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BREAKING: Senate rejects bill defunding Planned Parenthood
Life Site News ^ | March 9, 2011 | KATHLEEN GILBERT

Posted on 03/09/2011 1:46:32 PM PST by NYer

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 9, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In a 44-56 vote, the U.S. Senate has voted against a budget bill crafted by House Republicans that would have eliminated federal funding of Planned Parenthood.

The Democrat-led Senate also failed to pass its own budget bill, which contained much fewer spending cuts and maintained the abortion giant’s funding.

The vote marks the first stage of what promises to be a drawn-out battle between two opposite visions for the 2011 fiscal year, as well as between pro-life and pro-abortion forces fiercely gunning for or against the amendment de-funding Planned Parenthood.

President Obama has promised to veto the House version as it stands.

Developing ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: abortion; commiebabykillers; corruption; death; democrats; funding; liberalfascism; liberals; moralabsolutes; obama; plannedmurderhood; plannedparenthood; progressives; prolife; senate
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1 posted on 03/09/2011 1:46:37 PM PST by NYer
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To: wagglebee

Ping!


2 posted on 03/09/2011 1:47:07 PM PST by NYer ("Be kind to every person you meet. For every person is fighting a great battle." St. Ephraim)
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To: NYer

The Senate - RATS - pro-death. We need to hang them with this.


3 posted on 03/09/2011 1:47:25 PM PST by Jemian
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To: Jemian

Yep, gotta gain firm control of the senate in the next election.

I’m hoping Rob Steele runs against Debbie Stabenow.


4 posted on 03/09/2011 1:49:40 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: NYer

Uh. I thought all revenue bills originate in the House.

Can’t they just cut off funding by killing the revenue for this and ignore the Senate and Obama?


5 posted on 03/09/2011 1:50:25 PM PST by ZULU (No nation which ever attempted to tolerate Islam, escaped total Islamization.)
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To: NYer

At least three Republicans crossed over, assuming no “moderate” Dems crossed as well.. Who were they and are they running for reelection in 2012?


6 posted on 03/09/2011 1:51:30 PM PST by WinOne4TheGipper (If the Klan killed 60% of black babies, it would be genocide, when the left does it, its "choice".)
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To: cripplecreek

at least three rinos are on the wrong side....


7 posted on 03/09/2011 1:51:36 PM PST by slapshot ("Were not gonna take it anymore" Twisted Sister)
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To: NYer

I’ll be working on firing one of the damn no votes next year. Stupidnow needs to go.


8 posted on 03/09/2011 1:52:15 PM PST by Darren McCarty (We should lead ourselves instead of looking for leaders)
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To: ZULU

originates, but i has to pass through the Senate and WH. They control the purse strings which gives them a big seat at the negotiating table.


9 posted on 03/09/2011 1:52:15 PM PST by ilgipper
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To: slapshot

why do I think they are probably from the liberal hell hole of the north east.


10 posted on 03/09/2011 1:53:01 PM PST by manc (Shame on all who voted for the repeal of DADT, who supported it or never tried to stop it. Traitors)
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To: NYer; 185JHP; 230FMJ; AKA Elena; Albion Wilde; Aleighanne; Alexander Rubin; Amos the Prophet; ...
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11 posted on 03/09/2011 1:53:07 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: ZULU

Yes all revenue bills are required to originate in the House. So while the Senate has killed this bill, it’s up to the House to get another budget bill going. The Senate, constitutionally, has to wait for the House to act.

We’ll see what happens............


12 posted on 03/09/2011 1:53:28 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: NYer

Snowe, Collins and what other RINO voted against the defunding bill?


13 posted on 03/09/2011 1:53:32 PM PST by Redskin Indian Chief
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To: slapshot

Let me guess, Brown, Collins, and Snowe?


14 posted on 03/09/2011 1:53:59 PM PST by KansasGirl
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To: ZULU

It did originate in the House.

Not exactly surprised, are we? Hopefully in 2012 we can change that.


15 posted on 03/09/2011 1:54:31 PM PST by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: NYer

Democrat Senate can’t pass a budget bill? No surprise. They couldn’t pass any budget at all last year.


16 posted on 03/09/2011 1:55:13 PM PST by ez ("Abashed the devil stood and felt how awful goodness is." - Milton, Paradise Lost)
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To: NYer

I'm shocked.

17 posted on 03/09/2011 1:55:20 PM PST by Red Badger (How can anyone look at the situation in Libya and be for gun control is beyond stupid. It's suicide.)
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To: Darren McCarty

I really hope Steele runs against our idiot.


