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  • Illinois Gov. Rauner Signs Bill Allowing Medicaid For Abortions (Republican)

    09/28/2017 3:09:04 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 33 replies
    WGN9 ^ | September 28, 2017 | AP
    CHICAGO -- Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signed legislation Thursday allowing state health insurance and Medicaid coverage for abortions, ending months of speculation after the Republican reversed his stance on the issue last spring. The General Assembly controlled by Democrats approved the measure in May but delayed sending it to Rauner until Monday, in part because he has changed his mind about support of the plan. As a candidate in 2014, Rauner said he would support expanding coverage for abortions. But last April he said he opposed the idea and said the state should focus on improving the economy. The proposal...
  • Rauner Signs Democrat Bill Forcing Taxpayers to Fund Abortion

    09/28/2017 2:58:38 PM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 27 replies
    Illinois Family Institute ^ | 9/28/2017 | Laurie Higgins
    Governor Bruce Rauner has stabbed conservatives in the back—again. But much worse, he has ensured that thousands more babies will be killed in the womb every year in Illinois, and taxpayers will pay for their deaths. Despite his commitment to veto HB 40, which requires taxpayers to fund the intentional killing of humans in utero—including healthy humans of any gestational age—through Medicaid and state employee insurance plans, Rauner is signing it into law. This is the same man who during the gubernatorial campaign told IFA that he believes life begins at conception. Claiming that life begins at conception and then...
  • Illinois’ Governor May Sign Bill to Make Taxpayers Fund Abortions Through All 9 Months of Pregnancy

    09/26/2017 11:57:11 AM PDT · by detective · 25 replies
    Life News ^ | Sep 25, 2017 | Micaiah Bilger  
    Facing intense pressure from abortion activists, the pro-abortion Republican governor of Illinois may sign a bill forcing state taxpayers to pay for abortions up to birth.
  • Rauner to decide on abortion bill 'in the near future'

    09/25/2017 8:06:55 PM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 2 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 9/25/2017 | Rick Pearson and Kim Geiger
    Gov. Bruce Rauner said Monday he will decide "in the near future" the fate of a controversial and politically complex measure that would expand taxpayer-subsidized abortions for women covered by Medicaid and state employee insurance. The Republican governor's decision has major political consequences as he seeks re-election, illustrated by his vow in April to veto the bill and comments last week that he was undecided. Democrats who run the legislature approved the legislation May 10 but did not send it to Rauner's desk until Monday. The governor was immediately peppered with questions at a pair of stops about what he'll...
  • A Louisiana lawmaker wants to cut state funding to the NFL's Saints over anthem protests

    09/25/2017 8:39:34 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 63 replies
    Louisiana State Rep. Kenny Havard expressed his desire to cut millions in state tax dollars, exemptions and credits allocated to the New Orleans Saints, the NFL and associated groups, the Advocate reported. His Monday announcement came one day after a group of Saints players protested the national anthem before their Sunday game against the Panthers. "The very reason (the Saints) have the privilege and opportunity to play professional football while being paid millions is because someone in uniform died protecting their right to do so. It is a disgrace to the men and women of this nation and state who...
  • Trump's Spending Deal Funds Planned Parenthood

    09/11/2017 3:15:44 PM PDT · by Cubs Fan · 157 replies
    (CNSNews.com) - The spending deal that President Donald Trump cut last week with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)--and that was passed by a Republican-controlled Congress—breaks one of Trump’s unambiguous campaign promises: It funds Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider. Fiscal 2017 will end on Sept. 30 and the spending law Trump signed Friday will essentially continue federal funding from that date through Dec. 8 at the same levels and for the same purposes as the legislation currently funding the governmen That means both Planned Parenthood’s Title X and Medicaid funding can...
  • Obama’s the most expensive ex-president for taxpayers (first class parasite)

    09/01/2017 1:23:13 PM PDT · by Liz · 36 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 9/1/17 | Bob Fredericks, NY Post
    <p>Obama will be the costliest ex-president, with taxpayers shelling out $1,153,000 for his expenses in 2018, according to the Congressional Research Service.Obama's budget request is more than $100,000 higher than George W. Bush’s for next year and nearly $200,000 more than Bill Clinton’s expected budget.</p>
  • Collins, Murkowski: We Sunk Skinny Repeal to Protect Planned Parenthood

