New rule protects Planned Parenthood funding at state level

The Obama administration on Wednesday released a long-awaited regulation that bars states from defunding Planned Parenthood for political reasons. The rule comes after more than a dozen GOP governors and state legislatures have attempted to block Medicaid funding from going toward Planned Parenthood clinics in their state. Nearly all the defunding actions have been challenged in court, and many have […]

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Clinton calls for increased Planned Parenthood funding

Hillary Clinton is calling for increased government funding for Planned Parenthood. “I’m obviously not only against defunding Planned Parenthood, but I would like to see Planned Parenthood even get more funding because oftentimes it is both the first and the last resort for healthcare,” Clinton said in an interview with Fusion posted on Friday. Congressional Republicans’ calls to cut off […]

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Congress poised to end where it started

NEW: President Barack Obama signed the deadline extension early Friday morning Senate could vote on spending bill Friday, but have until Saturday before next deadline Congress narrowly averted another shutdown Thursday night, 14 months after the last one What’s new is that now Democrats don’t need their President Washington (CNN) — This Congress is going out just the way it […]

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Republicans Divided in Renewed Fight Over Obamacare Funding

The fight over the Affordable Care Act has once again been put front-and-center in Washington, only this time, Republicans are taking opposing sides in the argument. On Friday, the House approved a plan to fund federal agencies past Sept. 30, including a clause that would strip funding from the Affordable Care Act, according to the Washington Post. Next week, House […]

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