In the comments left on this story about stigma and abortion, a few NEWSWEEK readers have questioned my claim that "about 40 percent of American women have had abortions" and requested my source.
I have been following the health-care debate for much longer than I thought it would be possible, watching more C-Span than I had ever desired or thought possible.
I was pretty surprised to see this New York Times front page land at my doorstep this morning. Not only did it survive a massive blizzard to make its way to Queens, but the lead photograph and accompanying headline just did not fit with the health-care-summit that I watched yesterday.
Perhaps the most illuminating part of the health-care-reform summit wasn't what happened at the Blair House, but what happened right afterward. Just moments after the summit ended, the Democratic leadership did a quick presser outside the White House where Sen.
A six-hour summit offered a plethora of opportunity for things to be made up and our politicians did not disappoint (see Politifact's jam-packed Twitter feed for more).
As we move into hour three of the health-care-reform summit, Democrats and Republicans have, unsurprisingly, come no closer to an agreement on health-care reform.
Members of Congress are about an hour into the much-anticipated bipartisan health-care-reform summit. We have gotten preliminary speeches from the president, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and Lamar Alexander, who has thus far emerged as the most outspoken Republican at the summit.
In response tomy item on what will happen if Republican House Leader John Boehner's request that Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) be invited to the White House health-care summit, Stupak's spokesperson e-mailed to point out that Stupak has not actually been invited to attend the summit and is not planning to attend.
In what looks to be the last addition to the tomorrow's summit guest list, Minority Leader John Boehner has requested that Rep. Bart Stupak of Michigan receive an invitation, citing his work on the "critical issue of life" and thus bringing a hugely contentious issue into an already contentious conference.
The Hill has a small strategy scoop on the GOP tactic in the health-care debate: House Minority Leader John Boehner is planning to "crash" the bipartisan health-care summit on Thursday.
President Obama's health-care summit on Thursday is meant to be a broad-based, bipartisan meeting to hash out the issues of health-care reform. But if the president really wants to make inroads with voters—52 percent of whom think he's done a poor job handling the issue—he should tailor his message to his Democratic base.
Obama's health-care-reform plan is a huge step forward for the Democrats, the momentum they need to push the legislation out the door. But the legislation is not 100 percent in the clear yet: yet again, abortion promises to become a linchpin issue in the future negotiations.
Newsweek sent our pollsters out into the field this week and came back with a whole bunch of interesting results. I'll be blogging on it throughout the week, particularly trying to sort out how Obama could best use these findings to best prep for success at the bipartisan health care summit this Thursday (we're pretty sure he's a Newsweek reader, after all).
Obama is set to deliver (yes, pun intended) a comprehensive health-care-reform bill Monday morning, to precede Thursday's bipartisan health-care-reform summit.
I thought I had done a pretty good job when I pared health-care reform down to about 400 words. Turns out, Paul Krugman over at The New York Times has done me one better and explained it in two sentences.
Letting gays and lesbians serve openly in the military enjoys broad popularity, while giving them full marriage rights remains controversial.
As snowmaggedon continues to wreak havoc on the Capitol, the House has suspended all votes through Friday. Congress taking an entire snow week is rife with opportunities to mock the government's uncanny ability to use any and all excuses to justify inaction.
The first peer-reviewed study to show abstinence education to be successful was published yesterday in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine. And, to put it succinctly, the liberal blogosphere is not thrilled."According to this study, abstinence-only education might work," quips one blogger at Feministing. "And the operative word here is might, as in, sometimes, maybe, coupled with other strategies or sometimes never." The Guttmacher Institute does a thorough, point-by-point takedown...
I don't think it bodes well for health-care reform that a 90-minute Q&A between the president and the Senate Democrats passed this morning without a single query on the subject.
As part of a $400,000 media buy, the 60-Plus Association is running an ad with former surgeon general C. Everett Koop's death panel–esque take on health-care reform.
In an unsurprising verdict, a Kansas jury found Scott Roeder guilty of first-degree murder in the killing of late-term abortion doctor George Tiller. The trial was a straightforward and short affair, with Roeder offering 37 minutes of testimony in which he admitted to purchasing a gun, taking target practice, and ultimately shooting Tiller, explaining the sense of "relief" he felt afterward.