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Karen Handel: Planned Parenthood ‘orchestrated attack’ on Komen charity

Karen Handel, the former senior vice president of public policy at Susan G. Komen for the Cure, accused Planned Parenthood of extortion during an appearance on the Christian Broadcasting Network. The charity faced a public backlash after the Associated Press learned that it was halting their partnership with Planned Parenthood…

Olbermann: ‘Karen Handel is gone’ but ‘Komen’s corruption remains’

Following the resignation of Karen Handel from the Susan G. Komen Foundation, Countdown host Keith Olbermann turned his focus Tuesday evening towards castigating the group and its CEO Nancy Brinker. “Ms. Brinker has dishonored both her sister’s memory and this essential cause,” Olbermann said in a “Special Comment” segment. “Until…

Komen lobbyist Karen Handel resigns

Karen Handel, a top lobbyist for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure breast cancer foundation, has resigned following the group’s decision to restore funding to the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), according to The Associated Press. Handel was the former Republican attorney general of Georgia. She ran for…

Emails show Handel behind Komen’s Planned Parenthood decision: report

Susan G. Komen for the Cure Vice President Karen Handel drove the foundation’s decision to defund Planned Parenthood for purely political reasons, according to emails reviewed by The Huffington Post. “The emails show that Karen Handel was behind the entire decision to defund Planned Parenthood,” The Huffington Post’s Laura Bassett…

Komen Foundation ousted their Democratic lobbyist just before hiring Karen Handel

It wasn’t until 2008 that the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, a 501(c)3, founded the Susan G. Komen For The Cure Advocacy Alliance, a 501(c)4 non-profit that, under IRS rules, can spend unlimited donor funds on lobbying. It’s that arm of the Komen Foundation that former Secretary of State…

Daily Show co-creator mocks Komen charity’s Karen Handel

Lizz Winstead, co-creator of The Daily Show, on Wednesday mocked Karen Handel of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure after the charity cut off all grants to Planned Parenthood. Nearly 170,000 clinical breast exams performed by Planned Parenthood were supported by Komen grants. “I think she said it herself…

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