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Egg Farm's Salmonella Dated to '08

Wright County Egg tested positive 73 times in 2 years

(Newser) - You know that massive salmonella problem that led to the recall of hundreds of millions of eggs ? Turns out Wright County Egg has known about it since 2008. Their barns tested positive for salmonella 73 times over the two-year period leading up to the recall, congressional investigators say. The... More »

Congressional Race Results: 27,091 to 27,090

Republicans will need a recount in Michigan

(Newser) - Bust out your importance-of-voting cliches: In the Republican primary for a congressional seat in Michigan, Dan Benishek led Jason Allen by one vote: 27,091 to 27,090, the Detroit Free Press reports. Both camps declared victory, but it doesn't much matter because a recount is certain. The race itself... More »

Father, Son Arrested for Stupak Threat

Health care opponents allegedly threatened to kill his family

(Newser) - A father and son have been arrested and charged with conspiring to assault, kidnap, or murder a US official, after allegedly making violent threats toward Bart Stupak. Police say Russell and David Hesch, aged 73 and 50, are behind a letter that arrived on May 25, which warned that the... More »

Bart Stupak Got Squeezed Into No-Man's Land

His decision to retire isn't surprising

(Newser) - Bart Stupak is retiring from Congress, which is not-so-stunning news to pundits:
  • Ben Smith, Politico : "It seems reasonable to take it as a sign of how difficult and unpleasant it is right now, in the House in particular, to attempt to stand in the middle." Stupak moved health
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Bart Stupak Will Retire

Michigan congressman say tea partiers didn't run him out

(Newser) - Democrat Bart Stupak, targeted for defeat by Tea Party activists for his crucial role in securing House approval of the health care overhaul, said today he would retire from Congress this year. The nine-term congressman told AP he could have won re-election and insisted he wasn't being chased from the... More »

Stupak Won't Rule Out Retirement

He's reportedly exhausted, and Democrats are worried

(Newser) - Democratic leaders are said to be in a full-court press on Bart Stupak again, this time trying to convince him not to retire from Congress. After MSNBC's First Read blog reported this morning that Stupak is "exhausted" after the abortion/health care fight, his office did little to squelch the... More »

Pastors: Lawmakers' House 'Masquerading as Church'

C Street Center illegally giving lawmakers too-low rent, they say

(Newser) - Lawmakers such as Bart Stupak and John Ensign are getting a big and possibly illegal financial break by renting rooms at a DC boarding house "masquerading as a church," say a group of Ohio pastors. In two complaints filed with the IRS, the pastors charge that the C... More »

Stupak: Why I Voted Yes; Parker: Why He's Wrong

She thinks we can expect taxpayer dollars to fund abortions

(Newser) - Bart Stupak and Kathleen Parker take the fight over abortion funding to the op-ed pages of the Washington Post today.
  • In his column , Stupak takes exception to Parker calling him a "backstabber" in a previous column and insists that President Obama's executive order is an "ironclad" guarantee that
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I Got What I Wanted: Health Reform That's Pro-Life

Anti-abortion Dem answers critics of his reform vote

(Newser) - The health-care bill passed this week is plenty pro-life for Bart Stupak, the anti-abortion Democrat whose amendment didn’t make the final cut but who wrangled an executive order out of President Obama that carries “the full force and effect of law” in prohibiting federal funding for abortion. In... More »

House Dems Get Extra Security

Capitol police on case after post-health-vote threats

(Newser) - The rising threats against a number of House Democrats in the wake of Sunday’s health-reform vote has authorities beefing up security for them, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer says. Capitol Police and the FBI are looking at at least 10 representatives, the Huffington Post reports; Reps. Bart Stupak (Mich.),... More »

Stupak Abortion 'Compromise' a Lie

Democrats resorted to political flim-flam to pass health care bill

(Newser) - Bart Stupak tried to be a hero for social conservatives everywhere in the health care debate, but when “all the power of the moment was in his frail human hands, he dropped the baby,” writes Kathleen Parker of the Washington Post . The deal Stupak struck with Barack Obama... More »

Death Threats Made to Stupak, Others, Their Kids

Dems: Threatening our families is going too far

(Newser) - As angry opponents of health care reform smash legislators' office windows, make death threats against Bart Stupak and Louise Slaughter, and vow to send snipers to "kill the children of the members who voted yes,” Democrats are protesting that the rage in the health care debate has gotten... More »

Health Care Reform Winners and Losers

Obama, Pelosi, GOP come out looking good; flip-floppers, not so much

(Newser) - The winners and losers of the health care reform battle will take years to determine, but Chris Cillizza of the Washington Post has some early choices. The winners:
  • President Obama: "He ran on doing big things and now will have health care to show for that pledge when he
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Texas Rep: I Shouted 'Baby Killer'

Randy Neugebauer of Texas says he wasn't talking about Bart Stupak

(Newser) - A Republican Congressman from Texas came forward this afternoon and copped to yelling "baby killer" on the floor of the House last night—but says he wasn't talking about Bart Stupak. "In the heat and emotion of the debate, I exclaimed the phrase 'it's a baby killer' in... More »

Hunt on for Rep Who Yelled 'Baby Killer' at Stupak

Was likely a Texas Republican, rep says

(Newser) - Wonder if Joe Wilson has an alibi: The search continues for the person who hollered "baby killer" at pro-lifer Bart Stupak last night as he urged Democrats to vote down a bill-killing Republican amendment on the issue. The shout came from the GOP side of the aisle, reports the... More »

Agreement in Abortion Debate: Stupak Deal Stinks

Executive order inflames one side; 'yea' votes enrage the other

(Newser) - Activists on both sides of the abortion issue slammed a deal crucial to the passage of health care reform in the House. President Obama agreed to trade a reaffirmation of the ban on federal funding for abortion for the support of key House Democrats, led by Bart Stupak of Michigan.... More »

5 Myths About Health Bill Passage

Americans aren't undecided, and the public option was DOA: Cillizza

(Newser) - With health care reform seemingly headed for passage now that Bart Stupak's on board, Chris Cillizza looks back at the debate and finds five persistent arguments with little or no grounding in reality.
  • Scott Brown was a game-changer: "Yes and no," Cillizza writes for the Washington Post . Lacking
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Stupak Agreement Makes Passage All But Certain

Obama will issue executive order reiterating Hyde Amendment

(Newser) - President Obama will sign an executive order forbidding the use of federal funding for abortion, and Bart Stupak and his anti-abortion allies will vote to pass health care reform, the Michigan Democrat announced this afternoon. The shift means the measure is almost certain to pass when it's voted on tonight.... More »

Stupak: No Deal Yet on Health Bill

Rep reportedly has deal with White House to secure his vote

(Newser) - The health reform bill still doesn't contain abortion language Bart Stupak is comfortable with, and he's still negotiating with the White House, the Michigan Democrat said this afternoon. "There is no agreement, so until there's agreement I'm a no vote," Stupak told Talking Points Memo . Earlier reports suggested... More »

Screw Bart and Benedict, Time for Nun-Sense

Sisters want health reform, get only grief from good old boys

(Newser) - When he's penning his latest right-to-life language, Bart Stupak certainly doesn't "call up nuns" for advice—rather, he looks to bishops and anti-abortion groups. But the nuns have broken with the bishops to endorse health reform, and Maureen Dowd thinks she might have "to bang Bart’s head... More »

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