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Let Down Again: Obama's FDA Fails to Advance New Emergency Contraception Rules

(1) Comments | Posted March 25, 2010 | 5:07 PM

The first year of the Obama presidency is increasingly feeling like one of those maddening romantic relationships for many pro-choice supporters - brimming with promise in the beginning, but during the actual courtship, rife with disappointments. This week is perhaps the most heartbreaking. It almost goes without saying that the...

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Auction Block Politics

(0) Comments | Posted December 18, 2008 | 4:53 PM

The amount of political power that lawmakers wield has long been tied to their ability to make dollars rain down from political contributions. While no one would defend the crass trades sought by Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, in some ways his crimes consisted of simply making the implicit arrangements that...

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In Victory for American Voters, Von Spakovsky Withdraws From Consideration

(0) Comments | Posted May 19, 2008 | 5:25 PM

Late Friday, a letter sent from Federal Election Commission (FEC) nominee Hans von Spakovsky to the White House officially withdrawing his name from consideration was made public. This is undoubtedly good news as the election season kicks into high gear, and will help to assure that the FEC will...

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"Parallel Public Financing System"? Not Quite, But Don't Lose Hope

(2) Comments | Posted April 15, 2008 | 12:21 PM

Sen. Barack Obama's comments last week provided grist for renewed speculation about whether or not he will accept public financing for the general election. With no apparent sense of irony, he said to a roomful of donors at a high-ticket fundraiser that "we have created a parallel public financing...

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