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  • Senate vote to block HHS mandate on religious organizations tomorrow

    02/29/2012 11:07:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies · 2+ views
    Hotair ^ | 02/29/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Get your dialing fingers ready. Roll Call reports that the Senate will hold a floor vote on an amendment by Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) to impose a religious-conscience exception to the HHS mandate announced by Barack Obama and Kathleen Sebelius last month. The bill will come in the form of an amendment to the troubled transportation bill — which either complicates or simplifies the issue for the White House, depending on one’s perspective: The Senate will vote Thursday on a conscience clause amendment to release religious organizations from government mandates in health care, Majority Leader Harry Reid (Nev.) said today.The...
  • Holder vows court battle over contraception mandate

    02/28/2012 7:58:05 PM PST · by Hunton Peck · 5 replies ^ | February 28, 2012 | James Rosen
    In sworn testimony Tuesday, Attorney General Eric Holder defended the Obama administration's controversial contraception mandate, and vowed that the federal government's legion of lawyers will follow suit. "To the extent that that action is challenged in court, I would expect that the Justice Department would defend what I guess is in place -- would be that compromise," Holder told lawmakers on a House Appropriations subcommittee. The "compromise" Holder cited was announced by President Obama on Feb. 10, after a firestorm of criticism from the Catholic Church and other religious groups prompted the administration to revise an earlier rule, promulgated in...
  • “Magic” Mandate: Democrats force Comcast to create new “black programming”

    02/26/2012 4:50:24 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 28 replies
    American Vision News ^ | February 23rd | Joel McDurmon
    Magic Johnson slam-dunked an alley-oop tossed up by Maxine Waters (D-CA) and Attorney General Eric Holder’s office in conjunction with the FCC. The sweet-heart play emerged from a back-door screen set by these Democrats against cable giant Comcast during its merger with NBCUniversal. But the score required little magic and a lot of political pressure from the left. reports:
  • Tea Party, RIP?

    02/25/2012 5:34:58 AM PST · by IbJensen · 45 replies · 2+ views
    The New American ^ | 23 February 2012 | Thomas R. Eddlem
    Does the Tea Party now support politicians who favored bailouts and the ObamaCare individual mandate? Such a statement sounds like an oxymoronic joke, about as likely as a pacifist who backs war or an atheist for Jesus. But the answer, according to exit polls from New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Florida primaries, is an emphatic “yes.” According to each of these exit polls, the vast majority of self-identified Tea Party supporters have backed either former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney (left) or former House Speaker Newt Gingrich over anti-bailout candidates such as Texas Congressman Ron Paul, former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum,...
  • Chairman Obama's War On Religion And The Individual

    02/19/2012 4:02:14 PM PST · by Absolutely Nobama · 40 replies
    My Brain | 2/19/12 | Alan Levy
    "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;......" *********************************** For those of you who were educationally abused in our sham of a public school system, the above is the Estabishment Clause and the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment . It is one of the most important thoughts ever recorded in human history. This tiny little sentence fragment of a mere sixteen words makes America....well, American. See, ladies and gentlemen, the Establishment and Free Exercise Clauses do more than protect religion from the intrigues of government, regardless of what the commies...
  • Chaput emerging as a warrior-bishop

    02/19/2012 1:54:51 PM PST · by NYer · 27 replies ^ | February 19, 2012 | David O'Reilly
    Archbishop Charles J. Chaput has spoken out on a variety of issues, including insurance coverage for birth control. Archbishop Charles J. Chaput does not yet wear the empowering red hat of a cardinal, and he is so new to Philadelphia that he recently called it "Denver."But in the mere five months since he arrived here from the Rockies, Chaput has already emerged as a fierce warrior-bishop, unlike anyone Philadelphia has seen since the mighty Cardinal Dennis Dougherty reigned more than 60 years ago.His fighting words have refocused the national spotlight on the archdiocese, led lately by the low-profile Cardinals Justin...
  • (pro-abortion) NARAL Launches $250,000 Radio Ad Applauding Obama Mandate

    02/19/2012 11:39:14 AM PST · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Life News ^ | 2/13/12 | Steven Ertelt
    NARAL Launches $250,000 Radio Ad Applauding Obama Mandateby Steven Ertelt | Washington, DC | | 2/13/12 11:59 AM One of the biggest pro-abortion groups in the nation is delighted pro-abortion President Barack Obama put a revised mandate in place that forces insurance companies to provide women with free birth control and drugs that may cause abortions. NARAL is so happy that it has purchased $250,000 worth of radio advertising supporting the new mandate. The ads are slated to air in Denver, Colorado; Orlando, Florida; Madison, Wisconsin and the northern Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C. All of the locations are...
  • Hail Caesar. And every knee shall bow.