    08/09/2017 10:40:02 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 39 replies
    Townhall ^ | 8-9-17 | Cortney O'Brian
    Two of the Senators who singlehandedly derailed the skinny repeal of Obamacare were awarded a sit down interview with the admiring Dana Bash Friday on CNN.
  • Collins, Murkowski: We Sunk Skinny Repeal to Protect Planned Parenthood

    08/07/2017 3:42:14 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 79 replies
    Townhall ^ | August 7, 2017 | Cortney O'Brien
    Two of the senators who singlehandedly derailed the skinny repeal of Obamacare were awarded a sit down interview with the admiring Dana Bash Friday on CNN. The bright faced journalist applauded Sens. Susan Collins (ME) and Lisa Murkowski (AK) for having the “cajones” to vote against the Republican bill when they knew half the country would view them as heretics. Collins admitted it was an “uncomfortable” vote. But, they both insisted it was the right thing to do, which is why they did not fear backlash from GOP leadership, or even intimidating tweets from the Oval Office. Both women said...
  • Three Republicans blocking final effort to defund Planned Parenthood, repeal Obamacare

    07/20/2017 8:10:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 07/20/2017 | Claire Chretien
    It looks like Planned Parenthood won't be defunded and Obamacare won't be repealed thanks to three Republican senators. Republicans failed to rally enough senators to vote for the Better Care Reconciliation Act, which would repeal and replace Obamacare. Then, Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, announced the Senate would instead only vote on repealing the pro-abortion healthcare law. The bill repealing Obamacare would also defund Planned Parenthood for one year. Three Republican senators, Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, and Susan Collins of Maine, have all said they'd vote against the bill. This means McConnell doesn't...
  • Trump axes Obama's 'slush fund' for radical agenda

    06/13/2017 6:09:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 6/12/2017 | Art Moore
    A virtual “slush fund” of taxpayer money the Obama administration deployed to support private groups that advanced his agenda has been shut down by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Sessions issued a memorandum June 7 to all U.S. attorneys and Justice Department leaders that put an end to the policy of requiring the department’s settlements with defendants, particularly corporations, to include donations to non-governmental organizations, Breitbart News reported. Among the recipients of the funds under Obama, was the radical National Council of La Raza, or “The Race,” which supports mass illegal immigration. In 2015, WND published a four-part series exposing the...
  • Trump’s Expansion of Mexico City Policy Is a Major Victory in Protecting Life

    05/20/2017 8:31:54 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 39 replies
    Dailty Signal ^ | 05/17/2017 | Rep. Chris Smith
    Someday, future generations of Americans will look back on us and wonder how and why such a rich and seemingly enlightened society, so blessed and endowed with the capacity to protect and enhance vulnerable human life, could have instead so aggressively promoted death to children by abortion—both here and overseas. They will note that we prided ourselves on our commitment to human rights, while precluding virtually all protection to the most persecuted minority in the world today—unborn children. And they will demand to know why dismembering a child with sharp knives, pulverizing an infant with powerful suction devices, or chemically...
  • Susan Collins: House GOP made ‘mistake’ in defunding Planned Parenthood

    05/08/2017 7:44:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 05/08/2017 | By Valerie Richardson
    Sen. Susan Collins on Sunday called it a “mistake” for the House Republicans’ health care bill to defund Planned Parenthood. “That is an important issue to me because I don’t think that low-income women should be denied their choice of health care providers for family planning, cancer screenings, some well-women care,” the Maine Republican said on ABC’s “This Week.” “It’s not the only issue in this huge bill, but I certainly think that it’s not fair and it is a mistake to defund Planned Parenthood,” said Ms. Collins. “But it’s one of many issues.” The American Health Care Act, passed...
  • GOP to pro-life voters: What Planned Parenthood defunding?

