speaking out collectively about the lack of interest and, …

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More Good Reasons Health Care Has to Change

October 7, 2009

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Why are women really being treated like second-class citizens in the world of health care and insurance? I don’t hear the women Senators and Representatives calling for an end to coverage for male-only maladies.  There is a serious lack of …

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One Day, No Hate: A Journey Toward Civil Politics

October 6, 2009

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Is civil political discourse something we can only look back on fondly?  It’s hard to remember that there actually was a time when the word “bipartisanship” meant something in the nation’s capitol.  I’ve wondered for some time whether it’s possible …

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Want to Read the Health Care Bill?

October 5, 2009

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Think you have then stamina to read the Senate Finance Committee health care bill that will probably get voted on later this week? Here are all 262 pages of it. I’m going to try to take a stab at it …

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Guess What’s Arriving in a Couple of Weeks?!?

October 4, 2009

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I’m SOoooo excitied!  This book, Kirtsy Takes a Bow, has been in the works for some time by those fabulous Kirtsy ladies.  I’m honored that they’ve selected some of my work to be included along with so many …

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PunditMom Photo Saturday — We’re Pleased to Inform You!

October 3, 2009

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I’m pretty thrilled, too.  Now I need to get my butt in gear and make this book (can you say “Mothers of Intention”) happen. …

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Frontal Assault on Reproductive Health Care

October 2, 2009

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Senator Debbie Stabenow is on a roll for women’s health care.  First, she took on Senator Jon Kyl about his proposal that maternity care shouldn’t be provided for in the health care reform package: Then, Senator Stabenow contested the plan …

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