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Russian MPs Hope to Blunt Criticism of Ban on 'Gay Propaganda' by Broadening It

7 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Several Russian MPs have submitted a measure to the State Duma which proposes an amendment to the ban on "gay propaganda" to minors by changing it, the Moscow Times reports: The proposed changes, submitted Friday evening, would change the wording...

House’s NSA Opposition | Blunt, but Necessary to Uphold Constitution

The House of Representatives are debating whether the Amash Amendment should be passed.  Though the Obama Administration welcomed the debate, it was urging the lawmakers not to pass it since it sees the amendment as something that would cripple the … Continue reading ?

Irony Alert: Obama Opposes Amash Amendment Because It's A 'Blunt Approach' And Not A Product Of 'Open' Process

last yearIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Okay, someone in the White House just feels like giving people who believe in protecting civil liberties a giant middle finger today. As a quick review, the President and the administration have been hiding behind secret court orders...Show More Summary

Gomez still hasn't bothered to figure out Blunt amendment, women stuff

Gabriel Gomez has had two weeks since his disastrous interview with the Boston Globe on women's health issues to figure out what in the hell his position is, particularly on the Blunt Amendment. That was the amendment to a transportation...Show More Summary

GOP Sen. Candidate Won’t Say Whether Employers Should Be Able To Deny Workers Birth Control

The Republican nominee for Massachusetts’ senate seat refuses to say whether he supports the Blunt Amendment — a measure that would allow employers to choose to deny their employees insurance coverage for contraception costs. Gabriel Gomez has reportedly been asked several times by reporters whether he would vote for the amendment, and each time has [...]

Shredding the Constitution: Obama’s attack on the media

The president hasn’t attempted to distance himself from the Associated Press snooping campaign. To the contrary, he offered “no apologies.” To be blunt, he approves the most invasive breach of the First Amendment against any news organization in the history … Continue reading ?

How Two Republican Senators Are Using A Bait-And-Switch To Scuttle Democrats’ Revenue Goals

Sens. Roy Blunt (R-MO) and John Thune (R-SD) this afternoon offered an amendment to the Senate Democratic budget that they claim will protect the charitable tax deduction from elimination or restriction under the tax reform sought by Democrats. In reality, though, the amendment is a simple bait-and-switch attempt to reduce the budget’s overall revenue levels [...]

Senate Approves Measure to Avoid Meat Inspector Furloughs

The Senate on Wednesday approved an amendment to avoid meat inspector furloughs that were slated to occur under the current across-the-board budget cuts, known as the sequester. Introduced by Sens. Mark Pryor (D-AR) and Roy Blunt (R-MO), the measure would redirect $55 million from other areas of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s budget to the... Continue Reading

Amendment to save federal food inspectors from furloughs passes Senate

The U.S. Senate on Wednesday approved an amendment introduced by Republican Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri that will save federal meat and poultry inspectors from being furloughed. The U.S. Department of Agriculture had planned 11 furlough days for inspectors in...

Sen. Blunt Discusses CR and Sequester on Monday

Sen. Roy Blunt (R., Mo.) discussed the continuing resolution (CR) and sequester on the Senate floor on Monday. In particular, Sen. Blunt highlighted an amendment he had offered regarding budget funding prioritization to facilitate the ability of the federal government, including the USDA, to keep essential employees, such as meat inspectors, from being furloughed. A [...]

Republicans Withdraw Earmarks Amendment

Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska), who was promoting an amendment to House GOP rules that would have made it easier to use earmarks, has withdrawn his idea after House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) bluntly stated his opposition. Young’s amendment...Show More Summary

Jamelle Bouie: What could we expect from a President Romney?

The Boston Globe has a short compendium of Mitt Romney’s various shifts to the “center,” made over the last two months of the presidential campaign. In February, for instance, Romney announced his full support of the Blunt Amendment,...Show More Summary

Connecticut Republican Senate Candidate McMahon Tries To Ride Obama’s Coattails

Republican Linda McMahan has an ad telling voters she’s also running as an independent, so it’s okay to vote for her and for President Obama. As Joan McCarver notes: This is from the candidate who supported the Blunt amendment to let employers decide if you could have family planning coverage in your insurance. Show More Summary

Ann Romney Comes To Florida For A Shameless Breast Cancer Photo Op [by @BeachPeanuts]

This post is by Martha Jackovics aka @BeachPeanuts. Before you read it, you must understand that Mitt Romney supports the Blunt Amendment which would permit your employer to deny you breast cancer screenings (as well as a laundry list of other preventive healthcare services primarily used by women). Period. -ABLxx Last week, Vice Presidential [...]

What Mitt Romney Will Actually Do On Abortion

2 years agoUS Politics / Liberal : Tapped

During Tuesday's debate, Mitt Romney did a sneaky little pivot on the issue of contraception coverage that surely went over the head of most of the people watching. What Romney supports is a Republican bill, the Blunt amendment, that would allow any employer to refuse to include coverage for contraception in employees' health insurance. Show More Summary

Remember the Blunt Amendment? Romney doesn't

In last night's debate, President Obama went on the offensive over contraception access.

Obama vs. Romney, round 2: #8

Join the conversation as the candidates square off and watch it live here. 6:47 PM PT: Mitt Romney says he wants individuals to be able to make their own choice with contraception. Uh, he supported the Blunt amendment to let employers make that choice for women. 6:48 PM PT: Romney is supposedly explaining why he's different than George W. Show More Summary

Mitt Romney, the Blunt Amendment, and Your Employer’s Tiny Mental Jesus

Last year, Roy Blunt introduced an amendment to the Affordable Care Act which would allow employers to deny any preventive health services under the guise of religious freedom. Mitt Romney unequivocally supports the Blunt Amendment. Now, hold on to your hats, ladies and germs, and click through to read the ridiculously long list of all [...]

Hold Mitch McConnell To His Word

In February, Mitch McConnell told Senate Republicans he would not bring up any votes on Obamacare repeal. On March 1, 2012, the Senate considered Senator Roy Blunt’s amendment to the Senate version of the highway bill. It was the only amendment the Senate GOP offered. On its surface, it was a good amendment. Show More Summary

Iowa Cafe Owner on Romney's Visit and Apology: 'I Took It as Mocking'

After a messy visit, the Republican nominee offended a local business owner with his blunt manner and fumbling attempt to make amends

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