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Americans fed up by Super PAC spending, poll says

Americans fed up by Super PAC spending, poll says

A new national poll released this week by the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law finds that many Americans “are less likely to vote because of Super PAC spending.”...

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April 26, 2012 Center Well, Politics
Catholic Bishops launch national ‘religious freedom’ campaign

Catholic Bishops launch national ‘religious freedom’ campaign

Catholic Bishops, one of the biggest opponents of the federal government’s decision to require health insurance companies to cover birth control as a preventive service, released a proclamation this week “calling for every priest, parish and layperson to participate in...

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April 13, 2012 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Health, Politics
Florida Rep. West says there may be dozens of communists in Congress

Florida Rep. West says there may be dozens of communists in Congress

Rep. Allen West, R-FL, told mostly supportive members at a town hall meeting yesterday that he has heard “up to 80 U.S. House Democrats are Communist Party members,” The Palm Beach Post reports....

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April 12, 2012 Politics
Muslims poised to play major role in U.S. election

Muslims poised to play major role in U.S. election

A new report released this week by the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding found that American Muslims could be a key swing vote in the upcoming presidential election — especially in Florida, where community groups have been able to...

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April 6, 2012 Center Well, Politics
Obama expresses confidence that High Court will uphold health care reform

Obama expresses confidence that High Court will uphold health care reform

In a joint news conference with leaders from Canada and Mexico, President Obama told reporters he is “confident” the U.S. Supreme Court will not strike down the health care reform law, a move he said would be “an unprecedented [and]...

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April 3, 2012 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Health, Politics
Majority of Americans support Medicaid expansion under Affordable Care Act

Majority of Americans support Medicaid expansion under Affordable Care Act

One of the most contentious parts of the 2010 health care reform law — a requirement that states expand their Medicaid programs — is supported by a strong majority of Americans, according to a recent poll....

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April 3, 2012 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Health
Super PAC spending over the top compared with 2008

Super PAC spending over the top compared with 2008

Super PACs and other outside groups are already spending four times as much money on this upcoming presidential election than was spent in 2008, the Sunlight Foundation reports....

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March 30, 2012 Politics
Obama wins contraception battle

Obama wins contraception battle

This past Friday, a judge ruled in favor of the Obama administration in a legal challenge filed by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops over the religious group’s loss of federal funding....

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March 27, 2012 Civil Rights, Health, Politics
FDA urged to allow over-the-counter sales of birth control

FDA urged to allow over-the-counter sales of birth control

Last week, doctors and reproductive rights advocates announced that they will lobby the FDA to include birth control in a list of drugs that can be offered without prescriptions....

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March 26, 2012 Civil Rights, Health, Politics
Supreme Court begins Obamacare hearings

Supreme Court begins Obamacare hearings

The Supreme Court of the United States today begins hearing oral arguments in Florida’s challenge to the 2010 health care reform law. Twenty-five other states--including Colorado-- joined Florida’s lawsuit....

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March 26, 2012 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Health, Politics

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The Home Front: A ‘fight club’ in the El Paso County jail where jailers ‘tracked each time they used force against an inmate’

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