18 posted on 03/09/2011 1:55:26 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Redskin Indian Chief

My guess is Brown.


19 posted on 03/09/2011 1:55:39 PM PST by KansasGirl
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To: Redskin Indian Chief

My guess is Brown.


20 posted on 03/09/2011 1:55:43 PM PST by KansasGirl
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To: NYer

You can expect the GOP to surrender now.

Thats what they normally do.


21 posted on 03/09/2011 1:56:25 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: NYer
I'm given to understand that when the new House bill comes up for a vote. . . a bill that is even harsher than this one. . . 114 of the dem/lib/prog/pop representatives are going to exercise what has come to be known as the "Wisconsin Gambit".

That is...they will flee the country (rumor has it that they'll be staying in France...where they feel at home amongst their kind) so they don't have to vote.

[Developing....]

22 posted on 03/09/2011 1:58:08 PM PST by Logic n' Reason ("Don't start coloring until you know where the lines go.")
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To: cripplecreek

Rob Steele - MI more information please. Up here in God’s Country (the UP of MI for the rest of FRs, LP of MI people are called trolls live under the bridge (mackinac)) information is slow in getting here. thanks


23 posted on 03/09/2011 1:58:27 PM PST by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
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To: NYer

This has got to be a big issue in the ‘12 campaign.


24 posted on 03/09/2011 1:58:36 PM PST by samtheman
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To: GeronL

I saw that Mike Pence voted to FUND abortions in hospitals. He’s completely deserted the pro-life movement if what I read was true and it was a reliable source - no reason to doubt.


25 posted on 03/09/2011 1:58:52 PM PST by floriduh voter (The culture of participating being replaced by the culture of taking. Animal Farm?)
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To: WinOne4TheGipper
At least three Republicans crossed over, assuming no “moderate” Dems crossed as well.. Who were they and are they running for reelection in 2012?

The moderate republicans (Snowe, Brown, etc.) voted for the bill. The 3 republican no votes were Rand Paul, Jim Demint, and Mike Lee. Their opposition was from the right, that the bill still spends too much money, and it does.

26 posted on 03/09/2011 2:00:07 PM PST by arista
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To: WinOne4TheGipper

Is Mike Pence in the senate? He of all people may have crossed over. Seriously.


27 posted on 03/09/2011 2:00:31 PM PST by floriduh voter (The culture of participating being replaced by the culture of taking. Animal Farm?)
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To: ZULU

Exactly what I was thinking. What does the House do now and what authority do they have?


28 posted on 03/09/2011 2:00:35 PM PST by RC2
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To: floriduh voter

Where is this? Where’s the source? I have a hard time taking that one on face value due to Pence’s record.


29 posted on 03/09/2011 2:01:23 PM PST by Darren McCarty (We should lead ourselves instead of looking for leaders)
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To: hondact200

Rob Steele is the MD who ran against John Dingell in the last election.

He entered the race late but gave entrenched Dingell a real run for his money and cost the democrats a lot of money. Dingell should have walked to an easy victory but Steele made it a real race.


30 posted on 03/09/2011 2:02:38 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: hondact200
Dr Rob Steele ran against Dingell and gave him his toughest race in a 61% blue district that includes Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, and Inkster.

I don't know who I'd support, but Steele at least has shown he can run a credible campaign.

31 posted on 03/09/2011 2:02:47 PM PST by Darren McCarty (We should lead ourselves instead of looking for leaders)
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To: floriduh voter
Is Mike Pence in the senate?

Pence is in the house, not the senate.

32 posted on 03/09/2011 2:03:35 PM PST by Darren McCarty (We should lead ourselves instead of looking for leaders)
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To: cripplecreek; Darren McCarty

what about Pete Hoekstra?


33 posted on 03/09/2011 2:04:38 PM PST by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: arista
Brown would NEVER vote with the RINOs. He is not a RINO.


34 posted on 03/09/2011 2:04:43 PM PST by Diogenesis (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: slapshot
"All of the Democrats voted against the pro-life version of the budget bill, but strongly conservative Republican Sens. Mike Lee of Utah, Jim DeMint of South Carolina, and Rand Paul of Kentucky joining them."

More here

35 posted on 03/09/2011 2:05:37 PM PST by Baynative (Truth is treason in an empire of lies)
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To: NYer

The Senate can only approve funding or hold their breath. They can’t spend it.

If the house doesn’t send them what they want, all they can do is shut down the government.

