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Roundup: Sebelius Confirmed as HHS Secretary

Sebelius confirmed as Secretary of Health and Human Services; recession hits teen pregnancy prevention programs; Montana may cut contraceptive coverage from CHIP; Missouri House approves amendment to protect pharmacists who deny medications.

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Switching Sides: Arlen Spector Says Republicans Have Moved Too Far To The Right

Calling out the Republican party for their overly conservative leanings, Senator Arlen Spector of Pennsylvania decides to become a Democrat.

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Weekly Pulse: Key Dems Back Public Insurance Option

The chairs of five key congressional committees have finalized a plan for healthcare reform, and their blueprint includes a critical public option.

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Can Pro-Choice People Support the Pregnant Women Support Act?

Neutralizing income as a determining factor for what a woman does in her reproductive life is reproductive justice. Much of the Pregnant Women Support Act is a means to that end. But the bill would also prop up crisis pregnancy centers.

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Senate Votes Against Reinstating Global Gag Rule

The Senate voted 60-37 against an amendment to the SCHIP bill that proposed to reinstate the global gag rule.

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Showdown in Georgia: Chambliss vs. Martin Tomorrow

Tomorrow will bring a winner of the long-awaited Georgia Senate race between Republican Senator Saxby Chambliss and former Representative Democrat Jim Martin. If Martin wins, a Democratic super majority in Congress could help to pass some critical pro-choice, progressive policies.

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Palin, Protector of Children vs. Her Record

Republican vice presidential nominee Gov. Sarah Palin styles herself as a fierce protector of children and families, but her record on health insurance for children and pregnant women raises doubts about her priorities.

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SC Democratic Chairwoman Says ‘Not Having Abortion’ Palin’s Qualification

A Democratic leader in South Carolina questions Palin’s qualifications based on whether or not she’s had an abortion. But our focus should be on inclusive reproductive health policies – not personal decisions.

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Real Time: The Opposition’s Fangs Are Showing

The more rabid elements of the far-right once again show their true nature, distorting facts for political gain and personal destruction.

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SCHIP: Just the Beginning

Last week, President Bush vetoed a proposal that would extend the State Children's Health Insurance Program, demonstrating the administration's cavalier attitude toward the many families who earn above poverty levels but are still unable to cover their children.

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