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Will Obama support cuts to Medicare and Medicaid?

WASHINGTON – Now that Congress has agreed on how to fund the government for fiscal 2011, attention turns to addressing America’s long-term budget. Republicans last week released a proposal that drastically reshapes the role of the federal government, in part by cutting deep into Medicare and Medicaid. Appearing Sunday on…

House Republicans secure votes to pass sweeping anti-abortion bill

WASHINGTON – High-priority Republican legislation aimed at curtailing abortion rights across the United States is on its way to passage in the House, having secured enough co-sponsors for approval on the floor. Sponsored by Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), H.R. 3, “The No Taxpayer Funding For Abortion Act,” would eliminate employer…

Republicans push tax hike on private insurance plans with abortion coverage

WASHINGTON – A provision in a high-priority Republican bill would effectively hike taxes on private insurance plans that include abortion coverage, representing a significant threat to the pro-abortion-rights movement. The provision is in Rep. Chris Smith’s (R-NJ) measure HR 3, the “No Taxpayer Funding For Abortion Act,” which has 173…

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