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House Passes Anti-Abortion Bill

House victory probably end of the road for Protect Life Act

(Newser) - The House of Representatives has passed a bill that would ban women from using the health reform law’s subsidies to buy health care plans that cover abortions. The "Protect Life Act"—which passed 251-172 after a heated debate—would also allow hospitals to turn away women who... More »

Pelosi's No. 2: Colbert Was 'an Embarrassment'

Also, pols debate the Pledge to America

(Newser) - Add Steny Hoyer to the list of congressmen not in the Colbert Nation: The House majority leader today told Fox News Sunday that Stephen Colbert's "testimony was not appropriate. I think it was an embarrassment for Mr. Colbert more than the House. What he had to say was not... More »

Democrats Are in 'Meltdown'

William Kristol: And the Republicans for once aren't 'blowing it'

(Newser) - William Kristol can barely contain his glee with his declaration in the new Weekly Standard that the "Democrat party is in meltdown." They're afraid to vote on the Bush tax cuts before the midterms, he writes, and just look at all those senior staffers in the White House... More »

Obama Calls GOP Pledge 'Worn-Out Philosophy'

He again singles out John Boehner

(Newser) - President Obama called out his new favorite target by name today in belittling the Republicans' Pledge to America , reports Politico . Obama singled out House Minority leader John Boehner in complaining that Republicans put forth "the very same policies that led to the economic crisis in the first place, which... More »

Republicans Now Waging 'War on Arithmetic'

Paul Krugman: The new 'pledge' will bring us a 'banana republic'

(Newser) - Republicans have outdone themselves with their Pledge to America , writes Paul Krugman. The manifesto complains over and over about the national debt, but its main policy idea is to extend all the Bush tax breaks—while offering relatively few spending cuts. "Never mind the war on terror, the party’... More »

Pundits Pan 'Pledge to America'

Well, except the 'National Review'

(Newser) - The reviews are in for House Republicans' new " Pledge to America ," and mostly they ain't pretty. Here's what people are saying:
  • Erick Erickson of RedState hates it, calling it “a series of compromises and milquetoast rhetorical flourishes in search of unanimity among House Republicans. … It is
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GOP's 'Pledge' Written by Former Oil, Pharma Lobbyist

Boehner aide lobbied for AIG, Exxon, Pfizer, Chamber of Commerce

(Newser) - The new “ Pledge to America ” the GOP intends to unveil today, as a kind of sequel to the "Contract with America" of old, was written by a guy who was, until a few months ago, a lobbyist for insurance giant AIG, along with big oil and pharma... More »

GOP 'Pledge': We'll Repeal Health Care Law

House Republicans roll out their manifesto tomorrow

(Newser) - House Republicans will head to a hardware store in Virginia tomorrow to unveil their Pledge to America, billed as a comprehensive set of reforms along the lines of Newt Gingrich's Contract With America in 1994. Democrats already say it's the same-old, same-old. Politico and the Wall Street Journal hit some... More »

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