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Democrats Lose “Bi-Partisan” Support for Health Care Reform

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On November 7, 2009, Congressman Joseph Cao (R, LA-02) became the lone Republican to vote for the House passed health care legislation. Democrats touted the singular support for the bill as a victory for bi-partisanship. Members of the Catholic Advocate …

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Catholics Need To Be The "Game Changers" on Health Care

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Reconciliation…The “Slaughter Solution”…Senate version…House version…Conference Committee…Whip Count…game changer. These are all words and phrases that only the Washington D.C. culture could use interchangeably in everyday conversation and lately they are all we hear when the punditry discusses politics and the …

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Catholic Health Association's Support for Health Care Bill Exposes Failure of USCCB Strategy

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By Deal Hudson The Catholic Health Association, a lobbying group for Catholic hospitals, has now offered its support for the health care bill containing abortion funding.  A  statement from CHA president, Sr. Carol Keehan, expresses “concern on life issues” while …

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Pro-Life, Pro-Family Catholic Mari Hamlin Fink Sets Out To Replace Susan Davis in San Diego

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Establishment political observers are calling the congressional race in California’s 53rd district “David vs. Goliath” – and that’s alright with Mari Hamlin Fink because she knows that outcome. Mari is a ninth-generation San Diegan. Her San Diego ancestry can be …

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Are Catholics in Congress Ignoring Both the Views of their Faith and their Constituents?

Susan B. Anthony List recently had the polling companyTM, inc./WomanTrend conduct eight Congressional district-wide surveys of N=300 registered voters in each district March 1-3, 2010. The nationwide survey has a margin of error of ±5.65%. Seven of the eight Congressional …

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“Nobody’s Pro-Abortion”…well except you, Mr. President

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In Pennsylvania on March 8, 2010, President Obama ended his health care reform campaign rally with a classic political battle cry about being sent to Washington to make the tough decisions and do what is right. “Those of us in …

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Thank You Leader Boehner!

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By Matt Smith Yesterday, Catholic Advocate President Deal Hudson asked: “Who will stand up when the cameras are on and oppose abortion funding?” This afternoon, Minority Leader John Boehner (R, Ohio – 8th), a Catholic, answered the call. “The Stupak-Pitts …

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One Question From American Catholics For Health Care Summit Participants

As the White House prepares to host the Blair House Health Care Summit on February 25, 2010, the leadership of Catholic Advocate has one simple question: “Who will stand up when the cameras are on and oppose abortion funding?”, asks …

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Members of Congress Attending February 2010 Health Care Summit

The following is a list of those attending the February 25, 2010 Blair House health care summit: U.S. Senate Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D, Nevada) Assistant Senate Majority Leader Dick Durbin* (D, Illinois) Democratic Conference Vice Chairman Charles Schumer …

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