'Staggeringly Stupid' Abortion Bill Passes in Congress
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a "disrespectful" and "unsafe" bill Tuesday that would ban all abortions after 20 weeks, directly challenging the Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade . The law passed 228-196 with six Republicans voting against the bill and six Democrats voting in favor.
Maine Democrats scramble after governor blocks Medicaid expansion
BOWDOINHAM, Maine - Democratic legislators in Maine scrambled on Tuesday to muster the votes needed to override Republican Governor Paul LePage's late-night veto of a bill to expand Medicaid coverage to an additional 60,000 people.
Merkel challenger cracks whip after party chairman's criticism
BERLIN - The main opposition challenger to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, lagging her badly in the run-up to the September 22 election, rebuked his party's chairman on Sunday in another sign of disarray in the Social Democrats' (SPD) campaign.
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Obama urges Massachusetts, Florida voters to back Democrats
MIAMI BEACH, Florida - President Barack Obama, fighting to protect his party's margin of control in the U.S. Senate and hoping for gains in the House of Representatives, urged Massachusetts voters and well-heeled Floridians to back Democrats.
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Bipartisan Victory as Republicans and Democrats Agree Poor People Should Go Hungry
The Senate pushed its version of a Farm Bill through a procedural cloture vote on Thursday, paving the way for a full Senate debate on the massive piece of legislation that will guide agricultural and food policy over the next five years. Advocates for the poor, however, are up in arms as representatives from both major political parties are readying dramatic cuts to the nation's food assistance program that will negatively impact millions of the nation's most vulnerable families.