    05/02/2017 8:51:57 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 43 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | May 1, 2017 | Nate Madden
    At the 44th annual March for Life this past January, Vice President Pence told thousands of eager, dedicated marchers that “life is winning again in America.” However, the Republican Congress’ capitulation on Planned Parenthood funding in the latest round of budget talks tells quite a different tale. Following a national election cycle in which the pro-life cause became a conspicuous and consequential issue in the wake of the Republican Party’s trifold victory in the House of Representatives, Senate, and Oval Office, the GOP is already squandering the momentum of that victory by passing a budget resolution that … wait for...
  • Jim Jordan: I Think You’re Going to See a Lot of Conservatives Be Against the Spending Plan

    05/01/2017 8:37:04 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 143 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 1, 2017 | Jeff Poor
    Monday on CNN’s “New Day,” Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), the vice chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, said that he foresees some conservatives coming out against a proposed government spending bill set to come out later this week. “I mean, look, money goes to Planned Parenthood as you said,” Jordan said to host Chris Cuomo. “Money continues to go to sanctuary cities but no money for the border wall. I think you’re going to see a lot of conservatives be against this plan this week.”
  • Speaker Paul Ryan Will Fund Planned Parenthood but NOT the Trump Border Wall

    04/26/2017 8:46:05 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 109 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | April 26, 2017 | Jim Hoft
    Republican leadership is looking to fund Planned Parenthood in their latest spending bill but not the Trump border wall. Could these lawmakers be any more out of touch with their base? CNS News reported: “ When Donald Trump stood in the lobby of Trump Tower on June 16, 2015 and announced he was running for president, he told all who listened to “mark” his words. “I would do various things very quickly,” Trump said. “I would repeal and replace the big lie, Obamacare,” he said. “I will build a great, great wall on our southern border,” he said. “And I...
  • Will GOP Fund Planned Parenthood But Not Border Wall?

    04/26/2017 5:29:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 87 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 26, 2017 | Terry Jeffrey
    When Donald Trump stood in the lobby of Trump Tower on June 16, 2015 and announced he was running for president, he told all who listened to "mark" his words. "I would do various things very quickly," Trump said. "I would repeal and replace the big lie, Obamacare," he said. "I will build a great, great wall on our southern border," he said. "And I will have Mexico pay for that wall. "Mark my words," he said. Fifteen months later -- after he won the Republican nomination and less than two months before his general election showdown -- Trump released...
  • Trump gives states power to cut off Planned Parenthood money

    04/13/2017 10:57:57 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 71 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 13, 2017 | Stephen Dinan
    President Trump signed a bill Thursday freeing states to withhold federal family planning grant money from Planned Parenthood, marking the first major pro-life legislation to be signed into law in more than a decade. The bill unravels an Obama-era regulation that insisted states couldn’t refuse to spend family planning money with Planned Parenthood or any other organization that performs abortions. “This is a major pro-life victory,” said House Speaker Paul D. Ryan. More than a dozen states moved to strip Planned Parenthood of government funding in recent years as questions arose about the country’s largest abortion provider. In particular, lawmakers...
  • Planned Parenthood on the ropes as Republicans move in for knockout punch

    01/09/2017 3:53:17 PM PST · by mdittmar · 49 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 9, 2017 | Bradford Richardson
    A unified Republican government is poised to slash hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars from Planned Parenthood’s annual budget — the culmination of a public relations nightmare 18 months in the making that has left the nation’s largest abortion provider more vulnerable than ever to pro-life advances.
  • Trump’s Victory and the Religious Right

    11/17/2016 10:10:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 17, 2016 | Jerry Newcombe
    “Clinton's loss at the hands of Donald Trump amounted to the most surprising outcome in the history of modern electoral politics.” So writes David Catanese for usnews.com (11/11/16).Many of the pollsters proved to be wrong after all. To his credit, Larry Sabato of the University of Virginia cried mea culpa, declaring: “We were wrong, ok? The entire punditry industry. The entire polling industry. The entire analyst industry. And I want to take this opportunity to take my fair share of the blame. We were wrong.”“Success,” noted John F. Kennedy after he took responsibility for the fiasco that was the Bay of Pigs, “has...