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53-46 vote: Senate blocks GOP effort to shut off federal funds for Planned Parenthood

WASHINGTON — The Senate has blocked a Republican effort to shut off federal funds for Planned Parenthood.

The vote Monday, August 3rd followed the release of videos secretly recorded by an anti-abortion group showing Planned Parenthood officials describing how they sometimes provide aborted fetal tissue for researchers. 86 more words

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Senate Vote to Defund Planned Parenthood Fails

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A procedural vote in the Senate on legislation that would have barred all federal funds for Planned Parenthood failed on Monday.

The vote was 53-46, meaning the measure failed to get the 60 votes needed to overcome a Democratic filibuster on bringing the bill up for debate. 360 more words

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The Canard of Planned Parenthood Funding Votes

It’s amazing, disheartening actually that elected representatives to our federal government are so willingly to shut down all services not because of waste or inefficiency, but because of flat out lies from brazen profiteers stoking the fires of rage within the American people. 1,180 more words

Thoughts On Life And Society

The Law Kathryn Steinle's Murder Should Inspire

On July 1 Kathryn Steinle was shot in San Francisco by undocumented immigrant Francisco Sanchez.  Sanchez had already been deported to Mexico five times and was in jail and likely to be deported again.   505 more words

Politics

#Texas Attorney General: Office Has Received More #PlannedParenthood Videos

Melaney Linton, president of that clinic, said in written testimony that one individual was shown an area where tissue is processed after an abortion. She said the video ‘will be difficult for many people to see. 352 more words
Mediasphere

Early Facebook Look at United States Senate election in Maryland, 2016

I have reviewed the Twitter outreach in two of the Maryland Congressional races (CD04 & CD08) and thought I would mix it up for this evaluation and take a look at the candidates and their early Facebook outreach. 388 more words

Technology

Aegis Living Study Calls for More Alzheimer's Research Funding

Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month comes to a close next week. But for adults of all ages, concerns about aging and memory will continue says a recent study by… 403 more words

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