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It’s an Up-or-Down Vote on Abortion Funding

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi D-Calif., said Monday she won’t modify language addressing federal funding for abortion services and restrictions banning undocumented immigrants from participating in health insurance exchanges— two areas of major controversy—created under the Senate-passed version of health care overhaul (HR 3590). Pelosi also would not make promises about future legislation to address abortion funding or health care access for illegal immigrants.

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Why Is Lin-Manuel Miranda Throwing Away His Shot?

Everybody needs a vacation, and after Hamilton maybe Lin-Manuel Miranda needed one more than most. At some point, though, relaxing becomes loafing. Miranda has a wonderful gift, but what he’s done with it lately is unconscionable. This week marks four years since Miranda’s musical masterpiece Hamilton ... Read More