Tag Archive | "federal budget"

I Want Kirsten Gillibrand on That Women’s Health Wall

Thursday, April 14, 2011

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Republicans in Washington have made no secret of the fact that they got pretty much everything they wanted in the current federal budget deal, with one exception — the complete unfunding of Planned Parenthood.  The majority of the GOP …

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GOP Says Buh-bye Clean Energy

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

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In President Obama’s speech to outline his plan for bringing our budget woes under control, he pointed out that Republicans want to cut 70 percent of the money that goes to encouraging clean energy efforts in America.  I guess if …

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My Budget Fantasy: Just Say No

Saturday, April 9, 2011

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President Obama, please meet President Bartlet. I know we’re in tough economic times, but our country could use a leader with a little backbone right now.  When you let the bully win, you always lose.…

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The GOP Will Blame a Government Shutdown on Women

Friday, April 8, 2011

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Women are the scapegoats of the GOP’s push for a government shutdown. You heard me.  If the federal government closes because lawmakers can’t agree on whether women should be allowed to get annual physical exams, contraceptives or cervical cancer screenings

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GOP Budget Wars on Reproductive Health

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

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What’s happened to the whole Republican “the economy and jobs are our first priority” mantra from the 2010 elections?  Eric Cantor can say it all he wants, but that isn’t making it true.  Instead of jobs, conservatives are once again …

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John McCain and the Tale of the Earmarks

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

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No, not earwigs. Or ear worms. Earmarks. Senator John McCain is really rattling the cage this week about “earmarks” — those special requests in the federal budget that allow lawmakers to get a few hundreds of thousands, …

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