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Here’s the CNN version – a little clearer video:
ABC News: Dems Urge Bush to Halt Abortion Proposal
More than 100 members of Congress wrote President Bush today, urging him to “halt all action” on a proposal they argue would change the definition of abortion, and drastically limit women’s access to birth control.
The Department of Health and Human Services draft proposal, which began circulating around Capitol Hill last week, would require hospitals receiving federal funds to certify that, in their hiring, they do not discriminate against people who refuse to provide forms of contraception, such as birth control pills, due to personal religious beliefs.
The proposal immediately incited an uproar among Democratic lawmakers led by Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., who have also written to Bush. Now, 104 members of the House of Representatives have sent the president a protest letter of their own.
The 2008 GI Bill passed the Senate today and is on its way to the President? Did you know that all the opposing votes were from Republicans – 22 total. I thought the Republicans supported our troops. Why don’t the republicans want to support the troops after they have defended us in this so called “war on terror”? In addition, there we three “no votes”. These came from Kennedy who was recently released from the hospital after a seizure and a diagnosis of a malignant brain tumor. The other two were republicans Coburn (OK) and McCain (AZ).
In greatly concerns me that the current US President supports the use of waterboard with is a form of torture dating back to the Spanish Inquisition. (check out who else has used waterboarding) Before, the Bush administration would deny the use of waterboarding and now have moved to outright endorsement of it use? Is this still the United States of America? The nation that takes the high moral road to set the example and lead other nations? We are feeling more like a 3rd world nation led by some tyrant who tortures people, holds people hostage with out legal due process or access to legal representation to challenge their detention and attacks people who express dissent.
Bush Announces Veto of Waterboarding Ban – washingtonpost.com
President Bush said Saturday that he has vetoed legislation meant to ban the CIA from using waterboarding and other harsh interrogation tactics because it “would take away one of the most valuable tools on the war on terror.”
In his weekly radio address, Bush said, “This is no time for Congress to abandon practices that have a proven track record of keeping America safe.” MORE—>