    02/19/2012 10:21:24 AM PST · by moneyrunner · 5 replies · 3+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 2/18/2012 | Moneyrunner
    The people who write for the Virginian Pilot have faith that their readers are as stupid and bigoted as they are. In their latest assault on reason and morals they claim – and I’m not making this up – “Insurance companies don't mind [giving free birth control pills, condoms, tubal ligation and abortion pills], because contraception is far less expensive than what it prevents.” What the editorial’s writers want you to believe is that insurance companies are happy to spend billions of dollars paying for condoms, birth control pills, tubal ligations and abortion pills because that way they won’t be...
  • DWS: Hey, it’s government’s job to impose their values on people, or something (D Wasserman Schultz)

    02/17/2012 9:53:24 AM PST · by C19fan · 17 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 17, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Debbie Wasserman Schultz wants people to know that she opposes the imposition of values onto others … when relationships are voluntary. In an interview with Megyn Kelly at Fox caught by Doug Powers at the Boss Emeritus’ site, the DNC chair denounces employers who impose their values by, er, deciding whether or not to pay for contraception for their employees. The DNC chair also denounces religious organizations who try to practice what they preach over the demand for subsidies from their employees — for products and services that are so readily available that the CDC shows that 99% of all...
  • Obama Contradicted: HHS Banned Consideration of ‘Cost Effectiveness’ in Developing Contraception

    02/16/2012 7:14:35 PM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 2/16/12 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    There would be no consideration of cost effectiveness. That was the explicit condition that the Department of Health and Human Services imposed on the panel of health-care experts it commissioned to develop the “preventive services” mandate that will require virtually all health-insurance plans in the United States to cover sterilizations and contraceptives—including those that cause abortions. The fact that HHS prohibited the panel from considering the cost effectiveness of the mandate it developed sharply contrasts with President Obama’s declaration at the White House last Friday that his administration had adopted the
  • CNN Poll: Americans Oppose Obama’s Contraception Mandate By 50% To 44% Margin…

    02/16/2012 4:29:37 PM PST · by Qbert · 50 replies · 1+ views
    Weasel Zippers ^ | 2/16/2012 | Weasel Zippers
    Hasn’t the MSM been telling us Obama’s mandate was hugely popular? Washington (CNN) – Half of all Americans say they oppose the Obama administration’s new policy concerning employer-provided health insurance plans and their coverage of contraceptive services for female employees including those at religiously affiliated institutions, according to a new national survey. The push by the White House has been sharply criticized by Catholic Church officials, and many political pundits have said that the controversy could hurt President Barack Obama’s re-election chances with Catholic voters. But a CNN/ORC International poll released Thursday also indicates that the vast majority of Catholic...
  • BREAKING: Every Single Bishop Has Condemned the Obama/HHS Mandate!

    02/16/2012 3:50:53 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 67 replies ^ | 02/16/2012 | Thomas Peters
    From Miami, Florida to Seattle, Washington– Every single Roman Catholic bishop in the United States has condemned in public the Obamacare HHS mandate — all 180 bishops who lead dioceses in the U.S. have spoken. This is a simply incredible, unified, universal Catholic witness on this critical issue of religious freedom.(To those wondering about my methodology, it is now negative instead of positive — I am no longer able to find a single Roman Catholic bishop who has NOT spoken out against the mandate publicly. It is also my presumption that this conclusion applies to all Eastern Rite and Sui...
  • Look Who Warned of the Dangers of ‘a state which regulates and controls everything’?

