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Weekly Pulse: DADT, Vampire Bees, and Other Hazards to Your Health

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Dr. Kenneth Katz recently published an article in the New England Journal of Medicine titled "Health...

Obama's Double-Cross

Ken Blackwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

In the dog days of summer, when most Americans are longing to escape to the mountains or the beach, the Obama administration has issued HHS regulations for Pennsylvania that will vastly expand subsidies for abortion in that state.

Obama Administration Applies Stupak Amendment to High Risk Pools

Jessica Arons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jessica Arons

This week, a commotion arose over the question of whether Pre-existing Condition Insurance Plans, also known as high risk pools, can include abortion...

The F Word: Solving a Problem Like Stupak

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Retiring House Representative Bart Stupak is the most prominent face of a big problem for progressives within the Democratic party: what to do about the conservadems?

Bart Stupak Retiring? Michigan Democrat Says He Will Run For Re-Election Despite Retirement Rumors

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) has no plans to retire, he told the Detroit Free Press on Wednesday. Though his decision hasn't officially been ma...

Why I Decided to Challenge Bart Stupak in the Democratic Primary

Connie Saltonstall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Connie Saltonstall

When Mr. Stupak threatened to block health reform unless the amendment bearing his name was included in the bill, I was furious. Since no one else stood up to challenge him, I announced my candidacy.

Christians and Health Care Reform: No Baby Killers Here

Diana Butler Bass | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Diana Butler Bass

When Congressman Randy Neugebauer (R-TX) shouted "baby-killer" during Rep. Bart Stupak's (D-MI) speech during the health insurance reform vote last Sunday, American political debate reached a new low.

The Health Care Bill and Women's Health: Wins, Losses, and Challenges

Jodi Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jodi Jacobson

Some of the provisions in the newly signed health care bill are of particular importance to women. Below is an initial summary of the wins, losses, and remaining challenges for women's health and rights.

Bart Stupak Wants 'Baby Killer' Shouter To Apologize On House Floor (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In an interview with CBS News on Tuesday, Rep. Bart Stupak called on Rep. Randy Neugebauer (R-Texas), the lawmaker who yelled "baby killer" while Stup...

What is the Stupak Hole? What is an LWG?

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

I don't agree with Stupak's position on abortion, but I have real respect for the fact that he stood up, and more importantly, the way he stood up.

The F Word: Learning From Health Care Reform

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

So this is what I learned from the last weekend of the health care reform debate. First, lay a coffin at a White House fence and you're subject to arrest.

The F Word: Stupak vs. The Nuns

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Will the Senate bill give more people more access to insurance? Probably. Will they be able to afford it? That's an open question. But will it save lives? No doubt. And that was the nuns' point.

Ryan Grim

'Baby Killer' Yelled At Bart Stupak During Health Care Debate (VIDEO) | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A Republican member of Congress apparently called Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) a "baby killer" near the end of the day-long House debate on health care ...

Bart Stupak: I Don't Listen To Nuns

Jodi Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jodi Jacobson

In interviews Wednesday, Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) revealed a great deal about himself, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, politics and the internal workings of our "pro-choice" Democratic party.

Ryan Grim

NOW, BlueAmerica Back Stupak Challenger | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The National Organization for Women is getting behind the candidacy of Connie Saltonstall, a Democrat challenging Rep. Bart Stupak (Mich.) in a primar...

Bart Stupak: 'There's No Such Thing' As A Compromise Yet On Abortion Provisions Of Health Bill

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.), a leading orchestrator of the Democratic anti-abortion opposition to the current health care reform package, hasn't heard ...

Connie Saltonstall, Pro-Choice Candidate, Launches Primary Challenge Against Stupak

Jodi Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jodi Jacobson

Connie Saltonstall, the former county commissioner from Kent County, Michigan is mounting a primary challenge against Bart Stupak. She describes her stance on abortion as "without a doubt pro-choice."

Bart Stupak Abortion Claims Debunked: Health Bill Would NOT Force Federal Spending On Abortion

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ABC News found that one of Rep. Bart Stupak's (D-Mich.) biggest contentions in his fight against health care reform legislation -- that federal money ...

Friday Talking Points [114] -- When Will Rahm Go? Place Your Bets!

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The debate outside the Beltway (and, increasingly, inside the Beltway as well) is whether Rahm Emanuel should leave his job sooner, or later.

Bart Stupak: Abortion Language In Health Care Bill Is A Must

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.), who has long raised objections to health care reform based on his anti-abortion stance, said on Thursday that he and sever...

The World According to Stupak

Jessica Arons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jessica Arons

Contrary to Stupak's view, making healthcare premiums more affordable -- even if some plans include abortion coverage -- would not mean that the government would be paying for abortion.

Bart Stupak and His Merry Band of Eleven Anti-Choicers Want to Run Your Life

Jodi Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jodi Jacobson

Like a petulant child, Congressman Bart Stupak (D-MI) is all over radio and television stomping his feet on health care reform. I think Bart Stupak needs a time out.

Weekly Pulse: Obama to Promote Health Plan at Summit

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

Weekly Pulse: Obama to Promote Health Plan at SummitBy Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger On Monday, the White House released its plan for h...

Women on the Verge

Cecile Richards | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cecile Richards

Once again, at the final hour, women's rights and access have been traded away in the new Senate health care bill. Rights and access that we may not get back anytime soon, if ever.

Ryan Grim

WATCH: Abortion Battle Coming To Cable | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The fight over abortion rights set off by a provision in the House health-reform bill is coming to cable on Tuesday. The ad is from Center for Reprod...