The House would be smart to make this entire two years about the budget. Take one item at a time and pass it on to the Senate or reject it outright. Roll everything that is left into a continuing resolution until all that is left is crap. THEN go home and let the continuing resolution expire.


36 posted on 03/09/2011 2:05:46 PM PST by SampleMan (If all of the people currently oppressed shared a common geography, bullets would already be flying.)
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To: 70th Division

I could vote for Hoekstra but Steele would be my first choice.

We need to close our primaries in Michigan.


37 posted on 03/09/2011 2:06:49 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: floriduh voter
I'd be a little careful about pillorying Pence based on his generally pro-life record. It is normal parliamentary procedure for one member on each side to be designated to vote against their convictions as a device to bring it back for a vote should it become necessary.

Given his high rank in the house and relative safety of his district for re-election, he would be the logical choice of "designated Judas" in this case.

38 posted on 03/09/2011 2:06:49 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: NYer

shut it down....the entire government...no more temporary spending bills....shut it down...resubmit the same bill with a different date on it, then shut it down


39 posted on 03/09/2011 2:09:44 PM PST by joe fonebone (Project Gunwalker, this will make watergate look like the warm up band......)
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To: RC2

They control revenue bills.

It should be THEIR way or the HIGHWAY!

Its what the public elected them to do.

I hope they hang tough.

And I hope we get somebody to run against Lugar and his fellow herd of RINOs.


40 posted on 03/09/2011 2:10:10 PM PST by ZULU (No nation which ever attempted to tolerate Islam, escaped total Islamization.)
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To: NYer
Completely expected. This is a lesson for those who expect the House GOP to attempt Large Things legislatively.

The Senate can and will vote down those things that endanger the Democrat platform, and Obama can veto anything that passes the Senate, without fear of being over-ridden.

That's politics.

41 posted on 03/09/2011 2:11:25 PM PST by r9etb
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To: Vigilanteman

“I’d be a little careful about pillorying Pence based on his generally pro-life record. It is normal parliamentary procedure for one member on each side to be designated to vote against their convictions as a device to bring it back for a vote should it become necessary....”
thanks for the info...just how does that work?


42 posted on 03/09/2011 2:15:14 PM PST by rusureitflies? (OSAMA BIN LADEN IS DEAD! There, I said it. Prove me wrong.)
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To: cripplecreek

thank you for the information. since we are able to vote for seat that Stabenow occupies up here to.

Got rid of Bart Stupak replaced with Dr. Dan Benishek lots of conservatives are happy. even the dems are happy.

Just so you are aware Stupak has told the people of the UP he will run again, but has vowed to take some time off. Just hope Stabenow does not retire, than he might try to run. Just letting you know exchanging of the possible candidates for the regional politics


43 posted on 03/09/2011 2:15:22 PM PST by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
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To: RC2
Exactly what I was thinking. What does the House do now and what authority do they have?

The primary authority they have, is that they control the bills that get sent over to the Senate. Where spending is concerned, the Senate can only vote on what the House sends them.

And thus, the contents and manner in which those bills get sent over, offer the possibility of fruitful strategies to frame the debate over various issues.

One thing the House can do, is to force the Senate to vote on sensible legislation, particularly those items related to the budget. This is essentially what Rep. Ryan was suggesting last week, with his "two weeks at a time" comment.

44 posted on 03/09/2011 2:17:22 PM PST by r9etb
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To: floriduh voter

I am burned out on the GOP!


45 posted on 03/09/2011 2:18:52 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Jemian

Which RINORATS Flipped?


46 posted on 03/09/2011 2:23:04 PM PST by screaminsunshine (34 States)
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To: Jemian

Which RINORATS Flipped?


47 posted on 03/09/2011 2:23:04 PM PST by screaminsunshine (34 States)
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To: NYer

The House Republicans need to keep doing this. Come up with their own budget, no compromise, that cuts at least $100 billion, including all pet projects from all Senators.

If they don’t like it, send a new one cutting $150 billion and cut all pet projects from all rat congress critters.

If they don’t like that, keep cutting until they agree. Keep upping the ante, in terms of budget cuts.

This will serve two purposes: weakens the rats and expose the rinos in a way that they do not want.


48 posted on 03/09/2011 2:24:34 PM PST by ABQHispConservative (Fire all the damn rino!)
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To: GeronL

Join the club.


49 posted on 03/09/2011 2:24:44 PM PST by screaminsunshine (34 States)
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To: Baynative

Unbelievable. What else was in the bill? Why would DeMint cross over?

May God give us strength.
Tatt


50 posted on 03/09/2011 2:27:28 PM PST by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." DorothyBernard)
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