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Senate Tables Blunt Amendment

The Senate has voted to table the Blunt amendment 51–48. The amendment would have outlawed the contraception mandate, and it was opposed by almost all Senate Democrats and Republican senator Olympia Snowe of Maine. Steve Ertelt of has more: Keep reading this post...
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