    02/16/2012 10:30:56 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies · 5+ views
    National Review Online - The Corner ^ | February 16, 2012 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    This past Sunday on This Week, George Will said of the HHS mandate: “This is what liberalism looks like. This is what the progressive state does. It tries to break all the institutions of civil society, all the institutions that mediate between the individual and the state. They have to break them to the saddle of the state.” He went on to say: “The Catholic bishops, it serves them right. They’re the ones who were really hot for Obamacare, with few exceptions. But they were all in favor of this.”
  • Video: First campaign ad on HHS mandate in MO Senate race

    02/16/2012 7:13:53 AM PST · by C19fan · 3 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 16, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Sarah Steelman hits the air first in using the HHS mandate on religious organizations as a billy club in the upcoming elections. Steelman will run for the chance to replace Claire McCaskill in a tough Republican primary, one in which she will almost certainly get outspent by John Brunner. With only $84,000 cash on hand at the moment, Steelman rolls the dice by hammering McCaskill over her support for the mandate, and vows to fight for First Amendment rights if she beats McCaskill in the fall:
  • Obama blunder escalates Catholic holy war

    02/15/2012 10:06:30 AM PST · by cap10mike · 28 replies ^ | February 15, 2012 | Michael Dorstewitz
    President Obama firmly placed one foot into a political quagmire by supporting Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius’ decision to renege on the “conscience exception” to Obamacare. This allowed religious organizations to opt out of providing health care coverage for contraception and sterilization. Sebelius’ decision placed Catholic employers squarely on the horns of a dilemma. They could either violate their religious beliefs or pay a huge fine to HHS. When the president offered a compromise in response to mounting public outcry, instead of backing away from the controversy, he planted his other foot into the muck.
  • Call Your U.S. Senator: Repeal Abortion Pill Mandate, Immediate Vote

    02/15/2012 9:02:29 AM PST · by unspun · 10 replies · 2+ views, ^ | February 15, 2012 | Jill Stanek
    from Call your senator NOW: Reid to allow vote on repeal of contraceptive mandateLast week Democrat pseudo-pro-life Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid blocked a vote on a bill sponsored by Republican pro-life Senator Roy Blunt to repeal President Obama’s contraception/abortifacient/sterilization mandate. Word this afternoon is Reid will allow the measure – #1520, the Respect for Rights of Conscience Act – to be voted on, as soon as today. These senators are said to be on the fence and need a call asap: Casey (PA) Conrad (ND) Johnson (SD) Landrieu (LA) Lieberman (CT) McCaskill (MO) Nelson (FL) Pryor (AR) Tester...
  • Reid to Allow Vote on Rescinding Contraception Rule

    02/15/2012 6:31:16 AM PST · by C19fan · 14 replies
    National Journal ^ | February 14, 2012 | Maggie Fox
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., relented on Tuesday and now says he’ll allow a Senate vote on an amendment that would reverse the White House’s controversial requirement that all insurers provide birth control free of charge to women. The proposal put forward last week by Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., would exempt employers from providing any care they find immoral. It’s unlikely to pass the Senate, and Reid blocked the vote last week. But he gave in on Tuesday, providing a potential opportunity for his fellow Democrats Ben Nelson of Nebraska (a cosponsor of Blunt's amendment), Robert Casey of Pennsylvania,...
  • Obama’s contraception plan won’t cut pregnancies

    02/15/2012 6:16:38 AM PST · by safetysign
    Washington Times ^ | 02/15/2012 | Daniel Allott
    Reproductive decisions are sometimes influenced by the availability of contraceptives. But they are also influenced by culture, faith, the ups and downs that are a natural part of sexual relationships and impulses buried deep in our psyches. In other words, they are influenced by factors well beyond the purview of a government mandate.
  • Birth control mandate repeal will get vote

    02/14/2012 4:00:17 PM PST · by LisaFab · 10 replies
    UPI ^ | 2/14/12
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said he'll let a bill that would repeal the White House's hot-button birth control mandate be brought up for a vote. Reid had criticized Senate Republicans for offering what he called "extraneous" amendments to the Senate's transportation bill but then said he had agreed to a vote on contraception mandate, The Hill reported. Read more:
  • Obama imposes will in contraception compromise

    02/14/2012 9:42:32 AM PST · by SmithL · 13 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/14/12 | Debra J. Saunders
    From San Francisco, the controversy over the White House decision to require religious-affiliated employers to provide contraception in their employee health care benefits has felt like an argument about the barn door being open years after the horse got out of the barn. In 1996, San Francisco effectively forced Catholic Charities to offer domestic-partner benefits for same-sex couples (without calling them domestic-partner benefits) in order to receive city funds to care for the sick. A 1999 law made California one of 28 states that now require employers to include contraception in health-care plans that cover prescriptions. Yet the Obama administration...